Healthcare Response to a Pandemic: Ethical Resource Allocation During a Pandemic


Are you prepared to take the medical lead in your hospital during a disaster? How would you make decisions about allocating scarce resources? What is your role in an emergency incident command system? Are discussions about these issues even taking place at your hospital?

Learning Objectives- Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be able to:

1. Discuss impact of pandemic influenza on the healthcare system

2. Understand the categories of resources that might be in limited supply during a disaster

3. Review the ethical basis for allocation of scarce resources

4. Discuss a framework for ethical allocation of ventilators during a pandemic