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Koenig and Schultz's Disaster Medicine : Comprehensive Principles and Practices - Kristi L. Koenig

Koenig and Schultz's Disaster Medicine

Comprehensive Principles and Practices

By: Kristi L. Koenig (Editor), Carl H. Schultz (Editor)


Published: 1st November 2009
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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.

  • A fresh new approach to disaster preparedness and response, written for both emergency physicians and nurses
  • Covers a wide range of disaster situations, with strategies for rapid diagnosis and treatment of victims, as well as scene management
  • Contributed by experts from all over the world, supplemented with photos and diagrams of each aspect of disaster response.
About the Editors

Dr Kristi L. Koenig is an internationally recognized expert in the fields of Homeland Security, Disaster and Emergency Medicine, Emergency Management, and Emergency Medical Services. She is widely published and sought internationally for lecture-presentations and has a strong academic and health policy background. She has been an invited consultant to the Joint Commission, Federal Emergency Management Agency, State of California, and Government of Taiwan. She is Senior Health Policy Advisor for the Institute for Global and Regional Readiness in Washington, DC and Consultant to the American Medical Association on Core Disaster Life Support. She serves as the Director of Public Health Preparedness for the UC Irvine School of Medicine.

Dr Carl H. Schultz is an internationally recognized expert and researcher in the field of Disaster and Emergency Medicine. He has over 80 peer-reviewed publications and his investigations have resulted in two first-author publications in the New England Journal of Medicine. He chairs the Disaster Preparedness and Response Committee for the American College of Emergency Physicians and has served as a consultant for the U.S. Department of Defence, the Joint Commission, and the State of Israel. Dr Schultz has faculty appointments at universities in Belgium and Italy. He is a professor of emergency medicine and Director of Disaster Medical Services at the UC Irvine School of Medicine.

'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
Surge capacity
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
Syndromic surveillance
Disaster triage
Personal protective equipment
Mass distribution of antibiotics and vaccines
Management of mass gatherings
Transportation disasters
EMS scene management
Health care facility disaster management
Mortuary affairs
Crisis and emergency risk communication
Telemedicine and telehealth
Complex public health emergencies
Patient identification and tracking
Section A
Traumatic and explosive events
Burn patient management
Clinical aspects of large-scale chemical events
Biological events
Nuclear and radiological events
Hazmat, toxic, and industrial events
Earth quakes
Winter storms
Heat waves
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ISBN: 9780521873673
ISBN-10: 0521873673
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 696
Published: 1st November 2009
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 28.8 x 22.0  x 4.0
Weight (kg): 2.189