Terrorism and Disaster Management: Preparing Healthcare Leaders for Our New Reality / Edition 1

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Disaster preparedness goes far beyond drafting a plan. As a healthcare leader, you must ensure that your organization has the appropriate programs and trained staff in place to respond quickly to any disaster event or threat. But you may be struggling with questions such as, "Where does my facility fit into communitywide preparedness systems?"; "Who is in charge, and what do they expect of me?"; and "What do I need to do first?" These questions and more are answered throughout this book. This resource focuses on planning and preparedness, with a special emphasis on issues of terrorism. Leaders in the fields of emergency medicine, law, and terrorism response provide guidance in the areas of: Understanding the legal and ethical issues surrounding disaster planning and preparedness Obtaining disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency Navigating the confusing web of governmental and agency direction, control, and oversight Achieving and maintaining local interagency cooperation Integrating civilian and military response Meeting the preparedness needs of special populations

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781567932188
  • Publisher: Health Administration Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/2004
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 343
  • Sales rank: 1,083,667
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface vii
Part I Understanding the Growing Threat of Terrorism 1
1 Preparing Your Healthcare Facility for Disaster 3
2 The New Threat: Weapons of Mass Effect 27
Part II Creating a Preparedness Infrastructure 49
3 Disaster Planning for Terrorism 51
4 Understanding and Implementing Standards and Guidelines for Emergency Management 81
5 Protecting the Healthcare Population and Facility 99
6 Preparedness Issues for Populations with Special Needs 125
Part III Integrating Healthcare and Emergency Management 147
7 Understanding the Government's Role in Emergency Management 149
8 Public Health Aspects of Weapons of Mass Destruction 177
9 Obtaining and Maintaining Local Interoperability 197
10 Integrating Civilian and Military Medical Resources and Response Capabilities 213
Part IV Exploring Special Areas of Concern 229
11 Legal and Ethical Considerations in Disaster Situations 231
12 Availability of Disaster Assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency 255
13 Lessons from the Israeli Experience 275
Appendix A Glossary of Acronyms 297
Appendix B Recommended Reading List 301
Appendix C Web Sources for Tools and Direction 308
Appendix D Hospital Emergency Incident Command System Job Action Forms 319
Index 325
About the Contributors 337
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