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  • State of the science : background, history, and current threats / Steven M. Presley, Chris B. Pepper, Galen P. Austin, Ronald J. Kendall -- Threats and vulnerabilities associated with biological and chemical terrorism / Steven M. Presley, Galen P. Austin, Phil N. Smith, John White, Ronald J. Kendall -- Predicting and characterizing threat transport / Jeremy W. Leggoe, Chia-bo Chang, Stephen B. Cox, Steven M. Presley, Richard Zartman -- Assessment strategies for environmental protection from chemical and biological threats / Richard Zartman, Chai-Bo Chang, George P. Cobb, Joe Fralick, Steven M. Presley -- Chemical threat agent-induced latent (delayed) neurodegeneration / Jean Strahlendorf and Howard Strahlendorf -- Sensing biological and chemical threat agents / Gopal Coimbatore, Steven M. Presley, Jonathan Boyd, Eric J. Marsland, and George P. Cobb -- Phage display and its application for the detection and therapeutic intervention of biological threat agents / Joe A. Fralick and Prabhjit Chadha-Mohanty -- Personnel protective fabric technologies for chemical countermeasures / Seshadri Ramkumar, Utkarsh Sata, and Munim Hussain -- Pathogenic and toxic effects of select biological threat agents / Jia-Sheng Wang -- Conclusions and research needs for the future / Ronald J. Kendall, Galen P. Austin, Chia-bo Chang, George P. Cobb, Gopal Coimbatore, Stephen B. Cox, Joe A. Fralick, Jeremy W. Leggoe, Steven M. Presley, Seshadri S.Ramkumar, Philip N. Smith, Jean C. Strahlendorf, and Richard E. Zartman.
  • "Behavioral Health Response to Disasters Disaster behavioral health has come a long way in a short amount of time. The book you hold in your hands (or perhaps view on your Kindle e-reader) encompasses an array of topics almost unimaginable even 25 years ago. It covers the roles and responsibilities of government and nongovernmental organizations and the integration of behavioral health into public health preparedness and response. There are separate chapters on children, adolescents, older adults, and racially and ethnically diverse populations. Other chapters address secondary trauma in disaster workers and assessing local disaster vulnerability. The list goes on, including dealing with school systems, long-term care, behavioral health in shelters, treatment for disaster survivors, disaster substance abuse services, culturally competent case management, response team training, and building community resilience. A simple perusal of the table of contents serves as an illustration of the way that attention to disaster behavioral health has grown exponentially in research, policy, and practice communities. It was not always so. When I began graduate training in the mid 1980s, to my knowledge disaster mental health was not part of any graduate school curriculum. A small subset of clinical psychologists and other mental health professionals had some training in crisis mental health, but it was optional, and it carried a different and much more specifi c meaning. Crisis mental health in those days typically meant: (1) working with people who were in acute crisis, (2) working with victims of extreme circumstances using models derived from the military and trauma research, and/or (3) community crisis intervention"--Provided by publisher.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The United States is a high priority target, and the goal of today's terrorist is body count. Our enemies can kill thousands with just a small amount of chemical or biological agent. This book details the characteristics, actions, identification, and containment of possible agents. With chapters on chemical agents, biological agents, explosive, nuclear, and incendiary devices, the author prepares the first responder to handle everything from re-establishing control and on-scene triage, to monitoring and detection techniques, decontamination, and training resources. It provides step-by-step procedures for recognizing and identifying terrorist incidents. Explores scene security, crime scene, isolation issues and recommended protective equipment and decontamination procedures. Provides guidance for all emergency responders to terrorist incidents, including fire, EMS, and law enforcement.
  • "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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • "This brand-new reference offers comprehensive yet succinct guidance on the preparation, assessment, and management of a full range of disasters, both natural and man-made (including the threat of terrorist attack and the use of chemical, biological, and nuclear weapon systems.) Dr. Ciottone - recognized worldwide as an authority in the field - presents a full range of coverage from the basics of disaster medicine to more advanced concepts, such as tactical EMS, hazard vulnerability analysis, impact of disaster on children, and more." "Part 1 of the book gives you an "A-Z" source for information on every aspect of disaster medicine and management. Part 2 features an exhaustive compilation of every conceivable disaster event, organized to facilitate fast reference in a real-time setting. Part 2 also serves as your quick consult on disaster medicine."
  • General concepts -- Basic perspectives on disaster / David E. Hogan and Jonathan L. Burstein -- Triage / David E. Hogan and Julio Rafael Lairet -- Pediatric considerations in disasters / Mark A. Brandenburg -- Public health disasters / Eric K. Noji -- Infectious diseases and disasters / P. Gregg Greenough -- Pharmaceuticals in disasters / Robie V. Harrington -- Critical incident stress / Neill S. Oster and Constance J. Doyle -- Urban search and rescue / Carl S. Goodman and David E. Hogan -- Complex humanitarian emergencies / Frederick M. Burkle -- Disaster response planning and coordination -- Principles of hospital disaster planning / Erik Auf der Heide -- Emergency medical services in disasters / David W. Callaway -- Local government emergency disaster planning / Aden E. Hogan -- The United States national response plan / David E. Hogan and Jonathan L. Burstein -- Communication and information technology tools for disaster response and medical assistance / Victoria Garshnek and Frederick M. Burkle -- Managing disasters in austere environments / James P. McClay, Kim Moore, and David E. Hogan -- Natural disasters -- Earthquakes / Carl H. Schultz -- Tornadoes / David E. Hogan -- Hurricanes / John T. Meredith -- Floods / James Poole and David E. Hogan -- Firestorms and wildfires / Robert R. Frantz. Winter storms / Aaron Q. Lane and S. Brent Barnes -- Avalanches / Aaron Q. Lane and Jennifer Eischen -- Heat-related disasters / Glen Bailey and James S. Walker -- Volcanic eruptions / David E. Hogan and Jeremy Bearden -- Tsunamis / Kim Moore and David E. Hogan -- Industrial, technological, and transportation disasters -- Medical management of radiation incidents / Fun H. Fong, Jr. -- Hazardous materials emergencies / Howard W. Levitin and Henry J. Siegelson -- Mass gathering medical care / Steven J. Parrillo -- Maritime disasters / Jennifer Eischen -- Air crash disasters / Julio Rafael Lairet and David E. Hogan -- Fires and mass burn care / David E. Hogan, Heidi Metheney, and Michael Houston -- Conflict-related disasters -- Conventional terrorist bombings / Daniel J. Dire -- Nuclear detonations: evaluation and response / Fun H. Fong, Jr. -- Intentional chemical disasters / Mark Edward Keim and Jonathan L. Burstein -- Biological weapons agents / George W. Christopher ... [et al.] -- Tactical emergency services / David W. Callaway -- Mass shootings / Thomas M. Stein -- Education, training and research -- Education and training in disaster medicine / Ted Kellison, Timothy A. Soult, and David E. Hogan -- Research in disaster medicine / Kobi Peleg and Limor Aharonson-Daniel.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 2012 AccessMedicine
    "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.
  • Indian Ocean tsunami 2007
    Prologue / Barbara H. Keating -- Pt. 1. Geostructural environment of tsunami genesis -- A historical account of the earthquakes and tsunamis in the Indian Ocean / B. K. Rastogi -- Impact of coastal morphology, structure and seismicity on the tsunami surge / K.S.R. Murthy ... [et al.] -- Tsunamigenic sources in the Indian Ocean: factors and impact on the Indian landmass / R.K. Chadha -- Paleo-tsunami and storm surge deposits / K. Arun Kumar, H. Achyuthan, and N. Shankar -- Overview and integration of part 1 / U. Aswathanarayana -- Pt. 2. Modelling of tsunami generation and propagation -- A review of classical concepts on phase and amplitude dispersion: application to tsunamis / N. Nirupama ... [et al.] -- A partial explanation for the initial withdrawal of the ocean during a tsunami / N. Nirupama ... [et al.] -- The energetics of the tsunami of 26 December 2004 in the Indian Ocean: a brief review / N. Nirupama ... [et al.] -- Possible amplification of the tsunami through coupling with internal waves / N. Nirupama ... [et al.] -- Numerical modeling of the Indian Ocean tsunami / Z. Kowalik ... [et al.] -- Modelling techniques for understanding the Indian Ocean tsunami propagation / V. P. Dimri and K. Srivastava -- Validation of tsunami beach run-up height predictive model based on work-energy theorem / G. Muraleedharan ... [et al.] -- Normal modes and tsunami coastal effects / N. Nirupama ... [et al.] -- Helmholtz mode and K-S-P waves: application to tsunamis / N. Nirupama ... [et al.] -- Numerical models for the Indian Ocean tsunami of 26 December 2004: a brief review / P. Chittibabu and T.S. Murty -- The Cauchy-Poisson problem: application to tsunami generation and propagation / N. Nirupama ... [et al.] -- A review and listings of tsunami heights and travel times for the 26 December 2004 event / I. Nistor ... [et al.] -- Overview and integration of part 2 / N. Nirupama -- Pt. 3. Tsunami detection and monitoring systems -- Satellite detection of pre-earthquakes thermal anomaly and sea water turbidity associated with the great Sumatra earthquake / A. K. Saraf ... [et al.] -- Possible detection in the ionosphere of the signals from earthquake and tsunamis / T. S. Murty ... [et al.] -- Seismo-electromagnetic precursors registered by DEMETER satellite / A.K. Gwal ... [et al.] -- Web-enabled and real-time reporting: cellular based instrumentation for coastal sea level and surge monitoring / A. Joseph and R. G. Prabhudesai -- Methodologies for tsunami detection / T.S. Murty ... [et al.] -- Tsunami travel time atlas for the Indian Ocean / P.K. Bhaskaran ... [et al.] -- Overview and integration of part 3 / N. Nirupama -- Pt. 4. Biophysical and socio-economic dimensions of tsunami damage -- Performance of structures affected by the 2004 Sumatra tsunami in Thailand and Indonesia / M. Saatcioglu, A. Ghobarah, and I. Nistor -- Field observations on the tsunami impact along the Kerala Coast, Southwest India / N.P. Kurian, T.N. Prakash, and M. Baba -- Ecological impact on the Indian Ocean tsunami / C.S.P. Iyer -- Tsunami damage to the south eastern coast of India / N. Chandrasekar and R. Ramesh -- Hydrophysical manifestations on the Indian Ocean tsunami / Y. Sadhuram, T.V. Ramana Murthy, and B.P. Rao -- Tsunamis and marine life / D.V. Subba Rao ... [et al.] -- Tsunami impact on coastal habitats of India / P.N. Sridhar ... [et al.] -- Overview and integration of part 4 / U. Aswathanarayana -- Pt. 5. Quo Vadis -- Protection measures against tsunami-type hazards for the coast of Tamil Nadu, India / V. Sundar -- Protective role of coastal ecosystems in the context of the tsunami in Tamil Nadu Coast, India: implications for hazard preparedness / A. Mascarenhas and S. Jayakumar -- Integrated preparedness systems / U. Aswathanarayana -- Social and political aspects of tsunami response, recovery, and preparedness planning: a transdisciplinary approach from Canada / C. Amaratunga and H. Smith Fowler -- An ideal conceptual tsunami warning system for the Indian Ocean / T.S. Murty ... [et al.] -- Overview and integration of part 5 / N. Nirupama.
  • Presenting an overview of the basic principles of disaster management, this book describes the role of emergency medicine in disaster planning and mass casualty events. From disaster capacity to hazard risk score and vulnerability analysis, it addresses various aspects of disaster planning.
  • 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.
  • Chemical nerve agents / Daniel C. Keyes -- Vesicating agents including mustard and Lewisite / Stacey L. Hail and Daniel C. Keyes -- Cyanide / Rebeca Gracia -- Phosgene and toxic gases / Melissa L. Givens -- Incapacitating agents: BZ, calmative agents, and riot control agents / John Gomez and Yedidia Bentur -- Anthrax / Anthony J. Carbone -- Plague / Anthony J. Carbone -- Smallpox / Lisa Rotz, Inger Damon, and Joanne Cono -- Viral hemorrhagic fevers / Erik J. Won and Anthony J. Carbone -- Lesser known biological agents and potential threats / Teriggi J. Ciccone and Seric S. Cusick -- Botulinum: the most toxic substance known / Robert Abar Timmons and Anthony J. Carbone -- Toxins / Sophia Dyer and Stephen Traub -- Types of radiation: basic theory explained for the nonphysicist / Greene Shepherd -- Detection of nuclear radiation / Keith Edsall and Daniel C. Keyes -- Personal protection and decontamination for radiation emergencies / Keith Edsall and Daniel C. Keyes -- Treatment of radiation exposure and contamination / Keith Edsall and Daniel C. Keyes -- Radiation dispersal devices, dirty bombs, and nonconventional radiation exposure / Madison Patrick, Keith Edsall, and Daniel C. Keyes -- Detonation of a nuclear device / Cham E. Dallas -- Nuclear power plant disasters / Wilfredo Rivera -- Types of explosions and explosive injuries defined / Adam Miller and Richard Linsky -- Structure collapse, extrication, crush syndrome, and rhabdomyolysis / Adam H. Miller -- Introduction to all-hazards preparedness and planning for terrorism / Adam H. Miller ... [et al.] -- Scene preparedness / Marc Eckstein and Ray Fowler -- Hospital preparedness / Kathy J. Rinnert and Daniel C. Keyes -- Community public health preparedness / Scott F. Wetterhall, and Darren F. Collins -- Mass gathering preparedness / Carl Menckhoff, and Michael Shaw -- Federal, state, regional, and local resource access and utilization / David W. Gruber -- Personal protective equipment / Joshua G. Schier and Robert S. Hoffman -- All-hazards approach to decontamination / Richard N. Bradley -- Detection, prediction, and surveillance / Warren L. Whitlock and Gay Dews Thompson -- Health care facilities and interagency communication during terrorism / Raymond L. Fowler ... [et al.] -- Media and communications preparedness for terrorist events / Raymond L. Fowler, Paul E. Pepe, Paul E. Moore -- Exercises and educational courses in terrorism preparedness / Myra M. Socher and Edwin K. Leap -- Technology applications in preparedness training / Timothy D. Peterson -- Strategic response to explosive and traumatic terrorism / Brian A. Krakover -- The forensic evaluation of gunshot wounds associated with a terrorist event / William S. Smock -- Homeland security / F. Marion Cain III and Gary L. Holt -- The role of military medicine in civilian disaster response / Brian A. Krakover -- Law enforcement related agencies / William Fabbri and Nelson Tang -- Psychological impact of terrorism / Gregory Luke Larkin, Jay Woody, and Cynthia Claassen -- Being a child in the midst of terrorism / Richard Aghababian ... [et al.] -- Agricultural terrorism and its implication on the health care system / Timothy Rupp and Shane Zatkalik -- Mass fatality incidents / Lynn Roppolo and Kathy Rinnert -- Cyberterrorism / Brian Krakover.
  • Pandemic planning 2012
    "The impact of an influenza pandemic can be measured in a variety of ways 50 million deaths in 1918 and 1919; hundreds of millions of individual cases of sickness in 1957; and an estimated three to four trillion dollars lost in global productivity in 2009. By their very nature, the characteristics and outcomes of future pandemics are extremely difficult to predict. This uncertainty, however, should not be viewed as a reason to avoid planning, but rather as a motivator to emphasize the necessity of thorough, complete, and flexible plans for the inevitable pandemics of the future. By improving the readiness of your organization to operate during a pandemic, the likelihood is increased that you will be able to respond quickly and appropriately to future events. Preparedness requires cooperation and collaboration on multiple levels. Individuals should protect themselves and their families; employers should enact policy changes to avoid the spread of illness in the workplace and in schools; healthcare providers and governmental bodies should exercise to test themselves and their communities. True preparedness requires multilevel commitments across geographic and organizational borders. Pandemics result in urgent needs and demands and resources will be limited. To be effective during the real event, this requires us to train and exercise the necessary skills and create plans before the crisis. It is imperative to develop and implement clear metrics for both individual and organizational performance. The ultimate purpose of planning and preparing for a pandemic is twofold: (a) to decrease the morbidity and mortality rates of the illness, and (b) to improve recovery time so that economic and social activities can be resumed at their normal levels"--Provided by publisher.
  • 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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