The “daily disasters” within the ebb and flow of routine critical care provide a foundation of preparedness for the less-frequent, larger events that affect most health care organizations at some time. Although large disasters can overwhelm, those who strengthen processes and habits through daily practice will be the best prepared to manage them.
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Disclosures: T. Hossain, J.R. Dichter, and M. Ghazipura have no financial conflicts of interest to disclose regarding this article. T. Hossain and J.R. Dichter are members of the Task Force for Mass Critical Care, an academic group composed of critical care professionals who do research in disaster preparedness.
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