The Management of Mass Burn Casualties and Fire Disasters

Proceedings of the First International Conference on Burns and Fire Disasters

Editors: Masellis, M., Gunn, S. William A. (Eds.)

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Thermal harm is one of the most traumatizing assaults on man and his environment. Whether suffered by living beings as burn injury, or sustained by societal structures as fire damage, the resulting physical pain and material loss can be extremely distressing both to the person and to society. The health professions and in particular burn specialists have been continually developing effective means of combating burn disease and promoting rehabili­ tation of the victims, especially in mass casualty situations. In parallel, various levels of the community have been mobilizing fire prevention and fire-fighting mechanisms that protect society and the environment from the ever-increasing hazards of fire disasters. It is therefore surprising that, while aiming at the same objective, the two sectors have rarely come together; doctor has rarely worked with fire chief. Yet both disciplines have so much to learn from and contribute to each other's efforts. The Mediterranean Burns Club is a professional organization that brings together persons concerned with burn therapy and fire safety in all forms, especially in the countries of the Mediterranean basin. It is honoured to have been identified by the United Nations as a premier scientific body in its field within the programme of the International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction. It is therefore natural that it should have initiated an international gathering of specialists engaged in burns as a surgical, clinical problem, and of counterparts dealing with fires as a societal, disaster management problem.

Table of contents (64 chapters)

  • Overview The First International Conference on Burns and Fire Disasters

    Hanlon, C. Rollins

    Pages 1-3

  • Thermal agent disaster and fire disaster: definition, damage, assessment and relief operations

    Masellis, Michele

    Pages 7-12

  • The scientific basis of disaster medicine

    Gunn, S. W. A.

    Pages 13-18

  • Overcoming the mythology of disaster

    Alley, Eric E.

    Pages 19-23

  • Analysis of severe fire disasters

    Arturson, C.

    Pages 24-33

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Management of Mass Burn Casualties and Fire Disasters
Book Subtitle
Proceedings of the First International Conference on Burns and Fire Disasters
Editors
  • M. Masellis
  • S. William A. Gunn
Copyright
1992
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-0-585-33973-3
DOI
10.1007/978-0-585-33973-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-8804-3
Softcover ISBN
978-94-017-4131-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 339
Topics