As societies become more complex and interconnected, the global risk for catastrophic disasters is increasing.
Demand for expertise to mitigate the human suffering and damage these events cause is also high. A new field of disaster medicine is emerging, offering innovative approaches to optimise disaster management.
Much of the information needed to create the foundation for this growing speciality is not objectively described or is scattered among multiple different sources. Now, for the first time, a coherent and comprehensive collection of scientific observations and evidence-based recommendations with expert contributors from around the globe is available in Koenig and Schultz’s Disaster Medicine: Comprehensive Principles and Practices.
This definitive work on Disaster Medicine identifies essential subject matter, clarifies nomenclature, and outlines necessary areas of proficiency for healthcare professionals handling mass casualty crises. It also describes in-depth strategies for the rapid diagnosis and treatment of victims suffering from blast injuries or exposure to chemical, biological, and radiological agents.
'There are so many exceptional chapters in this text that it is almost unfair to single out selected ones for praise ... Even those who consider themselves experienced will learn a lot in studying from this compilation ... meticulously researched and exhaustive ... Disaster Medicine: Comprehensive Principles and Practices is just that:comprehensive. Students, seasoned practitioners, health systems organizations, and academic institutions will find it a most welcome and invaluable addition to their reference libraries.' Annals of Emergency Medicine
|Disaster research and epidemiology|
|Disaster education and training: linking individual and organizational learning and performance|
|International perspectives on disaster management|
|Ethical issues in disaster medicine|
|Emerging infectious diseases|
|Disaster mental and behavioral health|
|Special populations Phillips|
|Public health and emergency management systems|
|Legislative authorities and regulatory issues|
|Personal protective equipment|
|Mass distribution of antibiotics and vaccines|
|Management of mass gatherings|
|EMS scene management|
|Health care facility disaster management|
|Crisis and emergency risk communication|
|Telemedicine and telehealth|
|Complex public health emergencies|
|Patient identification and tracking|
|Traumatic and explosive events|
|Burn patient management|
|Clinical aspects of large-scale chemical events|
|Nuclear and radiological events|
|Hazmat, toxic, and industrial events|
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Number Of Pages: 696
Published: 1st November 2009
Dimensions (cm): 28.8 x 22.0 x 4.0
Weight (kg): 2.189