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Casualty and Scene Medical Management 

Casualty and Scene Medical Management
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Casualty and Scene Medical Management
Author(s):

Ian Greaves

and Paul Hunt

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199238088.003.0005
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date: 09 December 2021

Chapter 5 covers the declaration of a major incident and practice of the initial situation report from the scene. A summary is given of the systematic approach and organization of the on-scene medical response including key medical roles and responsibilities at scene, triage, decontamination, personal protective equipment, dealing with the dead and human remains, evacuation, survivor reception, mass fatalities and national emergency mortuary arrangements, management of contaminated fatalities, and the role of the police senior investigation manager.

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