Medical Response to Major Incidents and Disasters: A Practical Guide for All Medical Staff by Sten LennquistMedical Response to Major Incidents and Disasters: A Practical Guide for All Medical Staff by Sten Lennquist

Medical Response to Major Incidents and Disasters: A Practical Guide for All Medical Staff

EditorSten Lennquist

Hardcover | January 3, 2012

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This book, written by members of the core faculty responsible for European courses on Medical Response to Major Incidents (MRMI), is a practical guide for all medical staff on how to respond to a wide range of disaster scenarios. The entire spectrum of knowledge is covered, from command and coordination through to the management of individual casualties. Central importance is attached to the key component of decision making by explaining what needs to be done for patients in particular situations and the required order and timing of treatment measures. Simplified methods receive due attention, as it is often necessary for medical staff to administer primary treatment outside of their own specialty. This book will prove an invaluable aid to all who may be involved in the response to major accidents and disasters, including medical and nursing students, ambulance crew, and military personnel as well as medical specialists.
Sten Lennquist, MD, PhD, Professor Emeritus at the University of Linköping, Sweden, is surgeon and former Chief of Surgery, University Hospital, Linköping. His involvement in Disaster Medicine originates from international humanitarian missions as a young surgeon and has been a part of his surgical career. He has served as consultant t...
Title:Medical Response to Major Incidents and Disasters: A Practical Guide for All Medical StaffFormat:HardcoverDimensions:436 pagesPublished:January 3, 2012Publisher:Springer Berlin HeidelbergLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3642218946

ISBN - 13:9783642218941

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Table of Contents

The major incident - definitions and demands on the health care system.- Major incidents: Examples and experiences.- The prehospital response.- Triage.- The hospital response.- Management of dead victims.- Incidents caused by physical trauma.- Incidents caused by fire and toxic gases.- Incidents in cold and wet environments.- Incidents caused by hazardous material.- Incidents caused by irradiation.- Infectious diseases and biological weapons.- Incidents caused by changes in nature and climate.- Combat casualty management.- Terrorist attacks on the civilian community.- Scoring systems related to outcome in severe injuries.- Psychological crisis support in major incidents.- Education  and training.- Methodological development and research.