Resuscitation in a Multiple Casualty Event

Roman Dudaryk, Ernesto A. Pretto

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Abstract

A major weakness in the emergency medical response to multiple casualty events continues to be the resuscitation component, which should consist of the systematic application of basic, advanced, and prolonged life support and definitive care within 24 hours. There have been major advances in emergency medical care over the last decade, including the feasibility of point-of-care ultrasound to aid in rapid assessment of injuries in the field, damage control resuscitation, and resuscitative surgery protocols, delivered by small trauma/resuscitation teams equipped with regional anesthesia capability for rapid deployment. Widespread adoption of these best practices may improve the delivery of resuscitative care in future multiple casualty events.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)85-106
Number of pages22
JournalAnesthesiology Clinics
Volume31
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2013

Keywords

  • Advanced life support
  • Bystander response
  • Disaster
  • Disaster medicine
  • Life-supporting first aid
  • Mass casualty event
  • Multiple casualty event
  • Resuscitation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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