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Emergency Public Health : Preparedness And Response - Girish Bobby Kapur

Emergency Public Health

Preparedness And Response

Paperback Published: 5th October 2010
ISBN: 9780763758707
Number Of Pages: 572

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As large-scale emergencies continue to pose a threat to U.S. populations at the local, state, and national levels, the public and private sectors are demanding improved public health preparedness, response, and cooperation for such events. Emergency Public Health provides readers with important information and analysis of key public health crises threatening our local, state, and national jurisdictions. As the first text of its kind in the emerging field of emergency public health, it provides a framework for public health professionals, policy makers, first responders, and emergency healthcare providers to plan and implement effective measures to protect the public health of civilian populations during times of emergencies. Written by experts with both emergency healthcare and public health backgrounds, the case-based chapters provide valuable information on the preparedness, response, and mitigation of emergency public health topics. In addition, Emergency Public Health contains timely information of key areas such as public health law and the interactions among government jurisdictions. Each chapter also includes online resources for the reader to pursue additional web-based resources. Important features: - Chapters written by emergency physicians with public health degrees - Case-based chapters - Web resources provided - Covers large-scale issues such as public health law, government jurisdictions, NGOa (TM)s, - Chapter devoted to specific needs of children - Chapter on mental health issues in times of public health emergencies - Specific chapters on public health tools such as surveillance and rapid needs assessment - Each chapter follows a consistent structure to maintain clarity and continuity throughout the text: A. Introduction B. Historical perspectives C. Preparedness D. Response E. Case study F. On-line resources Competitive features: - Covers natural emergencies - Covers key topics in terrorism - Covers primary topics for disaster medicine Questions for instructors - What are the key topics in your course? - How do you like to prepare your students for public health emergencies? - What management principles are addressed in your course? - Do you teach special issues such as children and mental health issues during emergencies?

Introduction Chapter 1: The Role of Public Health in Times of Population Crises and Emergencies

Section One: Government and Public Health Emergencies Chapter 2: Government Capacity: Federal, State, and Local Agencies and Responsibilities Chapter 3: Public Health Law Chapter 4: National Response Plan Chapter 5: Emerging Public Health Systems: Post-conflict and Post-Disaster Settings

Section Two: Private Sector and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO's) Chapter 6: Public-Private Partnerships during Emergencies Chapter 7: Non-Governmental Organizations Response to Crises Chapter 8: Technology and Public Health Crises

Section Three: Public Health Tools during Emergencies Chapter 9: Epidemiological Studies Chapter 10: Surveillance and Monitoring Chapter 11: Rapid Needs Assessment

Section Four: Infectious Diseases Emergencies Chapter 12: Contagious Diseases Epidemics Chapter 13: Pandemic Influenza Chapter 14: Emerging and Remerging Infectious Diseases

Section Five: Terrorism Chapter 15: Bombing Events Chapter 16: Biological Agents Chapter 17: Chemical Agents Chapter 18: Radiological Agents

Section Six: Natural Disasters Chapter 19: Earthquakes Chapter 20: Hurricanes, Tsunamis, and Cyclones Chapter 21: Extreme Temperature Emergencies: Heat Waves and Cold Storms

Section Seven: Industrial Emergencies Chapter 22: Hazardous Substances Chapter 23: Nuclear Energy Reactors

Section Eight: Special Populations and Issues Chapter 24: Mental Health Emergencies and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Chapter 25: Children and Public Health Emergencies Chapter 26: Substance Abuse and Public Health Crises

ISBN: 9780763758707
ISBN-10: 0763758701
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 572
Published: 5th October 2010
Publisher: Jones and Bartlett Publishers, Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 17.8  x 2.9
Weight (kg): 0.91
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: New edition

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