Hospital Emergency Response Teams: Triage for Optimal Disaster Response [NOOK Book]

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Hospital Emergency Response Teams aims to provide authoritative training for hospital personnel in the emergency department, as well community-level medical service personnel, assisting them in times of disaster and emergency.

Comprised of six chapters, the book covers various aspects of emergency response. Some of the aspects are the National Incident Management System (NIMS) implementation activities for hospitals and health care systems ...
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Hospital Emergency Response Teams: Triage for Optimal Disaster Response

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Overview

Hospital Emergency Response Teams aims to provide authoritative training for hospital personnel in the emergency department, as well community-level medical service personnel, assisting them in times of disaster and emergency.

Comprised of six chapters, the book covers various aspects of emergency response. Some of the aspects are the National Incident Management System (NIMS) implementation activities for hospitals and health care systems and the Hospital Incident Command System (HICS) IV missions. The book also explains the implementation issues, requirements, and timelines in establishing an internal HICS IV program. It presents the assessment of likely mass casualty events and potential hospital impact. The book also features appendices for emergency response team checklists, PPE donning and doffing guide, ambulatory and non-ambulatory decontamination setup, ETA exercises, and ETA drills.

The book is intended to provide understanding of emergency response to first emergency medicine professionals, first responders, security staff, community-level disaster planners, and public health and disaster management researchers.

  • Common sense approach shows what really works, not what is theoretically achievable
  • Forms, checklists, and guidelines can be used to develop concrete response plans, validate existing operations, or simply expand knowledge base
  • The latest from OSHA, Joint Commission and NIMS (National Incident Management System)
  • Cross-disciplinary author team ensures material is appropriate for all member of this important collaboration
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"...an excellent starting point for someone about to embark on the process of building a decontamination program in his or her facility."--Anjanette Hebert, Director of Security and Safety, Lafayette General Medical Center, Lafayette, LA
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780080964959
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 11/19/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Mr. Glarum has 28 years of varied experience in the fields of response, planning, assessment and training. For the last 10 years he has worked extensively in the field provide consultation and instructional services on emergency response, hazard analysis, risk management, plan development, and counter-terrorism for a variety of civilian and military clients including public safety agencies, local, county, state and federal entities.
In 2004 published Homeland Security Field Guide, a pocket reference for counter-terrorism and disaster planning and response.
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Command and Control

Chapter 2: Assessment of Likely Mass Casualty Events and Potential Hospital Impact

Planning

Chapter 3: Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Chapter 4: Emergency Treatment Area

Chapter 5: Triage Principles

Chapter 6: Decontamination

Chapter 7: Special Circumstances

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