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Hospital Emergency Response Teams: Triage for Optimal Disaster Response

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A hospital can continue to function as designed during disasters or unusual events if a Hospital Emergency Response Team (HERT) protects the facility by establishing and staffing an Emergency Treatment Area. For the first time, here is an entire text dedicated to developing a free-standing operational team capable of protecting the facility and staff. The authors address every component required to build this capacity which if properly designed, is mobile enough to be operated at a remote site, offering the service to less prepared facilities, or facilities that find themselves overwhelmed due to their close proximity to the disaster epicenter. Not only will your facility gain operational capacity, but it will go a long way toward meeting Joint Commission requirements. This book covers information that in a crisis situation is crucial to emergency medical service personnel and hospital staff in the emergency department, nursing, clinician, and other technical or support positions. It is also required reading for community public safety personnel or those charged with community-level planning to better understand hospital capabilities and needs in times of disaster.

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" excellent starting point for someone about to embark on the process of building a decontamination program in his or her facility."—Anjanette Hebert, Director of Security and Safety, Lafayette General Medical Center, Lafayette, LA
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781856177016
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 12/10/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Mr. Glarum has 28 years of varied experience in the fields of response, planning, assessment and training. For the last 10 years he has worked extensively in the field provide consultation and instructional services on emergency response, hazard analysis, risk management, plan development, and counter-terrorism for a variety of civilian and military clients including public safety agencies, local, county, state and federal entities.
In 2004 published Homeland Security Field Guide, a pocket reference for counter-terrorism and disaster planning and response.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Command and Control

Chapter 2: Assessment of Likely Mass Casualty Events and Potential Hospital Impact


Chapter 3: Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Chapter 4: Emergency Treatment Area

Chapter 5: Triage Principles

Chapter 6: Decontamination

Chapter 7: Special Circumstances

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