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Table 3 Challenges encountered

From: Challenges of the management of mass casualty: lessons learned from the Jos crisis of 2001

Communication   
  Internal  
  External  
  With other agencies  
Field challenges   
  No triage  
  No pre-hospital care  
  Hazard to medical personnel  
Hospital challenges   
  Exhaustion of supplies  
   Intravenous fluids
   Drugs
   Sterile dressings
   Sterile instruments
   Blood
  Poor record keeping  
   Non registration
   Non documentation
   Incomplete documentation
  Staff exhaustion  
   From fatigue/overwork
   Anxiety/tension
  Hospital safety  
   Rising tensions within
   Threat of attack from outside
  Suboptimal patient care  
   From exhaustion of supplies
   Forgotten patients
   Non trauma patients
   Patients on admission prior to onset of crisis