Disaster Planning and Response

Accidents and disasters - whether natural disasters, mass casualty incidents, industry accidents, or others - draw on our emergency response systems in unexpected ways. Resiliency and strategies to cope with complexity are paramount to managing effects of these disasters. Drawing on our experiences from a variety of domains, CSEL studies disaster response and and consults in disaster planning.

We recently partnered with Sheuwen Chuang from Taipei Medical University in her studies of the Formosa Fun Coast accident:

Chuang, S., Chang, K., Woods, D., Chen, H., Reynolds, M., Chien, D. Beyond surge: Coping with mass burn casualty in the closest hospital to the Formosa Fun Coast Dust Explosion, Burns, Volume 45, Issue 4, 2019, Pages 964-973,
ISSN 0305-4179, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.burns.2018.12.003.

Chuang, S., Woods, D., Ting, H., Cook, R., & Hsu, J. (n.d.). Coping With a Mass Casualty: Insights into a Hospital’s Emergency Response and Adaptations After the Formosa Fun Coast Dust Explosion. Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness, 1-10. doi:10.1017/dmp.2019.69