Disaster Nursing and Emergency Preparedness for Chemical, Biological, and Radiological Terrorism and Other Hazards / Edition 1

Disaster Nursing and Emergency Preparedness for Chemical, Biological, and Radiological Terrorism and Other Hazards / Edition 1

by Tener Goodwin Veenema PhD, MPH, MS
     
 

ISBN-10: 0826121438

ISBN-13: 9780826121431

Pub. Date: 08/18/2003

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

This comprehensive textbook is designed to prepare any nurse to provide health care under disaster conditions. The content ranges from general principles of disaster preparation and management to management of specific types of disasters. Natural and environmental disasters are amply discussed. However, the special emphasis of the book is response to disasters

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This comprehensive textbook is designed to prepare any nurse to provide health care under disaster conditions. The content ranges from general principles of disaster preparation and management to management of specific types of disasters. Natural and environmental disasters are amply discussed. However, the special emphasis of the book is response to disasters caused by biological, chemical, and radiological agents. Vital information on post-disaster restoration of basic public health, psychological effects, and establishing communication is provided. Each chapter is prefaced with "Key Messages" and "Learning Objectives," and followed by "Study Questions" and "Internet Activities." Numerous case studies bring the reader into contact with professionals from organizations crucial to the U.S. disaster response. The Appendix includes an extensive listing of Internet resources.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826121431
Publisher:
Springer Publishing Company
Publication date:
08/18/2003
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
616
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Contributors
Contributing Case Study Authors
List of Case Studies
List of Tables
List of Figures
List of Photographs
Foreword
Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Ch. 1Essentials of Disaster Planning2
Ch. 2Leadership and Coordination in Disaster Health Care Systems: The Federal Disaster Response Network30
Ch. 3Understanding the Psychosocial Impact of Disasters62
Ch. 4Legal and Ethical Issues in Disaster Response82
Ch. 5Communication: The Role of the Media104
Ch. 6Overview of Disaster Management124
Ch. 7Disaster Triage and Chemical Decontamination152
Ch. 8Restoring Public Health Under Disaster Conditions: Basic Sanitation, Water and Food Supply, and Shelter170
Ch. 9Managing Emergencies Outside of the Hospital: Special Events and Mass Casualties190
Ch. 10Management of Psychosocial Effects202
Ch. 11Unique Needs of Children During Disasters and Other Public Health Emergencies224
Ch. 12Natural Disasters262
Ch. 13Environmental Disasters and Emergencies286
Introduction: "Monster on Death Row"298
Ch. 14Biological and Chemical Terrorism: A Unique Threat300
Ch. 15Surveillance Systems for Bioterrorism330
Ch. 16Biological Agents of Concern354
Ch. 17Early Recognition and Detection of Biological Events378
Ch. 18Design and Implementation of Mass Immunization and Prophylactic Antibiotics Clinics400
Ch. 19Chemical Agents of Concern418
Ch. 20Radiological Incidents and Emergencies430
Ch. 21Directions for Nursing Education460
Ch. 22Directions for Nursing Research and Development472
Ch. 23International Disaster Nursing484
Epilogue495
App. IInternet Resources on Disaster Preparedness, Emergency Care, and Bioterrorism499
App. IIGlossary of Terms Commonly Used in Disaster Preparedness and Response504
App. IIIBioterrorism Emergency Planning and Preparedness Questionnaire for Health Care Facilities516
App. IVFederal Emergency Management Agency: Emergency Response Action Steps529
App. VAnthrax Summary532
App. VIBotulism Summary533
App. VIIPlague Summary534
App. VIIISmallpox Summary535
App. IXTularemia Summary536
App. XViral Hemorrhagic Fevers Summary537
App. XIBiological Weapon Agent Lab Identification538
App. XIIPatient Isolation Precautions544
App. XIIICreating a Personal Disaster Plan546
App. XIVJCAHO Emergency Management Standards552
Index557
Continuing Education Credit587

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