Koenig and Schultz's Disaster Medicine: Comprehensive Principles and Practices (AMAZON)

Koenig and Schultz's Disaster Medicine: Comprehensive Principles and Practices (AMAZON)

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Published in association with the American College of Emergency Physicians.

As societies become more complex and interconnected, the global risk for catastrophic disasters is increasing. Demand for expertise to mitigate the human suffering these events cause is also high. A new field of disaster medicine is emerging, offering innovative approaches to optimize disaster management. Much of the information needed to create the foundation for this growing specialty is not objectively described or is scattered among multiple different sources. Now, for the first time, a coherent and comprehensive collection of scientific observations and evidence-based recommendations with expert contributors from around the globe is available in Koenig and Schultz’s Disaster Medicine: Comprehensive Principles and Practices. This definitive work on disaster medicine identifies essential subject matter, clarifies nomenclature, and outlines necessary areas of proficiency for health care professionals handling mass casualty crises. It also describes in-depth strategies for the rapid diagnosis and treatment of victims suffering from blast injuries or exposure to chemical, biological, and radiological agents.

• A fresh, new approach to disaster preparedness and response, written for both emergency physicians and nurses
• Covers a wide range of disaster situations, with strategies for rapid diagnosis and treatment of victims, as well as scene management
• With contributions by experts from all over the world, supplemented with photos and diagrams of each aspect of disaster response  

Kristi L. Koenig, MD, FACEP
Carl H. Schultz, MD, FACEP
Part I: Conceptual Framework and Strategic Overview
1. Disaster research and epidemiology. Megumi Kano, Michele M. Wood, Judith M. Siegel and Linda B. Bourque
2. Disaster education and training: linking individual and organizational learning and performance. Peter Brewster
3. Surge capacity. Donna Barbisch, Josef Haik, Ariel Tessone and Dan Hanfling
4. International perspectives on disaster management. Jean Luc Poncelet and Herman Delooz
5. Ethical issues in disaster medicine. Gregory Luke Larkin
6. Emerging infectious diseases. Shantini D. Gamage, Stephen M. Kralovic and Gary A. Roselle
7. Disaster mental and behavioral health. Dori B. Reissman, Merritt D. Schreiber, James M. Shultz and Robert J. Ursano
8. Special populations. Phillips
Part II: Operational Issues
9. Public health and emergency management systems. Connie Boatright and Peter Brewster
10. Legislative authorities and regulatory issues. Ernest B. Abbott and Douglas P. Brosnan
11. Syndromic surveillance. Gary Roselle
12. Disaster triage. Christopher A. Kahn, E. Brooke Lerner and David C. Cone
13. Personal protective equipment. Paul Kim, Frank Denny and Sarah Salk-Pope
14. Decontamination. Howard Levitin and Chris Kahn
15. Quarantine. Dean Lawrence Gostin and Donna Barbisch
16. Mass distribution of antibiotics and vaccines. Susan Gorman and Nicki Pesik
17. Management of mass gatherings. Mick Malloy, Zane Sherif, Stan Natin and John McDonnell
18. Transportation disasters. Ulf Björnstig and Rebecca Forsberg
19. EMS scene management. Ken Miller
20. Health care facility disaster management .John Hoyle
21. Mortuary affairs. Paul Sledzik and Sharon W. Bryson
22. Crisis and emergency risk communication. Barbara S. Reynolds and Gili Shenhar
23. Telemedicine and telehealth. Adam Darkins;
24. Complex public health emergencies. Frederick M. Burkle, Jr.
25. Patient identification and tracking. Darlene A. Gidley and Michael Ciraolo
Part III: Clinical Management
Section A: CBRNE and HAZMAT
26. Traumatic and explosive events. John Wightman and Chetan Kharod
27. Burn patient management. John McManus and Ruben Gomez
28. Clinical aspects of large-scale chemical events. John Urbanetti and Jonathan Newmark
29. Biological events. Robert G. Darling, Jon B. Woods and Theodore J. Cieslak
30. Nuclear and radiological events. Richard J. Hatchett, Joseph M. Kaminski and Ronald E. Goans
31. Hazmat, toxic, and industrial events. Hoon Chin Lim and Tareg Bey
Section B: Environmental Events
32. Floods. Mark E. Keim
33. Hurricanes. Kelly R. Klein and Frank Shih
34. Tornados. Arthur Wallace
35. Earthquakes. Carl Schultz and Solisis Deynes
36. Tsunami. Sam Stratton
37. Winter storms. John Wightman, James Fenno and William Dice
38. Heat waves. Carl Adrianopoli, Paul Brietzke, Jake Jacoby and Jerry Libby
39. Volcanoes. Peter J Baxter
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Book Review

   “The editors, highly respected authorities in emergency and disaster medicine, have assembled a multidisciplinary team of 80 national and international experts with the stated purpose of crafting a "definitive text" to serve as a foundation for disaster medicine as a unique academic discipline. ...(the book) has met that goal and indeed is poised to become the standard for reference texts concerning this complex and emerging discipline.
     “There are so many exceptional chapters in this text that it is almost unfair to single out selected ones for praise.
     “Students, seasoned practitioners, health systems organizations, and academic institutions will find it a most welcome and invaluable addition to their reference libraries.”
—Annals of Emergency Medicine, January 2011
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