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Aeromedical Evacuation : Management of Acute and Stabilized Patients

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William W. Hurd, William Beninati, editors. (Second edition) --Cham: Springer , c2019.
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Now in its fully revised and expanded second edition, this volume is the definitive resource on long-distance air transport of injured patients in both peacetime and wartime. It discusses the history of aeromedical evacuation, triage and staging of the injured patient, evacuation from site of injury to medical facility, air-frame capabilities, medical capabilities in- flight, response to in-flight emergencies, and mass emergency evacuation. Specific medical conditions are addressed in detail in…
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Hurd, William W.
Beninati, William
Responsibility
William W. Hurd, William Beninati, editors
Edition
Second edition
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2019
Physical Description
1 online resource (xx, 418 p.) : 125 illus., 81 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030159030
9783030159023 (Print ed.)
9783030159047 (Print ed.)
9783030159054 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Air Ambulances
Critical Care - methods
Emergency Medical Services
Rescue Work
Transportation of Patients
Specialty
Emergency Medicine
Abstract
Now in its fully revised and expanded second edition, this volume is the definitive resource on long-distance air transport of injured patients in both peacetime and wartime. It discusses the history of aeromedical evacuation, triage and staging of the injured patient, evacuation from site of injury to medical facility, air-frame capabilities, medical capabilities in- flight, response to in-flight emergencies, and mass emergency evacuation. Specific medical conditions are addressed in detail in the second half of the book, including general surgical casualties such as abdominal wounds and soft tissue injuries, vascular injuries, maxillofacial injuries, head and spinal cord injuries, ophthalmologic casualties, orthopedic casualties, burns, pediatric casualties, obstetric-gynecologic casualties, and more. For each medical condition, important topics are addressed such as conditions needed to be met before transportation, special concerns, supplies and needs of the specific patients and possible in-flight emergencies and their appropriated treatment. Containing several new chapters and featuring extensively updated contributions from experts in the field, Aeromedical Evacuation: Management of the Acute and Stabilized Patient, Second Edition is a must-have reference for a whole new generation of military flight surgeons and flight nurses responsible for aeromedical evacuation of casualties as well as civilian physicians and nurses involved in air transport of ill and post-operative patients.
Contents
Part I. The Need -- Introduction -- Aeromedical Evacuation: A Historical Perspective -- Military Casualty Evacuation: MEDEVAC -- Civilian Air Medical Transport -- Part II. The Means -- Aircraft Considerations for Aeromedical Evacuation -- Preparation for Long-Distance Aeromedical Evacuation -- Aeromedical Patient Staging -- Military Aeromedical Evacuation Nursing -- Critical-Care Air Transport: Patient Flight Physiology and Organizational Considerations -- Part III. The Patients -- Aeromedical Evacuation of Patients with Abdominal, Genitourinary, and Soft Tissue Injuries -- Orthopedic Patients -- Aeromedical Evacuation of the Neurosurgical Patient -- Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Patients -- Care of Ophthalmic Casualties -- Peripheral Vascular Casualties -- Aeromedical Evacuation of Cardiothoracic Casualties -- Burn Casualties -- Patients Requiring Mechanical Ventilation -- Medical Casualties -- Aeromedical Evacuation of Patients with Contagious Infections -- Aeromedical Evacuation of Obstetric and Gynecological Patients -- Overview of Pediatric and Neonatal Transport -- Aeromedical Evacuation of Psychiatric Casualties.
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Auerbach's wilderness medicine

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Auerbach, Paul. (7th ed.) --Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier , 2017.
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Author
Auerbach, Paul
Edition
7th ed.
Place of Publication
Philadelphia, PA
Publisher
Elsevier
Date of Publication
2017
Physical Description
online resource
ISBN
9780323359429
Subjects (MeSH)
Wilderness Medicine
Emergency Treatment - methods
Recreation
Rescue Work
Survival
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Auerbach's wilderness medicine

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editor Paul S. Auerbach ; associate editors Tracy A. Cushing, N. Stuart Harris. (7th ed.) --Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier , c2017.
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Now in its 7th edition, Auerbach’s Wilderness Medicine continues to help you quickly and decisively manage medical emergencies encountered in any wilderness or other austere setting. World-renowned authority Dr. Paul Auerbach and 2 new associate editors have assembled a team of experts to offer proven, practical, visual guidance for effectively diagnosing and treating the full range of issues that can occur in situations where time and resources are scarce. Now in an exciting 2-volume set tha…
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Auerbach, Paul S.
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editor Paul S. Auerbach ; associate editors Tracy A. Cushing, N. Stuart Harris
Edition
7th ed.
Alternate Title
Wilderness medicine
Place of Publication
Philadelphia, PA
Publisher
Elsevier
Date of Publication
c2017
Physical Description
1 online resource, 2848 p.
ISBN
9780323359429
Subjects (MeSH)
Wilderness Medicine
Emergency Treatment - methods
Recreation
Rescue Work
Survival
Subjects (LCSH)
Outdoor medical emergencies
First aid in illness and injury
Wilderness Medicine
Emergency Treatment - methods
Environmental Exposure
Rescue Work
Survival
Abstract
Now in its 7th edition, Auerbach’s Wilderness Medicine continues to help you quickly and decisively manage medical emergencies encountered in any wilderness or other austere setting. World-renowned authority Dr. Paul Auerbach and 2 new associate editors have assembled a team of experts to offer proven, practical, visual guidance for effectively diagnosing and treating the full range of issues that can occur in situations where time and resources are scarce. Now in an exciting 2-volume set that includes convenient online access, this indispensable resource equips physicians, nurses, advanced practice providers, first responders, and rescuers with the essential knowledge and skills to effectively address and prevent injuries and illnesses – no matter where they happen.
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Catastrophic disaster planning and response

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Oliver, Clifford. --Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press , 2010.
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Oliver, Clifford
Place of Publication
Boca Raton, FL
Publisher
CRC Press
Date of Publication
2010
Physical Description
376 p.
ISBN
9781439841754
Subjects (MeSH)
Disasters
Disaster Planning
Rescue Work
Subjects (LCSH)
Emergency management
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Confined space entry and emergency response

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Veasey, D. Alan. --Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Interscience , 2006.
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WB 105 C748 2006
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Call Number
WB 105 C748 2006
Author
Veasey, D. Alan
Place of Publication
Hoboken, NJ
Publisher
Wiley-Interscience
Date of Publication
2006
Physical Description
486 p. + 1 CD-ROM
ISBN
0471778451
9780471778455
Subjects (MeSH)
Emergencies
Rescue Work
Confined spaces
Protective Devices
Format
Book
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Loan Period
3 weeks
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Counter-terrorism for emergency responders

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Burke, Robert. (2nd ed.) --Boca Raton, FL: Taylor and Francis , 2007.
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WB 105 B959c 2007
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Call Number
WB 105 B959c 2007
Author
Burke, Robert
Edition
2nd ed.
Place of Publication
Boca Raton, FL
Publisher
Taylor and Francis
Date of Publication
2007
Physical Description
510 p.
ISBN
0849399238
9780849399237
Subjects (MeSH)
Disaster Planning
Emergency Responders
Emergency Medical Services - methods
Rescue Work - methods
Hazardous Substances
Terrorism
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Book
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Loan Period
3 weeks
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Drowning : Prevention, Rescue, Treatment

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Joost J.L.M. Bierens, editor. (Second edition) --Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer , c2014.
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Since the first edition of the Handbook on Drowning in 2005, many epidemiological data have confirmed the burden of drowning in several parts of the world. Studies have increased the understanding of effective drowning prevention strategies, rescue techniques, and treatment options. Much has been learned about submersion and immersion hypothermia, SCUBA-diving injuries, the life-saving preparations of water-related disasters and how to deal with forensic investigations. In this updated second e…
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Bierens, Joost J.L.M
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Joost J.L.M. Bierens, editor
Edition
Second edition
Place of Publication
Berlin, Heidelberg
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2014
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxxviii, 1269 p. : 192 illus., 120 illus. in color)
ISBN
9783642042539
9783642042522 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Drowning - prevention & control
Near Drowning - therapy
Rescue Work - methods
Resuscitation - methods
Abstract
Since the first edition of the Handbook on Drowning in 2005, many epidemiological data have confirmed the burden of drowning in several parts of the world. Studies have increased the understanding of effective drowning prevention strategies, rescue techniques, and treatment options. Much has been learned about submersion and immersion hypothermia, SCUBA-diving injuries, the life-saving preparations of water-related disasters and how to deal with forensic investigations. In this updated second edition, experts from around the world provide a complete overview of current research data, consensus statements and expert opinions. The book Drowning provides evidence-based practical information and has a unique informative value for various groups with tasks, duties and responsibilities in this domain. In addition, the book may be an inspiration for future networks and research initiatives.
Contents
Introduction -- History -- The Epidemiology of Drowning -- The Prevention of Drowning -- Rescue Organisational Aspects: Planning, Training and Preparation -- Rescue Techniques -- Resuscitation -- Hospital Treatment -- Brain Resuscitation in the Drowning Victim -- Immersion Hypothermia -- Water-related Disasters -- Breath-hold, SCUBA and Hose Diving -- Investigation of Drowning Accidents -- Important Websites.
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Fire and Rescue Services : Leadership and Management Perspectives

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Peter Murphy, Kirsten Greenhalgh, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2018.
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This unique text fills a major gap in the emergency services literature by surveying the research on fire and rescue service management in the UK. An extensive evidence base focuses on organizational culture, leadership skills, standards, and accountability, emphasizing the services' dual roles as first responders and guardians of public safety and prevention. The implications for international public health and safety programs are made clear as the services' recent history illustrates the comp…
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Murphy, Peter
Greenhalgh, Kirsten
Responsibility
Peter Murphy, Kirsten Greenhalgh, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiii, 240 p.) : 14 illus., 4 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319621555
9783319621531 (print ed.)
9783319621548 (print ed.)
9783319872438 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Emergency Responders
Firefighters
Rescue Work - organization & administration
Other Subjects
United Kingdom
Specialty
Health Services Administration
Abstract
This unique text fills a major gap in the emergency services literature by surveying the research on fire and rescue service management in the UK. An extensive evidence base focuses on organizational culture, leadership skills, standards, and accountability, emphasizing the services' dual roles as first responders and guardians of public safety and prevention. The implications for international public health and safety programs are made clear as the services' recent history illustrates the complex challenges typical of functioning within local and national political contexts. Chapters take on a broad range of management, leadership, service delivery, and staffing concerns, including: Evolution and adaptation of fire and rescue services during periods of expansion and austerity; Civil protection as a local and national priority; Structural issues: assessments and improvements, collaborations with other services; Emerging social concerns: diversity, gender equality, the aging worker population; The concepts and consequences of heroes and heroism; Future directions for governance, transparency, and accountability. Fire and Rescue Services complements the earlier volumes in the Leadership & Management of Emergency Services series with equal parts realism and vision. It should interest a wide audience of public policymakers, public managers, and emergency service personnel, as well as academics and researchers.
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. The Gathering Storm: Modernisation, Local Alignment and Collaboration. Fire and Rescue Services Under the Early New Labour Administrations from 1997 to 2005 -- 3. Consolidation and Improvement: Fire and Rescue Under the New Labour Administrations 2005–2010 -- 4. Another Turn of the Screw: Fire and Rescue Under the Coalition Government of 2010–2015 -- 5. Peer Challenge: A Sector-Led Approach to Performance Improvement in Fire and Rescue Services -- 6. Collaboration in the Emergency Services -- 7. Governance and Accountability to Service Users -- 8. The Making of a Hero: An Exploration of Heroism in Disasters and Implications for the Emergency Services -- 9. Older Firefighters: A Problem to Be Managed or a Resource to Be Valued? -- 10. Feeling the Heat? Management Reform and Workforce Diversity in the English Fire Service -- 11. The Use of Equality and Equality Frameworks by Fire and Rescue Services -- 12. Governance Matters -- 13. Scottish Fire and Rescue Services Reform 2010–2015 -- 14. Command and Control of Fire and Rescue Operations in Sweden -- 15. 2016 and the Future: Changing the Governance Paradigm as Well as the Operating Environment if Not the Financial Context.
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Handbook of emergency response : a human factors and systems engineering approach

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edited by Adedeji B. Badiru, LeeAnn Racz. --Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press , c2014.
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Badiru, Adedeji Bodunde
Racz, LeeAnn
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edited by Adedeji B. Badiru, LeeAnn Racz
Place of Publication
Boca Raton, FL
Publisher
CRC Press
Date of Publication
c2014
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxxiii, 724 p.)
Series Title
Industrial innovation series
ISBN
9781466514577 (electronic bk.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Disaster Planning
Emergency Responders
Ergonomics
Rescue Work - methods
Rescue Work - organization & administration
Subjects (LCSH)
Emergency management - Technological innovations
Rescue work
Survival and emergency equipment
Incident command systems
Human engineering
Contents
Contents: Robotic technologies for first response: A review -- A practical, simplified chemical agent sensor placement methodology -- Harnessing disruptive technologies: Quick systems engineering for emergency response -- An emerging framework for unmanned aircraft systems in the national airspace system: Opportunities and challenges for first responders and emergency management -- Optimization in evacuation route planning -- Evacuation planning, analysis, and management -- Hierarchical optimization for helicopter mission planning in large-scale emergencies -- Planning and management of transportation systems for evacuation -- Riverflow prediction for emergency response: Military applications using artificial neural networks -- Understanding the influence of the "cry wolf hypothesis" and "false alarm effect" on public response to emergency warnings -- Accessible emergency management: A human factors engineering approach -- Framework for preparing for the unprepared -- Lest we forget: A critical analysis of bioterrorist incidents, national exercises, and U.S. prevention, response, and recovery strategies -- Resilience to WMD: Communication and active participation are key -- First responders: A biomechanical evaluation of supply distribution -- Dynamics and dangers of therapeutic strategies for organophosphate poisoning: A physiologically based model -- Coordinated project systems approach to emergency response -- Overcoming obstacles to integrated response among incongruent organizations -- Decisions in disaster recovery operations: A game theoretic perspective on organization cooperation -- Integrating Department of Defense response with nongovernmental organizations during a disaster -- Time is a murderer: The cost of critical path drag in emergency response -- Coordination and control in emergency response -- Managing the complexities of incident command -- Begin with the end in mind: An all-hazards systems approach to waste management planning for homeland security incidents -- Creating effective response communications -- Assessing the state of knowledge about emergency management in other countries -- Framework for real-time, all-hazards global situational awareness -- All-hazards response team preparation: Planning and training concepts -- Medical supply chain resiliency in disasters -- Decision support for inland waterways emergency response.
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Handbook on Drowning : Prevention, Rescue, Treatment

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edited by Joost J. L. M. Bierens. --Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag , c2006.
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Bierens, Joost J. L. M
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edited by Joost J. L. M. Bierens
Place of Publication
Berlin, Heidelberg
Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Date of Publication
c2006
ISBN
9783540296560
Subjects (MeSH)
Drowning - prevention & control
Near Drowning - therapy
Resuscitation - methods
Rescue Work - methods
Subjects (LCSH)
Emergency medicine
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e-Book
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Managing spontaneous community volunteers in disasters : a field manual

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Orloff, Lisa. --London, England: CRC Press , 2011.
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Orloff, Lisa
Place of Publication
London, England
Publisher
CRC Press
Date of Publication
2011
Physical Description
312 p.
ISBN
9781439818343
Subjects (MeSH)
Disaster Planning
Rescue Work - organization & administration
Volunteers
Subjects (LCSH)
Emergency management
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e-Book
Publication Type
Handbook
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Mass Casualty Incidents : the nuts and bolts of preparedness and response for acute disasters

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Mauricio Lynn. (1st ed.) --New York, NY: Springer , c2016.
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This manual is aimed to provide health care professionals, at the scene and at hospitals, as well as allied organizations, a practical and operational approach for planning the response to mass casualty incidents (MCI's), with emphasis to the types of events that are sudden in nature, resulting in a number of injured or contaminated patients that overwhelm the local health care system. From activation of the MCI plan to the specific medical care of multiple simultaneous patients, the manual off…
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Lynn, Mauricio
Responsibility
Mauricio Lynn
Edition
1st ed.
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2016
Physical Description
1 online resource (ix, 95 p. : 36 illus., 5 illus. in color)
ISBN
9781493934966
9781493934942 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Disaster Planning - organization & administration
Emergency Medical Services - methods
Emergency Treatment - methods
Hospital Planning - methods
Mass Casualty Incidents
Rescue Work
Abstract
This manual is aimed to provide health care professionals, at the scene and at hospitals, as well as allied organizations, a practical and operational approach for planning the response to mass casualty incidents (MCI's), with emphasis to the types of events that are sudden in nature, resulting in a number of injured or contaminated patients that overwhelm the local health care system. From activation of the MCI plan to the specific medical care of multiple simultaneous patients, the manual offers checklists and algorithms of "what to do" during the first minutes after a MCI occurred. The manual is designed to be adapted and modified for specific institutions according to their size and capabilities. Written by a world expert in the field of MCI management, Mass Casualty Incidents: The Nuts and Bolts of Preparedness and Response for Acute Disasters is a valuable resource for all health care professionals and institutions that deal with mass casualty incidents.
Contents
1. General Information -- 2. Pre-hospital Planning and Response to Sudden Mass Casualty Incidents -- 3. Hospital Planning and Response to Sudden Mass Casualty Incidents -- 4. Other Sudden Mass Casualty Incidents -- 5. Challenges Related to Mass Casualty Incidents.
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Modeling the Injury Flow and Treatment after Major Earthquakes

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Lulu Zhang, editor. --Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands , c2016.
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This book discuss a series of earthquake emergency medical rescue complex models, which can provide theoretical support for medical disaster rescue work in the future. This book consists of three parts. The first part is an introduction (chapter 1) which makes an overview of the purpose, meaning, methods and relative theory using in the research. The second part (chapter 2 to 8) includes "casualty flow" related factors such as the occurrences of earthquake casualty, the Length of Stay among the…
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Zhang, Lulu
Responsibility
Lulu Zhang, editor
Place of Publication
Dordrecht
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Date of Publication
c2016
Physical Description
1 online resource (v, 215 p. : 45 illus., 38 illus. in color)
ISBN
9789401775274
9789401775250 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Disaster Planning
Earthquakes
Models, Statistical
Rescue Work
Abstract
This book discuss a series of earthquake emergency medical rescue complex models, which can provide theoretical support for medical disaster rescue work in the future. This book consists of three parts. The first part is an introduction (chapter 1) which makes an overview of the purpose, meaning, methods and relative theory using in the research. The second part (chapter 2 to 8) includes "casualty flow" related factors such as the occurrences of earthquake casualty, the Length of Stay among the Hospitalized Patients, the medical evacuation in earthquake and rescue force related factors such as the medical rescue forces allocation in earthquake, the organization and command of earthquake rescue forces, Location and Distribution of Medical Rescue Institutions and from peacetime to wartime in hospital. The third part (chapter 9) is a summary including conclusion and policy-making suggestion. Editor Lu-lu Zhang is a Professor at the Institute of Military Health Management, Second Military Medical University, Shanghai, China.
Contents
Introduction -- Modeling the occurrences of earthquake casualties -- Logistic Regression Modeling the Length of Stay among the Hospitalized Patients after the 2010 Yushu Earthquake -- Modeling earthquake-related medical evacuation -- Modeling the medical rescue forces allocation in earthquakes -- Modeling the organization and command of earthquake rescue forces -- Modeling Location and Distribution of Medical Support Institutions -- Modeling hospital transition from peacetime to wartime -- Summary.
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