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The major incident and critical care 

The major incident and critical care
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The major incident and critical care
Author(s):

Sheila K. Adam

and Sue Osborne

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199215904.003.18
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date: 26 June 2022

Setting up systems for response 438

Staff training and preparation 439

Blast injury 440

Serious infectious epidemics 442

Major incidents will generally involve critical care. Recent examples include severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), train crashes, terrorist attacks, and natural catastrophes. These all place a sudden extra demand on critical care. Flu pandemics are a very real possibility in the near future and would potentially swamp critical care should they occur....

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