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: 4542

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: 7813

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: 1973

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: 7621

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.

Toxic Trauma

A Basic Clinical Guide

Author: David J. Baker

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319409166

Category: Medical

Page: 238

View: 1472

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

Toxico-terrorism: Emergency Response and Clinical Approach to Chemical, Biological, and Radiological Agents

Author: Robin McFee,Jerrold Leikin

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071471863

Category: Medical

Page: 622

View: 5332

The emergency medicine expertise you need to prepare for--and manage--any type of bioterrorist attack! Written by emergency room physicians for emergency room physicians, Toxico-terrorism covers every essential aspect of the emergency medical response to microbial, radiological, and chemical agents of terrorism. Turn to any page, and you'll find lifesaving clinical strategies for the management of patients who have been exposed to a biologic, chemical, or nuclear agent. Features A logical, building-block organization filled with key tables and synoptic boxes Important coverage of pre-hospital and EMS issues Insights into the means of transmission, the modes of dispersal, and how secondary infection and/or contamination can occur Overview of bioterror-specific signs and symptoms A section on emergency department preparedness that reviews critical topics such as nursing triage, hospital/facility security, pharmacy preparedness, and hospital staff issues Up-to-date information on labs, microscopy, and radiology Key diagnostic criteria for all agents Thorough coverage of treatment strategies for all agents discussed in the book Infection control modalities Survey of prophylaxis strategies Valuable section on public health considerations

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.

The Video Source Book

A Guide to Programs Currently Available on Video in the Areas of ...

Author: David J. WEINER

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780787634100

Category: Video recordings

Page: 4029

View: 1922

Verbrennungen

Diagnose, Therapie und Rehabilitation des thermischen Traumas

Author: Lars-Peter Kamolz,David N. Herndon,Marc G. Jeschke

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 321179896X

Category: Medical

Page: 251

View: 7626

Verbrennungen kommen häufig vor, meist als Folge eines Unfalls. Manche Wunden heilen spontan, andere müssen in einem Brandverletzten-Zentrum versorgt werden. Dieses Kompendium bietet einen schnellen Überblick über den aktuellen Wissensstand zur Diagnose und Therapie von Verbrennungen. Erstversorgung, Flächen- und Tiefenbestimmung, chirurgische Versorgung, Haut und Hautersatz sind nur eine kleine Auswahl der behandelten Themen. Das Buch richtet sich an alle Berufsgruppen, die Verbrennungen behandeln, ob als Notarzt, Chirurg oder Pflegekraft.

Soziologie des Risikos

Author: Niklas Luhmann

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110178043

Category: Social Science

Page: 252

View: 9175

In seiner Soziologie des Risikos entwickelt Niklas Luhmann ein theoretisches Programm für die soziologische Forschung und geht davon aus, dass der Begriff des Risikos wesentliche Aspekte der Zukunftsbeschreibung der heutigen Gesellschaft in die Gegenwart projiziert. Risiko ist danach die Möglichkeit der Auflösung unerwarteter, unwahrscheinlicher schädlicher Folgen durch eine Entscheidung, die einem Entscheider zugerechnet werden kann. Die Prominenz des Themas Risiko hat es daher wesentlich mit der Annahme zu tun, dass unsere Zukunft von gegenwärtig zu treffenden Entscheidungen abhängt. Die einzelnen Kapitel des Buches zeigen, wie sehr und wie verschieden die Funktionssysteme der modernen Gesellschaft, wie Politik, Recht, Wirtschaft, Wissenschaft, auf die ihnen zugemuteten Risikolagen reagieren und wie sich daraufhin eine allgemeine Opposition derjenigen bildet, die an der Entscheidung nicht beteiligt sind, aber deren etwaige Folgen zu tragen haben.

Eine Erinnerung an Solferino

Author: Jean-Henry Dunant

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Solferino, Battle of, 1859

Page: 128

View: 8780

Praktische Augenheilkunde

der Survival-Guide

Author: Anthony Pane,Peter Simcock

Publisher: Elsevier,Urban&FischerVerlag

ISBN: 9783437415210

Category:

Page: 254

View: 5730

Menschlichkeit für alle

die Weltbewegung des Roten Kreuzes und des Roten Halbmonds

Author: Hans Haug

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Human rights

Page: 715

View: 1174

Code Orange

Roman

Author: Caroline Cooney

Publisher: Beltz & Gelberg

ISBN: 3407743246

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 256

View: 1249

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