Learn how to react in a mass casualty situation at your institution

  • Critical Strategies for Managing Mass Casualties: A Live Demonstration
  • 8 a.m.-noon and 1:15 p.m.-5:15 p.m. Sunday
  • West, Level 1, Exhibit Hall

Unfortunately, for many health care providers, the occurrence of a mass casualty situation is not a matter of if, but when. So, it’s crucial for hospital staff to be properly trained to handle these scenarios. At ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2018, two live demonstrations will be held to train clinicians how to react.

These first-ever demonstrations will feature actors portraying a mass casualty situation in which multiple victims are brought to their hospital. Sixty participants will be tested in their ability to quickly triage the victims and determine treatment.

Upon completion of the activity, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the injury patterns and issues that may result from disasters.
  • Discuss the role that physician anesthesiologists and trauma nurses can play in planning for and responding to mass casualty incidents and disasters, especially at a hospital level.
  • Identify and review the terms and concepts of Stop the Bleed, chest tube placement, emergency disaster airway management and “Mass Casualty Checklist” protocols.
  • Apply the principles and challenges of disaster triage.

For those who wish to view the demonstration, but not participate, seating is based on a first-come, first-served basis for 100 attendees. To learn more about this demonstration and see the full list of educational offerings, visit the Educational Program Planner. Please note: credit will not be offered for observational viewing.

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