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Disaster Medicine

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    Alan L. Melnick.
    Springer2008
    Emergency preparedness for the primary care physician -- Biological terrorism -- Chemical terrorism -- Radiological terrorism -- Mental health and terrorism -- The primary care physician's role in supporting the public health response to biological, chemical, and radiological terrorism.
  • Digital
    edited by I.W. Fong and Kenneth Alibek.
    Springer2009
    Anthrax : a disease and a weapon / Kenneth Alibek, Catherine Lobanova and Serguei Popov -- Plague as a biological weapon / David T. Dennis -- Tularemia and bioterrorism / Lisa Hodges and Robert L. Penn -- Melioidosis and Glanders as possible biological weapons / David Allan Brett Dance -- Smallpox as a weapon for bioterrorism / J. Michael Lane -- Hemorrhagic Fever viruses as biological weapons / Allison Groseth ... [et al.] -- Botulism as a potential agent of bioterrorism / Thomas P. Bleck -- Ricin : a possible, noninfectious biological weapon / Maor Maman and Yoav Yehezkelli -- Bioterrorism alert for health care workers / Theodore J. Cieslak, George W. Christopher and Edward M. Eitzen -- The economics of planning and preparing for bioterrorism / Martin I. Meltzer.
  • Digital
    Sasha Rudenstine, Sandro Galea.
    Springer2012
    pt. 1. The study of disasters -- pt. 2. Causes of disasters -- pt. 3. Behavioral consequences of disasters -- pt. 4. Our models : applying a public health perspective.
  • Digital
    [edited by] Gregory R. Ciottone ; associate editors, Paul D. Biddinger, Robert G. Darling, Saleh Fares, Mark E. Keim, Michael S. Molloy, Selim Suner.
    ClinicalKey2016
  • Digital
    editors, Adriaan P.C.C. Hopperus Buma ... [et al.].
    Springer2009
  • Digital
    edited by James M. Ryan, Adriaan P.C.C. Hopperus Buma, Charles W. Beadling, Aroop Mozumder, David M. Nott, Norman M. Rich, Walter Henny, David MacGarty.
    Springer2014
    Conflict and Catastrophe Medicine: A Practical Guide 3e follows its successful predecessors in providing a framework for use by health professionals visiting a resource-constrained environment. Aimed at health professionals, Conflict and Catastrophe Medicine: A Practical Guide 3e encompasses problems brought about by local conflict or natural disasters. Itcovers preparation, organisation, logistics, treatment of major trauma and medical emergencies, and the special problems of delivering medicine in a hostile environment. This book will provide the reader with a mix of theory, opinion and practical advice to guide him through areas of conflicts, catastrophes and remote locations.
  • Digital
    edited by C. Dishovsky and A. Pivovarov.
    Springer2009
  • Digital
    Committee on Crisis Standards of Care: a Toolkit for Indicators and Triggers, Board on Health Sciences Policy ; Dan Hanfling, John L. Hick, and Clare Stroud, editors.
    NAP2013
    "Disasters and public health emergencies can stress health care systems to the breaking point and disrupt delivery of vital medical services. During such crises, hospitals and long-term care facilities may be without power; trained staff, ambulances, medical supplies and beds could be in short supply; and alternate care facilities may need to be used. Planning for these situations is necessary to provide the best possible health care during a crisis and, if needed, equitably allocate scarce resources. Crisis Standards of Care: A Toolkit for Indicators and Triggers examines indicators and triggers that guide the implementation of crisis standards of care and provides a discussion toolkit to help stakeholders establish indicators and triggers for their own communities. Together, indicators and triggers help guide operational decision making about providing care during public health and medical emergencies and disasters. Indicators and triggers represent the information and actions taken at specific thresholds that guide incident recognition, response, and recovery. This report discusses indicators and triggers for both a slow onset scenario, such as pandemic influenza, and a no-notice scenario, such as an earthquake. Crisis Standards of Care features discussion toolkits customized to help various stakeholders develop indicators and triggers for their own organizations, agencies, and jurisdictions. The toolkit contains scenarios, key questions, and examples of indicators, triggers, and tactics to help promote discussion. In addition to common elements designed to facilitate integrated planning, the toolkit contains chapters specifically customized for emergency management, public health, emergency medical services, hospital and acute care, and out-of-hospital care."--Publisher's description.
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    edited by Mariapia Viola Magni.
    Springer2010
    Part 1. BIOTERRORISM PREVENTION -- Bioterrorism: A Potential Weapon for Terrorist Attacks Through Food and Water Contamination: Evolution of Our Understanding of the Use of Chemical and Bacteriological Weapons / Vincenzo Costigliola and Franco Quagliata -- Detection and Quantification of Bacteria and Fungi Using Solid-Phase Cytometry / Lies ME Vanhee, Eva D'Haese, Ils Cools, Hans J Nelis and Tom Coenye -- Vulnerability Assessment and Mapping of Akounq Groundwater Body, Armenia / Vahram Vardanyan and Artashes Aginian -- Part 2. BACTERIA DIAGNOSTIC TESTS -- Methods for Detection of Shiga-Toxin Producing Escherichia coli (STEC) / Jordan Madic -- Genetic Diversity of Enterococci in Bryndza Cheese / Roman Dušinský, Anna Belicová, Libor Ebringer, Dušan Jurkovič and Lívia Križková, et al. -- Salmonella Infections / Constantine Arvanitakis -- Molecular Diagnostics of Staphylococcus aureus / Jiří Doškař, Roman Pantůček, Vladislava Růžičková and Ivo Sedláček -- Molecular Methods to Detect Bacillus cereus and Bacillus thuringiensis in Foods / Marisa Manzano, Lucilla Iacumin, Cristina Giusto and Giuseppe Comi -- Control of Listeria monocytogenes in San Daniele Dry Cured Ham by Different Technologies: Reduction of L. Monocytogenes in Dry Cured Ham / Lucilla Iacumin, Marisa Manzano, Milena Osualdini, Carlo Cantoni and Giuseppe Comi -- Part 3. VIRAL INFECTIONS -- Epidemiology and Diagnosis of Hepatitis B in the Mediterranean Region and Elsewhere / Nurdan Tözün, Özdal Ersoy, Fatih Eren and Veysel Tahan -- Hepatitis E Virus (HEV) - An Emerging Viral Pathogen / Avrelija Cencič and Walter Chingwaru -- Dengue Virus Diagnostics / Evgeni Eltzov, Danit Atias, Levi Gheber and Robert S. Marks -- Part 4. PARASITES AND FUNGI -- Infectious Forms of Parasites in Food: Man Embedded in Ecosystems / Eduardo Dei-Cas, Cécile-Marie Aliouat, Gabriela Certad, Colette Creusy and Karine Guyot -- Unusual Developmental Pattern of Expression of Enzymes Involved in DNA Biosynthesis in Trichinella spiralis and Trichinella pseudospiralis / Magdalena Dąbrowska, Barbara Gołos, Elżbieta Wałajtys-Rode, Patrycja Wińska and Joanna Cieśla, et al. -- Immunodulation and Helminths: Towards New Strategies for Treatment of Immune-Mediated Diseases? / Fabrizio Bruschi, Lorena Chiumiento and Gianfranco Del Prete -- Parasites and Oncogenesis with a Special Reference to Gastro-Intestinal Neoplasia Induced by Cryptosporidium parvum / C Creusy, G Certad, K Guyot and E Dei-Cas -- Smart Biosensors for Determination of Mycotoxines / Lyubov Yotova, Ivo Grabchev, Rossica Betcheva and Dessislava Marinkova.
  • Digital
    S. William A. Gunn.
    Springer2013
    In times of emergency, clear communication is critical to saving lives and preventing further destruction. Operations in the field, negotiations between governments and relief organizations, and planning and training sessions all require collaboration among people from various disciplines using different terminologies. Without a common lexicon, misunderstandings and other communication errors can lead to the loss of valuable time, scarce resources, and lives--and during an era marked by climate disasters, warfare, industrial accidents, and threats of bioterrorism, the stakes are increasingly high. It is in this spirit that the original Dictionary of Disaster Medicine and Humanitarian Relief was assembled, and the same holds true for this timely Second Edition. This practical resource boasts more than twice the number of entries as the first edition: definitions, abbreviations, and acronyms covering all phases of humanitarian aid, from planning and preparedness to rescue and recovery. Its contents have been field-tested across the emergency intervention community, and are as useful in communicating with the media and the public as with colleagues. This expanded edition of the Dictionary of Disaster Medicine and Humanitarian Relief ably follows its predecessor as an authoritative resource for researchers and professionals in global health, health promotion, public health, public health policy, and disaster management.
  • Digital
    David MacGarty, David Nott, editors.
    Springer2013
    Disaster Response -- Immediate Response to Disasters -- Priorities in Post-disaster Management -- Refugee Camps -- Complex Emergencies -- Security for the Humanitarian Worker -- Global Players -- Global Development: Millennium Development Goals -- Nongovernmental Organizations and Aid -- Developing Healthcare Systems -- International Aid -- Future of Global Health -- Trauma and Surgery -- Prehospital Care -- Mass Casualty Incident -- Military Trauma -- Tropical Surgery -- Surgery in Austere Environments -- Tropical Medicine -- Polio and Vaccination Campaigns -- Malaria in Children -- Cholera: An Infectious Waterborne Disease -- HIV/AIDS -- Blinding Eye Diseases -- Public Health -- Malnutrition -- Sexual and Reproductive Health -- Maternal and Neonatal Health -- Mental Health Following Armed Conflict -- The Global Crisis in Noncommunicable Disease.
  • Digital
    edited by Charles A. Cefalu, editor.
    Springer2014
    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.
  • Digital
    Bruce W. Clements.
    ScienceDirect2009
    General public health preparedness -- Bioterrorism -- Bombings and explosions -- Chemical disasters -- Earthquakes -- Floods -- Heat waves -- Hurricanes -- Nuclear and radiological disasters -- Pandemic influenza -- Thunderstorms and tornadoes -- Volcanoes -- Wildfires -- Winter storms.
  • Digital
    edited by Bruce Jennings, Center for Humans and Nature & Yale University, John D. Arras, University of Virginia, Drue H. Barrett, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Barbara A. Ellis, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta.
    Oxford Medicine Online2016
    Ethical aspects of public health emergency preparedness and response / Bruce Jennings and John D. Arras -- Justice, resource allocation, and emergency preparedness: issues regarding stockpiling / Norman Daniels -- Vulnerable populations in the context of public health emergency preparedness planning and response / Madison Powers -- Public engagement in emergency preparedness and response: ethical perspectives in public health practice / Ruth Gaare Berheim -- Professional, civic, and personal obligations in public health emergency planning and response / Angus Dawson -- Research in public health crisis: the integrative approach to managing the moral tensions / Alex John London.
  • Digital
    by Monique C. Hite; National Research Council.
    NAP2003
  • Digital
    edited by Anthony J. Marsella ... [et al.].
    Springer2008
    Essential concepts and foundations / Anthony J. Marsella ... [et al.] -- Promoting disaster recovery in ethnic-minority individuals and communities / Fran H. Norris and Margarita Alegría -- Meeting the physical, psychological, and social needs of African Americans following a disaster / Steven B. Carswell and Melisssa A. Carswell -- Essential information for disaster management and trauma specialists working with American Indians / Jeannette L. Johnson ... [et al.] -- Arab Americans : understanding their challenges, needs, and struggles / Naji Abi-Hashem -- Asian Indians : cultural considerations for disaster workers / B.J. Prashantham -- Caribbean blacks : (Haitians, Jamaicans, Virgin Islanders, Eastern Caribbean) responses to disasters in cultural context / G. Rita Dudley-Grant and Wayne Etheridge -- Chinese Americans : guidelines for disaster mental health workers / Frederick T.L. Leong and Szu-Hui Lee -- The Kanaka Maoli : native Hawaiians and their testimony of trauma and resilience / Laurie D. McCubbin, Michele E. Ishikawa, and Hamilton I. McCubbin -- Mexicans, Mexican Americans, Caribbean, and other Latin Americans / Patricia Arredondo, Veronica Bordes, and Freddy A. Paniagua -- Working with Vietnamese Americans in disasters / Aaron S. Kaplan and Uyen Kim Huynh -- Culture, trauma, and the treatment of post-traumatic syndromes : a global perspective / John P. Wilson -- A brief list of disaster-related vocabulary terms -- Summary and overview of disasters in developing countries / Fran H. Norris -- Disaster rescure and response workers / Bruce H. Young, Julian D. Ford, and Patricia Watson.
  • Print
    Sheri Fink.
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    Here the author, a physician and reporter provides a landmark investigation of patient deaths at a New Orleans hospital ravaged by Hurricane Katrina, and a suspenseful portrayal of the quest for truth and justice. She reconstructs 5 days at Memorial Medical Center and draws the reader into the lives of those who struggled mightily to survive and to maintain life amid chaos. After Katrina struck and the floodwaters rose, the power failed, and the heat climbed, exhausted caregivers chose to designate certain patients last for rescue. Months later, several health professionals faced criminal allegations that they deliberately injected numerous patients with drugs to hasten their deaths. She unspools the mystery of what happened in those days, of a hospital fighting for its life and into a conversation about the most terrifying form of health care rationing. In this book, she exposes the hidden dilemmas of end-of-life care and reveals just how ill-prepared we are in America for the impact of large-scale disasters, and how we can do better.
  • Digital
    John L. Hick, Dan Hanfling, Bruce Evans, Sheldon Greenberg, Roy Alson, Suzet McKinney, and Matthew Minson.
    Preventing these types of events is the optimal goal, but when an event occurs a rapid and effective response coordinated between agencies is required to optimize patient outcomes. In this discussion paper, members of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine's Forum on Medical and Public Health Preparednes s for Catastrophic Disasters examine some of the issues and potential best practices during responses to terrorist incidents. This paper is designed to explore the key issues and is not intended as a comprehensive or expert review of each topic area. This paper should serve as a prompt for responders and planners to consider areas where their community could address potential gaps.
  • Digital
    Kenneth V. Iserson.
    AccessMedicine2012
    AccessEmergency Medicine2012
    "Improvised Medicine is written for healthcare providers treating patients during a crisis situation or in a primitive environment, for diseases and disorders they have little or no hands-on experience with. The book begins with situational analysis and basic needs in a crisis, then moves on to cover specific triage, diagnosis, and stabilization efforts. It then provides medical interventions for surgical and non-surgical problems"--Provided by publisher.
  • Digital/Print
    Kenneth V. Iserson.
    Digital : AccessEmergency Medicine2016
    Digital : AccessMedicine2016
    Print2016
    Section I: The Situation -- Section II: Basic Needs -- Section III: Patient Assessment/Stabilization -- Section IV: Surgical Interventions -- Section V: Nonsurgical Interventions -- Section VI: Appendices.
  • Digital
    edited by Kristi L. Koenig, Carl H. Schultz.
    Cambridge2016
    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. This definitive work brings together a coherent and comprehensive collection of scientific observations and evidence-based recommendations with expert contributors from around the globe. This book 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.
  • Print
    Peter Redfield.
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    A time of crisis -- A secular value of life -- Vital mobility -- Moral witness -- Human frontiers -- The problem of triage -- The longue durée of disease -- The verge of crisis -- Action beyond optimism.
  • Digital
    Mauricio Lynn.
    Springer2016
    General Information -- Pre-hospital Planning and Response to Sudden Mass Casualty Incidents -- Hospital Planning and Response to Sudden Mass Casualty Incidents -- Other Sudden Mass Casualty Incidents -- Challenges Related to Mass Casualty Incidents. .
  • Digital
    Sten Lennquist, editor.
    Springer2012
    This book, written by members of the core faculty responsible for European courses on Medical Response to Major Incidents (MRMI), is a practical guide for all medical staff on how to respond to a wide range of disaster scenarios. The entire spectrum of knowledge is covered, from command and coordination through to the management of individual casualties. Central importance is attached to the key component of decision making by explaining what needs to be done for patients in particular situations and the required order and timing of treatment measures. Simplified methods receive due attention, as it is often necessary for medical staff to administer primary treatment outside of their own specialty. This book will prove an invaluable aid to all who may be involved in the response to major accidents and disasters, including medical and nursing students, ambulance crew, and military personnel as well as medical specialists.
  • Digital
    Jun Shigemura, Rethy Kieth Chhem.
    Springer2016
    Foreword -- Preface -- 1. Godzilla mon amour: the Origins and Legacy of Nuclear Fear in Japan -- 2. Unforeseeable Accidents from the Point of View of the Legal System -- 3. Report on Fukushima Counseling Support Professional Team: Interdisciplinary Team Approach for Psychosocial Care of Evacuees -- 4. Societal and Ethical Aspects of Radiation Risk Perception -- 5. Thinking Across Disaster -- 6. Emotional Consequences of TMI and Chernobyl: Lessons Learned for Fukushima -- 7. 3/11 and 9/11: A Multi-faceted Investigation of a Survivor Exchange Program -- 8. Psychosocial Responses to Disaster and Exposures: Distress Reactions, Health Risk Behavior, and Mental Disorders -- 9. Psychosocial Challenges of the Fukushima Nuclear Plant Workers.
  • Digital
    Nikolaj Wolfson, editor ; Alexander Lerner, Leonid Roshal, co-editors.
    Springer2016
  • Digital
    Tools and resources for pediatric practices to develop strategies and action plans, promote collaborative discussions, increase state- and community-level preparedness efforts to best address children's needs in times of emergency, pandemic, outbreak, or disaster.
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    edited by Zdenko Machala, Karol Hensel, and Yuri Akishev.
    Springer2012
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    edited by Koichi Tanigawa, Rethy Kieth Chhem.
    Springer2014
    The role of disaster medicine is becoming more important as the frequency and severity of natural and technological disasters increase. The triple disaster that occurred in Fukushima on March 11, 2011 calls for innovation in the training of health care professionals, pre-hospital emergency care providers, and emergency personnel in the management of the medical consequences of radiation disasters. While many books are available on disaster medicine, none is specifically devoted to the role of physicians in the management of patients exposed to radiation leakage from a damaged nuclear power plant. Radiation Disaster Medicine aims to fill this void based on the response to the Fukushima nuclear accident. Each chapter addresses principles and practices of radiation medicine within the specific context of that accident. Topics covered include the role of physicians in radiation disasters, the concepts of external and internal exposure, prehospital and hospital response, disaster behavioral health, and radiation emergency response from the perspective of national and international institutions. Most of the contributors are active educators and researchers in radiation medicine with first-hand experience in dealing with prehospital triage and management of patients within secondary and tertiary care hospitals in Japan. It is hoped that this book will assist in attaining the ultimate goal of radiation disaster medicine: to help the patients.
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    Committee on Strengthening the Disaster Resilience of Academic Research Communities ; Georges C. Benjamin, Lisa Brown, and Ellen Carlin, editors.
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    1. The academic biomedical research community- vital to the Nation -- 2. Impacts of prior disasters on the academic biomedical research community -- 3. Defining the academic biomedical research community in the context of disaster resilience -- 4. Foundations in community resilience and the National Preparedness System -- 5. Prevention, protection, and mitigation planning -- 6. Response and recovery planning -- 7. Disaster resilience and animal research programs -- 8. A resilent built environment for the research enterprise -- 9. Funding a resilient mission -- 10. The essential role of research sponsors -- Appendixes.
  • Digital
    COL Robert B. Lim, editor.
    Springer2016
    Disaster Medicine: Lessons Learned from the Crash of Asiana Airlines Flight -- Disaster Preparedness -- Trauma Surgery in an Austere Environment: Trauma and Emergency Surgery in Unusual -- Difficult Triage Decisions in the Combat or Austere -- Removal of Unexploded -- Hostage Rescue -- Awake Tracheostomy in an Austere -- Pediatric Emergencies in the Combat or Austere Environment: As Easy as A, B, C -- The Oklahoma City -- The Experience of Disaster Response in Sri Lanka: From Reaction to Planning -- A Surgical Response to the Haiti Earthquake -- Surgery on Public Enemy #1 -- Lessons Learned in Combat Burn -- Operating in a Tent -- Dismounted Complex Blast -- Surgery Under Fire -- Lessons Learned From the Boston Marathon Bombing -- Chemical Warfare: A Brief History and Summary of Current Threats and Initial Management -- Providing Surgical Training and Assistance in a Developing Country during Military Assistance -- Use What You?ve Got: Resource Utilization in a Mass Casualty in Afghanistan. .
  • Digital
    edited by Robert J. Ursano, Carol S. Fullerton, Lars Weisaeth and Beverley Raphael.
    Cambridge2017
    "Covering both natural and man-made scenarios including war and terrorism, the Textbook of Disaster Psychiatry is a vital international reference for medical professionals, community leaders and disaster responders a decade after its initial publication. Spanning a decade of advances in disaster psychiatry, this new and updated second edition brings together the views of current international experts to offer a cutting-edge comprehensive review of the psychological, biological and social responses to disaster, in order to help prepare, react and aid effective recovery. Topics range from the epidemiology of disaster response, disaster ecology, the neurobiology of disaster exposure, to socio-cultural issues, early intervention and consultation-liaison care for injured victims. The role of non-governmental organizations, workplace policies and the implications for public health planning at both an individual and community level are also addressed"--Provided by publisher.
  • Digital
    edited by Alan D.T. Barrett, Lawrence R. Stanberry.
    ScienceDirect2009

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