Am J Disaster Med 2017 Winter;12(1):63-65
Interim Medical Director, Emergency Services, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, Washington; Assistant Professor, Division of Emergency Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Washington.
Notification of backup staff and determining their ability to augment frontline staff is a major component of any disaster plan. However, the communication and organization of this effort has many challenges. These include communication system overload, the disaster setting, disrupted transportation, and staffing impacts on normal operations. Read More