Disasters in Medical Care Contexts: Planning for resilience in incident command personnel and systems in hospitals

Douglas Paton, Richard D. Allen

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Abstract

This book chapter first describes the context in which disaster response planning occurs. It next discusses the systems, procedures and competencies that facilitate the ability of hospitals and medical staff to adapt to the circumstances and consequences encountered when responding to a disaster. The chapter specifically examines strategic response planning and management (disaster preparedness and organizational learning, multi-agency response, staff roles and deployment, remote treatment centres, and staffing issues); the involved coordinating/tactical incident management teams (incident management team development and management, and team and inter-agency operations); and operational response (management practices, support, and training).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDisaster management
Subtitle of host publicationmedical preparedness, response and homeland security
EditorsR. Arora, P. Arora
Place of PublicationUK
PublisherCABI Publishing
Chapter10
Pages181-197
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9781845939298
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Disasters in Medical Care Contexts: Planning for resilience in incident command personnel and systems in hospitals'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this

    Paton, D., & Allen, R. D. (2013). Disasters in Medical Care Contexts: Planning for resilience in incident command personnel and systems in hospitals. In R. Arora, & P. Arora (Eds.), Disaster management: medical preparedness, response and homeland security (pp. 181-197). CABI Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1079/9781845939298.0181