Disaster Medicine is the art and science of patient care under circumstances of stress when:
- the number of patients exceeds the normal medical capacities
- sudden casualties overwhelms existing medical facilities and personnel
Disaster Medicine is concerned with the health, medical, and emotional issues of disaster casualties; as well as disaster management.
Read more about Stanford's First in the Nation Drive-Through Pandemic Exercise
ABC News Coverage: Pandemic Preparedness: Stanford Tests Drive Through Medical Center
Stanford Hospital & Clinics and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital has an office to ensure sustained medical center business continuity and optimal quality patient care and service during and after the event of a natural or man-made disaster.
Their mission is to identify, create, establish and test emergency management systems that provide for mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery for Stanford Hospital & Clinics and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital.