Health Care Emergency Management: Principles And Practice

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Overview

Recent research underscores a serious lack of preparedness among hospitals nationwide and a dearth of credible educational programs and resources on hospital emergency preparedness. As the only resource of its kind, Health Care Emergency Management: Principles and Practice specifically addresses hospital and health system preparedness in the face of a large scale disaster or other emergency.

Administrators, emergency preparedness coordinators, and clinical staff who are charged with managing preparedness and emergency management functions for hospitals or healthcare systems will turn to this guide as an essential reference in planning for disasters, terrorism, and public health emergencies. Health Care Emergency Management is also ideal for emergency preparedness courses in programs of health administration or public health. Through case studies and practical examples, this book engages the reader in active learning about this exciting, challenging, and rewarding field.

Key Features:

• Chapters are contributed by leading authorities on the topic of disaster planning.
• The only text that focuses on disaster planning for hospitals and health systems.
• Each chapter offers concrete objectives for focused learning as well case studies and practical examples that help the reader understand key concepts
• Downloadable resources including PowerPoints and a TestBank are available for qualified instructors.

Courses can be found through the FEMA Emergency Management Institute College list page: http://training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/edu/collegelist/

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Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Bernard J. Turnock, MD, MPH (University of Illinois at Chicago)
Description: This book fills a void in the emergency response literature by outlining important emergency management principles and practices for healthcare organizations. Contributors to this edited work put flesh onto the bones provided by the editors.
Purpose: The editors attempt to draw on the experience of many different disciplines and institutions in order to provide clear, practical guidance for healthcare organizations likely to be involved in emergency events. The book meets these important objectives and provides a resource that can guide preparedness and response activities in hospitals and other healthcare settings.
Audience: The spectrum of relevant topics addressed in this book hit the target audience of healthcare professionals and managers square on with understandable frameworks and practical resources. The editors, as well as the many contributors, have considerable experience and credibility in their fields.
Features: The book covers the entire gamut of emergency preparedness topics applicable to the health sector. Policies and practices for hospitals are intertwined with broader emergency response topics such as incident command systems, credentialing of volunteer workers, trauma triage protocols, and mass fatality management. The book's strength is in its solid, practical, experience-based information and tools. Graphics, figures, and other basic features of the book are unremarkable.
Assessment: This valuable compendium of principles and practices for healthcare emergency management is a great resource for education and training, and an even more valuable resource for institutional and community planning efforts. The book's comprehensive approach to the role of health professionals and institutions in emergency situations nicely compliments current books on emergency management and on public health emergency preparedness and response.
From The Critics
Reviewer: Bernard J. Turnock, MD, MPH(University of Illinois at Chicago)
Description: This book fills a void in the emergency response literature by outlining important emergency management principles and practices for healthcare organizations. Contributors to this edited work put flesh onto the bones provided by the editors.
Purpose: The editors attempt to draw on the experience of many different disciplines and institutions in order to provide clear, practical guidance for healthcare organizations likely to be involved in emergency events. The book meets these important objectives and provides a resource that can guide preparedness and response activities in hospitals and other healthcare settings.
Audience: The spectrum of relevant topics addressed in this book hit the target audience of healthcare professionals and managers square on with understandable frameworks and practical resources. The editors, as well as the many contributors, have considerable experience and credibility in their fields.
Features: The book covers the entire gamut of emergency preparedness topics applicable to the health sector. Policies and practices for hospitals are intertwined with broader emergency response topics such as incident command systems, credentialing of volunteer workers, trauma triage protocols, and mass fatality management. The book's strength is in its solid, practical, experience-based information and tools. Graphics, figures, and other basic features of the book are unremarkable.
Assessment: This valuable compendium of principles and practices for healthcare emergency management is a great resource for education and training, and an even more valuable resource for institutional and community planning efforts. The book's comprehensive approach to the role of health professionals and institutions in emergency situations nicely compliments current books on emergency management and on public health emergency preparedness and response.
From The Critics
Reviewer: Bernard J. Turnock, MD, MPH(University of Illinois at Chicago)
Description: This book fills a void in the emergency response literature by outlining important emergency management principles and practices for healthcare organizations. Contributors to this edited work put flesh onto the bones provided by the editors.
Purpose: The editors attempt to draw on the experience of many different disciplines and institutions in order to provide clear, practical guidance for healthcare organizations likely to be involved in emergency events. The book meets these important objectives and provides a resource that can guide preparedness and response activities in hospitals and other healthcare settings.
Audience: The spectrum of relevant topics addressed in this book hit the target audience of healthcare professionals and managers square on with understandable frameworks and practical resources. The editors, as well as the many contributors, have considerable experience and credibility in their fields.
Features: The book covers the entire gamut of emergency preparedness topics applicable to the health sector. Policies and practices for hospitals are intertwined with broader emergency response topics such as incident command systems, credentialing of volunteer workers, trauma triage protocols, and mass fatality management. The book's strength is in its solid, practical, experience-based information and tools. Graphics, figures, and other basic features of the book are unremarkable.
Assessment: This valuable compendium of principles and practices for healthcare emergency management is a great resource for education and training, and an even more valuable resource for institutional and community planning efforts. The book's comprehensive approach to the role of health professionals and institutions in emergency situations nicely compliments current books on emergency management and on public health emergency preparedness and response.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780763755133
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • Publication date: 6/4/2010
  • Edition description: 1E
  • Pages: 490
  • Sales rank: 875,511
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: BCD as Defined by Me: Breast Cancer Drama 17

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly 21

1 The Ultrasound-Guided Core Needle Biopsies 27

2 An Inconvenient Year: 1-20-08 33

3 First Opinion 35

4 Second Opinion 39

5 Third Opinion 43

6 Free Day, 47

7 Fourth Opinion 48

8 Estrogen-Progesterone Test 50

9 Fifth Opinion 51

10 The Facts I Am Considering as Key after All Five Opinions 54

11 The Decision 56

12 "Prenderla Giorno per Giorno" (Taking It One Day at a Time) MRI's and the Ultrasound Tests 58

13 Notes of Clarification 61

14 MRI & Ultrasound Test Results, Second Round BCD Results 63

15 It's the "Me" in Medical that's the Problem 68

16 Something Else We Need to Change: How They Track Research 70

17 Test No. 3: Core Needle Biopsy of Axillary Lymph Nodes 73

18 Hear Me as a Woman and Not as a Cancer Patient 76

19 Results of Test No. 3: Core Needle Biopsy of Axillary Lymph Node 78

20 The Night before the Next Two Days 82

21 And Then There Was One, Which Is Truly the Loneliest Number That Can Ever Be 83

22 It All Comes at Me at Once 89

23 Short Takes 94

24 My Body Sends Me Two Important Signs, Two Days after Surgery 97

25 A New Twist to Living out the String 99

26 The Disengagement of Dickie the Drain But First, My Tribute to D2 (D-Squared) 104

27 Pictures: Ladies, These are for You 107

28 Dickie the Drain is History 111

29 A Boutique Like Most Have Never Seen Before 114

30 Taking Control of How I Lose the Rest of Me But First, How I Met the Auditor 117

31 Shaving My Hair Off 120

32 A Family Connection: Through All the Clutter and Noise, I Hear Her 122

33 Kind of/ Sort of Meeting the Chemo Oncologist 130

34 The Second Opinion from a Radiation Oncologist & My Get Out Of Jail Free Card 138

35 I Have Never Shopped For a Rug Like This Before (Part 1) 141

36 I Have Never Shopped For a Rug Like This Before (Part 2) 143

37 Alright, Enough Already! 146

38 The Mugascan 150

39 What Exactly Is a Skin-Sparing Mastectomy? 152

40 Chemo, the New Cocktail for Me & My Introduction to Red Death 158

41 Getting the Shot from Larry 163

42 The First Few Days after Chemo 165

43 Doing What I Always Do: Reaching Through the Sky and Dreaming Big Really Big 168

44 The Big Shave (Part 1) 171

45 The Big Shave Party (Part 2) What a Difference a Day Makes-24 Little Hours 173

46 The Second Chemo Treatment: Going Chemotose 177

47 Learning and Teaching Lessons while Allowing the Boat to Take Its Course 184

48 Hair Today But Gone Tomorrow or Tony, the Trucker and Tits 188

49 Larry & the Three Bald Zaccones at Chemo No. 3 191

50 In the Beginning 194

51 The Week before Chemo No. 4 197

52 Camp Chemo: the First Five-Star Camp of Its Kind 200

53 The Genetic Counselor and Chemo No. 5 204

54 Embrace the Suck 211

55 A Medical Imbalance: The Current Teams Plan for Radiation 215

56 Chemo No. 6 With Withering Contempt, Half-Concealed Irritation and Feigned Amusement I Move on to Weary Disdain I am a Human Chia Pet 222

57 Chemo No. 7, Shot No. 7 and the Land Of Oz 228

58 When Everything Is Coming Your Way, You're in the Wrong Lane 232

59 The Last Chemo, a Little Respite and Then Diving into the Next Step 238

60 How to Keep It Moving 244

61 Do Boneless, Skinless Chicken Cutlets Float? 246

62 Slash, Poison and Burn & Focusing on the Long-Term 249

63 Hoping That This Will Extend My Expiration Date 254

64 A New Twist to Cleavage and the Tests before Radiation 257

65 From Strategic Planning to Strategic Plotting, All in One Day 309

66 The New Chick Gang, a Caveat and a String 315

67 A Cord to the Right of Me, a Mammogram to the Left Here I Am Stuck in the Middle with One Boob 320

68 When the Dark Days Come, Let Them Come 328

69 The Case of the Disappearing Tattoos 334

70 Lately, I've Walked More Than a Few Miles in My Italian Leather Slingbacks 343

71 Nutrition, Drugs and Their Amazing Interactions 350

72 I've Decided That Much of What You Want in Life, Lies Right Outside Your Comfort Zone 362

73 Tissue and Needles and More Oh, My! 365

74 Dreaming with Your Eyes Wide Open & the Transition from Patient to Advocate 382

75 All I Need to Do Is to Show Up 388

76 Measure Twice, Cut Once: Reconstruction Surgery 394

77 The Waiting Begins Again 406

78 OK, So How Fast Is the Speed of Dark? 408

79 "Stress Is When You Wake Up Screaming and Then You Realize You Haven't Slept Yet" 411

80 Love Means Never Having to Say You're Sorry 421

81 Wondering What Happens When You Get Scared Half to Death Twice 424

82 Life De-drained and Re-claimed 432

83 Nurses and Their Critically Important Role 436

84 One Nipple Away from a Full Set & My Last Tattoo 440

85 Origami's Fabulous Folds & Lefty Gets a Lift 445

86 When Support Moves Beyond a Bra 451

87 Accepting the Challenge and My Future 457

88 And This: My Final Chapter 460

Prescriptions & Over-the Counter Drugs that Were Taken 462

What Questions Should I Ask My Doctors? 464

The Language Of Breast Cancer 481

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