Disaster Nursing and Emergency Preparedness

Disaster Nursing and Emergency Preparedness
Author: Tener Goodwin Veenema, PhD, MPH, MS, CPNP, FAAN
Publsiher: Springer Publishing Company
Total Pages: 768
Release: 2018-07-28
ISBN 10: 0826144225
ISBN 13: 9780826144225
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Disaster Nursing and Emergency Preparedness Book Review:

“What a wonderful resource!"--Doody's Medical Reviews “The 4th Edition is unique in recognizing the rapid changes in both the causes of crises and the latest attempts to provide timely multidisciplinary approaches to the practice of this growing specialty...Evident throughout this edition is the call to identify crisis leadership among the increasingly talented base of nurses who have responsibility to move the profession to recognize and accept that they can be advocates for better planning, coordination, education and training.” - Frederick M. Burkle, Jr., MD, MPH, DTM, PhD(Hon.), FAAP, FACEP Senior Fellow & Scientist, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, Harvard University & T.C. Chan School of Public Health From the Foreword “This impressive edition builds upon the solid foundation of the first three award-winning editions with an expanded focus on climate change related disasters, globalization and its implications for emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases, the accommodation of high-risk, high-vulnerability populations, and the potential for disaster arising from a world witnessing increasing community violence and civil unrest.” -Patricia M. Davidson, PhD, MED, RN, FAAN Professor & Dean, Johns Hopkins School of Nursing From the Foreword “The contributing authors read like a “Who’s Who” of disaster leaders. They lend their special expertise and insights, which are supported and elucidated by cogent learning strategies in the use of case studies, student questions, and packed content in all areas of disaster participation, preparedness, policies, and research. For over 16 years [this book] has been the hallmark text in its field and this edition proves to be the best ever.” -Loretta C. Ford, RN, PNP, EdD Dean Emeritus, University of Rochester School of Nursing Founder of the National Nurse Practitioner Program Member, National Women’s Hall of Fame Featuring the most current, valid, and reliable evidence-based content available, this three-time AJN winner once again presents an unparalleled resource for disaster and emergency preparedness. Disasters lay heavy burdens upon healthcare systems that stretch all levels of society. While natural and man-made disasters are not new, the global nature, rate, type, and totality of their impact has only increased. The fourth edition of this foundational text uniquely addresses the rapid changes in these crises and analyzes the latest attempts to provide timely, multidisciplinary healthcare. Nurses consistently comprise seventy or more percent of responders to local, national, regional, and global crises, and represent a potentially untapped resource to achieve surge capacity goals and optimize population health outcomes. Considering recent world events and increasing geopolitical tensions, Disaster Nursing and Emergency Preparedness, Fourth Edition now features expanded content on the ubiquitous threat of terrorism, potential detonation of thermonuclear weapons, emerging and reemerging infectious diseases, and increasing frequency and intensity of natural disasters from climate change. This text promotes competency-based expert nursing care during disasters and positive health outcomes for small and large populations consistent with the Federal Disaster Response Framework. Whenever possible, content is mapped to published core competencies for preparing health professions’ students for response to terrorism, disaster events, and public health emergencies. The fourth edition retains the clearly organized format in each chapter that includes an overview, learning objectives, a summary, and case study with reflective questions. New to the Fourth Edition: Addresses the most recent landmark agreements Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015–2030, the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, and the Paris Climate Agreement Covers public health emergencies involving community violence and civil unrest Expands coverage of planning for and accommodating high-risk, high-vulnerability populations Aligns with the U.S. National Health Security Strategy and the National Planning Frameworks Provides focused content on medical countermeasures Includes an improved instructor package with guide, PowerPoint slides, and case studies with questions for reflection in every chapter

Hospital Based Emergency Care

Hospital Based Emergency Care
Author: Institute of Medicine,Board on Health Care Services,Committee on the Future of Emergency Care in the United States Health System
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 424
Release: 2007-05-03
ISBN 10: 9780309133777
ISBN 13: 0309133777
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hospital Based Emergency Care Book Review:

Today our emergency care system faces an epidemic of crowded emergency departments, patients boarding in hallways waiting to be admitted, and daily ambulance diversions. Hospital-Based Emergency Care addresses the difficulty of balancing the roles of hospital-based emergency and trauma care, not simply urgent and lifesaving care, but also safety net care for uninsured patients, public health surveillance, disaster preparation, and adjunct care in the face of increasing patient volume and limited resources. This new book considers the multiple aspects to the emergency care system in the United States by exploring its strengths, limitations, and future challenges. The wide range of issues covered includes: • The role and impact of the emergency department within the larger hospital and health care system. • Patient flow and information technology. • Workforce issues across multiple disciplines. • Patient safety and the quality and efficiency of emergency care services. • Basic, clinical, and health services research relevant to emergency care. • Special challenges of emergency care in rural settings. Hospital-Based Emergency Care is one of three books in the Future of Emergency Care series. This book will be of particular interest to emergency care providers, professional organizations, and policy makers looking to address the deficiencies in emergency care systems.

Medical Disaster Response

Medical Disaster Response
Author: David Goldschmitt,Robert Bonvino
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 864
Release: 2009-05-22
ISBN 10: 1420061240
ISBN 13: 9781420061246
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Medical Disaster Response Book Review:

While the job of a clinician in a disaster scenario is to save lives without regard for the cause or rationale for the injury, medical and emergency professionals who understand the diverse aspects of a disaster are better equipped to respond effectively. Giving emergency personnel the tools they need to perform in catastrophic situations, Medical Disaster Response: A Survival Guide for Hospitals in Mass Casualty Events addresses the critical planning and response issues surrounding a mass casualty disaster before, during, and after the event. The book presents the fundamental components of a comprehensive medical disaster management plan that provides readers with a framework for developing individual policies to suit their particular institution. It examines natural, man-made, and terrorist disasters, and offers insight into the different strategies required for distinct scenarios, as well as the need to be prepared for the cascade effect of secondary events resulting from the original disaster. Real case studies examining medical disaster response This volume provides a powerful and unique case example through a chronology of the events of September 11th, offering a firsthand account and insight into the quintessential test case for disaster response effectiveness. It also profiles other notorious events—including Hurricane Katrina, the Madrid bombings, the SARS outbreak in 2004, and the sarin gas attack in Tokyo in 2005—as seen through the eyes of the expert contributors who witnessed and responded to these tragedies. The book presents the lessons learned from these events by the contributing authors who acted on the front lines of the medical disaster response. It is a valuable reference manual for emergency planning, response, and healthcare professionals to confront future disasters and help prevent and mitigate destruction and unnecessary casualties.

Disaster Preparedness for Health Care Facilities

Disaster Preparedness for Health Care Facilities
Author: Daniel Kollek
Publsiher: PMPH-USA
Total Pages: 566
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 160795169X
ISBN 13: 9781607951698
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Disaster Preparedness for Health Care Facilities Book Review:

This text covers disaster preparedness for health care facilities such as hospitals and long-term care homes. It covers how to assess the risk to and readiness of a health care facility for potential disasters and how to deal with any deficiencies found.

Health Care Emergency Management Principles and Practice

Health Care Emergency Management  Principles and Practice
Author: Michael J. Reilly,David S. Markenson
Publsiher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Total Pages: 490
Release: 2010-10-25
ISBN 10: 1449653839
ISBN 13: 9781449653835
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Health Care Emergency Management Principles and Practice Book Review:

Recent research underscores a serious lack of preparedness among hospitals nationwide and a dearth of credible educational programs and resources on hospital emergency preparedness. As the only resource of its kind, Health Care Emergency Management: Principles and Practice specifically addresses hospital and health system preparedness in the face of a large scale disaster or other emergency. Important Notice: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images or content found in the physical edition.

Disaster management at Health Care Settings Comprehensive assessment and effective mitigation

Disaster management at Health Care Settings Comprehensive assessment and effective mitigation
Author: Shreen Gaber
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN 10: 1329696247
ISBN 13: 9781329696242
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Ciottone s Disaster Medicine

Ciottone s Disaster Medicine
Author: Gregory R. Ciottone,Paul D. Biddinger,Robert G. Darling,Saleh Fares,Mark E. Keim,Michael S. Molloy
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 1013
Release: 2015-08-28
ISBN 10: 0323286658
ISBN 13: 9780323286657
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ciottone s Disaster Medicine Book Review:

The most comprehensive resource of its kind, Ciottone's Disaster Medicine, 2nd Edition, thoroughly covers isolated domestic events as well as global disasters and humanitarian crises. Dr. Gregory Ciottone and more than 200 worldwide authorities share their knowledge and expertise on the preparation, assessment, and management of both natural and man-made disasters, including terrorist attacks and the threat of biological warfare. Part 1 offers an A-to-Z resource for every aspect of disaster medicine and management, while Part 2 features an exhaustive compilation of every conceivable disaster event, organized to facilitate quick reference in a real-time setting. Quickly grasp key concepts, including identification of risks, organizational preparedness, equipment planning, disaster education and training, and more advanced concepts such as disaster risk reduction, tactical EMS, hazard vulnerability analysis, impact of disaster on children, and more. Understand the chemical and biologic weapons known to exist today, as well as how to best manage possible future events and scenarios for which there is no precedent. Be prepared for man-made disasters with new sections that include Topics Unique to Terrorist Events and High-Threat Disaster Response andOperational Medicine (covering tactical and military medicine). Get a concise overview of lessons learned by the responders to recent disasters such as the earthquake in Haiti, Hurricane Sandy, the 2014 Ebola outbreak, and active shooter events like Sandy Hook, CT and Aurora, CO. Learn about the latest technologies such as the use of social media in disaster response and mobile disaster applications. Ensure that everyone on your team is up-to-date with timely topics, thanks to new chapters on disaster nursing, crisis leadership, medical simulation in disaster preparedness, disaster and climate change, and the role of non-governmental agencies (NGOs) in disaster response - a critical topic for those responding to humanitarian needs overseas. Expert Consult eBook version included with purchase. This enhanced eBook experience allows you to search all of the text, figures, references, and videos from the book on a variety of devices.

International Disaster Health Care

International Disaster Health Care
Author: Girish Bobby Kapur,Amado Alejandro Baez
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2017-01-06
ISBN 10: 1771884886
ISBN 13: 9781771884884
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

International Disaster Health Care Book Review:

This title includes a number of Open Access chapters. International Disaster Health Care: Preparedness, Response, Resource Management, and Education provides a complete image of the needs, concerns, and insights that relate to disaster preparedness from an international health-care perspective. The United Nations has recognized the devastating consequences of "unpredictable, unpreventable and impersonal" disasters—at least US $2 trillion in economic damage and more than 1.3 million lives lost from natural disasters in the last two decades alone. In many disasters (both natural and man-made) hundreds—and in major earthquakes, thousands—of lives are lost in the first days following the event because of the lack of medical/surgical facilities to treat those with potentially survivable injuries. Disasters disrupt and destroy not only medical facilities in the disaster zone but also infrastructure (roads, airports, electricity) and potentially local healthcare personnel as well. To minimize morbidity and mortality from disasters, medical treatment must begin immediately, within minutes ideally, but certainly within 24 hours (not the days to weeks currently seen in medical response to disasters). Edited by emergency health professionals, this valuable compendium is broken into five sections, which describe the following topics: disaster-related health care disaster preparedness and resilience effective medical responses to disasters managing resources during disasters how medical staff can be better educated to handle disasters This volume brings together a wealth of information that will be valuable to disaster management professionals and others responsible for providing emergency services.

Emergency Medicine Trauma and Disaster Management

Emergency Medicine  Trauma and Disaster Management
Author: Emmanouil Pikoulis,Jay Doucet
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 624
Release: 2021-06-12
ISBN 10: 303034116X
ISBN 13: 9783030341169
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Emergency Medicine Trauma and Disaster Management Book Review:

The number of natural and man-made disasters has risen dramatically over the last decade. Natural disasters, industrial accidents and terrorist attacks represent major incidents, often involving multiple casualties. In such cases, health professionals face multiple challenges because the type of medical care required differs from what is taught and provided in their everyday hospital duties. The aim of this book is to inform and prepare healthcare professionals for the challenges posed by major incidents, so that they can act effectively in medical teams sent on humanitarian missions or into conflict zones. It offers a holistic and horizontal approach covering all stages of the disaster management cycle. The book is divided into 5 sections: section 1: prehospital emergency services; section ii: hospital response; section iii: management of incidents; section iv: after the disaster; and section v: evaluation, ethical issues, education and research. Healthcare providers will find essential information on the special medical considerations in both prehospital and hospital disaster settings, medical management of disaster response, recovery, mitigation and preparedness. The book offers an interdisciplinary and interprofessional approach, and was written by prominent researchers and experienced practitioners.

Future of Emergency Care

Future of Emergency Care
Author: Institute of Medicine,Board on Health Care Services,The Future of Emergency Care Workshop Planning Group
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 162
Release: 2007-06-09
ISBN 10: 0309104688
ISBN 13: 9780309104685
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Future of Emergency Care Book Review:

In June 2006, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Committee on the Future of Emergency Care in the U.S. Health System released a series of reports on the state of emergency care. The reports, Emergency Medical Services at the Crossroads; Hospital-Based Emergency Care: At the Breaking Point; and Emergency Care for Children: Growing Pains, identified a number of disturbing problems including overcrowded emergency departments, a lack of coordination among emergency providers, variability in the quality of care provided to patients, workforce shortages, lack of disaster preparedness, a limited research base, and shortcomings in the systems' ability to care for pediatric patients. These problems, while apparent to those who work in the field, are largely hidden from public view, in part because popular fictional television programs frequently depict the emergency care system in fine shape. Despite the lifesaving feats performed every day by emergency departments and ambulance services, the nation's emergency medical system as a whole is overburdened, underfunded, and highly fragmented. The IOM received funding from 14 organizations to conduct a series of dissemination workshops associated with the release of the 2006 reports on the future of emergency care. Three one-day regional dissemination workshops were conducted in Salt Lake City, Utah (September 7, 2006), Chicago, Ilinois (October 27, 2006), and New Orleans, Louisiana (November 2, 2006). Each of the workshops featured focused discussions in two issue areas. The meeting in Salt Lake City focused on pediatric emergency care and care in rural areas; in Chicago it was workforce issues and hospital efficiency; and in New Orleans it was EMS issues and disaster preparedness. A fourth capstone workshop, held in Washington, D.C., provided an opportunity to engage congressional and other federal policy leaders in a discussion of emergency care issue. Future of Emergency Care summarizes the proceedings of the workshops. Each regional workshop began with an overview of the findings and recommendations from the three reports on the future of emergency care. Findings and recommendations from those three reports are also summarized in this report.

Health Care Emergency Management

Health Care Emergency Management
Author: Michael J. Reilly,David S. Markenson
Publsiher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Total Pages: 483
Release: 2010-10-25
ISBN 10: 0763755133
ISBN 13: 9780763755133
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Health Care Emergency Management Book Review:

Recent research underscores a serious lack of preparedness among hospitals nationwide and a dearth of credible educational programs and resources on hospital emergency preparedness. As the only resource of its kind, Health Care Emergency Management: Principles and Practice specifically addresses hospital and health system preparedness in the face of a large scale disaster or other emergency. Administrators, emergency preparedness coordinators, and clinical staff who are charged with managing preparedness and emergency management functions for hospitals or healthcare systems will turn to this guide as an essential reference in planning for disasters, terrorism, and public health emergencies. Health Care Emergency Management is also ideal for emergency preparedness courses in programs of health administration or public health. Through case studies and practical examples, this book engages the reader in active learning about this exciting, challenging, and rewarding field. Key Features: • Chapters are contributed by leading authorities on the topic of disaster planning. • The only text that focuses on disaster planning for hospitals and health systems. • Each chapter offers concrete objectives for focused learning as well case studies and practical examples that help the reader understand key concepts • Downloadable resources including PowerPoints and a TestBank are available for qualified instructors. Courses can be found through the FEMA Emergency Management Institute College list page: http://training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/edu/collegelist/

The First 72 Hours

The First 72 Hours
Author: Margaret O'Leary
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 584
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 0595310842
ISBN 13: 9780595310845
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The First 72 Hours Book Review:

The First 72 Hours is the seminal anthology of the perspectives of public and private sector leaders who came together after September 11, 2001 to design more disaster-resilient communities. Under the umbrella of the Suburban Emergency Management Project, these leaders learned from national experts and one another that all disasters are intensely local at first and that most communities are "on their own" immediately following disaster impact-often for as long as 72 hours. This new awareness mandated updating strategies to improve disaster preparedness, particularly in light of the threat of terrorism. A wide gamut of perspectives are laid out in the book, including those of doctors and hospitals, city managers, police officers, firefighters, paramedics, American Red Cross volunteers, hospital accreditors, the media, business managers, utility companies, emergency managers, public health officials, academics, and elected public officials. In their own words, these individuals convey the importance of learning how to map the myriad organizations involved in local disaster preparedness and response; analyzing, refining and rehearsing local disaster roles; and getting to know individual personalities when in specific roles. The First 72 Hours is an essential resource for professionals and private citizens alike who want to know what kinds of questions must be asked and answered to better prepare their communities to survive future disaster. "There's a special providence in the fall of a sparrow. If it be now, 'tis not to come; if it be not to come, it will be now; if it be not now, yet it will come: the readiness is all."-Hamlet, act 5, scene 2

Health and Medical Aspects of Disaster Preparedness

Health and Medical Aspects of Disaster Preparedness
Author: John C. Duffy
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN 10: 1461305896
ISBN 13: 9781461305897
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Health and Medical Aspects of Disaster Preparedness Book Review:

The study of Health and Medical Aspects of Disaster Preparedness was approved by NATO/CCMS in 1985 with the first pilot study meeting in June of that year. The pilot study, under the leadership of the United States and Belgium, focused on the current status of disaster preparedness in partici pating nations. An objective look was taken at the availability or resources to cope with disasters from an international standpoint. The types of disaster settings that were reviewed in the study included the following: (1) Earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, avalanches (2) Nuclear power plant accidents or spills (3) Water and aircraft accidents (4) Building fires, building collapses (5) Contamination by hazardous chemicals or biological waste (6) Civil disturbances A disaster can strike anywhere at any time. Some nations and local communities have well-developed disaster plans with which to meet catastrophic situations. The fact is that most communities are without written and coordinated disaster plans which offer their citizens the most effective and comprehensive protection in these unexpected and often critical situations. Disaster has been defined as a sudden event which involves large numbers of people and results in loss of life, serious injury and property loss. together with a severe disruption of community organization and services. In the United States, thousands of people are killed and injured in disasters every year. Thus, disasters constitute a serious problem in both individual and public health terms in this country alone. Disasters can be classified as natural and man-made.

Emergency Public Health Preparedness and Response

Emergency Public Health  Preparedness and Response
Author: Girish Bobby Kapur,Director of Educational Affairs Baylor College of Medicine Girish Bobby Kapur,Jeffrey P. Smith
Publsiher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Total Pages: 572
Release: 2010-10-25
ISBN 10: 1449618049
ISBN 13: 9781449618049
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Emergency Public Health Preparedness and Response Book Review:

As large-scale emergencies continue to pose a threat to U.S. populations at the local, state, and national levels, the public and private sectors are demanding improved public health preparedness, response, and cooperation for such events. Emergency Public Health provides readers with important information and analysis of key public health crises threatening our local, state, and national jurisdictions. As the first text of its kind in the emerging field of emergency public health, it provides a framework for public health professionals, policy makers, first responders, and emergency healthcare providers to plan and implement effective measures to protect the public health of civilian populations during times of emergencies. Written by experts with both emergency healthcare and public health backgrounds, the case-based chapters provide valuable information on the preparedness, response, and mitigation of emergency public health topics. In addition, Emergency Public Health contains timely information of key areas such as public health law and the interactions among government jurisdictions. Each chapter also includes online resources for the reader to pursue additional web-based resources. Important features: - Chapters written by emergency physicians with public health degrees - Case-based chapters - Web resources provided - Covers large-scale issues such as public health law, government jurisdictions, NGO s, - Chapter devoted to specific needs of children - Chapter on mental health issues in times of public health emergencies - Specific chapters on public health tools such as surveillance and rapid needs assessment - Each chapter follows a consistent structure to maintain clarity and continuity throughout the text: A. Introduction B. Historical perspectives C. Preparedness D. Response E. Case study F. On-line resources Competitive features: - Covers natural emergencies - Covers key topics in terrorism - Covers primary topics for disaster medicine Questions for instructors - What are the key topics in your course? - How do you like to prepare your students for public health emergencies? - What management principles are addressed in your course? - Do you teach special issues such as children and mental health issues during emergencies?"

International Disaster Nursing

International Disaster Nursing
Author: Robert Powers,Elaine Daily
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2010-05-03
ISBN 10: 1139487949
ISBN 13: 9781139487948
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

International Disaster Nursing Book Review:

The effects of a disaster on healthcare can range from conditions that immediately besiege the system with large numbers of patients, to catastrophes that strain its long-term sustainability. Nurses, as frontline health professionals, must have an understanding of the situations they may face before, during and after a disaster and they must develop the skills and strategies to provide effective and immediate care. International Disaster Nursing is the first truly comprehensive and internationally focused resource to address the diversity of issues and myriad scenarios that nurses and other health personnel could encounter during a disaster event. This text defines the many roles of the nurse within a multidisciplinary team, and aids the implementation of the community's disaster plans in a crisis. With an alarming increase in the occurrence of disasters in the last decade, International Disaster Nursing is the hallmark text in the field.

Emergency Care for Children

Emergency Care for Children
Author: Institute of Medicine,Board on Health Care Services,Committee on the Future of Emergency Care in the United States Health System
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2007-05-08
ISBN 10: 9780309133760
ISBN 13: 0309133769
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Emergency Care for Children Book Review:

Children represent a special challenge for emergency care providers, because they have unique medical needs in comparison to adults. For decades, policy makers and providers have recognized the special needs of children, but the system has been slow to develop an adequate response to their needs. This is in part due to inadequacies within the broader emergency care system. Emergency Care for Children examines the challenges associated with the provision of emergency services to children and families and evaluates progress since the publication of the Institute of Medicine report Emergency Medical Services for Children (1993), the first comprehensive look at pediatric emergency care in the United States. This new book offers an analysis of: • The role of pediatric emergency services as an integrated component of the overall health system. • System-wide pediatric emergency care planning, preparedness, coordination, and funding. • Pediatric training in professional education. • Research in pediatric emergency care. Emergency Care for Children is one of three books in the Future of Emergency Care series. This book will be of particular interest to emergency health care providers, professional organizations, and policy makers looking to address the pediatric deficiencies within their emergency care systems.

Effects of Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Response on Hospital Focusing on Ancillary and Support Services

Effects of Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Response on Hospital Focusing on Ancillary and Support Services
Author: Stephen M. Mathis,US Army Medical Department Center and School,US Army Medical Department Center and School. Army-Baylor Program in Health and Business Administration,University Health System
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 39
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:222319547
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Emergency Medical Services and Disaster Management

Emergency Medical Services and Disaster Management
Author: P. K. Dave
Publsiher: Alpha Science Int'l Ltd.
Total Pages: 348
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9781842651438
ISBN 13: 1842651439
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Emergency Medical Services and Disaster Management Book Review:

A Medical disaster Handbook. The only comprehensive and integrated book on the subject written by eminent international contributors including: Dr. Linda Allison Dr. Kathleen Clem Medical Director Division of Emergency Medicine Regions Hospital Duke University St. Paul, MN, U.S.A. North Carolina, U.S.A. Dr. Gary Green Prof C.James Holliman Department of Emergency Medicine Professor of Emergency Medicine John Hopkins University Pennsylvania State University Maryland, U.S.A. Hershey, PA, U.S.A. Presents a practical, pragmatic approach and holistic view of EMS and disaster management in a global context. Key Features: Covers all aspects of EMS including medical transportation, train accidents, ambulance services and telemedicine Model disaster plans for hospitals

Crisis Standards of Care

Crisis Standards of Care
Author: Institute of Medicine,Board on Health Sciences Policy,Committee on Guidance for Establishing Standards of Care for Use in Disaster Situations
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 519
Release: 2012-08-26
ISBN 10: 0309253462
ISBN 13: 9780309253468
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crisis Standards of Care Book Review:

Catastrophic disasters occurring in 2011 in the United States and worldwide--from the tornado in Joplin, Missouri, to the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, to the earthquake in New Zealand--have demonstrated that even prepared communities can be overwhelmed. In 2009, at the height of the influenza A (H1N1) pandemic, the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response at the Department of Health and Human Services, along with the Department of Veterans Affairs and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, asked the Institute of Medicine (IOM) to convene a committee of experts to develop national guidance for use by state and local public health officials and health-sector agencies and institutions in establishing and implementing standards of care that should apply in disaster situations-both naturally occurring and man-made-under conditions of scarce resources. Building on the work of phase one (which is described in IOM's 2009 letter report, Guidance for Establishing Crisis Standards of Care for Use in Disaster Situations), the committee developed detailed templates enumerating the functions and tasks of the key stakeholder groups involved in crisis standards of care (CSC) planning, implementation, and public engagement-state and local governments, emergency medical services (EMS), hospitals and acute care facilities, and out-of-hospital and alternate care systems. Crisis Standards of Care provides a framework for a systems approach to the development and implementation of CSC plans, and addresses the legal issues and the ethical, palliative care, and mental health issues that agencies and organizations at each level of a disaster response should address. Please note: this report is not intended to be a detailed guide to emergency preparedness or disaster response. What is described in this report is an extrapolation of existing incident management practices and principles. Crisis Standards of Care is a seven-volume set: Volume 1 provides an overview; Volume 2 pertains to state and local governments; Volume 3 pertains to emergency medical services; Volume 4 pertains to hospitals and acute care facilities; Volume 5 pertains to out-of-hospital care and alternate care systems; Volume 6 contains a public engagement toolkit; and Volume 7 contains appendixes with additional resources.

Emergencies in Critical Care

Emergencies in Critical Care
Author: Martin Beed,Richard Sherman,Ravi Mahajan
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 624
Release: 2013-07-18
ISBN 10: 0199696276
ISBN 13: 9780199696277
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Emergencies in Critical Care Book Review:

This book is a practical, accessible guide to emergency situations encountered in critical care. Its easy-to-follow format and approach allows the reader to gain vital clinical information to use in emergencies.