Planning

Gunshot and Stab Wounds to the Chest

Gunshot and stab wounds to the chest are the most common causes of penetrating┬áchest trauma. These wounds are classified according to their velocity and the speed at which a bullet or penetrating object enters the chest wall. Stab wounds are generally considered low-velocity trauma due to the weapon only destroying a relatively small area around …

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Understanding the Phases of Disaster

Disasters are any occurrences that involve or potentially involve injuries or harm to many individuals. These situations often overwhelm the available emergency resources and personnel. Disasters can result from either natural (such as hurricanes, windstorm, earthquake, and tornadoes) or man-made origins (such as fires, road crashes, airplane crashes, nuclear disasters, and acts of terrorism and …

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