Triage Care of the Critically Ill and Injured During Pandemics and Disasters: CHEST Consensus Statement
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AbstractBACKGROUND: Pandemics and disasters can result in large numbers of critically ill or injured patients who may overwhelm available resources despite implementing surge-response strategies. If this occurs, critical care triage, which includes both prioritizing patients for care and rationing scarce resources, will be required. The suggestions in this chapter are important for all who are involved in large-scale pandemics or disasters with multiple critically ill or injured patients, including front-line clinicians, hospital administrators, and public health or government officials.
All Author(s) ListChristian MD, Sprung CL, King MA, Dichter JR, Kissoon N, Devereaux AV, Gomersall CD
Journal nameChest
Detailed descriptionon behalf of the Task Force for Mass Critical Care.
Volume Number146
Issue Number4
PagesE61S - E74S
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
Web of Science Subject CategoriesCritical Care Medicine; General & Internal Medicine; Respiratory System

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