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About the Author
Table of ContentsPart 1 Introduction.
The epidemiology and incidence of major incidents.
Are we ready for the next major incident?.
The structured approach to the hospital response.
Part 2 Preparation.
Planning for major incidents.
Major incident equipment.
Part 3 Management.
The collapsable hierarchy concept.
The clinical hierarchy.
The nursing hierarchy.
The management hierarchy.
Part 4 Support.
Declaring a majjor incident and activating the plan.
The reception phase.
The definitive care phase.
The recovery phase.
Part 5 Special incidents.
Incidents involving hazardous chemicals.
Incidents involving a large number of burns.
Incidents involving a large number of children
What People are Saying About This
"...this book should be read by all hospital personnel with potential roles in major incidents, from chief executives, through duty managers, to front line emergency care staff. It offers practical guidance of such importance that every emergency department in the UK should have a readily available copy of the book for all staff to read."
- Emergency Nurse, Vol 14, No.2, May 06
Citical acclaim for companion volume Major Incident Medical Management & Support: The Practical Approach (MIMMS):
"This book is outstanding value for money and is highly recommended to all those interested in major incident management."
Journal of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh