Development of Mass-casualty Life Support-CBRNE (MCLS-CBRNE) in Japan.

Authors:
Hideaki Anan
Hideaki Anan
Fujisawa City Hospital
Japan
Yasuhiro Otomo
Yasuhiro Otomo
Tokyo Medical and Dental University
Japan
Hisayoshi Kondo
Hisayoshi Kondo
Atomic Bomb Disease Institute
Masato Homma
Masato Homma
University of Tsukuba
Japan
Yuichi Koido
Yuichi Koido
National Hospital Organization Disaster Medical Center
Japan
Kazuma Morino
Kazuma Morino
Yamagata Prefectural Central Hospital
Japan
Kenichi Oshiro
Kenichi Oshiro
Kawasaki Municipal Hospital
Kiyokazu Harikae
Kiyokazu Harikae
Kokushikan University
世田谷区 | Japan

Prehosp Disaster Med 2016 Oct 17;31(5):547-50. Epub 2016 Aug 17.

1Emergency Medical Center,Fujisawa City Hospital,Kanagawa,Japan.

This report outlines the need for the development of an advanced course in mass-casualty life support (MCLS) and introduces the course content. The current problems with education on disasters involving chemical agents, biological agents, radiation/nuclear attacks, or explosives (CBRNE) in Japan are presented. This newly developed "MCLS-CBRNE" program was created by a Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare (Tokyo, Japan) research group based on these circumstances. Modifications were then made after a trial course. Training opportunities for relevant organizations to learn how to act at a CBRNE disaster site currently are lacking. The developed course covers initial responses at a disaster site. This one-day training course comprises lectures, three tabletop simulations, and practical exercises in pre-decontamination triage and post-decontamination triage. With regard to field exercises conducted to date, related organizations have experienced difficulties in understanding each other and adapting their approaches. Tabletop simulations provide an opportunity for participants to learn how organizations working on-site, including fire, police, and medical personnel, act with differing goals and guiding principles. This course appears useful as a means for relevant organizations to understand the importance of developing common guidelines. The MCLS-CBRNE training is proposed to support CBRNE disaster control measures during future events. Anan H , Otomo Y , Kondo H , Homma M , Koido Y , Morino K , Oshiro K , Harikae K , Akasaka O . Development of mass-casualty life support-CBRNE (MCLS-CBRNE) in Japan. Prehosp Disaster Med. 2016;31(5):547-550.

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