Disaster and Mass Casualty Management

  • Eric R. Frykberg


You are the field medical director of the emergency system for your region. While patrolling an area being prepared for the upcoming state fair, a bolt of lightning strikes a concentrated area of workers who were hovering around one of the main tents.You arrive on the scene immediately and place a dispatch call for medical backup. Several fragments of the frame of the tent have impaled some of the victims.You see the following persons down:
  1. (A)

    Two workers with metal frames impaled in lower extremities who are calling out for help

  2. (B)

    One worker decapitated

  3. (C)

    One worker with no vital signs of life and no obvious injuries

  4. (D)

    One worker with abdominal evisceration who is moaning in pain

  5. (E)

    One worker who is entrapped by a large metal plate with no vital signs of life



Emergency Medical Service Blast Wave Disaster Response Blast Injury Mass Casualty 
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  • Eric R. Frykberg
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryUniversity of Florida College of Medicine, Shands Jacksonville Medical CenterJacksonvilleUSA

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