Sudden-Onset Disaster Mass-Casualty Incident Response: A Modified Delphi Study on Triage, Prehospital Life Support, and Processes

Joe Cuthbertson, Eric Weinstein, Jeffrey Michael Franc, Peter Jones, Hamdi Lamine, Sabina Magalini, Daniele Gui, Kristina Lennquist, Federica Marzi, Alessandro Borrello, Pietro Fransvea, Andrea Fidanzio, Carlos Yanez Benítez, Gerhard Achaz, Bob Dobson, Nabeela Malik, Michael Neeki, Ronald Pirrallo, Rafael Castro Delgado, Giacomo StrapazzonMarcelo Farah Dell'Aringa, Hermann Brugger, Chaim Rafalowsky, Marcello Marzoli, Giovanni Fresu, Knut Magne Kolstadbraaten, Stenn Lennquist, Jonathan Tilsed, Ilene Claudius, Piyapan Cheeranont, Rachel Callcut, Miklosh Bala, Anthony Kerbage, Luis Vale, Norman Philipp Hecker, Roberto Faccincani, Luca Ragazzoni, Marta Caviglia

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Abstract

The application and provision of prehospital care in disasters and mass-casualty incident response in Europe is currently being explored for opportunities to improve practice. The objective of this translational science study was to align common principles of approach and action and to identify how technology can assist and enhance response. To achieve this objective, the application of a modified Delphi methodology study based on statements derived from key findings of a scoping review was undertaken. This resulted in 18 triage, eight life support and damage control interventions, and 23 process consensus statements. These findings will be utilized in the development of evidence-based prehospital mass-casualty incident response tools and guidelines.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)570-580
Number of pages11
JournalPrehospital and Disaster Medicine
Volume38
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2023

Keywords

  • disaster
  • mass casualty
  • prehospital
  • trauma

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