Jane's Mass Casualty Handbook

Pre-hospital; Emergency Preparedness and Response

Author: Craig DeAtley

Publisher: Janes Information Group

ISBN: 9780710625915

Category: Medical

Page: 372

View: 7088

Jane's Mass Casualty Handbook: Pre-Hospital provides detailed planning, response and recovery information for paramedics and other on-scene emergency responders. This valuable resource identifies critical planning issues and presents important checklists and response considerations in a succinct and user-friendly format. The recommendations provide realistic and useful guidance for the entire pre-hospital system.

Medical Disaster Response

A Survival Guide for Hospitals in Mass Casualty Events

Author: David Goldschmitt,Robert Bonvino

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420061240

Category: Medical

Page: 864

View: 710

While the job of a clinician in a disaster scenario is to save lives without regard for the cause or rationale for the injury, medical and emergency professionals who understand the diverse aspects of a disaster are better equipped to respond effectively. Giving emergency personnel the tools they need to perform in catastrophic situations, Medical Disaster Response: A Survival Guide for Hospitals in Mass Casualty Events addresses the critical planning and response issues surrounding a mass casualty disaster before, during, and after the event. The book presents the fundamental components of a comprehensive medical disaster management plan that provides readers with a framework for developing individual policies to suit their particular institution. It examines natural, man-made, and terrorist disasters, and offers insight into the different strategies required for distinct scenarios, as well as the need to be prepared for the cascade effect of secondary events resulting from the original disaster. Real case studies examining medical disaster response This volume provides a powerful and unique case example through a chronology of the events of September 11th, offering a firsthand account and insight into the quintessential test case for disaster response effectiveness. It also profiles other notorious events—including Hurricane Katrina, the Madrid bombings, the SARS outbreak in 2004, and the sarin gas attack in Tokyo in 2005—as seen through the eyes of the expert contributors who witnessed and responded to these tragedies. The book presents the lessons learned from these events by the contributing authors who acted on the front lines of the medical disaster response. It is a valuable reference manual for emergency planning, response, and healthcare professionals to confront future disasters and help prevent and mitigate destruction and unnecessary casualties.

Assessing Medical Preparedness to Respond to a Terrorist Nuclear Event:

Workshop Report

Author: Committee on Medical Preparedness for a Terrorist Nuclear Event; Institute of Medicine,Board on Health Sciences Policy,Institute of Medicine

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309130883

Category: Medical

Page: 188

View: 1747

A nuclear attack on a large U.S. city by terrorists--even with a low-yield improvised nuclear device (IND) of 10 kilotons or less--would cause a large number of deaths and severe injuries. The large number of injured from the detonation and radioactive fallout that would follow would be overwhelming for local emergency response and health care systems to rescue and treat, even assuming that these systems and their personnel were not themselves incapacitated by the event. The United States has been struggling for some time to address and plan for the threat of nuclear terrorism and other weapons of mass destruction that terrorists might obtain and use. The Department of Homeland Security recently contracted with the Institute of Medicine to hold a workshop, summarized in this volume, to assess medical preparedness for a nuclear detonation of up to 10 kilotons. This book provides a candid and sobering look at our current state of preparedness for an IND, and identifies several key areas in which we might begin to focus our national efforts in a way that will improve the overall level of preparedness.

Oxford Desk Reference: Toxicology

Author: Nick Bateman,Robert Jefferson,Simon Thomas,John Thompson,Allister Vale

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191022489

Category: Medical

Page: 432

View: 7541

Overdose and poisoning are one of the most frequent acute medical presentations seen in emergency departments, and high dependency and intensive care facilities. The Oxford Desk Reference: Toxicology provides an authoritative guide for the management of patients with poisoning. Each chapter includes key clinical features and potential treatment options to help physicians to assess the potential severity of the poisoned patient and provide the optimum clinical care. A reader-friendly layout ensures that information is easy to find and assimilate, and topics are self-contained to aid quick diagnosis. Presented in an easy-to-use double-page spread format, highly bulleted and concise, the Oxford Desk Reference: Toxicology is ideal for quick referral when an acute problem arises. Contributions from the leading figures in toxicology make this book indispensable for all those involved with the management of poisoned patients, especially trainees and consultants working in emergency medicine, acute medicine, and critical care.

Jane's Mass Casualty Handbook - Hospital

Detailed Information for Emergency Medical Responders

Author: Joseph A. Barbera,Anthony G. Macintyre

Publisher: Janes Information Group

ISBN: 9780710625922

Category: Medical

Page: 344

View: 8247

Jane's Mass Casualty Handbook: Hospital is designed for physicians, nurses and other hospital-based personnel responding to mass casualty incidents, particularly chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear or explosive incidents. The Handbook provides focused guidance in developing emergency management capabilities, including an effective and robust Emergency Operations Plan (EOP). The procedures and policies recommended are practical, cost-effective, sustainable and applicable for all hazards and day-to-day operations. Background information, general guidelines and system requirements allow each healthcare facility to make use of the material according to their specific needs, while building on existing standards and procedures such as HEICS and JCAHO. The Handbook also provides principles and checklists aimed at enhancing preparedness, whilst adhering to a 'system approach' by offering helpful hints to encourage management, doctors and other hospital staff to work together.

Preparedness and Response to a Rural Mass Casualty Incident

Workshop Summary

Author: Institute of Medicine,Board on Health Sciences Policy,Forum on Medical and Public Health Preparedness for Catastrophic Events

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309212901

Category: Medical

Page: 144

View: 2430

Problems contacting emergency services and delayed assistance are not unusual when incidents occur in rural areas, and the consequences can be devastating, particularly with mass casualty incidents. The IOM's Forum on Medical and Public Health Preparedness for Catastrophic Events held a workshop to examine the current capabilities of emergency response systems and the future opportunities to improve mass casualty response in rural communities.

The British National Bibliography

Author: Arthur James Wells

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: English literature

Page: N.A

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Toxic Trauma

A Basic Clinical Guide

Author: David J. Baker

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319409166

Category: Medical

Page: 238

View: 8176

Winner of BMA Medical Book Award, Highly Commended in Public Health Written for medical professionals, this book provides a concise reference with clear guidelines on how to manage both the victims of chemical agent exposure and the site of the incident. David Baker considers the nature and basic science of the hazards faced as well as the practical management of persons exposed to chemicals and toxins. Praise for the first edition "Toxic Trauma is a welcome addition to the literature. . . . Although written for clinicians, the book contains chapters that should be read by administrators and other health care professionals to ensure they understand and can inform the public in a balanced manner about the logistic considerations, and widespread consequences across systems when an event does occur. Any healthcare library should consider this book an essential text." --Michael Nurok, American Journal of Disaster Medicine "This book excels as a reference for those interested in learning about and designing systems to better handle toxic trauma." --Michael D. Zwank, Doody’s Book Reviews

Preparing for Terrorism:

Tools for Evaluating the Metropolitan Medical Response System Program

Author: Committee on Evaluation of the Metropolitan Medical Response System Program,Institute of Medicine,Board on Health Sciences Policy

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309084288

Category: Political Science

Page: 332

View: 5361

The Metropolitan Medical Response System (MMRS) program of the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) provides funds to major U. S. cities to help them develop plans for coping with the health and medical consequences of a terrorist attack with chemical, biological, or radiological (CBR) agents. DHHS asked the Institute of Medicine (IOM) to assist in assessing the effectiveness of the MMRS program by developing appropriate evaluation methods, tools, and processes to assess both its own management of the program and local preparedness in the cities that have participated in the program. This book provides the managers of the MMRS program and others concerned about local capabilities to cope with CBR terrorism with three evaluation tools and a three-part assessment method. The tools are a questionnaire survey eliciting feedback about the management of the MMRS program, a table of preparedness indicators for 23 essential response capabilities, and a set of three scenarios and related questions for group discussion. The assessment method described integrates document inspection, a site visit by a team of expert peer reviewers, and observations at community exercises and drills.

EMT Prehospital Care

Author: Mark C. Henry,Edward R. Stapleton

Publisher: Mosby

ISBN: 9780323016506

Category: Medical

Page: 987

View: 5368

Thoroughly revised and updated, the third edition of EMT Prehospital Care, 3rd Edition provides a visually-rich, easy-to-read way to learn the EMT-Basic curriculum. Remaining true to previous editions, this new edition follows the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) National Standard Curriculum for EMT-Basic. In addition to covering the essential points of the curriculum, EMT Prehospital Care 3e also goes beyond the curriculum in depth and breadth of content in all chapters, making this book an excellent choice for on-the-job reference. Instructor resources are available; please contact your Elsevier sales representative for details. Opening Scenarios and Case-in-Points are integrated throughout the text and provide a clinical frame of reference. U.S. DOT objectives are integrated throughout each chapter. Illustrated assessment algorithms provide a step-by-step process for learning patient assessment. Treatment protocols summarize the key signs and symptoms and related treatment approaches for common clinical conditions. Expanded information on the Well-Being of the EMT-Basic discusses modes of infection transmissions, standard precautions of infection control, and information on Multiple Drug Resistant Infections. Illustrated skill sheets have been completely redesigned, providing easy-to-follow, step-by-step photographs. Companion CD-ROM supplements the information in the text with interactive case studies, skill challenges, review questions, and visual exercises. "Nuts and Bolts," a new section at the end of every chapter, incorporates a summary, key terms, learning checklist, review questions, further review resources and U.S. DOT objectives - for a one-stop review of all key material. Expanded anatomy and physiology review at the beginning of each clinical chapter aids in reader comprehension. Expanded information on altered mental status and cardiopulmonary resuscitation offers totally up-to-date information on these developing topics. New chapters on Chest and Abdominal Injuries, Weapons of Mass Destruction, Geriatrics, and a new appendix on Domestic Abuse.

Koenig and Schultz's Disaster Medicine

Comprehensive Principles and Practices

Author: Kristi L. Koenig,Carl H. Schultz

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316472922

Category: Medical

Page: N.A

View: 1625

As societies become more complex and interconnected, the global risk for catastrophic disasters is increasing. Demand for expertise to mitigate the human suffering and damage 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. This definitive work brings together a coherent and comprehensive collection of scientific observations and evidence-based recommendations with expert contributors from around the globe. This book identifies essential subject matter, clarifies nomenclature, and outlines necessary areas of proficiency for healthcare 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.

Emergency Medical Services

Clinical Practice and Systems Oversight, 2 Volume Set

Author: David Cone,Jane H. Brice,Theodore R. Delbridge,J. Brent Myers

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111899082X

Category: Medical

Page: 1064

View: 5702

Emergency Medical Services: Clinical Practice and Systems Oversight is the official textbook of the National Association of EMS Physicians™ (NAEMSP™) National EMS Medical Directors Course and Practicum™. Now paired with a companion website featuring self-assessment exercises, audio and video clips of EMS best practices in action, and more, this essential study aid guides students through the core knowledge they need to successfully complete their training and begin their careers as EMS physicians. Emergency Medical Services: Clinical Practice and Systems Oversight consists of: Volume 1: Clinical Aspects of EMS Volume 2: Medical Oversight of EMS Companion website featuring supportive self-assessment exercises, audio and video clips

Journal of Special Operations Medicine

A Peer Reviewed Journal for SOF Medical Professionals

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medicine, Military

Page: N.A

View: 1539

Disaster Nursing and Emergency Preparedness

for Chemical, Biological, and Radiological Terrorism and Other Hazards, for Chemical, Biological, and Radiological Terrorism and Other Hazards, Third Edition

Author: Tener Goodwin Veenema, PhD, MPH, MS, CPNP, FAAN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826108652

Category: Medical

Page: 802

View: 9008

The new edition of this AJN Book of the Year continues to provide nurses with the most comprehensive, current, and reliable information available so they can develop the skills to efficiently and effectively respond to disasters or public health emergencies. Meticulously researched and reviewed by the worldís foremost experts in preparedness for terrorism, natural disasters, and other unanticipated health emergencies, the text has been revised and updated with significant new content, including 10 new chapters and a digital adjunct teacher's guide with exercises and critical thinking questions. This new edition has strengthened its pediatric focus with updated and expanded chapters on caring for children's physical, mental, and behavioral health following a disaster. New chapters address climate change, global complex human emergencies, caring for patients with HIV/AIDS following a disaster, information technology and disaster response, and hospital and emergency department preparedness. The text provides a vast amount of evidence-based information on disaster planning and response for natural and environmental disasters and those caused by chemical, biological, and radiological elements, as well as disaster recovery. It also addresses leadership, management, and policy issues in disaster nursing and deepens our understanding of the importance of protecting mental health throughout the disaster life cycle. Each chapter is clearly formatted and includes Key Messages and Learning Objectives. Appendices present diagnosis and treatment regimens, creating personal disaster plans, a damage assessment guide, a glossary of terms, and more. Consistent with the Federal Disaster Response Framework, the book promotes competency-based expert nursing care during disasters and positive health outcomes for small and large populations. Key Features: Provides 10 new chapters and new content throughout the text Includes digital teacherís guide with exercises and critical thinking questions Consistent with current U.S. federal guidelines for disaster response Disseminates state-of-the-science, evidence-based information New Chapters: Management of the Pregnant Woman and Newborn During Disasters Management of Patients With HIV/AIDS During Disasters Disaster Nursing in Schools and Other Child Congregate Care Settings Global Complex Human Emergencies Climate Change and the Role of the Nurse in Policy and Practice Human Services Needs Following Disaster Events and Disaster Case Management Hospital and Emergency Department Preparedness National Nurse Preparedness: Achieving Competency-Based Expert Practice Medical Countermeasures Dispensing

Books in Print

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.

Cases in Pre-hospital and Retrieval Medicine

Author: Dan Ellis,Matthew Hooper

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0729578844

Category: Medical

Page: 200

View: 3527

Cases in Pre-hospital and Retrieval Medicine is a supplementary case book with a self directed approach, designed to complement core texts such as Cameron, or Sanders. The book focuses on the principles of PHC and Retrieval medicine and the continuum of care of the critically injured trauma patient in the field. It is case based and uses real pre-hospital and retrieval situations, presented in question format followed by an extensive discussion highlighting key areas of the specialty. The questions and answers are each 3 – 4 pages in length and most are accompanied by a photo from author archives/real events. The questions have been divided into those with a predominantly pre-hospital theme and those based around retrieval medicine. A third section covers service development and special situations. Case based using real pre-hospital and retrieval situations Visually assisted format; high level discussion Question format followed by extensive discussion Designed for members of a multidisciplinary team Operationally useful appendices, including recommended equipment lists Covers paediatric patients; major incidents such as chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear; polytrauma; flight physiology; advanced multi-organ support; end of life decisions in the field.

Communicating Emergency Preparedness

Practical Strategies for the Public and Private Sectors, Second Edition

Author: Damon P. Coppola,Erin K. Maloney

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1351761870

Category: Social Science

Page: 278

View: 8788

This fully revised edition of Communicating Emergency Preparedness: Practical Strategies for the Public and Private Sectors includes timely case studies, events, and references to articles and opinions about the direction of emergency preparedness communication. The authors draw upon their professional endeavors to inject a new sense of practicality to the text. New images displaying emergency preparedness campaigns are used to further illustrate the materials being presented. For instructors and practitioners alike, this book continues to provide the how-to instruction that is often required, and will only improve upon the success of the first edition in doing so.

The 9/11 Commission Report

Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States

Author: N.A

Publisher: Government Printing Office

ISBN: 0160891809

Category: Political Science

Page: 587

View: 1822

This edition has been designated as the only official U.S. Government edition of the 9-11 Commission’s Final Report. It provides a full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks, including preparedness for and the immediate response to the attacks. It also includes recommendations designed to guard against future attacks.

Emergency Medical Services for Children

Author: Jane S. Durch,Kathleen N. Lohr

Publisher: National Academies

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 396

View: 5221

Explores why emergency care for children--from infants through adolescents--must differ from that for adults and describes what seriously ill or injured children generally experience in today's EMS systems. Points the way to integrating EMS-C into current and emergency programs and into broader aspects of health care for children. Gives recommendations for ensuring access to emergency care through the 9-1-1 system; training health professionals, from paramedics to physicians; educating the public; and more.

Tactical Medicine Essentials

Author: American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP),,E. John Wipfler III,John E. Campbell,Lawrence E. Heiskell

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1449649556

Category: Medical

Page: 388

View: 5385

Medical support for special weapons and tactics (SWAT) units is different from civilian EMS in many ways. A tactical medical provider (TMP) is charged with providing life-saving care to downed SWAT officers and taking measures to defend against criminal suspects. Mastery of these skills requires extensive, specialized tactical emergency medical services (TEMS) training and experience in the tactical environment. Designed for EMS and medical professionals of all levels of training, Tactical Medicine Essentials provides the foundation needed to create world-class TMPs. Written by an experienced team of authors from diverse backgrounds, this text covers the essential curriculum of tactical medicine, including tactical patient assessment, expedient extrication and evacuation, and self-defense skills. Important Notice: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images or content found in the physical edition.