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Handbook for Disaster Nursing and Emergency Preparedness

This color-coded, rapid-reference text includes all of the essential information you need to manage any disaster or emergency with mass casualties. Coverage of each category of disaster—weather-related, public health, infectious disease, chemical, biological, radiological/nuclear, and explosive—offers vital content on dealing with the injuries and nursing protocols for each scenario. Plus, information on disaster sites and clinical management prepares you to take action at the scene or in the hospital setting.

Spiral Bound, 320 Pages

Published: December 2008

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-06361-6


  • Part 1 Basics

    1. Disaster Management

    Part 2 Natural and Public Health Disasters

    2. Weather-Related and Environmental Disasters

    3. Public Health Emergencies

    4. Emerging Infectious Diseases

    Part 3 Weaponry and Human-Caused Disasters

    5. Chemical Emergencies

    6. Biological Agents

    7. Radiological and Nuclear Disasters

    8. Explosives / Mass Casualty Events

    Part 4 Priorities in Disaster Site Management

    9. Personal Protective Equipment

    10. Triage

    11. Decontamination

    Part 5 Clinical Management

    12. Burn Management

    13. Victim Assessment and Management

    14. On-Scene Management

    15. Psychological Considerations

    16. Disaster Settings

    17. Mass Immunization Clinics

    18. Legal Implications

    Appendices: Customizable References and Information

    A. Family Disaster Plan

    B. Contacts: Local and State Public Health Information

    Glossary of Terms and Acronyms



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