Responding to Terrorism. A Medical Handbook by Ian Greaves QHS OStJ FRCP FCEM FIMC RCS(Ed) FRGS DTM&H

By Ian Greaves QHS OStJ FRCP FCEM FIMC RCS(Ed) FRGS DTM&H DMCC DipMedEd RAMC, Paul Hunt Mbbs DipIMC(RCSed) MCEM MRCSed DMCC RAMC

Mounting an efficient reaction to a terrorist assault or, simply as importantly, dealing with a potential terrorist incident, is the direct specialist accountability of group physicians, occupational future health physicians, coincidence and emergency employees, basic practitioners and medical professionals within the military. This instruction manual deals such pros a vast diversity of clinically proper info in an instantly available layout. It collects jointly information, which isn't on hand in anybody different quantity, and provides it in a balanced and aim way, while placing the potential dangers into standpoint. Responding to Terrorism can also be appropriate to paramedics and nurses in quite a lot of disciplines in addition to to individuals of the emergency providers

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A key aim is to improve coordination between the regions and central government in the event of an incident. 12 Roles of the Regional Resilience Teams (England and Wales) • • • • • • • Facilitate regional planning activity Manage relationships with local responders and agencies Gather information Report back to central government Provide support to Regional Resilience Forums (RRFs) Provide support to Regional Civil Contingencies Committees (RCCCs) Ensure effective communications between regions are in place regions.

Severe – an attack is highly likely. Critical – an attack is expected imminently. Educational initiatives Diploma in Major Incident Management The Faculty of PreHospital Care of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh has established a Diploma in Major Incident Management. The first diet of this examination will be in 2010. Information regarding the examination will be available from the examinations office at the College. 43 CHAPTER 2 Responding to a Terrorist Incident Contents Declaring an incident ...................

Equipment. The Government has stores of equipment needed to establish an improvised mortuary as well as general and radiological equipment. Information and the media Regional Media Emergency Forums (RMEF) are in place in every region of England, working alongside Regional Resilience Teams to coordinate release of information to and cooperation with the media. Wales also has an MEF. Local areas where there is a specifically high risk of an incident may establish their own similar arrangements.

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