A review of the management of a major incident involving predominantly paediatric casualties.
On 27 September 1993 a double-decker bus full of secondary school children was involved in a collision with a lorry.
A total of 58 people were injured, including two fatalities.
All except two of the casualities were children.
Forty-two casualities, including all of the seriously injured, were taken to the Accident & Emergency Department at York District Hospital.
Fifteen casualities were admitted, the majority with closed head injuries.
Most of the injuries were of a minor nature, predominantly soft-tissue damage and superficial lacerations.
This paper reviews these injuries and the implementation of the hospital major accident (MAJAX) plan.
Mots-clés Pascal : Accident circulation, Royaume Uni, Organisation, Soin, Secours première urgence, Programme sanitaire, Service hospitalier, Homme, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Traffic accident, United Kingdom, Organization, Care, First emergency care, Sanitary program, Hospital ward, Human, Europe
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0494625
Code Inist : 002B30A04D. Création : 199501.