Medical Disaster Response

Medical Disaster Response
Author: David Goldschmitt,Robert Bonvino
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 864
Release: 2009-05-22
ISBN: 1420061240
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Medical Disaster Response Book Excerpt:

While the job of a clinician in a disaster scenario is to save lives without regard for the cause or rationale for the injury, medical and emergency professionals who understand the diverse aspects of a disaster are better equipped to respond effectively. Giving emergency personnel the tools they need to perform in catastrophic situations, Medical Disaster Response: A Survival Guide for Hospitals in Mass Casualty Events addresses the critical planning and response issues surrounding a mass casualty disaster before, during, and after the event. The book presents the fundamental components of a comprehensive medical disaster management plan that provides readers with a framework for developing individual policies to suit their particular institution. It examines natural, man-made, and terrorist disasters, and offers insight into the different strategies required for distinct scenarios, as well as the need to be prepared for the cascade effect of secondary events resulting from the original disaster. Real case studies examining medical disaster response This volume provides a powerful and unique case example through a chronology of the events of September 11th, offering a firsthand account and insight into the quintessential test case for disaster response effectiveness. It also profiles other notorious events—including Hurricane Katrina, the Madrid bombings, the SARS outbreak in 2004, and the sarin gas attack in Tokyo in 2005—as seen through the eyes of the expert contributors who witnessed and responded to these tragedies. The book presents the lessons learned from these events by the contributing authors who acted on the front lines of the medical disaster response. It is a valuable reference manual for emergency planning, response, and healthcare professionals to confront future disasters and help prevent and mitigate destruction and unnecessary casualties.

International Disaster Health Care

International Disaster Health Care
Author: Girish Bobby Kapur,Amado Alejandro Baez
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2017-01-06
ISBN: 1771884886
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

International Disaster Health Care Book Excerpt:

This title includes a number of Open Access chapters. International Disaster Health Care: Preparedness, Response, Resource Management, and Education provides a complete image of the needs, concerns, and insights that relate to disaster preparedness from an international health-care perspective. The United Nations has recognized the devastating consequences of "unpredictable, unpreventable and impersonal" disasters—at least US $2 trillion in economic damage and more than 1.3 million lives lost from natural disasters in the last two decades alone. In many disasters (both natural and man-made) hundreds—and in major earthquakes, thousands—of lives are lost in the first days following the event because of the lack of medical/surgical facilities to treat those with potentially survivable injuries. Disasters disrupt and destroy not only medical facilities in the disaster zone but also infrastructure (roads, airports, electricity) and potentially local healthcare personnel as well. To minimize morbidity and mortality from disasters, medical treatment must begin immediately, within minutes ideally, but certainly within 24 hours (not the days to weeks currently seen in medical response to disasters). Edited by emergency health professionals, this valuable compendium is broken into five sections, which describe the following topics: disaster-related health care disaster preparedness and resilience effective medical responses to disasters managing resources during disasters how medical staff can be better educated to handle disasters This volume brings together a wealth of information that will be valuable to disaster management professionals and others responsible for providing emergency services.

Emergency Medicine Trauma and Disaster Management

Emergency Medicine  Trauma and Disaster Management
Author: Emmanouil Pikoulis,Jay Doucet
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 624
Release: 2021-06-12
ISBN: 303034116X
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Emergency Medicine Trauma and Disaster Management Book Excerpt:

The number of natural and man-made disasters has risen dramatically over the last decade. Natural disasters, industrial accidents and terrorist attacks represent major incidents, often involving multiple casualties. In such cases, health professionals face multiple challenges because the type of medical care required differs from what is taught and provided in their everyday hospital duties. The aim of this book is to inform and prepare healthcare professionals for the challenges posed by major incidents, so that they can act effectively in medical teams sent on humanitarian missions or into conflict zones. It offers a holistic and horizontal approach covering all stages of the disaster management cycle. The book is divided into 5 sections: section 1: prehospital emergency services; section ii: hospital response; section iii: management of incidents; section iv: after the disaster; and section v: evaluation, ethical issues, education and research. Healthcare providers will find essential information on the special medical considerations in both prehospital and hospital disaster settings, medical management of disaster response, recovery, mitigation and preparedness. The book offers an interdisciplinary and interprofessional approach, and was written by prominent researchers and experienced practitioners.

Health Care Emergency Management

Health Care Emergency Management
Author: Michael J. Reilly,David S. Markenson
Publsiher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Total Pages: 490
Release: 2010-10-25
ISBN: 1449617743
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Health Care Emergency Management Book Excerpt:

Recent research underscores a serious lack of preparedness among hospitals nationwide and a dearth of credible educational programs and resources on hospital emergency preparedness. As the only resource of its kind, Health Care Emergency Management: Principles and Practice specifically addresses hospital and health system preparedness in the face of a large scale disaster or other emergency. Administrators, emergency preparedness coordinators, and clinical staff who are charged with managing preparedness and emergency management functions for hospitals or healthcare systems will turn to this guide as an essential reference in planning for disasters, terrorism, and public health emergencies. Health Care Emergency Management is also ideal for emergency preparedness courses in programs of health administration or public health. Through case studies and practical examples, this book engages the reader in active learning about this exciting, challenging, and rewarding field. Key Features:* Chapters are contributed by leading authorities on the topic of disaster planning. * The only text that focuses on disaster planning for hospitals and health systems. * Each chapter offers concrete objectives for focused learning as well case studies and practical examples that help the reader understand key concepts* Downloadable resources including PowerPoints and a TestBank are available for qualified instructors.Courses can be found through the FEMA Emergency Management Institute College list page: http://training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/edu/collegelist/

Disaster Nursing

Disaster Nursing
Author: Tener Goodwin Veenema, PhD, MPH, MS, CPNP, FAAN
Publsiher: Springer Publishing Company
Total Pages: 680
Release: 2007-06-18
ISBN: 9780826121486
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Disaster Nursing Book Excerpt:

Read a fascinating interview with editor Tener Goodwin Veenema! Tener Veenema Interview Disaster planning and emergency preparedness have never been more critical to the nurses who serve as our front-line response. Today's pandemic threats of global terrorism, disease, and natural disasters make this comprehensive handbook of best practices a necessity--meeting the need for a nursing workforce that is adequately prepared to respond to any disaster or public health emergency. In addition to a thorough update based on the most recent recommendations, this second edition contains six new chapters: Emergency Health Services (EMS and other first responders) Burn Assessment and Management Explosive & Traumatic Terrorism Caring for High-Risk, High-Vulnerability Patients Emerging Infectious Disease (avian and other flu pandemics) Chemical Decontamination All content reflects the guidelines provided in the Federal Disaster Response Plan and the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and therapeutic recommendations from the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Disaster Nursing will prepare any nurse or EMS team to provide health care under a variety of disaster conditions.

Disaster management at Health Care Settings Comprehensive assessment and effective mitigation

Disaster management at Health Care Settings Comprehensive assessment and effective mitigation
Author: Shreen Gaber
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1329696247
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Disaster Health Management

Disaster Health Management
Author: Gerry FitzGerald,Mike Tarrant,Peter Aitken,Marie Fredriksen
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2016-09-13
ISBN: 1317434854
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Disaster Health Management Book Excerpt:

Disaster health is an emerging field that focuses on developing prevention, preparation, response and recovery systems for dealing with health problems that result from a disaster. As disasters worldwide differ in their nature, scope and cultural context, a thorough understanding of the fundamental tenets of sound disaster health management is essential for both students and practitioners to participate confidently and effectively in the field. Disaster Health Management is the first comprehensive textbook to provide a standard guide to terminology and management systems across the entire spectrum of disaster health. Authored by experienced educators, researchers and practitioners in disaster health management, this textbook provides an authoritative overview of: The conceptual basis for disaster management Systems and structures for disaster management Managing disasters through the continuum of preparedness, response and recovery The variations associated with both natural and technological disasters The strategic considerations associated with leadership, research, education and future directions. Using Australasian systems and structures as examples of generic principles which will find application globally, Disaster Health Management is an essential text for both undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as for professionals involved in all aspects of disaster management.

Disaster Nursing and Emergency Preparedness

Disaster Nursing and Emergency Preparedness
Author: Tener Goodwin Veenema
Publsiher: Springer Publishing Company
Total Pages: 764
Release: 2012-08-24
ISBN: 0826108644
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Disaster Preparedness for Seniors

Disaster Preparedness for Seniors
Author: Charles A. Cefalu
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 361
Release: 2014-08-21
ISBN: 1493906658
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Disaster Preparedness for Seniors Book Excerpt:

Disaster Preparedness for Seniors: A Comprehensive Guide for Healthcare Professionals outlines specific disaster scenarios for homebound, community, hospitalized, long term care, homeless and aged veterans. Chapters are written by a diverse group of authors, all of whom offer insight and expertise in training healthcare professionals in preparing for disasters. Topics include myths and realities of natural disasters and disaster preparedness for special populations of elders-the acute care elderly, the community-dwelling elderly, home based primary care senior veterans, the immune-compromised elderly, those with multiple and co morbid illnesses, the long-term care elderly, those elderly at the end of life and the effects of disaster on caregivers. A significant portion of the book is also devoted to training, competencies, literacy, cultural competency and resilience in disaster preparedness as well as the role of the academic medical center. The volume concludes with coverage of the management of behavioral, medical and psychological consequences of disasters. Disaster Preparedness for Seniors: A Comprehensive Guide for Healthcare Professionals is an important new volume and will serve as a guide for the development of programs, policies and procedures for evacuation of seniors during various disaster scenarios.

Health and Medical Aspects of Disaster Preparedness

Health and Medical Aspects of Disaster Preparedness
Author: John C. Duffy
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN: 1461305896
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Health and Medical Aspects of Disaster Preparedness Book Excerpt:

The study of Health and Medical Aspects of Disaster Preparedness was approved by NATO/CCMS in 1985 with the first pilot study meeting in June of that year. The pilot study, under the leadership of the United States and Belgium, focused on the current status of disaster preparedness in partici pating nations. An objective look was taken at the availability or resources to cope with disasters from an international standpoint. The types of disaster settings that were reviewed in the study included the following: (1) Earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, avalanches (2) Nuclear power plant accidents or spills (3) Water and aircraft accidents (4) Building fires, building collapses (5) Contamination by hazardous chemicals or biological waste (6) Civil disturbances A disaster can strike anywhere at any time. Some nations and local communities have well-developed disaster plans with which to meet catastrophic situations. The fact is that most communities are without written and coordinated disaster plans which offer their citizens the most effective and comprehensive protection in these unexpected and often critical situations. Disaster has been defined as a sudden event which involves large numbers of people and results in loss of life, serious injury and property loss. together with a severe disruption of community organization and services. In the United States, thousands of people are killed and injured in disasters every year. Thus, disasters constitute a serious problem in both individual and public health terms in this country alone. Disasters can be classified as natural and man-made.

Emergency Care

Emergency Care
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Ways and Means. Subcommittee on Health
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 72
Release: 2006
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic government information
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Emergency Care Crisis

Emergency Care Crisis
Author: United States,United States. Congress. House. Committee on Homeland Security. Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Science, and Technology
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 74
Release: 2007
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Disaster medicine
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Disaster Nursing and Emergency Preparedness

Disaster Nursing and Emergency Preparedness
Author: Tener Goodwin Veenema, PhD, MPH, MS, CPNP, FAAN
Publsiher: Springer Publishing Company
Total Pages: 768
Release: 2018-07-28
ISBN: 0826144225
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Disaster Nursing and Emergency Preparedness Book Excerpt:

“What a wonderful resource!"--Doody's Medical Reviews “The 4th Edition is unique in recognizing the rapid changes in both the causes of crises and the latest attempts to provide timely multidisciplinary approaches to the practice of this growing specialty...Evident throughout this edition is the call to identify crisis leadership among the increasingly talented base of nurses who have responsibility to move the profession to recognize and accept that they can be advocates for better planning, coordination, education and training.” - Frederick M. Burkle, Jr., MD, MPH, DTM, PhD(Hon.), FAAP, FACEP Senior Fellow & Scientist, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, Harvard University & T.C. Chan School of Public Health From the Foreword “This impressive edition builds upon the solid foundation of the first three award-winning editions with an expanded focus on climate change related disasters, globalization and its implications for emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases, the accommodation of high-risk, high-vulnerability populations, and the potential for disaster arising from a world witnessing increasing community violence and civil unrest.” -Patricia M. Davidson, PhD, MED, RN, FAAN Professor & Dean, Johns Hopkins School of Nursing From the Foreword “The contributing authors read like a “Who’s Who” of disaster leaders. They lend their special expertise and insights, which are supported and elucidated by cogent learning strategies in the use of case studies, student questions, and packed content in all areas of disaster participation, preparedness, policies, and research. For over 16 years [this book] has been the hallmark text in its field and this edition proves to be the best ever.” -Loretta C. Ford, RN, PNP, EdD Dean Emeritus, University of Rochester School of Nursing Founder of the National Nurse Practitioner Program Member, National Women’s Hall of Fame Featuring the most current, valid, and reliable evidence-based content available, this three-time AJN winner once again presents an unparalleled resource for disaster and emergency preparedness. Disasters lay heavy burdens upon healthcare systems that stretch all levels of society. While natural and man-made disasters are not new, the global nature, rate, type, and totality of their impact has only increased. The fourth edition of this foundational text uniquely addresses the rapid changes in these crises and analyzes the latest attempts to provide timely, multidisciplinary healthcare. Nurses consistently comprise seventy or more percent of responders to local, national, regional, and global crises, and represent a potentially untapped resource to achieve surge capacity goals and optimize population health outcomes. Considering recent world events and increasing geopolitical tensions, Disaster Nursing and Emergency Preparedness, Fourth Edition now features expanded content on the ubiquitous threat of terrorism, potential detonation of thermonuclear weapons, emerging and reemerging infectious diseases, and increasing frequency and intensity of natural disasters from climate change. This text promotes competency-based expert nursing care during disasters and positive health outcomes for small and large populations consistent with the Federal Disaster Response Framework. Whenever possible, content is mapped to published core competencies for preparing health professions’ students for response to terrorism, disaster events, and public health emergencies. The fourth edition retains the clearly organized format in each chapter that includes an overview, learning objectives, a summary, and case study with reflective questions. New to the Fourth Edition: Addresses the most recent landmark agreements Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015–2030, the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, and the Paris Climate Agreement Covers public health emergencies involving community violence and civil unrest Expands coverage of planning for and accommodating high-risk, high-vulnerability populations Aligns with the U.S. National Health Security Strategy and the National Planning Frameworks Provides focused content on medical countermeasures Includes an improved instructor package with guide, PowerPoint slides, and case studies with questions for reflection in every chapter

TIEMS training for rural communities emergency management Emergency situations

TIEMS training for rural communities emergency management   Emergency situations
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: CENTRUL NAŢIONAL DE PREGĂTIRE IN MANAGEMENTUL MEDICAL AL DEZASTRELOR
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 6068222861
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

TIEMS training for rural communities emergency management Emergency situations Book Excerpt:

Future of Emergency Care

Future of Emergency Care
Author: Institute of Medicine,Board on Health Care Services,The Future of Emergency Care Workshop Planning Group
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 162
Release: 2007-06-09
ISBN: 0309104688
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Future of Emergency Care Book Excerpt:

In June 2006, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Committee on the Future of Emergency Care in the U.S. Health System released a series of reports on the state of emergency care. The reports, Emergency Medical Services at the Crossroads; Hospital-Based Emergency Care: At the Breaking Point; and Emergency Care for Children: Growing Pains, identified a number of disturbing problems including overcrowded emergency departments, a lack of coordination among emergency providers, variability in the quality of care provided to patients, workforce shortages, lack of disaster preparedness, a limited research base, and shortcomings in the systems' ability to care for pediatric patients. These problems, while apparent to those who work in the field, are largely hidden from public view, in part because popular fictional television programs frequently depict the emergency care system in fine shape. Despite the lifesaving feats performed every day by emergency departments and ambulance services, the nation's emergency medical system as a whole is overburdened, underfunded, and highly fragmented. The IOM received funding from 14 organizations to conduct a series of dissemination workshops associated with the release of the 2006 reports on the future of emergency care. Three one-day regional dissemination workshops were conducted in Salt Lake City, Utah (September 7, 2006), Chicago, Ilinois (October 27, 2006), and New Orleans, Louisiana (November 2, 2006). Each of the workshops featured focused discussions in two issue areas. The meeting in Salt Lake City focused on pediatric emergency care and care in rural areas; in Chicago it was workforce issues and hospital efficiency; and in New Orleans it was EMS issues and disaster preparedness. A fourth capstone workshop, held in Washington, D.C., provided an opportunity to engage congressional and other federal policy leaders in a discussion of emergency care issue. Future of Emergency Care summarizes the proceedings of the workshops. Each regional workshop began with an overview of the findings and recommendations from the three reports on the future of emergency care. Findings and recommendations from those three reports are also summarized in this report.

Disaster Preparedness for Health Care Facilities

Disaster Preparedness for Health Care Facilities
Author: Daniel Kollek
Publsiher: PMPH-USA
Total Pages: 566
Release: 2013
ISBN: 160795169X
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Disaster Preparedness for Health Care Facilities Book Excerpt:

This text covers disaster preparedness for health care facilities such as hospitals and long-term care homes. It covers how to assess the risk to and readiness of a health care facility for potential disasters and how to deal with any deficiencies found.

Emergency Nurse Perceptions of Disaster Preparedness After the Implementation of a Department Emergency Operations Plan

Emergency Nurse Perceptions of Disaster Preparedness After the Implementation of a Department Emergency Operations Plan
Author: Angela R. Gentry
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 196
Release: 2019
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Emergency management
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Emergency Nurse Perceptions of Disaster Preparedness After the Implementation of a Department Emergency Operations Plan Book Excerpt:

Emergency departments (ED) are the entryway into the healthcare system during a disaster event and patients often arrive in the first thirty minutes after an event has occurred. This creates unique challenges for ED nurses. The purpose of the Quality Improvement (QI) project was to measure the impact of a Department Emergency Operations Plan (DEOP) on the ED nurse’s perception of disaster preparedness. This study included a convenience sample of 126 full time and part time registered nurses working in the ED at a Level 1 Trauma hospital. Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval was obtained by both Arkansas Tech University and the participating hospital. Informed consent was obtained prior to taking the pre- and post-education questionnaires. The questionnaires were created by the primary investigator with expert validation by the Emergency Nurses Association’s (ENA) 2018 Emergency Management and Preparedness Committee (EMPC). Measures included knowledge level questions based on the identified priority needs of the leadership team. Education of the DEOP was provided over thirty minutes during the January, 2019 staff meetings. Data was collected via REDCap for analysis. Thirty participants completed both questionnaires. Results indicate that the DEOP QI project significantly increased the perception of the ED’s nurse’s knowledge level regarding disaster response for each of the questions utilized from the pre-education questionnaire as compared to the post-education questionnaire. Additionally, 85% of participants noted that the education increased their comfort level with the DEOP.

Emergency Department Compliance Manual 2015 Edition

Emergency Department Compliance Manual  2015 Edition
Author: Rusty McNew
Publsiher: Wolters Kluwer
Total Pages: 976
Release: 2014-12-18
ISBN: 1454856084
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Emergency Department Compliance Manual 2015 Edition Book Excerpt:

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Fundamentals of U S Health Care

Fundamentals of U S  Health Care
Author: Jahangir Moini,Morvarid Moini
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 472
Release: 2017-04-07
ISBN: 1317216768
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fundamentals of U S Health Care Book Excerpt:

All health care students must be familiar with the basic concepts of health care in the United States. This introductory textbook presents vital information on health care careers and legal, ethical, financial, and policy issues that will help their future practice. It includes chapters on: careers in the health care profession; the complexity of health care; the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; professionalism in health; health care for special populations; the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards; research and advancements in health care; the future of health care. Fundamentals of U.S. Health Care is unique in the way it highlights the important elements of each health career, including job requirements, length of study, and salaries. With the student in mind, this book is accompanied by a website that features detailed PowerPoints and test banks with more than 1,000 review questions. Well-organized and easily understood, this overview provides a reliable, relevant resource and up-to-date reference. It is essential reading for all allied health students, including nurses, surgical technicians, dental hygienists, radiology technicians, medical assistants, pharmacy technicians, physician assistants, and more.

Hospital Based Emergency Care

Hospital Based Emergency Care
Author: Institute of Medicine,Board on Health Care Services,Committee on the Future of Emergency Care in the United States Health System
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 424
Release: 2007-06-03
ISBN: 0309101735
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hospital Based Emergency Care Book Excerpt:

Today our emergency care system faces an epidemic of crowded emergency departments, patients boarding in hallways waiting to be admitted, and daily ambulance diversions. Hospital-Based Emergency Care addresses the difficulty of balancing the roles of hospital-based emergency and trauma care, not simply urgent and lifesaving care, but also safety net care for uninsured patients, public health surveillance, disaster preparation, and adjunct care in the face of increasing patient volume and limited resources. This new book considers the multiple aspects to the emergency care system in the United States by exploring its strengths, limitations, and future challenges. The wide range of issues covered includes: • The role and impact of the emergency department within the larger hospital and health care system. • Patient flow and information technology. • Workforce issues across multiple disciplines. • Patient safety and the quality and efficiency of emergency care services. • Basic, clinical, and health services research relevant to emergency care. • Special challenges of emergency care in rural settings. Hospital-Based Emergency Care is one of three books in the Future of Emergency Care series. This book will be of particular interest to emergency care providers, professional organizations, and policy makers looking to address the deficiencies in emergency care systems.