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Surge Capacity Planning and Implementation
Release and Expiration Dates
Release Date: 4/23/2020
Expiration Date: 4/23/2023
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Surge Capacity: Planning and Implementation
Program Overview
Surge Capacity: Planning and Implementation, is a course offered in series two of Trauma University, which debuted at TCAA's 2018 Annual Conference. Course topics are contributed by TCAA members and are designed to provide practitioners with clinical education opportunities. The purpose of this activity is to provide guidance on how to operate at surge capacity due to catastrophes.

Estimated completion time: 30 minutes

Target Audience: The Trauma healthcare team and other clinical departments

Learning Objectives
At the conclusion of this course, the learner should be better able to:
1. Recall the classification of MCI and disasters
2. Define surge capacity and critical resources
3. Apply the principals of a surge capacity for sudden MCI

Moderator: Timothy Murphy
Faculty Presenter: Dr. Mauricio Lynn

Presenter Bio
Dr. Mauricio Lynn, Professor of Surgery, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, finished Medical School at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. He trained in General Surgery at Sheba Medical Center in Israel and did Trauma/Critical Care fellowship at the Ryder Trauma Center. A retired Lieutenant Colonel from the Israeli Military, he served for 18 years. His main positions were as Flight Surgeon with the Israeli Air Force Special Forces, Medical Commander of the Israeli Air Rescue and Medical Evacuation Unit (Unit 669) and Head of Trauma Branch for the Israeli Armed Forces. Dr. Lynn was the Medical Commander of Operation Solomon, the largest airborne humanitarian rescue mission in history, Commander of the Israeli medical team deployed to Nairobi in the aftermath of the bombings of the American embassy, team Commander and Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of 2 Israeli field hospitals deployed to Turkey in the aftermath of the1999 earthquakes and was deployed to Haiti in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake as the CMO of the University of Miami field hospital. Currently practice as a Trauma Surgeon and Critical Care Specialist at Ryder Trauma Center. Served as disaster consultant for the Joint Commission for Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, Denver Health Medical Center in preparation for the Democratic National Convention in 2008 and consultant for the Republican National Convention, in Tampa, FL, in 2012 and was Chair of the Trauma Disaster Committee for the Florida Department of Health. Dr. Lynn is the author of the of the disaster training course Operational Response to Mass Casualties ORMAC, the only medical disaster course approved by the Department of Homeland Security in the USA. He is also the author of the new PRIDE course (Planning and Response Integration for Disaster and Emergencies).

Lynn et al, JBCR Sept 2006
Timothy Murphy
Dr. Christoph Kaufman
Jennifer Ward
Deb Myers
Dr. Britt Christmas
Peer Reviewer
Dr. M. Bonta
Availability: Retired
Cost: FREE
Credit Offered:
No Credit Offered
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