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

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

by K. Joanne McGlown
     
 

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,

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Overview

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:
09/28/2004
Edition description:
AMERICAN COLLEGE OF HEALTHCARE EXEC
Pages:
343
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Prefacevii
Part IUnderstanding the Growing Threat of Terrorism1
1Preparing Your Healthcare Facility for Disaster3
2The New Threat: Weapons of Mass Effect27
Part IICreating a Preparedness Infrastructure49
3Disaster Planning for Terrorism51
4Understanding and Implementing Standards and Guidelines for Emergency Management81
5Protecting the Healthcare Population and Facility99
6Preparedness Issues for Populations with Special Needs125
Part IIIIntegrating Healthcare and Emergency Management147
7Understanding the Government's Role in Emergency Management149
8Public Health Aspects of Weapons of Mass Destruction177
9Obtaining and Maintaining Local Interoperability197
10Integrating Civilian and Military Medical Resources and Response Capabilities213
Part IVExploring Special Areas of Concern229
11Legal and Ethical Considerations in Disaster Situations231
12Availability of Disaster Assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency255
13Lessons from the Israeli Experience275
Appendix AGlossary of Acronyms297
Appendix BRecommended Reading List301
Appendix CWeb Sources for Tools and Direction308
Appendix DHospital Emergency Incident Command System Job Action Forms319
Index325
About the Contributors337

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