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Essentials of disaster management: the role of the orthopaedic surgeon.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21553757     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Disaster preparedness and management education is essential for allowing orthopaedic surgeons to play a valuable, constructive role in responding to disasters. The National Incident Management System, as part of the National Response Framework, provides coordination between all levels of government and uses the Incident Command System as its unified command structure. An "all-hazards" approach to disasters, whether natural, man-made, intentional, or unintentional, is fundamental to disaster planning. To respond to any disaster, command and control must be established, and emergency management must be integrated with public health and medical care. In the face of increasing acts of terrorism, an understanding of blast injury pathophysiology allows for improved diagnostic and treatment strategies. A practical understanding of potential biologic, chemical, and nuclear agents and their attendant clinical symptoms is also prerequisite. Credentialing and coordination between designated organizations and the federal government are essential to allow civilian orthopaedic surgeons to access systems capable of disaster response.
Authors:
Christopher T Born; Keith O Monchik; Roman A Hayda; Michael J Bosse; Andrew N Pollak
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Instructional course lectures     Volume:  60     ISSN:  0065-6895     ISO Abbreviation:  Instr Course Lect     Publication Date:  2011  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-05-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7507149     Medline TA:  Instr Course Lect     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  3-14     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Director of Orthopaedic Trauma and Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Department of Orthopaedics, Rhode Island Hospital, Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island.
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