Burn disasters--an audit of the literature.

  title={Burn disasters--an audit of the literature.},
  author={Carsten L Broeze and Sian Falder and Suzanne Rea and Fiona Wood},
  journal={Prehospital and disaster medicine},
  volume={25 6},
All events that result in disasters are unique, and it is impossible to become fully prepared. However, through thorough planning and preparedness, it is possible to gain a better understanding of the typical injury patterns and problems that arise from a variety of hazards. Such events have the potential to claim many lives and overwhelm local medical resources. Burn disasters vary in scope of injury and procedures required, and are much more labor and resource intensive than non-burn… CONTINUE READING