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Citation

Cohen DL, Montalvo MA, Turnbull GP. J. Trauma 1994; 36(2): 237-244.

Affiliation

48th Medical Group, United States Air Forces in Europe (USAFE), RAF Lakenheath, U.K.

Copyright

(Copyright © 1994, Lippincott Williams and Wilkins)

DOI

unavailable

PMID

8114144

Abstract

Major air shows are potentially extremely hazardous events. They may attract large crowds numbering in the hundreds of thousands, and the communities in which they are held are usually not equipped to provide emergency services for so many individuals. It is not unusual for several hundred spectators to develop symptoms of medical illness substantial enough to require some elements of medical intervention. Added to this is the potential for and very real hazard of a major airplane crash or vehicular crash. Effective planning for such events is a complex process requiring coordination among various agencies. The Royal Air Force Mildenhall Medical Emergency Support Plan is an example of an approach used successfully to provide support for one of the largest military air shows in the world. We present a comprehensive approach to providing urgent services for up to 700 potential casualties including on-scene definitive stabilization for those most seriously injured.


Language: en

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