Koenig and Schultz's Disaster Medicine: Comprehensive Principles and Practices

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Kristi L. Koenig, Carl H. Schultz
Cambridge University Press, 2010 - Medical - 667 pages
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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. 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 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.
 

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Contents

Linking
21
Surge Capacity
33
International Perspectives on Disaster Management
51
Ethical Issues in Disaster Medicine
62
Concepts in Preparing
75
Disaster Mental and Behavioral Health
103
Special Needs Populations
113
10
135
CLINICAL MANAGEMENT
389
151
414
174
420
Iohn McManus and Ruben Gomez
423
Robert G Darling Ion B Woods
454
Hatchett Ioseph M Kaminski
477
31
511
33
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Ernest B Abbott and Douglas P Brosnan
151
Gary A Roselle
165
and David C Cone
174
Donna Barbisch and Lawrence O Gostin
203
Michael S Molloy Zane Sherif Stan Natin
228
UlfBjornstig and Rebecca Forsberg
253
Mass Fatality Management
312
23
345
24
351
Burkle
361
Darlene A Gidley and Michael Ciraolo
377
34
553
35
562
36
578
275
584
37
586
Carl Adrianopoli Paul H Brietzke IrvingIacoby
609
Baxter
632
529
652
285
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578
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Dr Kristi L. Koenig is an internationally recognized expert in the fields of Homeland Security, Disaster and Emergency Medicine, Emergency Management, and Emergency Medical Services. She is widely published and sought internationally for lecture-presentations and has a strong academic and health policy background. She has been an invited consultant to the Joint Commission, Federal Emergency Management Agency, State of California, and Government of Taiwan. She is Senior Health Policy Advisor for the Institute for Global and Regional Readiness in Washington, DC and Consultant to the American Medical Association on Core Disaster Life Support. She serves as the Director of Public Health Preparedness for the UC Irvine School of Medicine.

Dr Carl H. Schultz is an internationally recognized expert and researcher in the field of Disaster and Emergency Medicine. He has over 80 peer-reviewed publications and his investigations have resulted in two first-author publications in the New England Journal of Medicine. He chairs the Disaster Preparedness and Response Committee for the American College of Emergency Physicians and has served as a consultant for the U.S. Department of Defense, the Joint Commission, and the State of Israel. Dr Schultz has faculty appointments at universities in Belgium and Italy. He is a professor of emergency medicine and Director of Disaster Medical Services at the UC Irvine School of Medicine.