Acute Care Center: A Mass Casualty Care Strategy for Biological Terrorism Incidents [open pdf - 499KB]
The purpose of this pamphlet is to provide basic information on the mass casualty care concept known as the Acute Care Center (ACC). The ACC is one component of a disaster medical system developed by the Domestic Preparedness Biological Weapons Improved Response Program (BWIRP). The system is intended to assist emergency planners and health care providers in planning and coordinating an effective medical response following a large-scale terrorism attack involving the use of a biological weapon in a civilian community. The concept represents one approach that addresses a response to a major noncontagious BW incident. The information contained in this pamphlet is not a final solution but can be tailored for individual community application. A more comprehensive description of the ACC can be found in the Concept of Operations for the Acute Care Center.