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

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Overview

Presented by certified legal nurse consultant McGlown, 13 papers discuss, for healthcare administrators, planning and preparedness for disaster (especially terrorism). Topics include the implementation of standards and guidelines for emergency management, facility protection, issues of special needs populations, public health aspects of weapons of mass destruction, legal and ethical considerations, disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and lessons from the Israeli experience. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781567932188
  • Publisher: Health Administration Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/2004
  • Edition description: AMERICAN COLLEGE OF HEALTHCARE EXEC
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 343
  • 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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