EMERGENCY MEDICINE

Medical Intelligence

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Acknowledgment The author wishes to acknowledge guidance provided by Mark Keim, MD, MBA. Dr. Keim’s assistance proved invaluable for the author’s development of this chapter. Background Medical intelligence can be…

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Operational Rescue

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Operational rescue , or as it is sometimes referred to, contingency or hasty rescue , is a multidisciplinary approach to rescue while operating within dynamic, often high-threat, and asset-depleted environments….

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Heat Wave

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Description of event A heat wave is defined in meteorological terms as a prolonged period of unusually hot weather. The duration and intensity of the heat play an important role…

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Tsunami

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Acknowledgments The author thanks Kingkarn Waiyanak for the literature search and retrieval, Glenn K. Shingledecker for his help in editing the manuscript, and the staff personnel at Krabi Hospital, Krabi,…

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Flood

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Description of event Floods are the most common natural disasters. They cause greater mortality than any other natural disaster. Worldwide, floods account for approximately 40% of natural disasters. In the…

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Earthquake

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Description of event Earthquakes are among the most devastating natural disasters. In many regions of the United States imperceptible earthquakes occur frequently. Historically, massive earthquakes have led to some of…

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Tornado

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Description of event The American Meteorological Society defines a tornado as “a violently rotating column of air, in contact with the ground, either pendant from a cumuliform cloud or underneath…

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Hurricanes, Cyclones, and Typhoons

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Description of event Hurricanes, cyclones, and typhoons are all tropical weather systems formed by overly warm water in tropical oceans. Each, characteristically, exhibits rotary circulation and can be described as…

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Integration of Law Enforcement and Military Resources with the Emergency Response to a Terrorist Incident

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In a terrorist incident, medical and rescue personnel will respond to locate, extricate, treat, and transport patients. Simultaneously, law enforcement resources will respond to investigate, interview, and collect evidence. Medical…

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