The clinician will find that this approach is clearly explained. Aided by tables and diagrams, the reader is shown how to assess the scene, communicate appropriately with the services, use an accepted quick triage sieve (in the field using respiratory rate and capillary return), deal with the dead, and do practical procedures from airway management to femoral nerve blocks. Various topics, from media interaction to chemical and radiological incidents, are covered, although biological agents seem to have been forgotten.
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