Handbook of Bioterrorism and Disaster Medicine / Edition 1

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This is an essential portable handbook on bioterrorism and disaster medicine. Its practical and comprehensive text features chapters pertinent to bioterrorism, infectious disease, microbiology, virology, public health, epidemiology, and disaster medicine. It will serve as a practical guide for situation-specific disasters; recognize what injuries or illnesses to expect; provide proactive guidelines to define specific diseases; and give a guide of appropriate personnel protective equipment during these large-scale emergencies. It is an essential companion to those either interested or currently working in any of the aforementioned fields.
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"The textbook, which is composed of 7 chapters, is well-written and easy to read. The chapters are designed, as noted by the editors, to be concise and well-supplemented with Web-based resources. … Overall this text is a useful and well written reference that addresses a wide variety of topics, with a concise and logical approach. In conclusion, this text is well written for those who need a concise primer on bioterrorism and disaster medicine … ." (Steven E Sittig, Respiratory Care, Vol. 52 (11), 2007)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781441937315
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 10/29/2010
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of 1st ed. 2006
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 492
  • 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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