Disaster triage after the Haitian earthquake

R. M. Smith, G. S M Dyer, K. Antonangeli, N. Arredondo, H. Bedlion, A. Dalal, G. M. Deveny, Giliane Joseph, D. Lauria, S. H. Lockhart, S. Lucien, S. Marsh, S. O. Rogers, H. Salzarulo, S. Shah, R. J. Toussaint, J. Wagoner

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Abstract

In the aftermath of the devastating Haitian earthquake, we became the primary relief service for a large group of severely injured earthquake victims. Finding ourselves virtually isolated with extremely limited facilities and a group of critically injured patients whose needs vastly outstripped the available resources we employed a disaster triage system to organize their clinical care. This report describes the specific injury profile of this group of patients, their clinical course, and the management philosophy that we employed. It provides useful lessons for similar situations in the future.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1811-1815
Number of pages5
JournalInjury
Volume43
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2012

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Keywords

  • Compartment syndrome
  • Disaster triage
  • Haiti earthquake
  • Sepsis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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Smith, R. M., Dyer, G. S. M., Antonangeli, K., Arredondo, N., Bedlion, H., Dalal, A., ... Wagoner, J. (2012). Disaster triage after the Haitian earthquake. Injury, 43(11), 1811-1815. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.injury.2011.07.015

Disaster triage after the Haitian earthquake. / Smith, R. M.; Dyer, G. S M; Antonangeli, K.; Arredondo, N.; Bedlion, H.; Dalal, A.; Deveny, G. M.; Joseph, Giliane; Lauria, D.; Lockhart, S. H.; Lucien, S.; Marsh, S.; Rogers, S. O.; Salzarulo, H.; Shah, S.; Toussaint, R. J.; Wagoner, J.

In: Injury, Vol. 43, No. 11, 11.2012, p. 1811-1815.

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Smith, RM, Dyer, GSM, Antonangeli, K, Arredondo, N, Bedlion, H, Dalal, A, Deveny, GM, Joseph, G, Lauria, D, Lockhart, SH, Lucien, S, Marsh, S, Rogers, SO, Salzarulo, H, Shah, S, Toussaint, RJ & Wagoner, J 2012, 'Disaster triage after the Haitian earthquake', Injury, vol. 43, no. 11, pp. 1811-1815. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.injury.2011.07.015
Smith RM, Dyer GSM, Antonangeli K, Arredondo N, Bedlion H, Dalal A et al. Disaster triage after the Haitian earthquake. Injury. 2012 Nov;43(11):1811-1815. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.injury.2011.07.015
Smith, R. M. ; Dyer, G. S M ; Antonangeli, K. ; Arredondo, N. ; Bedlion, H. ; Dalal, A. ; Deveny, G. M. ; Joseph, Giliane ; Lauria, D. ; Lockhart, S. H. ; Lucien, S. ; Marsh, S. ; Rogers, S. O. ; Salzarulo, H. ; Shah, S. ; Toussaint, R. J. ; Wagoner, J. / Disaster triage after the Haitian earthquake. In: Injury. 2012 ; Vol. 43, No. 11. pp. 1811-1815.
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