New Disaster Management Technology For Hospitals
Researchers at Johns Hopkins University have developed a tool to help hospitals prepare for disasters with the potential to overwhelm services. The Electronic Mass Casualty Assessment & Planning Scenarios (EMCAPS) computer program calculates the impact of such crises as a flu epidemic, bioterrorist attack, flood or plane crash, accounting for such elements as numbers of victims, wind direction, available medical resources, bacterial incubation periods and bomb size. EMCAPS won't predict with absolute precision, but it will give a good estimate of impact in a particular neighborhood or city. EMCAPS can be used to help state and local officials and hospitals plan jointly for who and how many of what injury would go where, and adjust communications, transport systems, law enforcement and emergency personnel assignments accordingly. For details contact: Johns Hopkins Critical Event Preparedness and Response (CEPAR), Johns Hopkins University 5801 Smith Avenue, Davis Building · Suite 3220 Baltimore, MD 21209, USA Phone: +1-410.735.6450 Fax: +1-410.735.6440 Web:
Sector: Disaster Management and Mitigation
Country: India
Area of Application: Hospitals, Disaster Management
Keywords: Mass casualty assessment, disaster management technology
Advantages: 1. Helps in Planning for Disaster Preparedness 2. It can be used in a variety of disaster assessment applications
Environmental aspects: Not Applicable
Development Status: Laboratory Model
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