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Management of mass casualty events: the israeli experience.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21605326     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Purpose: Among all the emergency scenarios, the most common medical emergency event in Israel is the conventional mass casualty event (MCE). This article describes the Israeli model of emergency preparedness and management at the national level, step-by-step emergency management at the hospital level, and nursing roles in emergency events. Setting: Israel has a unique national and local model of organizing and managing an emergency event, characterized by a central national organization that is responsible for emergency policy, management, coordination, quality control, and ongoing improvement. Conclusions: Well-planned emergency preparedness training for a multidisciplinary staff is crucial. Nurses play significant roles both clinically and managerially in leading and organizing emergency events on all levels. Clinical Relevance: Lessons gained from the special model of management of MCEs in Israel, particularly regarding unique nursing roles, may be considered for applicability in other countries.
Hanna Admi; Yael Eilon; Gila Hyams; Liora Utitz
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2011-04-01
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of nursing scholarship : an official publication of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing / Sigma Theta Tau     Volume:  43     ISSN:  1547-5069     ISO Abbreviation:  J Nurs Scholarsh     Publication Date:  2011 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-05-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100911591     Medline TA:  J Nurs Scholarsh     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  211-9     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
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© 2011 Sigma Theta Tau International.
Director of Nursing, Rambam Health Care Campus, Nursing Division, Haifa, Israel Nursing Research Coordinator, Rambam Health Care Campus, Nursing Division, Haifa, Israel Director of Nursing Surgical Division and Trauma Coordinator, Rambam Health Care Campus, Nursing Division, Haifa, Israel Director of Nursing OR Division and Mass Casualty Nurse Coordinator, Rambam Health Care Campus, Nursing Division, Haifa, Israel.
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