Civilian Hospital Role in Mass Casualty Event (MCE)

  • A. Khoury
  • Michael HalberthalEmail author
  • Gila Hymes
  • Liora Utitz
  • Shimon M. Reisner
  • Rami Mosheiff
  • Meir Liebergal


The potential for MCEs to occur at any time and any place necessitates the need for medical systems to develop and have the capabilities to withstand such an event. In this respect an MCE can be compared with an “ambush” as they can strike when least expected and are difficult to prepare for. Thus, a response system should be similar to that of a trained soldier – automatic and based on preestablished and drilled practices. Hence, there is a crucial need for continued preparedness, including standing orders and repeated exercises [1].


Trauma System Emergency Event Blast Injury Mass Casualty Terror Attack 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Khoury
    • 4
  • Michael Halberthal
    • 1
    Email author
  • Gila Hymes
    • 2
  • Liora Utitz
    • 2
  • Shimon M. Reisner
    • 3
  • Rami Mosheiff
    • 4
  • Meir Liebergal
    • 4
  1. 1.Quality and Safety Division, Allied Medical ServicesRambam Health Care Campus ManagementHaifaIsrael
  2. 2.Nursing ManagementRambam Health Care CampusHaifaIsrael
  3. 3.Medical ManagementRambam Health Care CampusHaifaIsrael
  4. 4.Department of Orthopedic SurgeryHadassah Hebrew University Medical CenterJerusalemIsrael

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