Chapters

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1. Context
  • Triage
  • Phases of disasters
  • Burden of disease in sudden onset disasters
  • Earthquakes / Tsunamis / Floods
  • Healthcare in danger
  • Patient factors
2. Ballistics
  • Ballistics & Energy Transfer
  • Bullet wounds
  • Blast injuries
  • Management
3. Logistics, field support and training
  • Logistics and self-sufficiency
  • Logistics standards
  • Training for EMTS
  • Considerations for training
4. Anesthesia and perioperative care
  • Initial assessment
  • Pre-operative care
  • Post-operative care
  • Anaesthesia
  • Pain management and patient record
5. Damage control surgery and resuscitation
  • Principles of damage control surgery and resuscitation
  • Resuscitation and pelvic fractures
  • Diagnosis and management
  • Placement of anterior frames for pelvic fractures
6. Limb wounds
  • Wound management
  • Wound surgery
  • Wound debridement by layers
  • Dressings
7. Closed fractures
  • Closed fracture management
  • Immobilization
  • After-care and follow up
  • Removing casts
  • Traction
  • Paediatric considerations
  • Transfers
  • Management of closed fractures with internal fixation
8. Open fractures
  • Wound debridement
  • Fracture stabilization
  • External fixation for open fractures
  • Management of open fractures
9. Compartment syndrome and crush syndrome
  • Compartment syndrome diagnosis
  • Compartment syndrome treatment
  • Crush syndrome
  • Crush syndrome management in SODs
10. Amputations
  • Lower extremity amputations
  • Specific technical considerations
  • Upper extremity amputations
  • Special considerations
  • Complications of amputation
  • Key messages regarding amputation
11. Burns
  • Clinical management of burns
  • Surgical management of burns
  • Chemical and electrical burns
12. Ethics of healthcare in disasters and conflicts
  • Main ethical theories
  • Tools to deal with ethical dilemmas
  • EMT guiding principles
  • Research ethics in disasters
13. Rehabilitation
  • Acute care treatment
  • Sub acute treatment
  • Chronic-long term treatment
  • Family involvement and equipment
Annexes
  • ICRC ABCD initial assessment
  • ICRC Burns Overview
  • ICRC Thromboprophylaxis guideline
  • ICRC Triage
  • ICRC Femur Fracture and Traction