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WSES Handbook of Mass Casualties Incidents Management

  • Provides step-by-step guidance on all aspects of the management of mass casualty incidents

  • Meets the needs of a wide range of medical and administrative personnel

  • Offers numerous practical suggestions to aid decision making

  • Reflects the latest scientific knowledge

  • First manual to be devoted to the topic: ideal for keeping in the pocket

Part of the book series: Hot Topics in Acute Care Surgery and Trauma (HTACST)

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Table of contents (18 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-x
  2. Mass Casualty Incident: Definitions and Current Reality

    • Laura Lomaglio, Luca Ansaloni, Fausto Catena, Massimo Sartelli, Federico Coccolini
    Pages 1-10
  3. Managing a Medical Surge

    • Randy D. Kearns
    Pages 11-29
  4. Common Wounding Mechanisms and Injury Patterns

    • Miklosh Bala, Jeffry Kashuk
    Pages 31-46
  5. Auxiliary Clinical Diagnostics

    • Miklosh Bala, Fausto Catena
    Pages 91-99
  6. Conventional and Interventional Radiology in Mass Casualty Incidents

    • Amos Ofer, Maxim Leiderman, Nira Beck-Razi
    Pages 101-115
  7. Operating Room (OR) Setup, Resource, and Demands

    • Paola Fugazzola, Matteo Tomasoni, Yoram Kluger, Luca Ansaloni, Federico Coccolini
    Pages 117-120
  8. Intensive Care Unit (ICU): Resources and Demands

    • Andrew J. Kamien, Christopher S. Davis, Marc A. de Moya
    Pages 121-128
  9. The Pediatric Patient in MCI

    • Adam Lee Goldstein, Dror Soffer
    Pages 129-141
  10. Mass Casualties Management in Low-Income Countries

    • Paola Fugazzola, Federico Coccolini, Cecilia Merli, Emiliano Gamberini, Vanni Agnoletti, Luca Ansaloni
    Pages 157-165
  11. Mass Casualties Incident: Education, Simulation, and Training

    • Itamar Ashkenazi, Kristina Lennquist Montán, Sten Lennquist
    Pages 167-175
  12. Debriefing Session: The Process of Self-Evaluation

    • Seema Yalamanchili, Sophie E. J. Hardy, Christopher Aylwin
    Pages 177-188
  13. Ethics in Mass Casualty Incidents

    • Boris E. Sakakushev
    Pages 189-202

About this book

This manual, written by world opinion leaders in the field, is designed to provide readily accessible, step-by-step guidance on all aspects of the management of mass casualty incidents. Readers will find a wealth of helpful practical suggestions as well as information on the latest relevant scientific advances and their implications. Globally, mass casualty incidents are becoming more frequent even in unexpected places. There is a need for a dependable manual suitable for use by all who must be prepared to face mass casualty incidents, including practicing physicians, surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses, and administrators. This book meets that need. It is the first practical manual to be devoted to the topic, and its portable format will allow it to be kept in the pocket at all times, ready for immediate consultation. The innovative nature of much of the content and the inclusion of up-to-date literature reviews ensure that the manual will remain relevant for years to come. 

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of General Surgery, Rambam Health Care Campus, Haifa, Israel

    Yoram Kluger

  • General Surgery, Pope John 23 Hospital of Bergamo, Bergamo, Italy

    Federico Coccolini

  • Emergency Surgery Department, University of Parma, Parma, Italy

    Fausto Catena

  • Surgery I, Pope John 23 Hospital of Bergamo, Bergamo, Italy

    Luca Ansaloni

About the editors

Yoram Kluger, MD is the chief of the division of general surgery and the medical director of the pancreatic surgery service at Rambam Health Care Campus. He is Associate Professor of Medicine at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology’s Ruth & Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine. He was recently appointed chairman of the Department of Surgery at the Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Kluger received his MD from the Hebrew University Hadassah Medical School (1980) Jerusalem and completed his general surgery residency at Hadassah Medical Center. He further trained in surgery at the Allegheny Medical Center in Pittsburgh, PA, USA. Dr. Kluger was the founder and director of the Rabin Trauma Center at Tel Aviv Medical Center and the first in Israel to establish a dedicated hospitalization center for patients with multiple injuries. He is recognized worldwide for his research on medical preparedness and medical infrastructure management in mass casualty situations. Dr. Kluger's main interests are surgical oncology and trauma surgery. He holds a position on the board of the World Society of Emergency Surgery and is the Israeli delegate to the European Society for Emergency Surgery and Trauma. Dr. Kluger has published more than 220 scientific papers.

Federico Coccolini, MD,  is currently working as a general, emergency and trauma surgeon at the General, Emergency and Trauma Surgery Dept. of Bufalini Hospital in Cesena (Italy). His main fields of interest are emergency surgery, trauma surgery, trauma patient management, as well as emergency and trauma system organization and implementation, and abdominal surgery.  He has published widely (more than  100 papers) and has written several book chapters, most of them as first author.  i He is the main investigator of IROA (International Register of Open Abdomen), the widest multicenter cohort study on open abdomen patients ever performed, which is recruiting hundreds of patients from all around the world.

Fausto Catena, MD , PhD, FRCS, is currently chief of the Emergency and General Surgery Department, Parma University Hospital, Italy. Until 2011, he worked as a consultant general surgeon at the Dept. of General, Emergency and Transplant Surgery at the St Orsola-Malpighi University Hospital, Bologna, Italy, and since 2012 he has been a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, UK. He is editor-in-chief of the World Journal of Emergency Surgery, general secretary of the World Society of Emergency Surgery, and past president of ESYS- European College of Surgeons. He has written more than 600 scientific papers, 22 book chapters and 5 Books. He has also received various U.S. and international prizes.

Luca Ansaloni, MD, is currently director of the General, Emergency and Trauma Surgery Dept. of Bufalini Hospital in Cesena (Italy) and Professor at the  Milan University’s General and Emergency Surgery Residency  School. He has extensive experience in managing post-traumatic and non-post-traumatic open abdomen patients, and as a war surgeon in Africa and Afghanistan. He has authored hundreds of scientific articles and book chapters. He is past- president of the World Society of Emergency Surgery (WSES).

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