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Methodological Aspects of the Medical Examination of Special Contingents in the All Russian Service of Disaster Medicine

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  28 June 2012

Victor N. Preobrazhenskij
Affiliation:
All-Russian Centre for Disaster Medicine “Zaschita” of the Ministry of Public Health of the Russian federation, Moscow, Russia
A. A. Matveyev
Affiliation:
All-Russian Centre for Disaster Medicine “Zaschita” of the Ministry of Public Health of the Russian federation, Moscow, Russia

Abstract

The tasks required for the preservation of the health of rescuers can be accomplished with the creation of a system for medical examinations and rehabilitation that functions with commonly used methodological and organizational principles. Absence of such a common methodological platform often results in the disqualification of members of the special contingent and a mistake in the evaluation process that gives birth to serious medical and social problems. The specific character of the rescuers' activities during conditions associated with extraordinary situations necessitates the development of criteria-based evaluation systems for determining the prognosis, and the clinical, diagnostic, normative, and legal, medical, and social criteria that include methodological approaches that define the criteria to be used in the examinations. We propose that the concept of the professional health examinations becomes the methodological basis used for the medical examinations and rehabilitation of the rescuers.

Type
Special Report
Copyright
Copyright © World Association for Disaster and Emergency Medicine 1999

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