Document / Publication

  • Do more with your content!Discover PreventionWeb Services
  • Disaster risk management for health: mass casualty management

    Email sent!

    An email has been sent to the email addresses provided, with a link to this content.

    Thank you for sharing!


Disaster risk management for health: mass casualty management

Source(s):  Public Health England (PHE)
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR)
World Health Organization (WHO)

Disaster Risk Management for Health Fact Sheets:

This fact sheet about mass casualty management in disaster risk reduction for health is divided into four sections: i) Key points ii) Why is this important? iii) What are the health risks? iv) Risk management considerations.

Mass casualty management key points:
-Disasters from natural, technological and societal hazards lead to large numbers of non-fatal casualties or survivors.
-Mass casualty management is the health sectors immediate priority in an emergency.
-Many deaths following natural disasters are preventable with rapid medical care.
-The medical response to a mass casualty event operates at two broad locations: on-site and at the hospital.
-Defined pre-hospital search and rescue and triage are essential to determine patient treatment and transport priorities to save lives and optimise resources.
-A standardized and well rehearsed incident management system together with Standard Operating Procedures are paramount for linking site operations to health-facility based care during an actual disaster.

Add this content to your collection!

Enter an existing tag to add this content to one or more of your current collections. To start a new collection, enter a new tag below.

See My collections to name and share your collection
Back to search results to find more content to tag

Log in to add your tags
  • Disaster risk management for health: mass casualty management
  • Publication date 2011
  • Number of pages 2 p.

Please note:Content is displayed as last posted by a PreventionWeb community member or editor. The views expressed therein are not necessarily those of UNDRR PreventionWeb, or its sponsors. See our terms of use