Disasters; the 2010 Haitian earthquake and the evacuation of burn victims to US burn centers
Abbreviated Journal Title
Disaster plan; ESF-8; Burn disaster; Burn surge; Burn mass casualty; EMS; Haiti; Earthquake; US TRANSCOM; Florida; North Carolina; Southern; Burn Disaster Plan; FIRE DISASTER; NATURAL DISASTER; PENTAGON ATTACK; SOUTHERN REGION; GOTHENBURG 1998; UNITED-STATES; LESSONS; EXPERIENCE; INJURIES; SEPTEMBER-11; Critical Care Medicine; Dermatology; Surgery
Response to the 2010 Haitian earthquake included an array of diverse yet critical actions. This paper will briefly review the evacuation of a small group of patients with burns to burn centers in the southeastern United States (US). This particular evacuation brought together for the first time plans, groups, and organizations that had previously only exercised this process. The response to the Haitian earthquake was a glimpse at what the international community working together can do to help others, and relieve suffering following a catastrophic disaster. The international response was substantial. This paper will trace one evacuation, one day for one unique group of patients with burns to burn centers in the US and review the lessons learned from this process. The patient population with burns being evacuated from Haiti was very small compared to the overall operation. Nevertheless, the outcomes included a better understanding of how a larger event could challenge the limited resources for all involved. This paper includes aspects of the patient movement, the logistics needed, and briefly discusses reimbursement for the care provided. (C) 2013 Elsevier Ltd and ISBI. All rights reserved.
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