World Federation of Associations of Clinical Toxicology Centers and Poison Control Centers. World congress. Taipei TWN, 1994/11/08.
Following a hazardous chemical accident, early critical care life support is crucial to minimizing potential morbidity and mortality (1).
Providing effective care to victims, however, depends on the nature of the incident, the number of victims affected, the availability of medical care, the coordination of rescue efforts, the available modes of evacuation, and the availability of post-evacuation tertiary care.
The goal in mass casualty scenarios is to minimize mortality and morbidity.
Consequently, the most basic emergency response must include a method for assessing the incident, the extent of injury to victims, methods for determining which victims will receive treatment first, and what types of treatment will be given during the various stages of the incident.
The basic need to handle hazardous chemical incident victims exists regardless of the environment in which the incident occurs, or whether small or large numbers of victims are involved.
Mots-clés Pascal : Composé chimique, Morbidité, Mortalité, Accident, Toxicité, Produit dangereux, Sinistre, Homme, Stratégie, Chaleur, Procédure urgence, Centre premier secours
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Chemical compound, Morbidity, Mortality, Accident, Toxicity, Dangerous product, Disaster, Human, Strategy, Heat, Emergency procedure, First aid center
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