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Disasters and Mass Casualty Incidents

The Nuts and Bolts of Preparedness and Response to Protracted and Sudden Onset Emergencies

  • Mauricio Lynn
  • Howard Lieberman
  • Lior Lynn
  • Gerd Daniel Pust
  • Kenneth Stahl
  • Daniel Dante Yeh
  • Tanya Zakrison

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Planning and Response to Sudden Mass Casualty Incidents

  3. Non-conventional Sudden Mass Casualty Incidents

  4. Special Considerations in Management of Sudden Mass Casualty Incidents

  5. Progressive and Slow Developing Disasters and Their Aftermath

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 163-171

About this book

Introduction


This book is designed to provide simplified operational blueprint for health care professionals and emergency managers who plan the response and medical management during events with large numbers of sick and injured patience. In addition to discussing the management of sudden mass casualty incidents, the book expands its focus from the first edition by including preparations and responses for insidious and protracted disasters. Much of the material is derived from Israeli experience in managing mass casualty events and was adapted to emergency medical services and medical centers in the United States and other countries. 

Written by experts in the fields of MCI management, Disasters and Mass Casualty Incidents: The Nuts and Bolts of Preparedness and Response to Protracted and Sudden Onset Emergencies provides health care professionals and institutions, as well as allied organizations, which respond to disasters and mass casualty incidents with the skills and knowledge in planning and responding to catastrophic events.

Keywords

Blast injuries Body identification Decontamination Dirty bomb First responders MCI Surge capacity

Editors and affiliations

  • Mauricio Lynn
    • 1
  • Howard Lieberman
    • 2
  • Lior Lynn
    • 3
  • Gerd Daniel Pust
    • 4
  • Kenneth Stahl
    • 5
  • Daniel Dante Yeh
    • 6
  • Tanya Zakrison
    • 7
  1. 1.Miller School of MedicineUniversity of MiamiMiamiUSA
  2. 2.Miller School of MedicineUniversity of Miami Health SystemMiamiUSA
  3. 3.Lynn TherapyPembroke PinesUSA
  4. 4.Miller School of MedicineUniversity of Miami Health SystemMiamiUSA
  5. 5.Miller School of MedicineUniversity of Miami Health SystemMiamiUSA
  6. 6.Miller School of MedicineUniversity of Miami Health SystemMiamiUSA
  7. 7.Miller School of MedicineUniversity of Miami Health SystemMiamiUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-97361-6
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-97360-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-97361-6
  • Buy this book on publisher's site