Chapter 66 After reading this chapter, the reader will be able to: Describe the principles of triage and systems available for prioritizing patient care. Discuss emergency care as a collaborative approach with patients, family, and care providers. Identify the components of a hospital incident command system. Describe hospital operations plans, disaster preparedness, and the types of education and training for required personnel. Compare mass casualty incident to multiple patient events. Discuss recognition and management of patients with possible biological illnesses. Evaluate the injuries associated with explosions. Evaluate immediate stress reactions seen by disaster victims versus the long-term responses. Discuss different types of isolation, HazMat levels, and decontamination procedures for contaminated or contagious patients.
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