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Handbook of disaster medicine emergency medicine in mass casualty situations

Technological development has not only provided mankind with more prosperity, but with increased destructive power as well
Print Book, English, 2000
VSP [u.a.], Zeist, 2000
XXXII, 503 S.
9789067643115, 9789058050106, 9789067643160, 9067643114, 9058050106, 9067643165
PART ONE - MEDICAL CARE. Chapter 1 Surgery and traumatology - surgical management of severely injured patients when resources are limited: Introduction; Management in hospital; Head injuries; Chest injuries; Abdominal injuries; Limb injuries; Adapted surgical technologies. Chapter 2 Anaesthesiology and resuscitation: Introduction; The context of anaesthesia in disasters; Patient population; Primary anaesthetic skills; Cardiopulmonary resuscitation; Advanced anaesthetic skills; Logistics; Training and education. Chapter 3 Chemical injuries: Introduction; Mechanism of toxic injury; Medical preparedness plan; Medical action plan; Decontamination; Triage; Medical care at the scene; Management in medical facilities; Disaster follow-up. Chapter 4 Communicable diseases: General overview; Coping with communicable diseases in emergencies; Intervention strategies; Standard activities: tools; Therapeutic approaches; health education; Setting priorities. Chapter 5 Mental health: Introduction; Post-traumatic reactions; Management of the psychological and social component in disasters; Vulnerable groups; Prevention; The cultural aspect of mental health in disasters and complex emergencies. Chapter 6 Radiation injuries: Introduction; Technical considerations; Irradiation accidents; Clinical and biological consequences of exposure to ionising radiation - therapeutic approach; Management and communication during irradiation incidents. PART TWO - PUBLIC HEALTH. Chapter 1 Epidemiology: Disaster epidemiology; Application of epidemiology in disasters; Complex humanitarian disasters. Chapter 2 Environmental health: Introduction; Interaction between a population and its environment; Problems caused by exceptional situations; Water; Environment sanitation; Housing and energy. Chapter 3 Nutrition: Introduction; Nutritional assessment; Determining nutritional requirements; Management of a nutritional emergency; Human resource development. PART THREE - DISASTER MANAGEMENT. Chapter 1 Definition, classification and scoring of disasters: Introduction; Methodology; Discussion; The medical severity index of disasters; Discussion. Chapter 2 Order in the chaos - modelling medical management in disasters: Introduction; The general picture; The turning point between accident and disaster; Capacities in the medical assistance chain; The medical rescue capacity; The medical transport capacity; The hospital treatment capacity; Definition, classification and assessment of disasters; Determination of medical disaster preparedness; Triage and the 1-6 hour period following a disaster. (Part contents).