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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.

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Reviewer:Charlotte A. Walker, MNSc(Central Arkansas Veterans Hospital)
Description:This multipurpose book provides nurses with a foundation of knowledge, a tool box of skills, and a ready reference for preparing and dealing with disasters. The first edition was published in 2002.
Purpose:With the heightened awareness of potential disasters, books on disaster nursing and emergency preparedness are now in high demand. The purpose of this book is to provide the most current, valid, and reliable information available to help prepare nurses keep themselves, their patients, and families safe during any disaster event. This book meets the author's objectives with well organized information and engaging text.
Audience:This book targets nurses and nurse practitioners, instead of the usual audience of physicians and public health officials. Dr. Veenema and the numerous contributors have extensive and impressive credentials in disaster nursing and emergency medicine.
Features:To quote the author, "This book is broad in scope and deep in detail." The book is set up as a teaching, learning, and reference tool. Each chapter begins with key messages, learning objectives, and a chapter overview. Most chapters end with a summary, critical actions, and a vast reference list. Some chapters add study questions and Internet activities and links. The chapters cover general topics such as disaster management, triage, and restoring public health as well as specific like burn casualty, biological agents, and the unique needs of children during disasters. The book ends with several appendixes of disaster summaries, a glossary, and anindex.
Assessment:The first edition of this book was published shortly after the 9/11 attacks and several years before Hurricane Katrina. This second edition strives to include the many lessons learned from these and other disasters. I would recommend this book to anyone who is involved in disaster preparedness and to any nurse who is intelligent enough to recognize the dangers in today's world.
Library Journal
The events of 9/11 have inspired many new disaster readiness texts, but none has been geared solely toward the largest segment of the healthcare work force: nurses. Editor Veenema (nursing and emergency medicine, Univ. of Rochester) wants to better prepare that work force to respond to any disaster or public health emergency. That mission is to be accomplished through a clear, well-organized presentation of disaster management within multiple nursing contexts such as hospitals, public-health programs, and government agencies. Veenema deftly covers concepts from public health and medicine but never loses sight of her target audience. She discusses the historical nursing role in disaster planning/ relief and shapes a new and expanded role for the future. Every chapter contains an overview, learning objectives, key messages, study questions, and case studies. This practical and timely text is recommended for academic libraries supporting nursing, medical or public health programs, hospital libraries, and municipal/governmental libraries.-Bridget Faricy-Beredo, Lorain Cty. Community Coll., Elyria, OH Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826121431
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/18/2003
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 616
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.70 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Tener Goodwin Veenema, PhD, MPH, MS, CPNP, FAAN, is Founder and President of TENER Consulting Group, LLC. A nationally recognized expert in disaster preparedness and emergency management, Dr. Veenema is a frequent speaker, author, and consultant to health care and human service organizations nationwide. Specializing in workforce development, she provides strategic guidance, technical expertise and consulting services related to work redesign in disaster preparedness and emergency medical services, and emerging clinical decision support analyses. She has served as senior consultant to the American Red Cross, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the VA, Department of Health and Human Services, and the National Commission on Children & Disasters. Her work has prepared thousands of nurses for disaster response. Dr. Veenema is a nationally Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and was recognized as a distinguished practitioner by her election into the National Academies of Practice in 2004. She was selected as a Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellow (2004-2007) and a Senior Fellow in Nursing Policy & Philanthropy at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and at the Center for State Health Policy, Rutgers University (2008-2009). She has served on the editorial board for the AMA sponsored Journal of Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness, and was inducted as a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing. In April 2010, Dr. Veenema was honored with the Distinguished Leadership Award from her alma mater, Suffield Academy.

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Table of Contents

Contributing Case Study Authors
List of Case Studies
List of Tables
List of Figures
List of Photographs
Ch. 1 Essentials of Disaster Planning 2
Ch. 2 Leadership and Coordination in Disaster Health Care Systems: The Federal Disaster Response Network 30
Ch. 3 Understanding the Psychosocial Impact of Disasters 62
Ch. 4 Legal and Ethical Issues in Disaster Response 82
Ch. 5 Communication: The Role of the Media 104
Ch. 6 Overview of Disaster Management 124
Ch. 7 Disaster Triage and Chemical Decontamination 152
Ch. 8 Restoring Public Health Under Disaster Conditions: Basic Sanitation, Water and Food Supply, and Shelter 170
Ch. 9 Managing Emergencies Outside of the Hospital: Special Events and Mass Casualties 190
Ch. 10 Management of Psychosocial Effects 202
Ch. 11 Unique Needs of Children During Disasters and Other Public Health Emergencies 224
Ch. 12 Natural Disasters 262
Ch. 13 Environmental Disasters and Emergencies 286
Introduction: "Monster on Death Row" 298
Ch. 14 Biological and Chemical Terrorism: A Unique Threat 300
Ch. 15 Surveillance Systems for Bioterrorism 330
Ch. 16 Biological Agents of Concern 354
Ch. 17 Early Recognition and Detection of Biological Events 378
Ch. 18 Design and Implementation of Mass Immunization and Prophylactic Antibiotics Clinics 400
Ch. 19 Chemical Agents of Concern 418
Ch. 20 Radiological Incidents and Emergencies 430
Ch. 21 Directions for Nursing Education 460
Ch. 22 Directions for Nursing Research and Development 472
Ch. 23 International Disaster Nursing 484
Epilogue 495
App. I Internet Resources on Disaster Preparedness, Emergency Care, and Bioterrorism 499
App. II Glossary of Terms Commonly Used in Disaster Preparedness and Response 504
App. III Bioterrorism Emergency Planning and Preparedness Questionnaire for Health Care Facilities 516
App. IV Federal Emergency Management Agency: Emergency Response Action Steps 529
App. V Anthrax Summary 532
App. VI Botulism Summary 533
App. VII Plague Summary 534
App. VIII Smallpox Summary 535
App. IX Tularemia Summary 536
App. X Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers Summary 537
App. XI Biological Weapon Agent Lab Identification 538
App. XII Patient Isolation Precautions 544
App. XIII Creating a Personal Disaster Plan 546
App. XIV JCAHO Emergency Management Standards 552
Index 557
Continuing Education Credit 587
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