Major Incident Medical Management and Support

The Practical Approach in the Hospital
Author: Advanced Life Support Group
Publisher: BMJ Books
ISBN: 0470757396
Category: Medical
Page: 176
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This is the course book for a new ALSG course on preparation for and medical management of major incidents within the hospital. It will be a companion volume to MIMMS, which deals with the prehospital situation, and will meet an ever increasing need as natural and other disasters affect hospital staff and administrators. The course aims to provide a systematic approach for all personnel who would be involved in managing a major incident in the hospital. This title is now available for the PDA, powered by Skyscape - to buy your copy Click here

Major Incident Medical Management and Support

The Practical Approach at the Scene (MIMMS)
Author: Advanced Life Support Group
Publisher: BMJ Books
ISBN: 9780727913913
Category: Medical
Page: 240
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This book is a simple and practical guide to managing one of the most challenging situations in medicine - that of a multiple casualty incident. The approach has been taught around the world since its introduction in 1994, and has become integrated into civilian and military medical practice. In this new international edition, common principles can be enhanced by users themselves in the local information boxes to make the text highly relevant to every reader.

Major Incident Medical Management and Support

The Practical Approach at the Scene
Author: Advanced Life Support Group
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1405187573
Category: Medical
Page: 181
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Major Incident Medical Management and Support (MIMMS) is the coursebook for the Advanced Life Support Group’s internationally taught training for health care professionals responding to major incidents. The practical approach employed in MIMMS has proved an invaluable aid to both civilian and military doctors, nurses and paramedics working in disaster management worldwide. The third edition has been fully revised to make MIMMS appropriate for the 21st century, with greater emphasis on human factors, a more structured approach to medical management, and new chapters on: Hazardous materials Incidents involving large numbers of children Management of a major incident with multiple burn casualties Mass gatherings Natural disasters There are also revised appendices covering responsibility for the dead, radio use, and voice procedures, and what to do beyond the immediate situation. Covering all eventualities in medical management during major incidents, MIMMS provides a comprehensive and practical guide for all who are involved in this aspect of emergency medicine.

Major Incident Management System (MIMS)


Author: Timothy J. Hodgetts,Crispin Porter
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118713478
Category: Medical
Page: 160
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This highly practical aid to management of major incidents is the refined and improved new edition of Prehospital Emergency Management Master. Concentrating on the essential elements in treatment and transport of the wounded in a major incident this new system provides easily assimilable information on: symbols and terminology; first actions; METHANE report; command; safety; communications; triage; treament; transport the system is produced on waterproof pages, and includes 12 separate action cards for use by auxiliary helpers, and a log for recording the facts. The complete package comes in a handy sized ring binder, allowing users to add their own local notes. The use of colour and easily recognisable icons makes this a valuable aid even in the most difficult conditions.

Medical Response to Major Incidents and Disasters

A Practical Guide for All Medical Staff
Author: Sten Lennquist
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642218954
Category: Medical
Page: 413
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This book, written by members of the core faculty responsible for European courses on Medical Response to Major Incidents (MRMI), is a practical guide for all medical staff on how to respond to a wide range of disaster scenarios. The entire spectrum of knowledge is covered, from command and coordination through to the management of individual casualties. Central importance is attached to the key component of decision making by explaining what needs to be done for patients in particular situations and the required order and timing of treatment measures. Simplified methods receive due attention, as it is often necessary for medical staff to administer primary treatment outside of their own specialty. This book will prove an invaluable aid to all who may be involved in the response to major accidents and disasters, including medical and nursing students, ambulance crew, and military personnel as well as medical specialists.

Policing Critical Incidents

Leadership and Critical Incident Management
Author: Laurence Alison,Jonathan Crego
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136732977
Category: Social Science
Page: 288
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The aim of this book is to examine the qualities of leadership and decision-making in the police service. Based on groundbreaking research using unique, advanced methods for examining policing in complex critical incident environments, the book focuses principally on a series of police debriefs following live major critical incidents. It captures the views of the Senior Investigating Officers (SIOs) who worked on these cases and draws upon the very rich set of experiences that they have had in dealing with complex, stressful and demanding enquiries. The book provides an introduction to new methods for exploring leadership and decision-making in critical incidents. It will be an essential resource for developers of police training in leadership and decision-making, senior police officers involved in critical incident management, organisational psychologists who work within policing, and for students whose area of study covers policing, decision-making or criminal investigation.

Critical Incident Stress Management in Aviation


Author: Jörg Leonhardt,Mr Joachim Vogt
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1409484920
Category: Transportation
Page: 194
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Critical incident stress management (CISM) is now a well-established method in crisis intervention, and one that is clearly needed within aviation. However, there are many peculiarities in this branch of CISM which require thorough consideration. People working in high-reliability environments need to be sensitive to others' reactions to critical stress. They are the normal reactions of normal people in abnormal situations. However, to ensure this a proper programme must be put in place, based on a scientific and standardized approach. This book describes the various methods and elements of the CISM model, as well as their interventions. It also investigates the benefits of CISM on the individual level and on an organisational strategic level. It details CISM training and courses, and features a case study based on the Überlingen accident of 2002. Critical Incident Stress Management in Aviation will be of direct relevance to human factors experts, safety managers, ATCOs and air navigation service providers, though there is also much that will be of interest to aviation physicians, psychologists and airport/airline managers.

Emergency Incident Management Systems

Fundamentals and Applications
Author: Louis N. Molino, Sr.
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470043415
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 539
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A "street smart" look atincident management in all its permutations Incident Management Systems (IMS) provide the means by which to coordinate the efforts of individual agencies in order to stabilize an incident and protect life, property, and the environment. Born from the FireScope project of the late 1960s, which was developed in response to the major wildfires that regularly plagued Southern California, these systems have evolved with many similarities and certain fundamental differences. Emergency Incident Management Systems: Fundamentals and Applications contrasts the major forms of Incident Management/Incident Command Systems. The author illuminates these differences and offers a fresh perspective on the concepts on which these systems are founded in order to make them more accessible and user-friendly. Without suggesting major changes in the systems, he bridges the gap between their theoretical and academic foundations and their real-world applications, and makes them more applicable to the professional's daily needs. Timely features of the book include: * An "in the field" point of view * Coverage of incidents of mass destruction * Filled-out sample forms designed to aid professionals in completing reports In post-9/11 America, where incident management has become a national priority-one that must be easilyunderstood and applicable across all emergency systems-this book provides a useful tool for helping today's emergency workers be more informed and more prepared than ever.

Crisis Standards of Care:

A Toolkit for Indicators and Triggers
Author: Committee on Crisis Standards of Care: A Toolkit for indicators and Triggers,Board on Health Sciences Policy,Institute of Medicine
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309285526
Category: Medical
Page: 216
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Disasters and public health emergencies can stress health care systems to the breaking point and disrupt delivery of vital medical services. During such crises, hospitals and long-term care facilities may be without power; trained staff, ambulances, medical supplies and beds could be in short supply; and alternate care facilities may need to be used. Planning for these situations is necessary to provide the best possible health care during a crisis and, if needed, equitably allocate scarce resources. Crisis Standards of Care: A Toolkit for Indicators and Triggers examines indicators and triggers that guide the implementation of crisis standards of care and provides a discussion toolkit to help stakeholders establish indicators and triggers for their own communities. Together, indicators and triggers help guide operational decision making about providing care during public health and medical emergencies and disasters. Indicators and triggers represent the information and actions taken at specific thresholds that guide incident recognition, response, and recovery. This report discusses indicators and triggers for both a slow onset scenario, such as pandemic influenza, and a no-notice scenario, such as an earthquake. Crisis Standards of Care features discussion toolkits customized to help various stakeholders develop indicators and triggers for their own organizations, agencies, and jurisdictions. The toolkit contains scenarios, key questions, and examples of indicators, triggers, and tactics to help promote discussion. In addition to common elements designed to facilitate integrated planning, the toolkit contains chapters specifically customized for emergency management, public health, emergency medical services, hospital and acute care, and out-of-hospital care.

Managing Obstetric Emergencies and Trauma

The MOET Course Manual
Author: Sara Paterson-Brown,Charlotte Howell
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316677680
Category: Medical
Page: N.A
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Obstetric emergencies are unplanned and often unanticipated. Management requires a clear understanding of the life-saving and damage-limiting treatments that can be implemented.

Pre-Hospital Paediatric Life Support

The Practical Approach
Author: Advanced Life Support Group
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1405144548
Category: Medical
Page: 240
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This practical book written especially for prehospital staff provides all the information needed to deal with children in life threatening situations before arriving at hospital. It is a complementary volume to the best-selling Advanced Paediatric Life Support

Hospital and Healthcare Security


Author: Tony W York,Don MacAlister
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN: 0124200621
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 750
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Building on the foundation of the previous five editions, Hospital and Healthcare Security, 6th Edition includes new and updated chapters to reflect the current state of healthcare security, particularly in data security and patient privacy, patient-generated violence, and emergency preparedness and management. The recognized leading text in the healthcare security industry, Hospital and Healthcare Security, 6th Edition explains the basics as well as higher expertise concerns, such as the roles of design, emergency management, and policy. Conveying a wide spectrum of topics in an easy to comprehend format, Hospital and Healthcare Security, 6th Edition provides a fresh perspective for healthcare security professionals to better prepare for security issue before they occur. Offers a quick-start section for hospital administrators who need an overview of security issues and best practices. Includes a sample request for proposals (RFP) for healthcare security services and incident report classifications. General principles clearly laid out so readers can apply internationally recognized industry standards most appropriate to their own environment. The new edition includes materials that address the latest issues of concern to healthcare security professionals, including security design, emergency management, off-campus programs and services, and best practices in mitigating patient-generated violence.

Incident Management for Operations


Author: Robb Schnepp, Ron Vidal, and Chris Hawley
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1491917792
Category:
Page: N.A
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Are you satisfied with the way your company responds to IT incidents? How prepared is your response team to handle critical, time-sensitive events such as service disruptions and security breaches? IT professionals looking for effective response models have successfully adopted the Incident Management System (IMS) used by firefighters throughout the US. This practical book shows you how to apply the same response methodology to your own IT operation. You’ll learn how IMS best practices for leading people and managing time apply directly to IT incidents where the stakes are high and outcomes are uncertain.

Acute Medical Emergencies

The Practical Approach
Author: Advanced Life Support Group
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 144432022X
Category: Medical
Page: 536
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Acute Medical Emergencies is based on the popular Advanced Life Support Group course MedicALS (Medical Advanced Life Support) and is an invaluable resource for all doctors dealing with medical emergencies. This comprehensive guide deals with the medical aspects of diagnosis and treatment of acute emergencies. Its structured approach teaches the novice how to assess and recognise a patient in an acute condition, and how to interpret vital symptoms such as breathlessness and chest or abdominal pain. There are separate sections on interpretation of investigations, and procedures for managing the emergency. It covers procedures for acute emergencies occurring anywhere - on hospital wards or beyond. The clarity of the text, including simple line illustrations, ensure its tried and tested procedures provide clear, concise advice on recognition and management of medical emergencies.

Sitting in the Hot Seat

Leaders and Teams for Critical Incident Management
Author: Rhona H. Flin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: N.A
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 258
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Crisis management is an area of activity which has been propelled to the forefront of the management agenda as a consequence of a number of recent incidents. Increasingly, the responsibility for taking command in an emergency is being placed on senior managers in charge, not only of well-known high-risk sites such as oil rigs and chemicals plants, but also of places where the public have a right to expect to be safe. The bombings of the World Trade Center in New York and of Manchester city centre, and the Hillsborough disaster each called on the skills and courage of people in a suddenly high-risk and high-profile situation. These are internationally memorable incidents but every day there are non-routine critical incidents which call on the skills, and test the training, of emergency professionals and "ordinary" managers alike. How are they prepared for the task? How are they trained? How are they monitored? Increasingly, the responsibility of individuals who are required to take command in emergencies is no longer simply the domain of the military, police, and fire service commanders. Sitting in The Hot Seat examines the selection, training and assessment of individuals who are required to take the command role in an emergency. It presents latest developments from the emergency services, miltary and industrial experts. The emphasis of the book is on the individual manager or commander and his/her relationship with the team. Case studies, expert commentary and psychological research complete a comprehensive picture of the issues in public, and private organizations, the military, and the industrial sector. The Police, the Fire service, the Ambulance service, the Coastguard service, the Armed Forces, the Merchant Navy, commercial airlines, mining, chemical and petro-chemical industries, offshore oil companies, the nuclear and power industries, football clubs, major entertainment venues, hotels safety professionals and senior managers in all these organizations will find Sitting in The Hot Seat a rich source of knowledge and techniques.

The Dumbest Generation

How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future(Or, Don 't Trust Anyone Under 30)
Author: Mark Bauerlein
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1440636893
Category: Social Science
Page: 272
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This shocking, surprisingly entertaining romp into the intellectual nether regions of today's underthirty set reveals the disturbing and, ultimately, incontrovertible truth: cyberculture is turning us into a society of know-nothings. The Dumbest Generation is a dire report on the intellectual life of young adults and a timely warning of its impact on American democracy and culture. For decades, concern has been brewing about the dumbed-down popular culture available to young people and the impact it has on their futures. But at the dawn of the digital age, many thought they saw an answer: the internet, email, blogs, and interactive and hyper-realistic video games promised to yield a generation of sharper, more aware, and intellectually sophisticated children. The terms “information superhighway” and “knowledge economy” entered the lexicon, and we assumed that teens would use their knowledge and understanding of technology to set themselves apart as the vanguards of this new digital era. That was the promise. But the enlightenment didn’t happen. The technology that was supposed to make young adults more aware, diversify their tastes, and improve their verbal skills has had the opposite effect. According to recent reports from the National Endowment for the Arts, most young people in the United States do not read literature, visit museums, or vote. They cannot explain basic scientific methods, recount basic American history, name their local political representatives, or locate Iraq or Israel on a map. The Dumbest Generation: How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future is a startling examination of the intellectual life of young adults and a timely warning of its impact on American culture and democracy. Over the last few decades, how we view adolescence itself has changed, growing from a pitstop on the road to adulthood to its own space in society, wholly separate from adult life. This change in adolescent culture has gone hand in hand with an insidious infantilization of our culture at large; as adolescents continue to disengage from the adult world, they have built their own, acquiring more spending money, steering classrooms and culture towards their own needs and interests, and now using the technology once promoted as the greatest hope for their futures to indulge in diversions, from MySpace to multiplayer video games, 24/7. Can a nation continue to enjoy political and economic predominance if its citizens refuse to grow up? Drawing upon exhaustive research, personal anecdotes, and historical and social analysis, The Dumbest Generation presents a portrait of the young American mind at this critical juncture, and lays out a compelling vision of how we might address its deficiencies. The Dumbest Generation pulls no punches as it reveals the true cost of the digital age—and our last chance to fix it.

Introduction to Homeland Security

Principles of All-Hazards Risk Management
Author: Jane Bullock,George Haddow,Damon P. Coppola
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN: 0128020563
Category: Political Science
Page: 760
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Introduction to Homeland Security: Principles of All-Hazards Risk Management, Fifth Edition, provides users with a substantially updated version of previous versions, clearly delineating the bedrock principles of preparing for, mitigating, managing, and recovering from emergencies and disasters, while also offering a balanced account of all aspects of homeland security. This new edition features coverage of the Boston Marathon bombing, analysis of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework for critical infrastructure protection, and examines the DHS “Blue Campaign to stop human trafficking. To provide added perspective, this edition features additional “another voice sections and examines the emergence of social media as a tool for reporting on homeland security issues. Provides users with a comprehensive understanding of the bedrock principles of preparing for, mitigating, managing, and recovering from emergencies and disasters Features coverage of the Boston Marathon bombing and analysis of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework for critical infrastructure protection Examines the emergence of social media as a tool for reporting on homeland security issues

Serious Incident Prevention

How to Achieve and Sustain Accident-free Operations in Your Plant Or Company
Author: Thomas Burns
Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing
ISBN: 9780750675215
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 199
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Serves as a guide to creating a proactive, effective prevention process. This book presents a model showing you how to systematically identify and execute the steps needed to make your operations incident-free. It includes cases of real-life examples and safety performance scorecards.