Managing major incidents 2012

Bird, F.; Pritchard, N.
June 2013
Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation & Emergency Medici;2013, Vol. 21 Issue Suppl 1, p1
Academic Journal
The article presents abstracts on the management of major incidents which include emergency medical services in shootings and bombings, coagulopathy in pre-hospital care and safety issues during terrorist incidents.


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