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Preparedness and Response to a Rural Mass Casualty Incident: Workshop Summary

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Description
Discusses problems in contacting emergency medical services when incidents occur in rural areas such as, delayed assistance, limited or no cell phone service, limited access to land lines, no 911 service, transportation, lack of hospital resources, and distances between hospitals and incident sites.
Author(s)
Kristin Viswanathan, Theresa Wizemann, Bruce Altevogt
Date
2011
Type
Document
Organization
Health and Medicine Division (HMD), National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Tagged as
Emergency medical services ยท Emergency preparedness and response