A Critical Pathway for Mass Casualty Incident Preparedness.

Title

A Critical Pathway for Mass Casualty Incident Preparedness.

Creator

Moran ME; Blecker N; Gothard MD; George RL

Publisher

Journal Of Trauma Nursing

Date

2021
2021-07-01

Description

A quasi-experimental time-series design was utilized to determine MCI simulation effects on staff performance using an emergency department checklist to measure emergency department throughput time. A multidisciplinary MCI design team developed a checklist for the emergency department, which identified tasks required to complete it. The 16-item checklist, Critical Pathway Management methodology, was used to identify the critical pathway for patient throughput during a surge. Two in situ MCI simulation drills were conducted in the emergency department (October and December 2019), and Critical Pathway Management identified the primary patient throughput rate limiters as notification and inpatient nursing staff presentation.

Subject

Rates of mass casualty incidents (MCIs) have been on the rise in the United States, highlighting the need for health care systems to have an emergency response plan. Trauma centers are fundamental during MCIs and serve a crucial leadership role in preparedness for them.

Format

Journal Article

Pages

275-280

Issue

4

Volume

28

NEOMED College

NEOMED College of Medicine

NEOMED Department

Department of General Surgery

Update Year & Number

Jan to Aug 2021 List

Citation

Moran ME; Blecker N; Gothard MD; George RL, “A Critical Pathway for Mass Casualty Incident Preparedness.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed June 21, 2024, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/11783.