Accession Number:

ADP013382

Title:

The Role of National Poison Control Center in Organisation and Management of Mass Ammonia Accident

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

MILITARY MEDICAL ACADEMY BELGRADE (YUGOSLAVIA) NATIONAL POISON CONTROL

Report Date:

2001-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

Despite the frequent occurrence of incidents involving hazardous materials, organisation and management still pose some specific problems in chemical disasters. Most hospitals with emergency care are not fully prepared to handle contaminated or poisoned patients, which may have important impact on the outcome of poisoning. Following a hazardous chemical accident, providing early effective care to victims depends on the nature of the accident, the number of victims affected, the availability of medical care, the coordination of rescue teams and medical treatment. Poison Control Centres must have a crucial role in all phases of the disaster management.

Subject Categories:

  • Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies
  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE