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Ambulance Services to provide care in accordance with all established standards and protocols (Department of Health, 2001).Planning:Function includes the collection, evaluation, dissemination, and use of information about the development of the incident and status of resources. Planning also includes creation ofthe IAP, which defines the response activities and resource utilization for a specified time period through a standardized planning process.Finance and Administration: Function is critical for tracking incident costs and reimbursement accounting. Unless costs and financial operations are carefully recorded and justified, reimbursement is difficult.Logistics:Function provides facilities, services, and materials, including personnel to operate therequested equipment for the incident. This area is significant in long-term or extended operationswhen more resources are required.As part of the logistics of a large incident EMS agencies should give consideration to several areas. These include, but are not limited to:Communications capabilities with other responding agencies;Access to the stockpiles of supplies and equipment needed in an emergency;Availability to contact members/employees and advise them additional human resources are needed;Personnel accountability;Equipment tracking; andAvailability of Personnel Protective Equipment (PPE) for responding employees/members (Department of Health, 2001).References:Department of Health. (2001, June 29). EMS Use of the Incident Command System. Retrieved from
Deal, T. (2010). Beyond initial response: Using the National Incident Management System's Incident Command System(2nd ed.). Bloomington, In: AuthorHouse. Kestrel Management (2013, July 25). Incident Command System (ICS): 5 Major Components - Kestrel Management - Kestrel Management. Retrieved June 06, 2015, from 3. Describe the similarities and differences that you would expect in 1) a"dirty bomb" explosion detonated by a terrorist organization; 2) a nuclear power plant explosion; 3) a large nuclear explosion. Include your treatment, number and types of expected casualties, area of contamination, etc.1. Dirty Bomb: A dirty bomb, or radiological dispersion device (RDD), is a bomb that combines conventional explosives, such as dynamite or TNT, with radioactive materials. Such bombs can be as small as a firecracker or as big as a truck. The idea behind a dirty bomb is to blast radioactive material into the area around the explosion. This could possibly cause buildings and people to be exposed to and contaminated by radioactive material. The main purpose of a dirty bomb is to frighten people and make buildings or land unusable for a long period of time (Public Health Oregon, n.d.).