Presents the unique experience of doctors and rescuers on crises scenes
Written by experts with highly recognized professional, civilian or military, experience
Provides a direct and practical pedagogical approach with illustrated colour diagrams
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Table of contents (51 chapters)
Introduction to Disaster Medicine
Organising Healthcare and Emergency Actions
About this book
A very handy practical book written by French doctors specialised in disaster medicine, this guide offers their core experience condensed in 50 small, easily digestible chapters. Each chapter is designed to enable the reader to “know”, “understand”, and learn what to “do” in the concerned situation, ensuring the crucial information is easily on hand and available.
The French emergency and healthcare preparedness has followed a unique path. The responding medical doctors have followed in the footsteps of Dominique Larrey, a military surgeon and the father of emergency medicine. For him, the on-scene presence of doctors is paramount to organise the entire healthcare and emergency response, an innovative method that has proven its efficacy.
This book is intended for all healthcare and emergency staff, doctors, paramedics or first aiders in ambulances or in emergency services who might come to deal with a massive influx of injured, poisoned, or traumatised victims. The management of multiple concomitant emergencies requires specific know-how and skills.
May this guide contribute to the dissemination of a validated French know-how and thus to save lives and alleviate suffering.
- Disaster medicine
- Collective emergencies
- Health crisis management
- Uncommon health crises
- Damage control
- Emergency organization
- Natural disasters
Editors and Affiliations
SFMC, Paris, France
Henri F Julien
About the editor
Book Title: Disaster Medicine Pocket Guide: 50 Essential Questions
Book Subtitle: Work of the French Society of Disaster Medicine
Editors: Henri F Julien
Publisher: Springer Cham
Copyright Information: SFMC 2022
Softcover ISBN: 978-3-031-00653-1Published: 20 October 2022
eBook ISBN: 978-3-031-00654-8Published: 19 October 2022
Edition Number: 1
Number of Pages: XXIV, 236
Number of Illustrations: 31 illustrations in colour