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Document ID (ISN)57275
CIS number 92-263
ISSN - Serial title 0098-7484 - Journal of the American Medical Association
Year 1991
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Pretto E.A., Safar P.
Title National medical response to mass disasters in the United States
Bibliographic information 4 Sep. 1991, Vol.266, No.9, p.1259-1262, p.1266. 46 ref.
Abstract Preparing for a resuscitation response to mass disasters requires revision of present local, regional and national disaster plans in the USA. These should include: life-supporting first aid and basic rescue capability of the lay public; advanced trauma life support and rescue capability brought quickly to the scene from local and regional emergency medical service systems; trauma hospitals sending medical resuscitation teams to, and receiving casualties from, the disaster scene. It is proposed that the National Disaster Medical System replace its civil defence model with an emergency medical services model designed to mobilise rapid support for local emergency services systems from regional, state and national resources.
Descriptors (primary) USA; disasters; major hazards; emergency-treatment organization
Descriptors (secondary) first-aid organization; rescue organization; resuscitation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Fire and explosions
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Browse category(ies) Major hazards
First aid and emergency organization