Description: An overview of current mass casualty incident (MCI) patient tracking methods and their shortcomings as well as initiatives to improve patient tracking in MCI situations.
At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:
- Describe different mass casualty incident (MCI) patient tracking methods that are currently used.
- Present alternate methods or initiatives aiming to provide improved patient tracking in MCI situation.
- The increased use of electronic Emergency Department patient information systems and other hospital electronic patient systems requires an investment in time and resources to develop adequate patient tracking methods in hospitals.
- The ideal patient tracking method will track patients from the scene of a MCI all the way to hospital discharge in real time and facilitate the search for family members & friends.