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dc.contributor.advisorBach, Robert
dc.contributor.advisorKiernan, Kathleen
dc.contributor.authorStewart, Gail A.
dc.dateDec-13
dc.date.accessioned2014-02-18T23:39:17Z
dc.date.available2014-02-18T23:39:17Z
dc.date.issued2013-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/39017
dc.descriptionCHDS State/Localen_US
dc.description.abstractThis research compares federal and state approaches to managing disaster medical surge. The comparison identifies the varieties of regulations, assets and response methods available for federal and state responses to mass casualty incidents from which local communities can develop plans and acquire resources to create a seamless disaster medical care system. Following a disaster, survivors self-evacuate or are transported by EMS to a nearby hospital. Arrival of disaster survivors, combined with an often high daily number of non-disaster patients leaves the facility overwhelmed both in terms of medical resources and personnel. The lack of local resources to manage the incident may require state and federal assets to be deployed. The time it takes for the additional resources to arrive from outside the area leaves the facility unable to respond effectively for hours and even days. A whole community approach to medical surge management organized by a collaborative regional healthcare coalition may provide a solution. Such a coalition can engage stakeholders to assess and manage resources (space, staff, and stuff) and develop surge response plans that will integrate with state and federal resources when needed. Seamless coordination will minimize the complexities of medical surge needs and lead to doing the best for the most.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/alternatecaresit1094539017
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsCopyright is reserved by the copyright owner.en_US
dc.titleAlternate care sites for the management of medical surge in disastersen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentNational Security Affairs
dc.subject.authorAlternate Care Siteen_US
dc.subject.authorDisaster Healthcare Coalitionen_US
dc.subject.authorMedical Surgeen_US
dc.subject.authorHealthcare Capacityen_US
dc.subject.authorHealthcare Capabilityen_US
dc.subject.authorWhole Communityen_US
dc.subject.authorHospitalen_US
dc.subject.authorEmergency Departmenten_US
dc.subject.authorEmergency Medical Servicesen_US
dc.description.serviceRegional Health & Medical Preparedness Coordinator Florida Department of Health, Tallahassee, Floridaen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster Of Arts In Security Studies (Homeland Security And Defense)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSecurity Studies (Homeland Security And Defense)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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