Oxford American Handbook of Disaster Medicine

Oxford American Handbook of Disaster Medicine

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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 continues to 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 are clinical 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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 864 pages
  • 101.6 x 177.8 x 27.94mm | 635.03g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New
  • 15 b/w, 31 halftones
  • 0195379063
  • 9780195379068
  • 1,476,799

About Robert A. Partridge

Robert A. Partridge, MD, MPH, FACEP, Department of Emergency Medicine, Emerson Hospital in Concord, Massachusetts; Department of Emergency Medicine, Rhode Island Hospital Lawrence Proano, MD, DTMH, FACEP, Department of Emergency Medicine, Rhode Island Hospital. David Marcozzi, MD, MHS-CL, FACEP, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Preparedness and Response, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC. Alexander G. Garza, MD, MPH, Director of Military Programs, Department of Emergency Medicine, Washington Hospital Center, Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC. Ira Nemeth, MD, FACEP, Assistant Professor and Director of EMS and Disaster Medicine,Baylor College of medicine, Houston, texas Kathryn Brinsfield, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Boston University Eric S. Weinstein, MD, Attending Physician, Carolinas Hospital System, Emergency Department, Florence, South Carolina.show more

Table of contents

Part 1: Introduction ; 1 Definition of a Disaster ; 2 All-Hazards Approach ; 3 The Disaster Cycle: An Overview of Disaster Phases ; 4 Mitigation Phase of Disasters ; 5 Preparedness Phase of Disasters ; 6 Response Phase of Disasters ; 7 Recovery Phase of Disasters ; Part 2: General Concepts ; Components of Disaster Response ; 8 Local Level Disaster Response ; 9 State Level Disaster Response ; 10 Federal Disaster Response ; 11 Military Disaster Response ; 12 Emergency Management in Disasters ; 13 Emergency Medical Services ; 14 Public Health in Disasters ; 15 International Disaster Response ; 16 Complex Humanitarian Emergencies ; Hospital Components of Disaster Re-sponse ; 17 Hospital Administration Disaster Response ; 18 Hospital Ancillary Services Disaster Response ; 19 Hospital Medical Staff Disaster Response ; 20 Hospital Nursing Disaster Response ; Part 3: Pre-Disaster Considera-tions ; 21 Disaster Length: An Overview ; 22 Short Term Events (Hours) ; 23 Long Term Events (Days) ; 24 Extended Events (Weeks to Months) ; 25 Hazard Vulnerability Analysis ; 26 Drills and Evaluation ; Part 4: Fundamental Principles of Disaster Management ; 27 Communications ; 28 Decontamination ; 29 Evacuation ; 30 Force Health Protection ; 31 Incident Command System ; 32 Mass Sheltering ; 33 The National Response Framework ; 34 Pediatric Concerns ; 35 Personal Protective Equipment ; 36 Regional Mass Care ; 37 Provider Mental Health ; 38 Disaster Triage ; 39 Vulnerable Populations ; Part 5: Special Considerations in Disaster Management ; 40 Research in Disaster and Triage Settings ; 41 Disaster Training and Education ; 42 Medical Ethics in Disasters ; 43 Politics and Disasters ; 44 Rural Approaches ; 45 Urban Approaches ; 46 Terrorism ; 47 Risks and Variations of an Aerosolized Bioter-ror Attack ; 48 Public Media Relations ; 49 Ultrasound in Disaster Medicine ; 50 Disaster Informatics ; 51 Palliative Care in Disaster Medicine ; 52 Legal Aspects of Disaster Medicine ; Part 6: Specific Hazards in Disasters ; Human Caused Disasters ; 53 Man Made Threats: An Overview ; Biological Disasters ; 54 Anthrax ; 55 Botulism ; 56 Plague ; 57 Smallpox ; 58 Tularemia ; 59 Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers ; 60 Other Biological Agents ; Chemical Disasters ; 61 Asphyxiants ; 62 Blister Agents ; 63 Organophosphates/Nerve Gases ; 64 Cyanide and Other Chemical Agents ; 65 Pulmonary Agents ; 66 Riot Control Agents ; 67 Explosives ; 68 Mass Shootings ; 69 Nuclear Terrorism ; 70 Radiological Terrorism ; Mechanical and Structural Disasters ; Land ; 71 Automobile Disasters ; 72 Bus Disasters ; 73 Fires ; 74 Rail Disasters ; 75 Subway Disasters ; Air and Sea ; 76 Aviation Disasters ; 77 Helicopter Disasters ; 78 Ship Disasters ; Natural Disasters ; 79 Natural Disasters: An Overview ; 80 Avalanche ; 81 Cold Weather ; 82 Earthquakes ; 83 Flooding ; 84 Heat Wave ; 85 Hurricanes ; 86 Landslides and Mudslides ; 87 Lightening Strikes ; 88 Influenza Pandemic ; 89 Tornadoes ; 90 Tsunami ; 91 Volcanic Eruption ; Part 7: Post Disaster Consid-erations ; 92 Survivor Mental Health ; 93 Displaced Populations ; 94 Lessons Learned ; 95 International Disaster Response Organizations ; 96 Future Humanitarian Crises ; Index ; Indexshow more