Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Emergency Medical Services Conduct Terrorism Contingency Drills Ahead of February's Tokyo Marathon


translated by Brett Larner
click above link for video of the workshop

Emergency medical services conducted a workshop in preparation for the Feb. 23 Tokyo Marathon.  In light of the terrorist bombing carried out at the 2013 Boston Marathon, the workshop was aimed at preparing doctors and other medical personnel to perform first aid in the event of a similar attack at the Tokyo Marathon.  Using the scenario of an explosion near the finish line, medical staff received triage protocol training for determining the priority of treatment based on the degree of the victim's injuries.

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