Disaster Planning: A Practical Guide for Effective Health Outcomes

Disaster Planning: A Practical Guide for Effective Health Outcomes

by Mark Keim
Disaster Planning: A Practical Guide for Effective Health Outcomes

Disaster Planning: A Practical Guide for Effective Health Outcomes

by Mark Keim

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As disasters become more frequent and severe worldwide, disaster planning as a human endeavor is more important than ever, with the potential to save millions of lives globally. In this important new book, the author offers a practical, step-by-step guide for writing, implementing, and measuring the quality of your own disaster plan to address any threat with an approach that has been tested in public health and medical settings worldwide. Filling a significant gap in the existing literature, this book offers a comprehensive reference for both the principles and the practice of disaster planning. Access to a 25-lecture training course provides ancillary teaching materials for college level courses, offering added value for academic readers. An essential resource for public health graduates and anyone responsible for the management of disasters, primarily public health professionals, emergency physicians, first responders, and emergency managers.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781009004220
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/04/2021
Pages: 228
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.17(h) x 0.51(d)

About the Author

Dr Mark Keim is the CEO of DisasterDoc LLC, an international firm specializing in consultation, education and research related to public health emergencies. He is also an adjunct Professor at Emory Rollins School of Public Health, Atlanta; and Faculty at BIDMC Harvard Medical School, Boston, on the Disaster Medicine Fellowship program.

Table of Contents

Preface; Materials covered; How to use this book; How to use the website materials; Acknowledgements; Part I. Introduction: 1. What is planning?; 2. What is disaster planning?; 3. Planning as component of preparedness; 4. A capability-based approach for emergency preparedness; Part II. The Principles Of Emergency Operations Planning: 5. Eight principles of effective planning; 6. The O2C3 approach to effective planning; 7. Operational planning; 8. Objective based planning; 9. Capability-based planning; 10. Consensus-based planning; 11. Compliance with norms, plans and regulations; Part III. The Practice Of Emergency Operations Planning: 12. The ADEPT™ planning system; 13. The SOARR™ format for plan organization; 14. The ADEPT™ planning wheel; 14. Preparation for plan writing; Part IV. The Process Of Emergency Operations Planning: 16. Planning assumptions; 17. Risk assessment; 18. Creating plans; 19. Gap analysis; 20. Plan implementation; 21. Plan sharing; Part V. The Quality Of Emergency Operations Planning: 22. Plan monitoring and evaluation; 23. Plan improvement; 24. Planning pitfalls; 25. The future of disaster planning; Part VI. Appendices; Appendix A: Epilogue; Appendix B: Definition of Key Terms; Appendix C: ADEPT Example Plan; Part VII. References.

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