Handbook of Bioterrorism and Disaster Medicine / Edition 1by Robert Antosia
This comprehensive volume, written by experts in the field, is the essential portable handbook on bioterrorism and disaster medicine. The volume covers all pertinent topics with meticulous organization and includes an abundance of invaluable web-based resources. Written as both a practical and clinical guide to various types of disasters, it includes planning and… See more details below
This comprehensive volume, written by experts in the field, is the essential portable handbook on bioterrorism and disaster medicine. The volume covers all pertinent topics with meticulous organization and includes an abundance of invaluable web-based resources. Written as both a practical and clinical guide to various types of disasters, it includes planning and response procedures to help mitigate the impact of disasters on affected individuals and communities. Designed to be used in the field, all the essential aspects are included: public health, bioterror agents, chemical warfare, radioactive agents, manmade disasters, natural disasters, humanitarian disasters, infectious and tropical diseases, and basics of emergency medicine. Handbook of Bioterrorism and Disaster Medicine is the ideal tool for researchers, first responders, medical students, physicians, and other healthcare providers who work in the field.
About the Editors:
Dr. Robert Antosia is an attending physician at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts and an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School. He is trained and board certified in Emergency Medicine and is a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians. He is a graduate of Brown University School of Medicine and also has a Masters degree in Public Health from Harvard University. Dr. Antosia has extensive medical writing experience with numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals and textbooks, as well as prior international, public health, and disaster-related experience. He has also lectured at local, national, and international forums including England, Ireland and Italy. In addition, he has published numerous abstracts, original articles and authored several book chapters.
Dr. John D. Cahill, a specialist in international emergency medicine and tropical medicine, is an
attending physician in Emergency Medicine and Infectious Diseases at St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York, New York. He is assistant professor of emergency medicine at Brown Medical School in Providence, Rhode Island and is a visiting lecturer for the Royal
College of Surgeons in Ireland. He is a diplomat of the American
Board of Emergency Physicans and is a fellow of the American College
of Chest Physicians and the Royal Society of Tropical Medcine and Hygeine. Dr.
Cahill has provided medical expertise in many regions of the world,
including Africa, Asia, Europe, and South America. Dr. Cahill is a
graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine, USA and holds postgraduate
diplomas from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Fordham
University, and the University of Geneva, Switzerland.
- Springer US
- Publication date:
- Edition description:
- Softcover reprint of 1st ed. 2006
- Product dimensions:
- 1.03(w) x 7.00(h) x 10.00(d)
Table of Contents
Introduction - I GENERAL CONCEPTS -Defining a Disaster -Early Warning Systems -Epidemiology of Disasters -Triage -Disaster Logistics -Public Health Preparedness -Intergovernmental and Government Organizations -Non-Governmental Organizations –Complex Humanitarian Emergencies - II NATURAL DISASTERS - Earthquakes -Volcanoes -Floods –Tsunamis -Hurricanes/Typhoons -Tornadoes -Drought -Firestorms and Wildfires –Heat Wave/ Hyperthermia - Winter Storm Disasters and Hypothermia III BIOEVENTS AND MANMADE DISASTERS – Epidemiology of War and Conflicts -Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) -Anthrax -Smallpox -Plague -Tularemia -Viral Hemorrhagic fevers -Botulism -Coxiella burnetti (Q fever) -Brucella species -Alphaviruses -Ricin toxin -Epsilon toxin -Staphylococcus Enterotoxin B (SEB) -Food-borne or waterborne agents –Melioidosis -Nerve agents -Vesicants -Pulmonary agents -Cyanides -Nuclear Agents -Radiation Accidents and exposure -Hazardous Materials Disasters (HAZMAT) -Marine disasters -Aviation disasters IV MEDICAL MANAGEMENT OF DISASTER RELATED INJURIES AND DISEASE IVa. Basic Emergency Medicine –The ABCs and Resuscitation Algorithms for Cardiopulmonary Arrest –Shock: diagnosis and management -Intravenous Fluid Requirements and Blood Products -Decontamination – Acute Inhalation Injury – Electrical Injuries -Toxicology – IVb. Infectious Diseases of Disaster -Measles -Diarrhea and Dysentery -Malaria -Meningitis and Encephalitis -Tuberculosis -HIV, Type 1 and AIDS -Sexually transmitted diseases -Schistosomiasis - Tetanus -Bite Wounds & Rabies -Tick Borne Illnesses -Leptospirosis -IVc. Basic Trauma Management – Wound Care Management – Abdominal Trauma – Thoracic Trauma – Neurotrauma – Blast Injuries – Crush Injuries – Missile Injuries – Burn Management -V PEDIATRIC CONSIDERATIONS AND DISEASES – Pediatric Problems in Developing Countries – Nutritional Assessment in Malnutrition – Treatment of Malnutritionin Children – Evalutaion and Management of Pediatric Disaster Victims – Pediatric-Specific Disaster-Related Considerations – Pediatric Specialty Team Response to Disaster -VI BIOTERROR MANAGEMENT: PSYCHOLOGICAL ASPECTS AND IMPLICATIONS -Anxiety -Depression -Post Traumatic Stress Disorder -Effects of war and separation -Bereaved Families – VII – MEDICAL AND HUMANITARIAN DISASTERS – Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene – Shelter – Refugees and Internally Displaces Populations – Child Soldiers – Reproductive Health -VIII. EDUCATION, HEALTH ISSUES AND RESOURSES –Emergency Preparedness –Syndromic Surveillance - JCAHO Emergency Management Standards – Health and Humanitarian/Disaster Worker –Immunization Schedules and Recommendations – Healthcare Worker Exposures to Blood and Body Fluids – Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder- International Law: A Primer for Healthcare Professionals – A Guide to the Worldwide Web -Index
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