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  1. Sienkiewicz, Josephine RN, MSN
  2. Wilkinson, Ginny RN, MSN
  3. Cubbage, Betsy RN, BSN, CIC


The purpose of this article is to describe the development of a uniform classification system that provides a way for home care agencies to classify patient priority needs for evacuation, transport, supportive care, and use of staffing resources in an emergency/disaster situation/bioterroristic event.