MAJOR INCIDENT

major incident can be defined as any emergency that requires the implementation of special arrangements by one or more of the Emergency Services, the NHS or local Authority for: The initial treatment, rescue and transport of a large number of casualties.

JICS Volume 14 Number 4 October 2013.pdf
What the Intensive Care doctor needs to know about blast -related lung injury

IMPACT ON STAFF

The psychological impact of a major incident on patients and staff involved in a major incident cannot be underestimated. The effect can be immediate or not be apparent for a few weeks to months afterwards. The leaflet below can be given to patients and staff to provide information on how they could be expected to feel after a traumatic experience.