Prehosp Disaster Med 2021 Oct 17;36(5):519-525. Epub 2021 Aug 17.
Senior Researcher, Scientific Coordinator, Academic Network of Applied Public Health and Emergency Medicine (ANAPHEM), Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen, the Netherlands.
Introduction: Mass-casualty incidents (MCIs), specifically incidents with chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear agents (CBRN) or terrorist attacks, challenge medical coordination, rescue, availability, and adequate provision of prehospital and hospital-based emergency care. In the Netherlands, a new model for Mass Casualty and Disaster Management (MCDM) along with a Terror Attack Mitigation Approach (TAMA) was introduced in 2016.
Study Objective: The objective of this study was to provide insight in the first experiences of health policy advisors and managers with a medical rescue coordinator and ambulance nursing background regarding the new MCDM and TAMA in order to identify strengths and pitfalls in emergency preparedness and to provide recommendations for improvement. Read More