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Operating Room (OR) Setup, Resource, and Demands

  • Paola Fugazzola
  • Matteo Tomasoni
  • Yoram Kluger
  • Luca Ansaloni
  • Federico Coccolini
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Part of the Hot Topics in Acute Care Surgery and Trauma book series (HTACST)

Abstract

During mass casualty events, a larger portion of victims need emergency surgery compared with victims of conventional trauma. For example, bombing resulted in significantly enhanced use of intensive care, prolonged hospital stay, more surgical interventions, and increased hospital mortality compared to conventional trauma [1]. In this contest, an adequate Operating Room (OR) setup is crucial in order to face a mass casualty event.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paola Fugazzola
    • 1
  • Matteo Tomasoni
    • 1
  • Yoram Kluger
    • 2
  • Luca Ansaloni
    • 1
  • Federico Coccolini
    • 1
  1. 1.Unit of General and Emergency SurgeryBufalini Hospital, AUSL RomagnaCesenaItaly
  2. 2.Department of General SurgeryRambam Health Care CampusHaifaIsrael

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