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Mass fatality management concise field guide

Author: Mary H Dudley
Publisher: Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, [2013]. ©2013
Edition/Format:   Book : CD for computer : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In a mass fatality incident, members of the medical examiner or coroner's office are faced with a host of complex and time-sensitive responsibilities. These include identifying victims, collecting property and evidence, determining cause and manner of death, issuing death certificates, and returning the bodies to their families. Written for all personnel involved in these incidents, Mass Fatality Management Concise  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Handbooks
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mary H Dudley
ISBN: 9781466557253 1466557257
OCLC Number: 816164961
Description: xiv, 154 pages : illustrations, forms ; 26 cm + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
Contents: Mass Fatality Management Overview Mass Fatalities Plan of Operation Administrative Operations Public Information Officer-Joint Press Release Computerized Database Maintenance Death Certificate Issuance-Permanent Records Logistics Personnel Management Financial Accounting Legal Concerns Incident Site Incident Site Assessment Search and Recovery Evacuation from Incident Site Morgue Operations Admitting Station-Station Radiography-Station Assessment/Pathology/Photography-Station Personal Effects-Station Dental Examination-Station Fingerprinting-Station DNA-Station Anthropological Examination-Station Body Releasing-Station (Exit/Rebagging) Family Assistance Center The Need for a Family Assistance Center Participating Agencies Site Selection Considerations Procedures and Operations of the FAC Weapons of Mass Destruction Recognition of a Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Incident Personnel Assignment Taking Jurisdiction of Fatalities Transportation of Fatalities Body Tracking System Temporary Incident Morgue Operations Mass Burial Guidelines Objective Purpose Procedure Location Selection Processing of Remains for Mass Burial Burial of Remains Mass Burial Guidelines in a WMD Incident Appendix A: Mass Fatality-Personnel Description Appendix B: External Physical Examination Procedure Appendix C: Standard Internal Body Examination Procedure Appendix D: Dental Identification Procedure Appendix E: Body Release Appendix F: Resources Appendix G: Logistics Equipment/Supplies List Index
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In a mass fatality incident, members of the medical examiner or coroner's office are faced with a host of complex and time-sensitive responsibilities. These include identifying victims, collecting property and evidence, determining cause and manner of death, issuing death certificates, and returning the bodies to their families. Written for all personnel involved in these incidents, Mass Fatality Management Concise Field Guide outlines the necessary components to prepare for and manage mass fatalities. Topics covered in this practical manual include: *Administrative operations, including the release of information, death certificates, logistics, and personnel management; *Incident site assessment, search and recovery, and evacuation; *Morgue operations, including the admitting station, radiography, dental examination and fingerprints, DNA testing, and release of the body; *Site selection and procedures for the Family Assistance Center; *Issues related to weapons of mass destruction, including recognition, personnel assignment, decontamination, and the transportation of fatalities; *Mass burial guidelines. Each chapter features a convenient bulleted format and includes forms and illustrations to enhance the narrative. The Appendix includes supplemental information on mass fatality personnel description, external physical examination procedures, standard internal body examination procedures (the forensic autopsy), dental identification procedures, body release, and the mobile morgue equipment inventory list. An accompanying rewritable CD-ROM allows readers to enter data electronically and print out completed forms. The information in this book will enable those organizations tasked with managing these incidents to more effectively develop a mass fatality plan; prepare a needs-assessment list; identify local resources for equipment, supplies, and personnel; and adequately train personnel. It will also be a useful resource for preparing a community's local plan to meet the National Association of Medical Examiners (NAME) accreditation standards for medical examiner offices and to comply with the federal emergency support function (ESF)-8 requirements.
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