Mass Casualty Incident Response Quiz
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Mass Casualty Incident Response Quiz

Test your knowledge of Mass Casualty Incident (MCI) response guidelines with this comprehensive quiz. Learn about MCI levels, roles of different response units, responsibilities of leaders, and standard triage methods for adult and pediatric patients.

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Questions and Answers

What is the purpose of the Multi-Casualty Branch Structure?

To provide the Incident Commander with a basic expandable system for handling any number of patients in a multi-casualty incident

When will the guideline be used?

On all incidents where emergency responders have more patients than can be treated with the initial resources on scene

What are the Mass Casualty Incident Management Goals?

To do the greatest good for the greatest number, make the best use of personnel, equipment, and facility resources, and not relocate the disaster

What determines the degree of implementation of the Multi-Casualty Branch Structure?

<p>The complexity of the incident</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the first step for ambulatory patients in the mass casualty patient flow?

<p>Directed to a safe place</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is done with deceased victims in the Secondary Triage/Treatment Area?

<p>Left as they are unless required to access live patients</p> Signup and view all the answers

How are patients prioritized for treatment in the Secondary Triage/Treatment Area?

<p>Using the Rapid Trauma Assessment method and a DMS triage tag</p> Signup and view all the answers

Where are victims who die in the Secondary Triage/Treatment Area placed?

<p>Temporary Morgue</p> Signup and view all the answers

When are Emergency Departments contacted in the mass casualty patient flow?

<p>Early in the incident</p> Signup and view all the answers

How are patients transported to medical facilities?

<p>By the most appropriate means available</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is documented on the Hospital Transport Log and Hospital Bed Status Worksheet?

<p>Patient movements</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is continuously done to patients in the Secondary Triage/Treatment Area?

<p>Reevaluated (re-triage)</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the definition of a Level 4 Mass Casualty Incident (MCI)?

<p>101-1000 victims</p> Signup and view all the answers

In the context of MCI response, what is the role of the Litter Bearers?

<p>Moving victims from the incident site to Treatment Area or Transport Units</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the minimum initial response to a possible MCI?

<p>Battalion Chief, Squad-21, two Engines, a Rescue unit, and on-call Chief</p> Signup and view all the answers

What are the responsibilities of the Incident Commander (IC) in the context of MCI response?

<p>Establishing command, assessing scene safety, conducting size-up, and assigning personnel</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the role of the Medical Group Supervisor in the context of MCI response?

<p>Assigning functions, maintaining status reports, and determining medical supply needs</p> Signup and view all the answers

What are the responsibilities of the Triage Unit Leader in the context of MCI response?

<p>Directing Litter Bearers</p> Signup and view all the answers

What are the standard triage methods mentioned in the text for adult and pediatric patients?

<p>RAMP Triage and START Triage</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the definition of a Level 3 Mass Casualty Incident (MCI)?

<p>21-100 victims</p> Signup and view all the answers

What are the responsibilities of the Treatment Unit Leader in the context of MCI response?

<p>Advising TRANSPORT of patients requiring immediate transportation</p> Signup and view all the answers

What are the responsibilities of the Transportation Unit Leader in the context of MCI response?

<p>Documenting Hospital Bed Status</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the role of the Litter Bearers in the context of MCI response?

<p>Moving victims from the incident site to Treatment Area or Transport Units</p> Signup and view all the answers

What are the responsibilities of all members in exercising appropriate control in the context of MCI response?

<p>Reporting to staging area unless directed otherwise</p> Signup and view all the answers

Study Notes

Mass Casualty Incident Response Guidelines

  • Definitions of MCI levels: Level 1 (5-10 victims), Level 2 (11-20 victims), Level 3 (21-100 victims), Level 4 (101-1000 victims), Level 5 (1000+ victims)
  • Description of a Strike Team and Task Force in the context of MCI response
  • Role of Litter Bearers in moving victims from the incident site to Treatment Area or Transport Units
  • Minimum initial response to a possible MCI includes Battalion Chief, Squad-21, two Engines, a Rescue unit, and on-call Chief
  • Guidelines for requesting additional Fire/Rescue units based on patient count and transporting ambulances
  • Responsibilities of all members in exercising appropriate control and reporting to staging area unless directed otherwise
  • Responsibilities of the Incident Commander (IC) in establishing command, assessing scene safety, conducting size-up, and assigning personnel
  • Role of the Medical Group Supervisor in assigning functions, maintaining status reports, and determining medical supply needs
  • Responsibilities of Triage Unit Leader in directing "walking wounded" victims, triage, and directing Litter Bearers
  • Responsibilities of Treatment Unit Leader in establishing a centralized Secondary Triage/Treatment Area, performing rapid trauma surveys, and advising TRANSPORT of patients requiring immediate transportation
  • Responsibilities of Transportation Unit Leader in maintaining communication with MEDICAL and TREATMENT, documenting Hospital Bed Status, and coordinating the loading of patients by priority
  • Standard triage methods including RAMP Triage for adult and pediatric patients, and the handling of patients exposed to HAZMAT or WMD substances

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