Disaster Medicine

1st Edition

Editors: Gregory Ciottone Philip Anderson Erik Auf Der Heide Robert Darling Irving Jacoby Eric Noji Selim Suner
Hardcover ISBN: 9780323032537
eBook ISBN: 9780323070461
Imprint: Mosby
Published Date: 9th March 2006
Page Count: 992


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.

Key Features

  • 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.

Table of Contents

Part I: Overview of Disaster Management

1. Introduction to Disaster Medicine, Gregory Ciottone

Section One: Introduction

2. Public Health and Disasters, Catherine Y. Lee and James Michael Riley
3. The Role of the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) in Disaster, Robert D. Furberg and David E. Marcozzi
4. Role of Emergency Medicine in Disaster Management, Andrew I. Bern
5. The Role of Hospitals in Disaster, Mary W. Chaffee and Neill S. Oster
6. Complex Emergencies, Frederick M. Burkle, Jr. and P. Gregg Greenough
7. Children and Disaster, Bruce M. Becker
8. Psychological Impact of Disaster, Tracy E. Wimbush and Christo C. Courban
9. Ethical Issues in the Provision of Emergency Care in Multiple Casualty Incidents and Disasters, Pinchas Halpern and Gregory L. Larkin
10. Liability Issues in Emergency Response, Abigail Williams

Section Two: Governmental Resources

11. Disaster Response in the United States, Jerry L. Mothershead
12. Local Disaster Response, Jerry L. Mothershead
13. Disaster Planning: State Programs and Response, Esther H. Chen, Bruce Y. Lee, and Jerry L. Mothershead
14. Selected Federal Disaster Response Agencies and Capabilities, Jerry L. Mothershead, Kevin Yeskey, and Peter Brewster
15. International Disaster Response, Dan Hanfling, Craig H. Llewellyn, and Frederick M. Burkle, Jr.
16. Disaster/Emergency Management Programs, Peter Brewster

Section Three: Pre-Event Topics

17. Community Hazard Vulnerability Assessment, James C. Chang
18. Health Care Facility Hazard and Vulnerability Analysis, James C. Chang, William Gluckman, and Eric S. Weinstein


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About the Editor

Gregory Ciottone

Affiliations and Expertise

Director, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Fellowship in Disaster Medicine; Director, Disaster Preparedness Program, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative; Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine;Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts

Philip Anderson

Erik Auf Der Heide

Robert Darling

Affiliations and Expertise

Chief Medical Officer, Patronus Medical Corporation, Ashburn, Virginia; Assistant Professor, Military and Emergency Medicine, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland

Irving Jacoby

Eric Noji

Selim Suner

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Emergency Medicine, Surgery and Engineering; Director, Division of Disaster Medicine and Emergency Preparedness, Department of Emergency Medicine; Director,, Brown Advanced Emergency Medicine Academies (BAEMA), Department of Emergency Medicine, Director, Fellowship Program in Disaster Medicine and Emergency Preparedness, Division of Disaster Medicine and Emergency Preparedness, Department of Emergency Medicine, Alpert Medical School of Brown University