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World-renowned authority and author Dr. Paul Auerbach and a team of experts offer proven, practical, visual guidance for effectively diagnosing and treating the full range of emergencies and health problems encountered in situations where time and resources are scarce.
Designed for hospital-based personnel responding to mass casualty incidents, particularly chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear or explosive incidents, the handbook provides focused guidance in developing emergency management capabilities enhancing preparedness.
Written by APHA members Linda Young Landesman, DrPH, MSW, and Rita V. Burke, PhD, PMH, this book is the only comprehensive work that provides a thorough foundation regarding public health's permanent role and responsibility in disaster management. Recent disasters have forced public health and disaster management professionals to reevaluate their approaches to emergencies. This latest edition shows how these disasters have shaped emergency preparation and response, and offers guidance on how best to handle new challenges.
Amendments to the guide take into account the most current federal preparedness guidance from the National Preparedness Goal, the National Health Security Strategy and the National Response Framework. The book includes additional updates to emerging approaches for public health surveillance, laboratory and disaster information systems, as well as hospital surveillance.
This ASPR TRACIE white paper can help emergency medical
system (EMS) medical directors and EMS systems planners
and hospital emergency planners to key differences between
"conventional" MCIs and mass violence events when: the
scene is dynamic; the number of patients far exceeds usual
resources; and usual triage and treatment paradigms may
Mass Fatality and Casualty Incidents: A Field Guide presents in checklist form the recommended responses to events that result in mass fatalities, such as the Oklahoma City bombing, the crash of a jet airliner, or the attack on the World Trade Center.
Whether it's an infectious disease outbreak, a scathing news report, or a sudden budget calamity, this book gives public health readers an honest and practical overview of what to do when things go wrong - not just to survive, but to lead and thrive in the most difficult circumstances.