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Hazardous Incident Medical Management and Support: The Practical Approach

Hazardous Incident Medical Management and Support: The Practical Approach

Advanced Life Support Group (ALSG)

ISBN: 978-0-727-91463-7

Jun 2020, Wiley-Blackwell

152 pages

Select type: Loose-leaf

$59.95

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Description

This new book on special incident management covers the hazardous incidents that frequently occur during chemical processing, manufacturing, transport, and disposal of toxic waste. This straightforward and practical guide is easily assimilated in an emergency situation. This is a highly important addition to the series; it covers the protection and safety of hospital staff as well as dealing with the patient’s safety.


Why buy?
This in-depth review of hazardous materials and how to respond to incidents involving them includes a compilation of resources for preparation, risk assessment, equipment and personal protective equipment.
• Deals with common incidents such as spillage of chemical materials
• Practical easy to follow guidance on the team response
• Alerts to optimum safety and protection measures
• Includes guides to the emergency services and hospital staff regarding the identification of hazards
• Details the lingering effects of trauma in comprehensive appendices; including psychological impacts, epidemiological investigations and further reading on the subject
• Outlines medical support roles and protocols for these hazardous situations

PART 1 INTRODUCTION.

1 The response to hazardous materials incidents - an overview.

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2 Understanding the hazards.

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PART 2 PREPARATION.

3 Existing guidance in the uk.

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4 Assessing the risks.

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5 Personal protective equipment.

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6 Equipment.

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PART 3 MEDICAL MANAGEMENT.

7 Overview of the emergency services responses and roles.

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8 The health service pre-hospital response.

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9 The hospital response.

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10 Hazard identification.

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PART 4 MEDICAL SUPPORT.

11 Overview of medical support.

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12 Triage.

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13 Decontamination.

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14 Treatment.

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15 Transport.

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Appendices.

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A-After the incident.

B-Psychological aspects.

C-Epidemiological investigations.

Further reading

Authoritative course book dealing with emergency special incident management

  • The Advanced Life Support Group are leaders in providing education materials about the early stages of dealing with a trauma
  • Covers the hazardous incidents which frequently occur during chemical processing, manufacturing, transport, and disposal of toxic waste
  • A straightforward and practical guide which can easily be used in an emergency situation