بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
By Machester Triage Group
Publisher: BMJ Books
Number Of Pages: 192
Publication Date: 2001-08-15
ISBN-10 / ASIN: 0727915428
ISBN-13 / EAN: 9780727915429
The Manchester Triage System (MTS) is the most widely used triage system in the UK, Europe and Australia, with tens of millions of patients being processed through hospital emergency departments.
Emergency Triage is the core **** for the MTS which utilises a risk averse system of prioritisation for patients in all unscheduled care settings, and as such it is an essential **** for all emergency department staff using the MTS, in particular triage nurses themselves.
The second edition has been revised throughout and takes in the changes in practice introduced into MTS since the book was first published. These include:
Redesigned and expanded flow charts
Additional charts for allergy and palpitations
New practices - such as the possibility of revascularisation for patients with stroke
New discriminators, for example acute neurological deficit and significant respiratory history
Redefinition of existing discriminators
Also new to this edition is the incorporation of sections on the use of the risk averse system in telephone triage, in settings where ‘streaming’ takes place and as an early warning score for patients in all unscheduled care settings. The tone of this edition reflects the more up to date, modified approach to triage while retaining the principles of clinical prioritisation, which in the authors’ words “remains a central plank of clinical risk management in emergency care”.
Emergency Triage is an essential handbook for all clinicians involved in unscheduled care settings such as emergency care, walk in centres, minor injury units, primary care out of hours services.
Disasters and Public Health: Planning and Response
By Bruce Clements
Number Of Pages: 344
Publication Date: 2009-04-08
ISBN-10 / ASIN: 1856176126
ISBN-13 / EAN: 9781856176125
From the San Diego wildfires to multi-drug-resistant strains of bacteria, communities are facing an ever-growing list of potential disasters. Some events, like pandemic flu or anthrax attacks, are public health emergencies first and foremost. Hurricane Katrina taught us, however, that lack of planning for the frail, elderly, and impoverished population can turn a natural disaster into a healthcare nightmare and lead to needless death and suffering. Emergency managers and public health professionals must integrate their prevention and response efforts to serve their communities most effectively.
The structure of each chapter offers an innovative approach to organizing key information:
1. Case Study or Historical Example
2. Disaster-specific Terms Defined
3. Disaster De******ion
4. Health Threat (Morbidity and Mortality)
6. Immediate Actions
7. Recovery or Managing the Aftermath
Disasters and Public Health is a crucial tool in planning for and responding to the health impact of any crisis situation. Bruce Clements served over 20 years in the U.S. Air Force and Air National Guard as a Public Health Officer and a Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Warfare Defense Instructor, a Hazardous Materials Specialist with an Urban Search and Rescue Team, and as a Safety Officer with a Disaster Medical Assistance Team. He also served as the Public Health Preparedness Director of Missouri in 2006, when the state experienced a record number of disaster declarations. Throughout his years of experience, he frequently needed to track down a variety of references to quickly understand what was needed for an effective public health response in various situations. He has researched and compiled this information on the health impact of a wide range of disasters into one quick reference. Emergency managers can also no longer afford to be surprised by the next crisis that erupts. This book guides planners in both disciplines in preventing tragedies by most effectively preparing and responding when disaster strikes.
* Prevent or respond to disasters from terrorism to pandemic flu
* Examine the critical intersection of emergency management and public health
* Benefit from the author's years of experience in emergency response
Tools and Methods for Estimating Populations at Risk from Natural Disasters and Complex Humanitarian Crises
By Methodologies, and Technologies to Estimate Subnational Populations at Risk Committee on the Effective Use of Data, National Research Council
Publisher: National Academies Press
Number Of Pages: 264
Publication Date: 2007-05-30
ISBN-10 / ASIN: 0309103541
ISBN-13 / EAN: 9780309103541
Pandemic Influenza: Emergency Planning and Community Preparedness
By Jeffrey R. Ryan
Number Of Pages: 280
Publication Date: 2008-08-01
ISBN-10 / ASIN: 1420060872
ISBN-13 / EAN: 9781420060874
“... an amazing resource ... Dr. Ryan has assembled some of the best experts in the field to guide you in understanding the threat of pandemic influenza and how it can affect you and the people you are responsible for. ...”
From the foreword by Lynn A. Slepski,
Captain, United States Public Health Service
No one is immune to the potential devastation of a mass pandemic influenza outbreak. Yet despite recent small-scale outbreaks and dire warnings from the World Health Organization that such an event is imminent and overdue, our preparedness continues to lag. Part of the problem is that while a national plan is important, all the real action must occur at the local level. Triage, care, and containment, along with maintenance of the infrastructure, are functions that must be carried out by local planners and responders.
Pandemic Influenza: Emergency Planning and Community Preparedness introduces readers to the critical global and domestic issues regarding a potential pandemic. Featuring the contributions of leading experts, this volume arms planners and responders with an understanding of outbreak containment and response planning and provides an analysis of our present capabilities and potential weaknesses.
The first section reviews the history of pandemics and discusses the deadly 1918 Spanish flu. The middle chapters examine the biology of the virus and the clinical aspects of influenza, with special attention given to Avian Influenza. The final chapters examine international and federal programs and discuss response at the local level, including service continuation planning and fatality management.
Public health and emergency preparedness professionals, as well as policy makers at all levels will find a wealth of information to help them create a plan and allocate the proper resources to mitigate the devastation of a pandemic influenza.
Disaster Nursing and Emergency Preparedness for Chemical, Biological and Radiological Terrorism and Other Hazards, 2nd Edition
By Tener Goodwin Veenema
* Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
* Number Of Pages: 680
* Publication Date: 2007-06-25
* ISBN-10 / ASIN: 0826121446
* ISBN-13 / EAN: 9780826121448
* Binding: Hardcover
The second edition of this celebrated ****book provides nurses and nurse practitioners with the most current, valid and reliable information available. Disaster Nursing will help them to acquire the knowledge and skill set they will need to keep themselves, their patients, and families safe during any disaster event.
Each chapter has been researched, reviewed by experts and matched to the highest standards; for preparing health professions students for terrorism, disaster, and public health emergencies.
This ****book will provide nurses with:
* a heightened awareness for disasters and mass casualty incidents
* a solid foundation of knowledge (educational competencies)
* a "tool box of skills" (occupational competencies) to respond in a timely and appropriate manner.
Pre-Hospital Paediatric Life Support: The Practical Approach
By Advanced Life Support Group
Publisher: BMJ Books
Number Of Pages: 240
Publication Date: 2005-05-13
ISBN-10 / ASIN: 0727918524
ISBN-13 / EAN: 9780727918529
This practical book written especially for prehospital staff provides all the information needed to deal with children in life threatening situations before arriving at hospital. It is a complementary volume to the best-selling Advanced Paediatric Life Support
Pain and Sedationt Management in the 21st Century Emergency Departmen
By John McManus, Benjamin Harrison,
* Publisher: Saunders
* Number Of Pages: 240
* Publication Date: 2005-06-17
* Sales Rank: 2742970
* ISBN / ASIN: 1416027114
* EAN: 9781416027119
* Binding: Hardcover
* Manufacturer: Saunders
* Studio: Saunders
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This book extensively reviews the increased understanding and development of pain and sedation management in the emergency department. Articles address measuring pain; changing physician and nurse attitudes about pain; the drug-seeking patient; aberrant drug-related behaviors; managing chronic pain in the acute care setting; painful dilemmas; pain in the pediatric population; prehospital pain management; basic pharmacological advances; placebo use; and future directions.
The Pathophysiology of Acute Pain
Pain Assessment Instruments for Use in the Emergency Department
Changing Attitudes About Pain and Pain Control in Emergency Medicine
Management of Chronic Pain in the Acute Care Setting
The Psychology of Pain
The Drug-Seeking Patient in the Emergency Room
Painful Dilemmas: An Evidence-based Look at Challenging Clinical Scenarios
Pediatric Pain Management in the Emergency Department
Pain Management in the Prehospital Environment
Basic Pharmacology and Advances in Emergency Medicine
The Future of Pain Management in Emergency Medicine
Local Anesthetics and Peripheral Nerve Blocks in the Emergency Department
Procedural Sedation and Analgesia: A Review and New Concepts
Establishing an Emergency Department Pain Management System
Complementary and Alternative Pain Therapy in the Emergency Department
Procedural Sedation and Analgesia in the Emergency Department: What Are the Risks?
Legal Issues in Pain Management: Striking the Balance
Pain Management in the Wilderness and Operational Setting
Tolley's Handbook of Disaster and Emergency Management, Third Edition: Principles and Practice
By Tony Moore, Raj Lakha
Number Of Pages: 728
Publication Date: 2006-11-06
ISBN-10 / ASIN: 075066990X
ISBN-13 / EAN: 9780750669900
The Civil Contingencies Act 2004 modernised the UK's approach to disaster and emergency management, taking into account the kinds of threats the country faces in the 21st century, including terrorist threats and threats to the environment. This third edition of the Tolley's Handbook of Disaster and Emergency Management has been fully updated to cover the topics and themes reflected in the Act, and collates all the key components of disaster and emergency planning for both the public and the private sector, covering both man-made and natural disasters. Written from a UK practitioner's point of view, using case studies and examples, it helps readers to understand and formulate disaster and emergency policies and systems for their workplace. Its practical approach will help organizations to ensure business continuity and safeguard the health and safety of their staff in the event of a disaster.
The new edition has been updated in line with the latest legislation:
* Civil Contingencies Act 2004
* Amendment to the Control of Major Accident Hazards (COMAH) Regulations
* Corporate Manslaughter Bill
* Shows how to minimise the potential damage of disasters in the public and private sectors in all industries
* Includes all the latest relevant UK legislation including the Civil Contingencies Act 2004
* Individual chapters written by leading practitioners in their field
Disaster Management Handbook
(Public Administration and Public Policy)
By Jack Pinkowski
Number Of Pages: 624
Publication Date: 2008-01-22
ISBN-10 / ASIN: 1420058622
ISBN-13 / EAN: 9781420058628
Record breaking hurricane seasons, tornados, tsunamis, earthquakes, and intentional acts of mass-casualty violence, give lie to the delusion that disasters are the anomaly and not the norm. Disaster management is rooted in the fundamental belief that we can protect ourselves. Even if we cannot control all the causes, we can prepare and respond. We can craft constructive, workable policy that will contribute to the prevention of enormous financial impact, destruction of the environment, and needless loss of life.
Integrating scholarly articles from international experts and first hand accounts from the practitioner community, Disaster Management Handbook presents an analytical critique of the interrelated, multidisciplinary issues of preparedness, response, and recovery in anticipating and rebuilding from disasters. Beginning with an introduction to the theoretical constructs and conceptual foundations of disaster management, the book reviews the relationship of modern development to disaster vulnerability, the politics of disaster management, leadership, and the role of agency coordination. The second and third sections examine case studies and lessons learned through natural disasters in North America and around the world. They compare and contrast the efficacy of different management strategies from national, provincial, and local governments, as well as non-governmental agencies.
Taking a narrower scope, the fourth section focuses on emergency personnel and the methods and issues faced in on-the-scene response and preparation. It also considers the special needs of hospitals and the effective use of the media. Contributions in the final two sections present strategies for limiting and ameliorating the psychological impact of disaster on victims and personnel, and look forward to how we can be better prepared in the future and rebuild stronger, more resilient communities.
The First 72 Hours: A Community Approach to Disaster Preparedness
By Margaret R. O'Leary
Publisher: iUniverse, Inc.
Number Of Pages: 582
Publication Date: 2004-05-13
ISBN-10 / ASIN: 0595310842
ISBN-13 / EAN: 9780595310845
The First 72 Hours is the seminal anthology of the perspectives of public and private sector leaders who came together after September 11, 2001 to design more disaster-resilient communities. Under the umbrella of the Suburban Emergency Management Project, these leaders learned from national experts and one another that all disasters are intensely local at first and that most communities are "on their own" immediately following disaster impact—often for as long as 72 hours. This new awareness mandated updating strategies to improve disaster preparedness, particularly in light of the threat of terrorism.
A wide gamut of perspectives are laid out in the book, including those of doctors and hospitals, city managers, police officers, firefighters, paramedics, American Red Cross volunteers, hospital accreditors, the media, business managers, utility companies, emergency managers, public health officials, academics, and elected public officials. In their own words, these individuals convey the importance of learning how to map the myriad organizations involved in local disaster preparedness and response; analyzing, refining and rehearsing local disaster roles; and getting to know individual personalities when in specific roles.
The First 72 Hours is an essential resource for professionals and private citizens alike who want to know what kinds of questions must be asked and answered to better prepare their communities to survive future disaster.
“There's a special providence in the fall of a sparrow. If it be now, 'tis not to come; if it be not to come, it will be now; if it be not now, yet it will come: the readiness is all.”—Hamlet V, II,William Shakespeare
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Disaster Management and Preparedness
(Occupational Safety and Health Guide Series)
By Thomas D. Schneid, Larry R. Collins
Number Of Pages: 264
Publication Date: 2000-11-22
ISBN-10 / ASIN: 156670524X
ISBN-13 / EAN: 9781566705240
This book addresses all the special considerations important in planning for disasters, from natural disasters to acts of terrorism to catastrophic events. It covers all aspects from assessing the risk prior to a disaster to the legal ramifications following a disaster. The **** addresses the “how-tos” of avoiding the common mistakes which turn natural and man-made catastrophes into economic disasters. It encompasses not only the tried and true tactics used for decades but also focuses on areas often overlooked during the reactive and post disaster phases. Organizations can be prepared and proactive by using this guide to make a disaster management plan before disaster strikes.
Handbook of Disaster and Emergency Policies and Institutions
By John Handmer
Publisher: Earthscan Publications Ltd.
Number Of Pages: 160
Publication Date: 2007-10
ISBN-10 / ASIN: 1844073599
ISBN-13 / EAN: 9781844073597
From the Asian tsunami to hurricanes Katrina and Rita to the earthquake in Pakistan, disasters both natural and human-induced are leading to spiraling costs in terms of human lives, the destruction of homes, businesses, public buildings, and infrastructure, and the resulting financial and human crises that inevitably follow in the wake of such catastrophes. Yet the failures in planning for--and responding to--such disasters can often be traced to poor disaster policies that are unsuited to the emerging scales of the problems they confront and the lack of institutional capacity to manage disasters when they happen.
This handbook, written by two top authorities on disaster policy and management, overcomes this mismatch and guides the examination and development of a policy and institutional framework and associated strategies. In particular, for the first time it brings together into a coherent framework the insights of public policy, institutional design, and emergency and disaster management, stressing the cognate nature of policy and institutional challenges between disasters and sustainability. This is indispensable reading for all disaster planners, policymakers, and managers across the world.
****book of Disaster Psychiatry
By Robert J. Ursano, Carol S. Fullerton, Lars Weisaeth, Beverley Raphael
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Number Of Pages: 354
Publication Date: 2007-12-17
ISBN-10 / ASIN: 0521852358
ISBN-13 / EAN: 9780521852357
This is the first ****book to focus specifically on disaster psychiatry. It brings together international experts to provide a comprehensive review of the psychological, biological and social responses to disaster, describing evidence-based clinical and service-led interventions to meet mental health needs and foster resilience and recovery. Chapters address the epidemiology of disaster response, the neurobiology of disaster exposure, socio-cultural issues, early intervention and consultation-liaison care, the role of non-governmental organizations, workplace policies, and implications for public health planning at the level of the individual and the community. This book is essential reading for all those involved in preparing for traumatic events and their clinical and social outcomes.
Helping Children Cope With Disaster
By FEMA and Red Cross
Publisher: FEMA and Red Cross
Number Of Pages: 12
Publication Date: 2005
Helping Children Cope with Disaster
Children can feel very frightened during a disaster and afterwards some children will show temporary changes of behavior. For most children these changes will be mild, not last long, and diminish with time. However, reminders of what happened could cause upsetting feelings to return and behavior changes to emerge again. Watching scenes of the disaster on television can be distressing for children, especially for younger children. Younger children may return to bed-wetting, have difficulty sleeping, and not want to be separated from their caregivers. Older children may show more anger than usual, find concentrating at school harder, and want to spend more time alone than usual. Some children are more vulnerable, and their reactions can be more severe and last for a longer period of time.
Introduction to Emergency Management, Second Edition
(Butterworth-Heinemann Homeland Security)
By George Haddow, Jane Bullock
Number Of Pages: 424
Publication Date: 2005-10-13
ISBN-10 / ASIN: 0750679611
ISBN-13 / EAN: 9780750679619
Introduction to Emergency Management, Second Edition is a practical reference for students and professionals covering disaster response planning and mitigation. The book details the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) (U.S), the Federal Response Plan (FRP), and the roles, responsibilities, and interrelationship between FEMA and state and local emergency management systems. It also covers the changes in emergency management since the events of September 11, 2001, the latest information on the Office of Homeland Security, and includes several detailed appendices. This Second Edition is completely updated and continues this title's success as a practical reference for students and professionals covering disaster response planning and mitigation.
- Includes continual connection of theory to real-world examples of disasters including the Tsunami disaster and instances of terrorism
- Contains dozens of diagrams and statistics illustrating disaster management history and facts
- Provides links to Emergency Management *** sites and information sources, including homeland security sources
Emergency Management: Concepts and Strategies for Effective Programs
By Lucien G. Canton
Number Of Pages: 368
Publication Date: 2006-12-11
ISBN-10 / ASIN: 047173487X
ISBN-13 / EAN: 9780471734871
This book propounds an all-hazards, multidisciplinary approach to emergency management. It discusses the emergency manager’s role, details how to establish an effective, integrated program, and explores the components, including: assessing risk; developing strategies; planning concepts; planning techniques and methods; coordinating response; and managing crisis. Complete with case studies, this is an excellent reference for professionals involved with emergency preparedness and response.
Crisis Management in Acute Care Settings: Human Factors and Team Psychology in a High Stakes
By Michael St. Pierre, Gesine Hofinger, Cornelius Buerschaper
Number Of Pages: 234
Publication Date: 2007-11-01
ISBN-10 / ASIN: 3540710612
ISBN-13 / EAN: 9783540710615
This book addresses all issues relevant to error prevention and safe practice in the acute and emergency health-care setting. It begins with the basic principles of human behavior and decision making and then partitions into three sections where the individual, the team, and the organizational influences within the health-care system are discussed in greater depth.
Case reports and proven strategies help to ground psychological theory in daily practice. This book has emerged from a long-standing cooperation between clinicians and psychologists. Blending the strengths of both professions into a readily accessible **** has created a book which will hopefully help both physicians and non-physicians to better understand the principles of human behavior and decision making in critical situations and in turn enable them to provide safer treatment.
Unsuspected medical crisis and emergency situations may be managed more effectively and an increased awareness of contributing factors may help to avoid errors from the outset.
Prehospital Trauma Care
By Eldar Soreide, Christopher M. Grande
Publisher: Informa HealthCare
Number Of Pages: 816
Publication Date: 2001-07-27
ISBN-10 / ASIN: 0824705378
ISBN-13 / EAN: 9780824705374
Comprehensive in scope and *******, Prehospital Trauma Care (PTC) covers all aspects of emergency medicine-triage assessment and treatment, anesthesia, intensive care, psychiatry, health and military disasters, burns, shock, and surgery. Written by over 70 distinguished international experts representing Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Japan, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK, and the USA. Considering geographic and cultural perspectives in trauma care, Prehospital Trauma Care explores · demographics and mechanisms of injury in PTC · organization of PTC in developed countries worldwide · the hierarchy of the prehospital trauma team and crew-resource management · features of initial patient care from advanced airway management to state-of-the-art fluid resuscitation and prevention of hypothermia, including provision of adequate analgesia · specialized approaches to blunt and penetrating trauma · treating special groups such as the traumatized child and the entrapped patient, as well as specific situations, including chemical injuries and hypothermia · transport and extraordinary challenges such as rural areas, mass attendance events, terrorism, and VIP protection · and much more. Promoting an efficient trauma chain of survival and a secure continuum of care, Prehospital Trauma Care is essential reading for emergency medicine and critical care physicians, anesthesiologists, surgeons, pediatricians, sports medicine specialists, air and ground transport nurses, paramedics, emergency medical technicians, and all related medical specialists with an interest in trauma care.
The Management of Mass Burn Casualties and Fire Disasters
By M. Masellis, S.W. Gunn
Number Of Pages: 352
Publication Date: 1993-01-31
ISBN-10 / ASIN: 0792388046
ISBN-13 / EAN: 9780792388043
The health professionals are continually developing effective techniques of burns and mass casualty management. In parallel, fire prevention and fire-fighting techniques have developed considerably in most communities. It is therefore surprising that, while aiming at the same ************************ive, the two sectors have rarely come together. The Mediterranean Burns Club is a professional organization that brings together persons concerned with burns therapy and with fire safety in all forms. Identified by the United Nations as a premier scientific body in its field within the programme of the International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction, it initiated the first international gathering of specialists in burns as a surgical, clinical problem, and of counterparts dealing with fires as a social, disaster problem. This novel approach and symbiosis proved timely and succesful. This, the resulting book, reflects the commitment of all concerned to the reduction of fire disasters and the improvement of burns therapy.
Large-Scale Disasters: Prediction, Control, and Mitigation
By Mohamed Gad-el-Hak
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Number Of Pages: 632
Publication Date: 2008-06-23
ISBN-10 / ASIN: 0521872936
ISBN-13 / EAN: 9780521872935
"Extreme" events - including climatic events, such as hurricanes, tornadoes, and drought - can cause massive disruption to society, including large death tolls and property damage in the billions of dollars. Events in recent years have shown the importance of being prepared and that countries need to work together to help alleviate the resulting pain and suffering. This volume presents a review of the broad research field of large-scale disasters. It establishes a common framework for predicting, controlling and managing both manmade and natural disasters. There is a particular focus on events caused by weather and climate change. Other topics include air pollution, tsunamis, disaster modeling, the use of remote sensing and the logistics of disaster management. It will appeal to scientists, engineers, first responders and health-care professionals, in addition to graduate students and researchers who have an interest in the prediction, prevention or mitigation of large-scale disasters.
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