Emergency department response to hazardous materials incidents

M A Kirk, J Cisek, S R Rose
Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America 1994, 12 (2): 461-81
Emergency physicians must stay alert to situations that involve toxic chemical exposures. An appropriate response to victims of chemical contamination is important for the victim's outcome and the safety of hospital personnel. Successful management of such a situation requires managing information, resources, and patients with complex medical conditions. Chemical contamination may affect one or hundreds of victims. Community planning is essential for an effective response to toxic chemical accidents (Haz-Mat).

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