Flashcards in chapter 45Multiple-Casualty Incidents and Incident Manaement Deck (12)
a sudden catastrophic event that overwhelms natural order and causes great loss of property and/or life
"a systematic tool used for the command, control, and coordination of emergency response"
incident command systems
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.
is an event that places excessive demands on personnel and equipment
multiple-casualty incident (MCI)
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
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.
reevaluation that takes place in the triage unit of the severity of a patient's condition and priority for treatment/transport
in a multiple-casualty incident, the unit that monitors, inventories, and directs available ambulances to treatment unit at the request of the transport officer
in a multiple-casualty incident, the unit that coordinates patient transportation with triage and staging units. Its officer communicates with the officer involved.
in a multiple-casualty incident
the unit that is responsible for collecting and treating patients in a centralized area