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A brief overview of personal safety at incident sites
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 V Calland
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Safety at the scenes of trauma is not routinely taught to ambulance crews or medical teams. This article considers identification of the various hazards at an assortment of scenes by looking for unstable energy sources. While no substitute for practical training and experience, it provides a concept around which safety awareness can be developed.

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