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Chapter 1. Introduction. Recommendations and standard operating procedures for intensive care unit and hospital preparations for an influenza epidemic or mass disaster.
Intensive Care Med. 2010 Apr; 36 Suppl 1:S4-10.IC

Abstract

BACKGROUND

In December 2007, the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine established a Task Force to develop standard operating procedures (SOPs) for operating intensive care units (ICU) during an influenza epidemic or mass disaster.

PURPOSE

To provide direction for health care professionals in the preparation and management of emergency ICU situations during an influenza epidemic or mass disaster, standardize activities, and promote coordination and communication among the medical teams.

METHODS

Based on a literature review and contributions of content experts, a list of essential categories for managing emergency situations in the ICU were identified. Based on three cycles of a modified Delphi process, consensus was achieved regarding the categories. A primary author along with an expert group drafted SOPs for each category.

RESULTS

Based on the Delphi cycles, the following key topics were found to be important for emergency preparedness: triage, infrastructure, essential equipment, manpower, protection of staff and patients, medical procedures, hospital policy, coordination and collaboration with interface units, registration and reporting, administrative policies and education.

CONCLUSIONS

The draft SOPs serve as benchmarks for emergency preparedness and response of ICUs to emergencies or outbreak of pandemics.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel. charles.sprung@ekmd.huji.ac.ilNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Introductory Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

20213416

Citation

Sprung, Charles L., et al. "Chapter 1. Introduction. Recommendations and Standard Operating Procedures for Intensive Care Unit and Hospital Preparations for an Influenza Epidemic or Mass Disaster." Intensive Care Medicine, vol. 36 Suppl 1, 2010, pp. S4-10.
Sprung CL, Cohen R, Adini B, et al. Chapter 1. Introduction. Recommendations and standard operating procedures for intensive care unit and hospital preparations for an influenza epidemic or mass disaster. Intensive Care Med. 2010;36 Suppl 1:S4-10.
Sprung, C. L., Cohen, R., & Adini, B. (2010). Chapter 1. Introduction. Recommendations and standard operating procedures for intensive care unit and hospital preparations for an influenza epidemic or mass disaster. Intensive Care Medicine, 36 Suppl 1, S4-10. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00134-010-1760-5
Sprung CL, et al. Chapter 1. Introduction. Recommendations and Standard Operating Procedures for Intensive Care Unit and Hospital Preparations for an Influenza Epidemic or Mass Disaster. Intensive Care Med. 2010;36 Suppl 1:S4-10. PubMed PMID: 20213416.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Chapter 1. Introduction. Recommendations and standard operating procedures for intensive care unit and hospital preparations for an influenza epidemic or mass disaster. AU - Sprung,Charles L, AU - Cohen,Robert, AU - Adini,Bruria, AU - ,, PY - 2010/3/10/entrez PY - 2010/3/23/pubmed PY - 2010/6/24/medline SP - S4 EP - 10 JF - Intensive care medicine JO - Intensive Care Med VL - 36 Suppl 1 N2 - BACKGROUND: In December 2007, the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine established a Task Force to develop standard operating procedures (SOPs) for operating intensive care units (ICU) during an influenza epidemic or mass disaster. PURPOSE: To provide direction for health care professionals in the preparation and management of emergency ICU situations during an influenza epidemic or mass disaster, standardize activities, and promote coordination and communication among the medical teams. METHODS: Based on a literature review and contributions of content experts, a list of essential categories for managing emergency situations in the ICU were identified. Based on three cycles of a modified Delphi process, consensus was achieved regarding the categories. A primary author along with an expert group drafted SOPs for each category. RESULTS: Based on the Delphi cycles, the following key topics were found to be important for emergency preparedness: triage, infrastructure, essential equipment, manpower, protection of staff and patients, medical procedures, hospital policy, coordination and collaboration with interface units, registration and reporting, administrative policies and education. CONCLUSIONS: The draft SOPs serve as benchmarks for emergency preparedness and response of ICUs to emergencies or outbreak of pandemics. SN - 1432-1238 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/20213416/Chapter_1__Introduction__Recommendations_and_standard_operating_procedures_for_intensive_care_unit_and_hospital_preparations_for_an_influenza_epidemic_or_mass_disaster_ L2 - https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00134-010-1760-5 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -