Do not underestimate the psychological effects that the DVI unit will endure. Select the team ahead of time and provide them with training that helps them identify stress- and anxiety-control mechanisms during the disaster as well as the ability to identify signs and symptoms of anxiety stress disorder after the incident.
Rapid victim identification is imperative to maintain appropriate care of the individual patient needs.
Consider early (within 1 week) contact with individuals who have shared similar experiences. Everyone from victims and first-responders to clinical and non-clinical healthcare workers will be affected. Peer-to-peer mentorship is invaluable. https://www.oneworldstrong.org/
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