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By Alan Hawley, James Matheson

The basic advisor for all training scientific scholars and medics who may well locate themselves responding to incidents at the scale of the 7 July 2005 terrorist bomb blasts in London, and the Lockerbie air catastrophe of 1988.

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2 Demonstrate your function and describe other job functions in institutional and community disaster response systems to ensure unified command and scalable response to a disaster or public health emergency. 3 Devise, evaluate and modify institutional and community incident command and emergency operations systems to ensure unified command and scalable response to a disaster or public health emergency. 2 Demonstrate regional, state, local, proficiency in institutional, the mobilization organizational and and coordination private industry disaster of disaster support services, support services.

Similar requirements exist within the United Kingdom and the nascent specialty of Disaster Medicine in Great Britain will address these and future needs while serving as a model for the rest of Europe. L LEARNING POINTS Definitions Disaster healthcare – Defined by the HSPDs as the provision of healthcare services by healthcare professionals to disaster survivors and disaster responders both in a disaster impact area and healthcare evacuation-receiving facilities throughout the disaster life cycle (for details of HSPDs see Further reading).

G. medical, nuclear). Understands issues related to the use of volunteers (training, handling, appropriate use, liability, responsibility). 7 Communication/Documentation: Maintains necessary communication and documentation. Understands the chain of communication and role of the PIO. Understands basic vocabulary as well as acronyms used in disaster operations. Knows basic procedures for medical record-keeping (including data capture and banking, role of toe tags). 1b C ( ontinued) Competency number 22 Knows basics of evidentiary documentations (crime scene evidence).

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