Risk management in major incident and emergency planning
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Risk management in major incident and emergency planning

Louise Dethick Senior Lecturer (acting), A&E/Trauma St Bartholomew School of Nursing and Midwifery, City University, London
Paul Hicks Emergency Planning Manager, London Ambulance Service

Louise Dethick and Paul Hicks believe that what is essential in any risk management strategy is the integration of lessons learnt from previous incidents

Imagine the worst case scenario of events in A&E. The scenes of Dunblane, 1996; Hillsborough, 1989; and the King’s Cross fire, 1987 provide examples which often provoke the question: Why did it happen? and could the tragedy have been avoided?

Emergency Nurse. 7, 2, 10-15. doi: 10.7748/en1999.

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