Nurses can prepare the public to save lives following a mass casualty event.
James R. Reed is a clinical assistant professor of nurse anesthesia at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. A lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army, he retired after serving over 27 years, the last 10 of which were spent providing combat surgical support to U.S. and coalition special operations forces as part of an elite special operations surgical team. Margaret Carman is an associate professor at Georgetown University School of Nursing and Health Studies, Washington, DC. Contact author: James R. Reed, firstname.lastname@example.org. The authors have disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise.