Disaster Preparedness for Health Care Facilities

ISBN: 978-1-60795-169-8




May 2013
500 Pages/Hardcover/8.5 x 11 trim
ISBN 13: 978-1-60795-169-8
Price $99.95
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Dr. Daniel Kollek
Associate Professor Emergency Medicine
McMaster University
Executive Director
Centre for Excellence in Emergency Preparedness
The text is geared towards health care workers such as adult and pediatric physicians and nurses, paramedics and health care facility administrators and will cover disaster preparedness for health care facilities such as hospitals and long-term care homes
The content of the book addresses preparedness for disasters, both natural and man-made, from the standpoint of health care facility pre-planning preparedness to managing and overcoming disasters when they occur. Beginning with how to assess the risk to and readiness of your health care facility for potential disasters, the book progresses to how to deal with any readiness deficiencies found. Each chapter can be a standalone document addressing an individual aspect of disaster preparedness but when all chapters are combined, it creates a complete and authoritative guide on all aspects of disaster preparedness.
This book is the only product of its kind that centralizes all of the content required for a health care facility to plan, prepare and manage disaster related events.
 ·        The most comprehensive, in-depth content
·        Created by medical and legal professionals who are experts on the chapter(s) they have contributed.
·        Academic review of the contents was done by international leaders in the disaster preparedness field (from the United States, UK and Israel)
·        This book has been designed as a standalone, self-teaching reference text
Primary:emergency medicine physicians and nurses (both adult and pediatric), paramedics,health care facility administrators or any persons who work in emergency planning and disaster preparedness.
Chapter 1: Introduction to Disasters and Disaster Planning
Chapter 2: Risk and Hazard Vulnerability Analysis
Chapter 3: Readiness and Mitigation
Chapter 4: IMS and Communications
Chapter 5: Triage
Chapter 6: Hospital Emergency Surge Capacity
Chapter 7: Volunteers
Chapter 8: Preparing for Mass Gatherings
Chapter 9: Scene safety
Chapter 10: Analgesia and Mass Casualty Incidents
Chapter 11: Infectious Diseases Following Disasters
Chapter 12: Disasters with Contaminations
Chapter 13: Paediatrics in Disasters
Chapter 14: Family Re-unification
Chapter 15: Disaster Psychiatry
Chapter 16: Psycho-social Issues in Disasters
Chapter 17: Ethics
Chapter 18: Medico-legal Issues
Chapter 19: Emergency Preparedness and Business Continuity Management