ICU intensive care unit
IOM Institute of Medicine
MAC medical advisory committee
MCE mass casualty event
MEMS Modular Emergency Medical System
MIMAL Model Intrastate Mutual Aid Legislation
MOU memorandum of understanding
MRC Medical Reserve Corps
MSCC Medical Surge Capacity and Capability
MSEHPA Model State Emergency Health Powers Act
NACCHO National Association of County and City Health Officials
NCCUSL National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws
NDMS National Disaster Medical System
NIMS National Incident Management System
NLE National Level Exercise
NRF National Response Framework
NSAID nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug
OSHA Occupational Safety and Health Administration
PACU postanesthesia care unit
PC palliative care
PHEP Public Health Emergency Preparedness
PPE personal protective equipment
PREP Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness
PTSD posttraumatic stress disorder
RDMAC regional disaster medical advisory committee
RMCC regional medical coordination center
SARS severe acute respiratory syndrome
SDMAC state disaster medical advisory committee
SNS Strategic National Stockpile
SOFA Sequential Organ Failure Assessment
UEVHPA Uniform Emergency Volunteer Health Practitioners Act
VA Department of Veterans Affairs
VHP volunteer health practitioner
VPA Volunteer Protection Act

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