Medical Response to Major Incidents and Disasters

A Practical Guide for All Medical Staff

  • Sten Lennquist

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Sten Lennquist
    Pages 9-32
  3. Sten Lennquist, Robert Dobson
    Pages 33-61
  4. Kristina Lennquist Montán
    Pages 63-75
  5. Sten Lennquist
    Pages 77-98
  6. Bertil Lindblom, Lennart Rammer
    Pages 99-110
  7. Sten Lennquist
    Pages 111-196
  8. Folke Sjöberg
    Pages 197-210
  9. Sten Lennquist
    Pages 211-227
  10. Lucija Sarc
    Pages 229-274
  11. Siegfried de Joussineau
    Pages 275-292
  12. Louis Riddez, Johan von Schreeb
    Pages 305-319
  13. Howard R. Champion, Robert A. Leitch
    Pages 321-335
  14. Boris Hreckovski, Robert Dobson
    Pages 337-351
  15. Kerstin Bergh Johannesson, Per-Olof Michel, Tom Lundin
    Pages 363-377
  16. Sten Lennquist, Kristina Lennquist Montán
    Pages 379-398
  17. Back Matter
    Pages 407-412

About this book


Disaster medicine is constantly gaining in importance owing to the impact of a variety of trends, including the rising global population, increased levels of travel, increasing production and transport of hazardous material, the development of global terrorism, and the increasing likelihood of disasters due to climatic changes. Additional skills are needed to respond effectively to the emergencies that arise from these developments, yet the available textbooks are mainly theoretical and provide limited practical advice and few methodological guidelines.


This book, written by members of the core faculty responsible for European courses on Medical Response to Major Incidents (MRMI), is designed to redress the balance by providing a practical guide that covers the full range of disaster scenarios and is relevant to all medical staff. It combines within one comprehensive volume, in an easily accessible format, the entire spectrum of knowledge 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.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Sten Lennquist
    • 1
  1. 1.SöderköpingSweden

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-21894-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-21895-8
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