Intensive Care Unit (ICU): Resources and Demands

  • Andrew J. Kamien
  • Christopher S. Davis
  • Marc A. de MoyaEmail author
Part of the Hot Topics in Acute Care Surgery and Trauma book series (HTACST)


Recent events have reinforced the notion that mass casualty events (MCEs) (both natural and man-made) are an ever-present threat to public safety. Though each mass casualty incident is unique, there is a similar pattern of challenges for the intensive care unit. This chapter will review those commonly encountered challenges of resource planning and provide a guide for allocation of resources once all efforts of extending care have been exhausted.


Intensive care unit Mass casualty event Emergency mass critical car Intensive care unit triage Intensive care unit allocation Disaster critical care 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrew J. Kamien
    • 1
  • Christopher S. Davis
    • 1
  • Marc A. de Moya
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Medical College of Wisconsin/Froedtert HospitalMilwaukeeUSA

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