Alternate Standards of Care in Mass Casualty Events. Patrick O’Carroll, MD, MPH Regional Health Administrator Public Health Service Region X. The bad news. Not a lot of “there” there. --Gertude Stein. The good news. 20,000 ft. 5,000 ft. ~Sea level. Good work is under way.
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This finding Recommended action:
Purpose: to provide community planners with information and insights that will help them in their efforts to plan for and respond to a mass casualty event (MCE).
Process: again a collaboration of OASPHEP and AHRQ, co-editors of the Guide
Will provide info on:
Sally Phillips, R.N., Ph.D.
Director, Bioterrorism Preparedness Research Program
Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Meeting now to develop guidance at the level of procedures, protocols, algorithms, etc.:
Due date for guidance delivery:
Dennis Zaenger, MPH (lead on the Guide project)
Project Manager, AHRQ Knowledge Transfer Project
Health Systems Research, Inc.
1200 - 18th Street, NW - Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036
Deborah A. Levy, CDC/NCID/DHQP
Atlanta GA 30329-4018