Major Incident Medical Management and Support: The Practical Approach at the Scene (3rd Edition)

Major Incident Medical Management and Support: The Practical Approach at the Scene (3rd Edition)

By: Advanced Life Support Group (author)Paperback

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Major Incident Medical Management and Support (MIMMS) is the coursebook for the Advanced Life Support Group s internationally taught training for health care professionals responding to major incidents. The practical approach employed in MIMMS has proved an invaluable aid to both civilian and military doctors, nurses and paramedics working in disaster management worldwide. The third edition has been fully revised to make MIMMS appropriate for the 21st century, with greater emphasis on human factors, a more structured approach to medical management, and new chapters on: * Hazardous materials * Incidents involving large numbers of children * Management of a major incident with multiple burn casualties * Mass gatherings * Natural disasters There are also revised appendices covering responsibility for the dead, radio use, and voice procedures, and what to do beyond the immediate situation. Covering all eventualities in medical management during major incidents, MIMMS provides a comprehensive and practical guide for all who are involved in this aspect of emergency medicine.

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Advanced Life Support Group, Manchester UK


Preface to the third edition, vii Preface to the first edition, viii Acknowledgements, ix International reference group and UK working group, x Contributors, xi Contact details and website information, xiii Part I: Introduction Chapter 1 Introduction, 3 Chapter 2 The structured approach to major incidents, 9 Part II: Organisation Chapter 3 Health Service structure and roles, 17 Chapter 4 Emergency service organisation and roles, 31 Chapter 5 Support service organisation and roles, 36 Part III: Preparation Chapter 6 Planning, 41 Chapter 7 Personal equipment, 45 Chapter 8 Medical equipment, 50 Chapter 9 Training, 58 Part IV: Management Chapter 10 Command and control, 63 Chapter 11 Health Service scene layout, 70 Chapter 12 Safety at the scene, 74 Chapter 13 Communications, 78 Chapter 14 Assessment, 84 Part V: Medical support Chapter 15 Triage, 91 Chapter 16 Treatment, 103 Chapter 17 Transport, 108 Part VI: Special incidents Chapter 18 Hazardous materials and CBRN incidents, 115 Chapter 19 Incidents involving large numbers of children, 121 Chapter 20 Incidents involving casualties with multiple burns, 126 Chapter 21 Mass gatherings, 128 Chapter 22 Natural disasters, 131 Chapter 23 Uncompensated major incidents, 135 Part VII: Appendices Appendix A Psychological aspects of major incidents, 143 Appendix B The media, 145 Appendix C Logs, 148 Appendix D Responsibility for the dead, 151 Appendix E Radio use and voice procedures, 154 Appendix F The hospital response, 163 Appendix G Human factors, 169 Index, 173

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  • ISBN13: 9781405187572
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 196
  • ID: 9781405187572
  • weight: 1060
  • ISBN10: 1405187573
  • edition: 3rd Edition

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