Rapid Disposition & Emergency Department Flow in Mass Casualty Incidents
Stanford Health Center

Oct 4, 2023  |  Disaster Planning for California Hospitals


Overcrowding makes Mass Casualty Incident (MCI) planning increasingly difficult for Emergency Departments. MCI plans must incorporate tactics for rapidly and safely clearing space in EDs to accommodate the influx of casualties. The goal of this planning is to provide the greatest good for the greatest number of patients, both at the hospital before the disaster and for new casualties being received. Stanford experts will review how this planning is designed and how it has been refined with years of practice at their facility.


  • Laura Jackson, MS EMT, Senior Manager, and M. Meredith Masters, MD, Medical Director OEM, Stanford Health Center