Oxford American Handbook of Disaster Medicine

Paperback | April 26, 2012

EditorRobert A. Partridge, Lawrence Proano, David Marcozzi

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Disasters are difficult to manage for many reasons: the immediacy of the event, magnitude of the event, lack of evidence-based practices, and the limited usefulness of many developed protocols. Consequently, combining academic approaches with realistic and practical recommendations continuesto be an underdeveloped aspect of disaster texts. The Oxford American Handbook of Disaster Medicine offers a functional blend of science with pragmatism. Approached from a real-world perspective, the handbook is a portable guide that provides sufficient scientific background to facilitate broader application and problem solving yet approach the topic in a prioritized fashion, supporting rapid understanding and utilization. Contributing authors areclinical and public health providers with disaster experience. This book encompasses the entire scope of disaster medicine from general concepts and fundamental principles to both manmade and natural threats.

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Disasters are difficult to manage for many reasons: the immediacy of the event, magnitude of the event, lack of evidence-based practices, and the limited usefulness of many developed protocols. Consequently, combining academic approaches with realistic and practical recommendations continuesto be an underdeveloped aspect of disaster te...

Robert A. Partridge, MD, MPH, FACEP is with the Department of Emergency Medicine at Emerson Hospital in Concord, Massachusetts; Department of Emergency Medicine at Rhode Island Hospital and Adjunct Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. Lawrence Proano...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:768 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.07 inPublished:April 26, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195379063

ISBN - 13:9780195379068

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Part 1: Introduction1. Definition of a Disaster2. All-Hazards Approach3. The Disaster Cycle: An Overview of Disaster Phases4. Mitigation Phase of Disasters5. Preparedness Phase of Disasters6. Response Phase of Disasters7. Recovery Phase of DisastersPart 2: General ConceptsComponents of Disaster Response8. Local Level Disaster Response9. State Level Disaster Response10. Federal Disaster Response11. Military Disaster Response12. Emergency Management in Disasters13. Emergency Medical Services14. Public Health in Disasters15. International Disaster Response16. Complex Humanitarian EmergenciesHospital Components of Disaster Re-sponse17. Hospital Administration Disaster Response18. Hospital Ancillary Services Disaster Response19. Hospital Medical Staff Disaster Response20. Hospital Nursing Disaster ResponsePart 3: Pre-Disaster Considera-tions21. Disaster Length: An Overview22. Short Term Events (Hours)23. Long Term Events (Days)24. Extended Events (Weeks to Months)25. Hazard Vulnerability Analysis26. Drills and EvaluationPart 4: Fundamental Principles of Disaster Management27. Communications28. Decontamination29. Evacuation30. Force Health Protection31. Incident Command System32. Mass Sheltering33. The National Response Framework34. Pediatric Concerns35. Personal Protective Equipment36. Regional Mass Care37. Provider Mental Health38. Disaster Triage39. Vulnerable PopulationsPart 5: Special Considerations in Disaster Management40. Research in Disaster and Triage Settings41. Disaster Training and Education42. Medical Ethics in Disasters43. Politics and Disasters44. Rural Approaches45. Urban Approaches46. Terrorism47. Risks and Variations of an Aerosolized Bioter-ror Attack48. Public Media Relations49. Ultrasound in Disaster Medicine50. Disaster Informatics51. Palliative Care in Disaster Medicine52. Legal Aspects of Disaster MedicinePart 6: Specific Hazards in DisastersHuman Caused Disasters53. Man Made Threats: An OverviewBiological Disasters54. Anthrax55. Botulism56. Plague57. Smallpox58. Tularemia59. Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers60. Other Biological AgentsChemical Disasters61. Asphyxiants62. Blister Agents63. Organophosphates/Nerve Gases64. Cyanide and Other Chemical Agents65. Pulmonary Agents66. Riot Control Agents67. Explosives68. Mass Shootings69. Nuclear Terrorism70. Radiological TerrorismMechanical and Structural Disasters Land71. Automobile Disasters72. Bus Disasters73. Fires74. Rail Disasters75. Subway DisastersAir and Sea76. Aviation Disasters77. Helicopter Disasters78. Ship DisastersNatural Disasters79. Natural Disasters: An Overview80. Avalanche81. Cold Weather82. Earthquakes83. Flooding84. Heat Wave85. Hurricanes86. Landslides and Mudslides87. Lightening Strikes88. Influenza Pandemic89. Tornadoes90. Tsunami91. Volcanic EruptionPart 7: Post Disaster Consid-erations92. Survivor Mental Health93. Displaced Populations94. Lessons Learned95. International Disaster Response Organizations96. Future Humanitarian CrisesIndex