Disaster Risk Management for Health Mass Casualty Management


This factsheet provides information about Disaster Risk Management for Health mass casualty management. In the aftermath of disasters stemming from natural, technological, or societal hazards, the immediate focus of the health sector is mass casualty management. Addressing the large number of non-fatal casualties or survivors becomes a priority, recognizing that swift medical care is crucial for preventing avoidable deaths. The medical response in such events involves coordinated efforts at two main locations: on-site and at hospitals. Pre-established protocols for search and rescue, as well as triage, play a critical role in determining patient treatment and transport priorities to save lives and optimize resources. A standardized and well-rehearsed incident management system, coupled with Standard Operating Procedures, is essential for seamlessly connecting on-site operations to health-facility-based care during an actual disaster.





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