Disaster preparation and management for the intensive care unit

Curr Opin Crit Care. 2002 Dec;8(6):607-15. doi: 10.1097/00075198-200212000-00021.


The purpose of this report is to provide information regarding preparation for disaster management from the perspective of ICU physicians. Both a framework toward ICU preparation for disaster management and a guide to the relevant literature are presented. Our objective is to show that the understanding of disaster preparedness on multiple levels, including government, hospital, ICU, and clinician, may lead to optimal management in a disaster.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Disaster Planning / organization & administration*
  • Humans
  • Intensive Care Units / organization & administration*
  • Interinstitutional Relations
  • Risk Assessment
  • United States