Implementation of a medical command and control team in Switzerland.

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Serval ID
serval:BIB_8E0EC20C3CA5
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Title
Implementation of a medical command and control team in Switzerland.
Journal
Disasters
Author(s)
Carron P.N., Reigner P., Vallotton L., Clouet J.G., Danzeisen C., Zürcher M., Yersin B.
ISSN
1467-7717 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
0361-3666
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2014
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
38
Number
2
Pages
434-450
Language
english
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article
Abstract
In case of a major incident or disaster, the advance medical rescue command needs to manage several essential tasks simultaneously. These include the rapid deployment of ambulance, police, fire and evacuation services, and their coordinated activity, as well as triage and emergency medical care on site. The structure of such a medical rescue command is crucial for the successful outcome of medical evacuation at major incidents. However, little data has been published on the nature and structure of the command itself. This study presents a flexible approach to command structure, with two command heads: one emergency physician and one experienced paramedic. This approach is especially suitable for Switzerland, whose federal system allows for different structures in each canton. This article examines the development of these structures and their efficiency, adaptability and limitations with respect to major incident response in the French-speaking part of the country.
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Web of science
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11/04/2014 17:38
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20/08/2019 14:52
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