mass disaster

mass disaster

Medspeak
A man-made or natural disaster in which so many persons are injured that local emergency medical services are overwhelmed and/or destroyed.

Public health
An unanticipated and unexpected event of calamitous proportions that it causes widespread injury or death.

mass disaster

Public health A man-made or natural disaster in which so many persons are injured that local emergency medical services may be overwhelmed or destroyed. See Man-made disaster, Natural disaster, National Disaster Medical System.
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Mass disaster and the dental hygienist: the MGM fire.
Other authors have suggested these podiatry records may have value in the forensic and mass disaster identification (8-10).
This is the reason why DNA profiling has become the gold standard for victim identification in mass disaster incidents as well as for any forensic cases where human remains are highly fragmented and/or degraded beyond recognition.
b) Enamel matrix proteins and forensic markers for sex identification: The ability to determine the gender of an individual based on DNA evidence can be crucial in instances such as identification of victims of mass disaster, missing persons investigations, and sexual assault cases.
It is a mass disaster novel as viewed through the eyes of young adults who mostly just want the freedom to dance, listen to music, and engage in courtship behavior, however clumsy.
Hopes of avoiding a mass disaster were boosted by Hagupit's maximum wind gusts dropping to 170 kilometres an hour, with sustained winds of 140 kilometres an hour, on Sunday morning.
The PIL said it will also help establish the identity of victims in mass disaster situations like a tsunami, fire or terror attacks.
Chapters on certification of death, postmortem changes, cremation, autopsy, transplantation, and mass disaster victim identification are followed by coverage of various types of trauma and violence, unexpected death from natural causes, traffic medicine (fitness to drive), clinical issues (e.
You go through all the training for a mass disaster," she says.
Some of the diverse facets of this unique discipline can range from the identification of human remains to mass disaster management, from the assessment of bite marks and patterned skin injuries to the use of dental materials in the examination of evidence.
The same is true for all mass disaster (wars, accidents, terror events and natural disasters), where proper stature estimation is important for identification of the victims (11).
They will go to the Central Mass Disaster Animal Rescue Team.