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The process of determining which casualties (as from an accident, disaster, military battle, or explosion of nuclear weapons) need urgent treatment, which ones are well enough to go untreated, and which ones are beyond hope of benefit from treatment.



in medieval France the right and custom of lords to allot to themselves a portion of the common lands, usually one-third. Triage, widely practiced in the 18th century, was abolished by the French Revolution.

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Secondly, I learnt about an amazing organisation with inspirational leadership, that aspires to instil a nation with hope and that taught me that disaster medicine is far more than just the initial response.
HAMMAMET, March 26, 2010 (TAP) - The second Maghreb Emergency and Disaster Medicine Congress is organised, on the 25th-27th instant in Hammamet, by the Tunisian Society for Emergency Medicine.
Guillermo Mesa Ridel, director of Cuba's Center for Disaster Medicine, and Alexander Isakov, founding director of Emory University's Office of Critical Event Preparedness and Response.
His experiences led to an interest in disaster medicine and disaster management, and his main research interests are the relationship between conflict and disasters, the link between disaster and development and the vulnerabilities of populations to disasters.
Geoffrey Simmons, M.D., is a volunteer trainer for the city of Eugene and is governor of the American Board for Disaster Medicine.
Wingfield,'s VETERINARY DISASTER MEDICINE: WORKING ANIMALS (9780813810171, $70.00), a comprehensive guide to providing first aid to service dogs and horses.
Material is presented in checklist and outline format, with chapters on body systems and medical specialties, as well as resuscitation, psychobehavioral disorders, procedures and skills, disaster medicine, and legal issues.
An emergency memo already sent to senior A& E staff warns they must be prepared to practise "disaster medicine" if swine flu sweeps the country.
Two years after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita launched the biggest pet-rescue in American history, specialists in disaster medicine are still analyzing the results.
Members of the American Board of Disaster Medicine (ABODM) examination development task force gathered in Sarasota recently to finalize the performance assessment component of the certifying exam.
Bollet admits both the Union and Confederate departments did perform "dismally" when the war began, but he is quick to point out "the Medical Services responded remarkably well to the immense demands" placed on them "by achieving survival rates for disease and wounds not known in previous wars by developing innovations that later became standard components of battlefield and disaster medicine."
Volunteer physicians are most effective following a disaster if they understand the importance of re-establishing the needed infrastructure, and if they arrive on scene as part of an organized response, having been trained in disaster medicine and public health.

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