100323: Altered Standards of Care in Mass Casualty Events

About the Course:

This course considers governmental recommendations regarding standards of care in mass casualty events (e.g. bioterrorism, public health emergencies). Topics covered include changes in care delivery in a mass casualty event, principles for developing altered standards of care, provider training and education, and recommended action steps.

Author

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

About the Author:

This guide was developed by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), formerly the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (AHCPR), in cooperation with other agencies of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and other public- and private-sector health organizations. AHRQ is the lead Federal agency charged with sponsoring and conducting research on the quality and outcomes of health care services, as well as the cost, use, and access to those services.

Recommended For:

This introductory through intermediate material is designed for healthcare practitioners who wish to become more familiar with governmental recommendations regarding standards of care in mass casualty events (e.g. bioterrorism, public health emergencies).

Course Objectives:

  1. Identify key findings regarding health and medical care in a mass casualty event.

  2. Evaluate recommendations presented and implement them in a form specifically designed to meet particular needs.

  3. Utilize recommended actions should it become necessary.

  4. Demonstrate proficiency in following protocols presented.

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