Disaster Preparedness in Neonatal Intensive Care Units.

TitleDisaster Preparedness in Neonatal Intensive Care Units.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsBarfield WD, Krug SE
Corporate AuthorsCommittee on fetus and newborn, DISASTER PREPAREDNESS ADVISORY COUNCIL
JournalPediatrics
Volume139
Issue5
Date Published2017 May
ISSN1098-4275
Abstract

Disasters disproportionally affect vulnerable, technology-dependent people, including preterm and critically ill newborn infants. It is important for health care providers to be aware of and prepared for the potential consequences of disasters for the NICU. Neonatal intensive care personnel can provide specialized expertise for their hospital, community, and regional emergency preparedness plans and can help develop institutional surge capacity for mass critical care, including equipment, medications, personnel, and facility resources.

DOI10.1542/peds.2017-0507
Alternate JournalPediatrics
PubMed ID28557770