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dc.contributor.advisorMorag, Nadav
dc.contributor.authorDonovan, Colleen Mary
dc.dateMarch 2013
dc.date.accessioned2013-05-08T21:11:43Z
dc.date.available2013-05-08T21:11:43Z
dc.date.issued2013-03
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/33118
dc.descriptionCHDS State/Localen_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis addresses the role of the emergency department in planning for mass casualties during an emergency. The demand on hospital emergency departments has stretched the capacity for normal operations beyond their original design. Hospital surge capacity is not only complex, but affects every hospital emergency department in the country. Factors, such as hospital bed capacity, surge levels, staffing and the use of volunteers in time of emergency, all play a critical role in the ability and accessibility of the hospital to react during times of need. The recommendations provided are based on the analysis of county, state and federal plans along with case studies that provide a varied approach to emergency preparedness and the role of the hospital, focus on some of the facets of preparedness and the immediate need for emergency planning, training/exercising and communication in hospitals across America, and specifically, in hospitals in South Carolina.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/preparingsouthca1094533118
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsCopyright is reserved by the copyright owner.en_US
dc.subjectEmergency Departmentsen_US
dc.subjectMass Casualtiesen_US
dc.subjectHospital Surge Capacityen_US
dc.subjectPlanning Processen_US
dc.titlePreparing South Carolina emergency departments for mass casualties with an emphasis on the planning processen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderPetrie, Michael
dc.contributor.departmentNational Security Affairs
dc.description.serviceState WIC Director, Department of Health and Environmental Control, Columbia, South Carolinaen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Arts in Security Affairs (Homeland Security and Defense)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSecurity Studies (Homeland Security and Defense)en_US


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