ASTM WK23835

    New Specification for Environmental, Operational and Logistical Requirements for Medical Equipment Used in Mass Casualty Events

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    WK23835

    1. Scope

    1.1 This Standard describes the environmental requirements that medical equipment must meet in order to declare their suitability for use in mass casualty events. 1.2 This Standard does not purport to address every possible environmental condition that can be encountered in a mass casualty event. 1.3 It is the responsibility of the user of this Standard to determine whether or not to impose additional requirements beyond those identified in this Standard to meet their particular need.

    Currently there exists no particular standard for medical equipment that will be used in a mass casualty event. General standards exist that define environmental ranges for medical equipment used in hospitals and transport settings but no standard exists that takes into account the need to provide care at ground zero under adverse conditions. This standard will be used by Federal, State, County and local agencies involved in mass casualty event planning, and by military, public and private users and organizations.


    Keywords

    Mass casualty event; environment; disaster

    The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.

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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:
    04-14-2009

    Technical Contact:
    Leslie Sherman

    Status:
    Draft Under Development