User-managed inventory: an approach to forward-deployment of urgently needed medical countermeasures for mass-casualty and terrorism incidents.

@article{Coleman2012UsermanagedIA,
  title={User-managed inventory: an approach to forward-deployment of urgently needed medical countermeasures for mass-casualty and terrorism incidents.},
  author={C. Norman Coleman and Chad M Hrdina and Rocco Casagrande and Kenneth D Cliffer and Monique K. Mansoura and Scott V Nystrom and Richard Hatchett and J Jaime Caro and Ann R. Knebel and Katherine S Wallace and Steven A Adams},
  journal={Disaster medicine and public health preparedness},
  year={2012},
  volume={6 4},
  pages={
          408-14
        }
}
The user-managed inventory (UMI) is an emerging idea for enhancing the current distribution and maintenance system for emergency medical countermeasures (MCMs). It increases current capabilities for the dispensing and distribution of MCMs and enhances local/regional preparedness and resilience. In the UMI, critical MCMs, especially those in routine medical use ("dual utility") and those that must be administered soon after an incident before outside supplies can arrive, are stored at multiple… CONTINUE READING