WHO Academy webinar on Mass Casualty Management
The World Health Organization Academy and EUSEM organised a 90-minute webinar to convey critical information and learning on Mass Casualty Management (MCM) practice and guidance for key emergency health personnel including doctors, nurses, and other emergency unit workers and first responders who are working in Ukraine and nearby environs.
The session was held in English with simultaneous interpretation into Ukrainian, Polish, and Russian.
Experts provided an overview of mass casualty management, including the roles of the Incident Command Team (ICT) members, zone management within and outside the emergency unit, triage outside the unit, supplies, personal protective equipment and decontamination, and security and crowd control. Ample time will be reserved for answering questions from participants.
A recording of the webinar was posted on the WHO Academy's Emergency Response Learning & Resource Center, which also provided learning materials to support the session. Additional resources and translations will be added to the resource center in the coming days, and it will remain online as a key resource on MCM.