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Title: Preparedness required for ensuring best coordinated use of international urban search and rescue assistance by earthquake affected countries
Authors: Morris, Brendon
Keywords: Emergency medical services;Emergency medicine;Rescue work;Emergency medical services--Communication systems;Emergency medical services--Utilization;Earthquakes;Emergency medical services--Dissertations, Academic
Issue Date: 2007
Abstract: Strong earthquakes are frequent catastrophic disasters occurring worldwide and often lead to structural collapse of buildings. Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) is the specialised process of locating, extricating and providing immediate medical treatment to victims trapped in collapsed structures. This research project aimed to identify the key preparedness efforts necessary by an earthquake affected country to ensure best coordinated use of international USAR assistance.
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