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Disaster medicine

Author: Lee Wallis; Wayne Smith
Publisher: Cape Town, South Africa : Juta, 2011.
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"The discipline of disaster medicine is the study and collaborative application of various health sciences towards the prevention of, preparation for, response to and recovery from health problems arising from a disaster. Because disasters can strike anywhere in the world and can have devastating effects on the community, it is vitally important that the different agencies, government departments and medical  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lee Wallis; Wayne Smith
ISBN: 9780702186707 0702186708
OCLC Number: 696742542
Description: xviii, 284 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Background --
Major incident management in the pre-hospital environment --
Major incident management in the hospital environment --
Internal major incidents in the hospital environment --
Mass gatherings --
Disasters --
Challenges --
Special incidents --
Equipment requirements.
Responsibility: editors, Lee Wallis and Wayne Smith.

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Disasters can strike anywhere on the planet, but are most damaging in developing countries where they can rapidly overwhelm local coping mechanisms. This book covers the critical aspects necessary to  Read more...

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