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Disasters and Mass Casualty Incidents

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

  • Written by world experts in the field of MCI management.

  • Contains real-life lessons learned.

  • Provides a practical, standard and protocol driven approach.

  • Contains algorithms / checklists for rapid response to events.

  • Fully updated and expanded new edition.

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Table of contents (30 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

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

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. General Information

      • Mauricio Lynn
      Pages 3-9
    3. Medical Aspects of Volcanic Eruptions

      • Bradley S. Moffat
      Pages 63-65
    4. Burns Mass Casualty Incident

      • Mauricio Lynn, Nicholas Namias
      Pages 67-69
    5. Medical Response to Mass Shootings

      • Bradley S. Moffat
      Pages 71-74
  3. Non-conventional Sudden Mass Casualty Incidents

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 89-89
  4. Special Considerations in Management of Sudden Mass Casualty Incidents

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 103-103
    2. Maritime Sudden Mass Casualty Incidents

      • Mauricio Lynn
      Pages 105-106

About this book


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

Reviews

“This book provides a very simplified description of the issues surrounding a mass casualty situation. It does not provide recommendations which are not already covered in other emergency medical service, emergency medicine, trauma surgery, or toxicologic references.” (Daniel Joseph McCabe, Doody's Book Reviews, March, 2018)​

Editors and Affiliations

  • Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, Miami, USA

    Mauricio Lynn

  • Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami Health System, Miami, USA

    Howard Lieberman, Gerd Daniel Pust, Kenneth Stahl, Daniel Dante Yeh, Tanya Zakrison

  • Lynn Therapy, Pembroke Pines, USA

    Lior Lynn

About the editors

Mauricio Lynn
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Jackson Memorial Hospital
Miami, FL
USA
 
Howard Lieberman
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Jackson Memorial Hospital
Miami, FL
USA
 
Lior Lynn
Lynn Therapy, LLC
Pembroke Pines, FL 
USA
 
Gerd Daniel Pust
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Jackson Memorial Hospital
Miami, FL
USA
 
Kenneth Stahl
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Jackson Memorial Hospital
Miami, FL
USA
 
D. Dante Yeh
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Jackson Memorial Hospital
Miami, FL
USA
 
Tanya L. Zakrison
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Jackson Memorial Hospital
Miami, FL
USA

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Disasters and Mass Casualty Incidents

  • Book Subtitle: The Nuts and Bolts of Preparedness and Response to Protracted and Sudden Onset Emergencies

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

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-97361-6

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Medicine, Medicine (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-319-97360-9

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-97361-6

  • Edition Number: 2

  • Number of Pages: XII, 171

  • Number of Illustrations: 6 b/w illustrations, 75 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: General Surgery, Emergency Medicine, Surgical Orthopedics, Health Administration, Nursing

Buying options

eBook USD 59.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-319-97361-6
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 79.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)