Co-ordinating major incident trauma care: international responses
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Co-ordinating major incident trauma care: international responses

Louise Dethick Senior Lecturer (acting), A&E/Trauma, St Bartholomew School of Nursing and Midwifery, City University, London

Louise Dethick provides an overview of the triage systems and evacuation protocols used by the emergency services in Britain, and its international counterparts, in treating and stabilising trauma victims on scene

The care and treatment of those involved in a disaster lies at the heart of the emergency response. This applies not only to those injured and traumatised – as well as their relatives and friends – but to everyone involved in the emergency response (Home Office 1997). This article will highlight the concepts which inform the development of recommendations for co-ordinating trauma care in a major incident, as well as provide a backdrop of national and international research, protocols and practices.

Emergency Nurse. 7, 4, 8-12. doi: 10.7748/en1999.07.7.4.8.c1282

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