Disaster preparedness in neonatal intensive care units

Wanda D. Barfield*, Steven E. Krug

*Corresponding author for this work

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere20170507
JournalPediatrics
Volume139
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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