Disaster Medicine

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Gregory R. Ciottone
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2006 - Medical - 952 pages
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Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Gregory Ciottone, and Associate Editors, Dr. Philip D. Anderson, Dr. Erik Auf Der Heide, Dr. Robert G. Darling, Dr. Irving Jacoby, Dr. Eric Noji, and Dr. Selim Suner, recognized worldwide as authorities in the field, bring you this brand-new reference, which offers comprehensive yet succinct guidance on the preparation, assessment, and management of a full range of disasters, both natural and man-made (including terrorist attacks and the threat of biological warfare). More than 200 contributors carefully outline the basics of disaster management and provide guidance on more than 100 specific disaster situations. Part 1 offers an A to Z source for information on every aspect of disaster medicine and management. Part 2 features an exhaustive compilation of every conceivable disaster event, organized to facilitate fast reference in a real-time setting. The second part of the book also serves as a quick consult on disaster medicine.

  • Presents a full range of coverage from the basics of disaster medicine to more advanced concepts, such as tactical EMS, hazard vulnerability analysis, impact of disaster on children, and more.
  • Discusses identification of risks, planning of organization and equipment, and education and training.
  • Includes individual Concepts and Events sections that provide information on the general approach to disaster medicine and practical information on specific disasters.
  • Offers comprehensive coverage of natural disasters, accidental disasters, transportation disasters, and intentional events.
  • Includes an exhaustive list of chapters on the conceivable chemical and biologic weapons known today.
  • Features a practical chapter organization throughout that covers description of event, pre-incident considerations, post-incident considerations, medical treatment of casualties, unique considerations, pitfalls, case presentations, and suggested reading.
  • Discusses the management of future events, or possible scenarios, for which there is no precedent.
  

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I came across this heaping tome after researching nuclear physics and atom bombs. It lead me to this book and I read the part about radiation disease. I have to say, even though it wasn't what I was looking for, I was quite impressed at how well the writers were able to compile such heavy content within a concise book such as this. Well done. 

Contents

Introduction to Disaster Medicine
3
The Role of Emergency Medical Services
20
Role of Emergency Medicine in Disaster
26
The Role of Hospitals in Disaster
34
Complex Emergencies
43
Children and Disaster
51
Psychological Impact of Disaster
59
Liability Issues in Emergency Response
71
Flood
489
HeatWave
496
Volcanic Eruption
502
Landslides
509
NuclearRadiation Events
517
Ionizing Radiation Incident
524
Radiation AccidentIsolated Exposure
532
Radiation AccidentDispersed Exposure
538

Section Two Governmental Resources
79
State Programs
90
International Disaster Response
102
DisasterEmergency Management Programs
108
Health Care Facility Hazard and Vulnerability
117
Public Information Management
124
Churton Budd
139
Vaccines
145
An Asset
152
Policy Issues in Disaster Preparedness
174
Mutual Aid
182
Surge Capacity
193
Section Four Part One Event Response
203
Scene Safety in Disaster Response
215
Needs Assessment
224
Disaster Communications
229
Managing Volunteers and Donations
238
Personal Protective Equipment
246
Surveillance
255
Section Four Part Two Medical Operations
264
Medical Care in Remote Areas
274
Triage
283
Patient Tracking Systems in Disasters
291
Tactical EMS
297
Pharmaceuticals and Medical
308
Rehabilitation and Reconstruction
317
Practical Applications of Disaster
327
Measures of Effectiveness
333
Robert A Ciottone
347
Medical Intelligence
354
Health Service
363
Accidental versus Intentional Event
369
Operations SecuritySite Securityand Incident
382
Integration of Law Enforcement and Military
391
Nuclear Disaster Management
399
Chemical Attack
406
Biologic Attack
415
Future Biologic and Chemical Weapons
424
Improvised Explosive Devices
434
DirectedEnergy Weapons
441
ChemicalBiologicand Nuclear Quarantine
451
Chemical Decontamination
459
Radiation Decontamination
465
Section Seven Natural Disasters
473
Earthquake
479
Nuclear Power Plant Meltdown
544
Industrial Chemical Disasters
556
Nerve Agent Attack
563
Vesicant Agent Attack
569
Cyanide Attack
576
Antimuscarinic Agent Attack
582
Nicotinic Agent Attack
596
Section Ten Biologic Events
605
Yersinia Pestis Plague Attack
613
Brucella Species Brucellosis Attack
621
Rickettsia prowazekii Attack Typhus Fever
627
Vibrio cholerae Cholera Attack
635
Salmonella Species Salmonellosis Attack
641
Burkholderia mallei Glanders Attack
647
Opioid Agent Attack
653
TickBorne Encephalitis Virus Attack
663
Viral Hemorrhagic Fever
671
Chikungunya Virus Attack
678
Influenza Virus Attack
684
Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome Attack
690
Section Ten Part Three Toxins
698
Clostridium perfringensToxin Epsilon Toxin Attack
705
T2 Toxin Trichothecene Mycotoxins
714
Aflatoxin Attack Aspergillus Species
722
Histoplasma capsulatumAttack Histoplamosis
729
Section Eleven Events Resulting in Blast Injuries
736
Conventional
745
Suicide Bomber
754
RocketPropelled Grenade Attack
761
Conventional Explosion at a Hospital
767
Conventional Explosion at
774
Liquefied Natural Gas Explosion
781
Section Twelve Events Resulting in Burn Injuries
790
Structure Fire
796
WildernessForest Fire 800 173 Submarine or Surface Vessel Accident
857
Ballistics Injuries KurtR Horst
864
Grenade and Pipe Bomb Injuries 813 177 Dirty Bomb Radiologic Dispersal Device
872
Section Fourteen Events Associated with 178 Explosion at a Nuclear Waste Storage Facility 875 Constance G Nichols
878
Crush Syndrome 817 180 Cruise Ship Infectious Disease Outbreak 882 Scott G Weiner
885
Subway Derailment 823 Denis J FitzGerald
893
Air Show Disaster 834 Water Supplies
901
AsteroidMeteoroidand Spacecraft 186 Food Supply Contamination
908
Building Collapse 842 Katharyn E Kennedy
918
Mining Accident 853 190 VIP Care
926
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