Mass casualty emergencies can take many forms, from natural disasters to terrorist attacks. These events affect entire communities and bring about a surge of victims, overwhelming the capacities of first responders (police, fire, and EMS) and hospital first receivers. This program addresses the main components of the JCAHO mandate requiring all hospitals to implement emergency management planning. After viewing the program, learners should be able to outline the major steps of the Joint Commission mandate; describe the principal types of mass casualty events; understand basic procedures of emergency drills; list the areas of a hospital that must have emergency power backup; and more.
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