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Ludwig Lin, MD, speaks with Charles Hunley, MD, about his talk presented at the 46th Critical Care Congress in Honolulu, Hawaii entitled, “Rapidly Distributing Critical Care Services in Response to a Surge Event with Multiple Casualties.” Dr. Hunley is Medical Critical Care Director at the Orlando Regional Medical Center in Orlando, Florida, and and was one of the chief triage physicians on duty the early morning of the 2016 mass shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando. He discusses lessons learned in preparing for a mass casualty event, such as maintaining medical storage supplies, facilitating regular tabletop and coordinated drills, and encouraging collaboration between different disciplines to facilitate coordination and flexibility during a disaster. Dr. Hunley also describes the importance of establishing a command center and systems for rapid triage, communication with family members and press, and support services to address the emotional burden on patients, families, and providers. Dr. Hunley has no relevant disclosures. Released: 8/31/17
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