Flashcards in Disaster Evacuation Deck (12)
What is the definition of evacuation?
Timely and orderly removal from the scene
What is the goal of evacuation?
Prevent further injuries, a top priority
In a MASS situation what should be done in the send part for evac?
Sens/transport pts from the scene
Disposition options (primary or secondary)
Casualty management - don't overwhelm hospital
Who coordinates the evac in a MASS situation?
EMS and ICS
What should be done during mass fatality management?
Medical examiner or coroner in charge to dispose of bodies, ID them and after-care
Last to be evacuate from the scene
What should be done for community awareness and family evac?
Local officials warn the area, grab household and go if urgent
What are some of the logistics for an evac?
Transportation modes (vehicles), facilities (sites and capacity) and personnel (assistance)
What should be done to evac in a chemical incident?
Decontamination before transport, casualties can go before hazmat comes, workers w/ PPE, do not mix contaminated with uncontaminated, rapid evac, provide antidote
What should be done to evac in a biological incident?
Pts present at diff times, no "scene", exposure site known get everyone out, specific transport needed
what should be done to evac in a radiological or nuclear incident?
Watch for road damage and explosive dispersion, screen burn victims, routine decontamination, transport trauma pts
What should be done to evac in a natural disaster?
Normal egress routes effected, large scale damage, medical facility damage, large public shelters, feds needed