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Fifteen-minute consultation: An overview of major incidents

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posted on 2022-07-13, 09:02 authored by Stefani Widya, Rebecca Hewitson, Tulsi Patel, Damian Roland, Christopher Dadnam
Major incidents are rare but require a large amount of preparation, co-ordination and communication across different emergency services and specialities. This ensures that casualties are efficiently managed within the constraints of limited clinical resources. This article aims to provide a brief understanding of what constitutes as a major incident, how it is declared and the chain of command in communication and action, focusing specifically on the paediatric process. It also aims to highlight important considerations that could potentially be missed (eg, the mental health impact, forensic evidence and so on).

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Author affiliation

Department of Health Sciences, University of Leicester

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  • AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Published in

Archives of Disease in Childhood: Education & Practice

Publisher

BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP

issn

1743-0585

eissn

1743-0593

Acceptance date

2022-05-27

Copyright date

2022

Available date

2022-07-13

Spatial coverage

England

Language

English

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