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Health Care Emergency Management: Principles and Practice

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    2011
    ISBN: 9780763755133
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Michael J. Reilly, DrPH, MPH, NREMT-P, David S. Markenson, MD, FAAP, FACEP, EMT-P

Recent research underscores a serious lack of preparedness among hospitals nationwide and a dearth of credible educational programs and resources on hospital emergency preparedness. As the only resource of its kind, Health Care Emergency Management: Principles and Practice specifically addresses hospital and health system preparedness in the face of a large scale disaster or other emergency.

Administrators, emergency preparedness coordinators, and clinical staff who are charged with managing preparedness and emergency management functions for hospitals or healthcare systems will turn to this guide as an essential reference in planning for disasters, terrorism, and public health emergencies. Health Care Emergency Management is also ideal for emergency preparedness courses in programs of health administration or public health. Through case studies and practical examples, this book engages the reader in active learning about this exciting, challenging, and rewarding field.

Key Features:
  • Chapters are contributed by leading authorities on the topic of disaster planning. 
  • The only text that focuses on disaster planning for hospitals and health systems. 
  • Each chapter offers concrete objectives for focused learning as well case studies and practical examples that help the reader understand key concepts
  • Downloadable resources including PowerPoints and a TestBank are available for qualified instructors.
Table of Contents
Section  I  PRINCIPLES OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT FOR HEALTH CARE
  Chapter  1  Introduction to Hospital and Healthcare Emergency Management
  Chapter  2  Principles of Incident Management
  Chapter  3  Improving Trauma System Preparedness for Disasters and Public Health Emergencies 
  Chapter  4  Legal Issues and Regulatory Compliance 
  Chapter  5  Developing the Hospital Preparedness Plan 
  Chapter  6  Evaluating Plans 
  Chapter  7  Integration with Local and Community Resources
Section  II  HOSPITAL WORKFORCE ISSUES
  Chapter  8  Education
  Chapter  9  Roles of Hospital Workers in a Disaster or Public Health Emergency
  Chapter  10  Credentialing and Management of Volunteer Health Professionals 
Section  III  HOSPITAL OPERATIONS DURING DISASTERS AND EMERGENCIES
  Chapter  11  Quantitative Planning for Disaster Response: Logistic and Supply Chain Considerations 
  Chapter  12  Risk Communication and Media Relations 
  Chapter  13  Security and Physical Infrastructure Protections
  Chapter  14  Hospital Decontamination and Worker Safety 
  Chapter  15  Pharmaceutical Systems Management in Disasters
  Chapter  16  Laboratory Preparedness
Section  IV  CLINICAL CONSIDERATIONS
  Chapter  17  Principles of Disaster Triage 
  Chapter  18  Managing Infectious Disease and Public Health Emergencies
Section  V  SPECIAL TOPICS
  Chapter  19  Vulnerable Populations and Public Health Disaster Preparedness
  Chapter  20  Altered Standards of Care in Disasters and Public Health Emergencies
  Chapter  21  Mass Fatality Management 
  Chapter  22  Research in Disaster Medicine


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