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Corporate Author Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Committee on Crisis Standards of Care, issuing body.

Title Crisis standards of care : a toolkit for indicators and triggers / Committee on Crisis Standards of Care, a Toolkit for Indicators and Triggers, Board on Health Sciences Policy ; Dan Hanfling, John L. Hick, and Clare Stroud, editors ; Institute of Medicine of the National Academies.

Publication Info. Washington, District of Columbia : The National Academies Press, [2013]

Item Status

Description 1 online resource (215 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Physical Medium polychrome
Description text file
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Introduction -- Indicators and triggers -- Tookit part 1: introduction -- Toolkit part 2: emergency management -- Toolkit part 2: public health -- Toolkit part 2: behavioral health -- Toolkit part 2: emergency medical services -- Toolkit part 2: hospital and acute care.
Summary "Disasters and public health emergencies can stress health care systems to the breaking point and disrupt delivery of vital medical services. During such crises, hospitals and long-term care facilities may be without power; trained staff, ambulances, medical supplies and beds could be in short supply; and alternate care facilities may need to be used. Planning for these situations is necessary to provide the best possible health care during a crisis and, if needed, equitably allocate scarce resources. Crisis Standards of Care: A Toolkit for Indicators and Triggers examines indicators and triggers that guide the implementation of crisis standards of care and provides a discussion toolkit to help stakeholders establish indicators and triggers for their own communities. Together, indicators and triggers help guide operational decision making about providing care during public health and medical emergencies and disasters. Indicators and triggers represent the information and actions taken at specific thresholds that guide incident recognition, response, and recovery. This report discusses indicators and triggers for both a slow onset scenario, such as pandemic influenza, and a no-notice scenario, such as an earthquake. Crisis Standards of Care features discussion toolkits customized to help various stakeholders develop indicators and triggers for their own organizations, agencies, and jurisdictions. The toolkit contains scenarios, key questions, and examples of indicators, triggers, and tactics to help promote discussion. In addition to common elements designed to facilitate integrated planning, the toolkit contains chapters specifically customized for emergency management, public health, emergency medical services, hospital and acute care, and out-of-hospital care."--Publisher's description.
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Subject Emergency medical services -- United States.
Emergency medical services.
United States.
Disaster medicine -- United States.
Disaster medicine.
Emergency medicine -- United States.
Emergency medicine.
Disaster Planning.
Disaster Medicine.
Emergency Medical Services.
Emergency Treatment.
United States.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Hanfling, Dan, editor.
Hick, John L., editor.
Stroud, Clare, editor.
Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Board on Health Sciences Policy, issuing body.
Added Title Toolkit for indicators and triggers
Other Form: Print version: Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Crisis standards of care : a toolkit for indicators and triggers. Washington, District of Columbia : The National Academies Press, [2013] xv, 199 pages ; 26 cm 9780309289566 (DLC) 2013444491 (OCoLC)849593070
ISBN 9780309285537 (electronic book)
0309285534 (electronic book)
0309285526 (paperback)
9780309285520 (paperback)