Disaster Planning

Disaster Planning

Proceedings of a Symposium Held at the Royal Naval Hospital, Haslar, Gosport, Hants, on 10 and 11 October, 1974

1st Edition - January 1, 1975

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  • Editor: J. W. Richardson
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483183435

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Disaster Planning covers the proceedings of a symposium held at the Royal Naval Hospital Haslar, Gosport, Hants in October 10 and 11, 1974. The book focuses on deliberate actions to be carried out in the occurrence of a disaster. The selection first underscores planning on maritime, railway, and road traffic accidents. Discussions focus on control of an incident, multiple accident procedures, medical aspects of road traffic accidents, role of railway medical officers, railway staff action at an accident, local major disaster plans, and survivors and rescue. The manuscript then takes a look at nuclear accidents, civil disturbances, and major fires. Topics include types of major fires, management of casualties, public relations, decontamination, casualty handling, and public health aspects. The publication ponders on control at a scene of disaster, categorization of casualties, road transport and communications, reception and triage of casualties, and supplies. Concerns include drugs, blood, stretchers and blankets, action by officer in charge of division, and recovery stage of incident. The selection is a dependable source material for researchers interested in disaster preparedness.

Table of Contents

  • Preface

    Symposium Committee and Session Chairmen



    Opening Address

    Part One: The Problem

    First Period

    The Aircraft Accident

    Maritime Accidents: Planning

    Maritime Accidents: Smoke Inhalation Injury

    Railway Accidents


    Second Period

    Road Traffic Accidents: Medical Aspects

    Road Traffic Accidents: Organization

    Nuclear Accidents

    Civil Disturbances

    Summerland Disaster

    Major Fires


    Part Two: Site Organization

    First Period

    Control at Scene of Disaster

    Rescue and Release

    Categorization of Casualties

    Medical Care at the Site of Disaster

    Systems for Disaster Management


    Second Period

    Road Transport and Communications

    Air Transport: Logistics

    Air Transport: Medical Aspects

    Hovercraft Transport

    Role of the Voluntary Services


    Part Three: Designated Hospital Organization


    Reception and Triage of Casualties

    Staff Recall

    Staff Utilization




    Second Period

    The Need for Public Relations

    Casualty Information

    Medico-Legal Implications

    A National Policy for Disaster Planning



Product details

  • No. of pages: 134
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 1983
  • Published: January 1, 1975
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483183435

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