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a sudden catastrophic event that overwhelms natural order and causes great loss of property and/or life

disasters

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"a systematic tool used for the command, control, and coordination of emergency response"

incident command systems

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is the person responsible for all aspects of an emergency response; including quickly developing incident objectives, managing all incident operations, application of resources as well as responsibility for all persons involved.

incident commander

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is an event that places excessive demands on personnel and equipment

multiple-casualty incident (MCI)

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a system administered by the U.S Homeland security to provide a consistent approach to disaster management by all local, state, and federal employees who respond to such incidents

National Incident Management System

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evaluation of patients that occurs immediately upon arrival of the first EMS crew at the actual site of the incident to quickly categorize the severity of patient condition and priority transport.

primary triage

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reevaluation that takes place in the triage unit of the severity of a patient's condition and priority for treatment/transport

secondary triage

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in a multiple-casualty incident, the unit that monitors, inventories, and directs available ambulances to treatment unit at the request of the transport officer

staging unit

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in a multiple-casualty incident, the unit that coordinates patient transportation with triage and staging units. Its officer communicates with the officer involved.

transport unit

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in a multiple-casualty incident

treatment unit

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the unit that is responsible for collecting and treating patients in a centralized area

triage

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in a multiple-casualty incident, the unit that is responsible for prioritizing patients for emergency treatment.

triage unit