The experience at St. Vincent's Hospital, Manhattan, on September 11, 2001: Preparedness, response, and lessons learned

Linda Kirschenbaum, Adam B. Keene, Patricia O'Neill, Richard Westfal, Mark E. Astiz

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Abstract

St. Vincent's Hospital in New York City was the primary recipient of patients after the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center. This experience prompted the drafting of a formal disaster plan, which was implemented during the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. Here, we outline the Emergency Management External Disaster Plan of St. Vincent's Hospital and discuss the time course of presentation and medical characteristics of the critically injured patients on that day. We describe how the critical care service adapted to the specific challenges presented and the lessons that we learned. We hope to provide other critical care systems with a framework for response to such large-scale disasters.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalCritical Care Medicine
Volume33
Issue number1 SUPPL.
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StatePublished - Jan 2005
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Disaster
  • Mass casualties
  • September 11, 2001
  • World Trade Center

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  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine

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The experience at St. Vincent's Hospital, Manhattan, on September 11, 2001 : Preparedness, response, and lessons learned. / Kirschenbaum, Linda; Keene, Adam B.; O'Neill, Patricia; Westfal, Richard; Astiz, Mark E.

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Kirschenbaum, Linda ; Keene, Adam B. ; O'Neill, Patricia ; Westfal, Richard ; Astiz, Mark E. / The experience at St. Vincent's Hospital, Manhattan, on September 11, 2001 : Preparedness, response, and lessons learned. In: Critical Care Medicine. 2005 ; Vol. 33, No. 1 SUPPL.
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