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Regarding disaster planning, which ONE of the following statements is TRUE?

A. The responsibility for disaster planning in Australia lies with the local government of each region
B. In a nationally agreed standard of specific hazards, Code Black refers to a personal injury threat
C. A major incident may be defined as an incident resulting in harm to more than 100 people
D. Planning processes address four elements – clinical, nursing, pathology services and portering

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In the event of a mass casualty incident, which ONE of the following statements on site operations is TRUE?

A. Information that must be communicated in an initial alert includes incident location, patient details and services required
B. The Australian Triage Scale (ATS) is used to systematically review patients in order to get the most seriously injured to hospital first
C. Decontamination of unstable patients is most effectively deferred until they can be transported to an emergency department (ED)
D. Communications are a frequent point of poor performance in disaster management, and are the first priority in organizing on-site management

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Regarding preparation or response to an incipient influx of casualties to the ED, which ONE of the following statements is most CORRECT?

A. Surge capacity planning is determined by the number of available or clearable beds in the ED
B. Documentation should clearly distinguish between those patients arriving as part of an incident, and those unrelated patients arriving during the period of the incident
C. Emergency staff should escort as many patients to inpatient areas prior to new patients arriving, to improve capacity
D. Deployment of a surge team including triage and security staff is a key element in the initial phase of ED surge management

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Regarding roles and responsibilities at a disaster site, which ONE of the following statements is TRUE?

A. The first ambulance officer on site removes the most seriously injured patients to the nearest hospital
B. The senior medical officer on site provides treatment of serious trauma patients
C. Disaster teams are responsible for carrying out resuscitation on patients too unstable or entrapped to be moved to hospital
D. The casualty collection officer is responsible for initial triage, determining who is taken to which area, and in which order

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Regarding disaster equipment and supplies, which ONE of the following statements is TRUE?

A. Senior medical staff should be identified by name tags to other services
B. Minimum clothing standards include hard-soled shoes and loose, comfortable clothing such as theatre scrubs
C. On-site medical staff are equipped with radio communications tuned to a specific healthcare frequency, to avoid interrupting police and fire communications
D. Opiates supplied by the ED should be transported in a secure, labelled container

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