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 optimize disaster management. Much of the information needed to create the foundation for this growing specialty 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.
Review of previous edition: '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 Advance praise: 'The importance of this book cannot be overemphasized.' Nano Khilani, Biz India
Part I. Conceptual Framework and Strategic Overview: 1. Disaster research and epidemiology Megumi Kano, Michele M. Wood, Judith M. Siegel and Linda B. Bourque; 2. Disaster education and training: linking individual and organizational learning and performance Peter W. Brewster; 3. Surge capacity and scarce resource allocation Donna F. Barbisch; 4. Climate change Richard A. Matthew and Jamie L. Agius; 5. International perspectives on disaster management Jean Luc Poncelet; 6. Community resilience Rose L. Pfefferbaum, Richard Reed and Betty Pfefferbaum; 7. Ethical issues in disaster medicine George J. Annas; 8. Emerging infectious diseases: concepts in preparing for and responding to the next microbial threat Shantini D. Gamage, Stephen M. Kralovic and Gary A. Roselle; 9. Disaster behavioral health James C. West, Merritt D. Schreiber, David Benedek and Dori B. Reissman; 10. Populations with functional or access needs Brenda D. Phillips and Laura M. Stough; Part II. Operational Issues: 11. Public health and emergency management systems Connie J. Boatright-Royster and Peter W. Brewster; 12. Legislative authorities and regulatory issues Ernest B. Abbott and Jeffrey H. Luk; 13. Syndromic surveillance Gary A. Roselle; 14. Triage Christopher A. Kahn, E. Brooke Lerner and David C. Cone; 15. Personal protective equipment Howard W. Levitin; 16. Decontamination Howard W. Levitin and Christopher A. Kahn; 17. Quarantine James G. Hodge, Jr and Lawrence O. Gostin; 18. Mass dispensing of medical countermeasures Susan E. Gorman; 19. Management of mass gatherings Michael S. Molloy; 20. Transportation disasters Ulf Bjornstig and Rebecca Forsberg; 21. Emergency medical services scene management Kenneth T. Miller; 22. Healthcare facility disaster management John D. Hoyle, Sr; 23. Mass fatality management Paul S. Sledzik and Sharon W. Bryson; 24. Rehabilitation of disaster casualties James E. Gosney, Jr and Colleen O'Connell; 25. Crisis and emergency risk communication Barbara J. Reynolds and Gilead Shenhar; 26. Telemedicine and telehealth role in public health emergencies Adam W. Darkins; 27. Complex public health emergencies Frederick M. Burkle, Jr; 28. Patient identification and tracking Andreas Ziegler; 29. Explosive events Glenn D. Burns and John M. Wightman; Part III. Clinical Management: CBRNE and Hazmat: 30. Burn event management Tina L. Palmieri, Ariel Tessone and Josef Haik; 31. Clinical aspects of large-scale chemical events Jonathan Newmark; 32. Biological events Zygmunt F. Dembek and Theodore J. Cieslak; 33. Nuclear and radiological events Richard J. Hatchett, David M. Weinstock and Ronald E. Goans; 34. Hazardous material, toxic, and industrial events Hoon Chin Lim and Hock Heng Tan; Part IV. Clinical Management: Environmental Events: 35. Floods Mark E. Keim; 36. Cyclones, hurricanes, and typhoons Kelly R. Klein and Frank Fuh-Yuan Shih; 37. Tornadoes Arthur G. Wallace, Jr; 38. Earthquakes Carl H. Schultz and Shira A. Schlesinger; 39. Tsunamis Samuel J. Stratton; 40. Winter storms and hazards John M. Wightman and William H. Dice; 41. Extreme heat events Carl Adrianopoli and Irving Jacoby; 42. Landslides Iain T. R. Kennedy, David N. Petley and Virginia Murray; 43. Volcanoes Peter J. Baxter.
Number Of Pages: 782
Published: 18th April 2016
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.3 x 20.3
Weight (kg): 2.34
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised