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An analysis of casualty transportation to a medical facility following the Campbelltown tornado

Bruce S. Rudy, DEd, Michele L. Shaffer, PhD, Andrea H. Horne, MA

Abstract


An emergency management agency is responsible for the preparation and response to a myriad of disasters. A disaster is an event that overwhelms the available resources. An analysis of tornado victims who presented to a nonurban medical center demonstrated a higher percentage of arrival by emergency vehicle when compared with other disasters that occurred in metropolitan settings. Emergency managers in nonurban settings should include plans for transportation of both critically and noncritically injured persons to a medical facility.

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emergency management; disaster; triage; tornado

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5055/jem.2009.0032

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