Key Features

  • Provides the need-to-know information on emerging infectious diseases, such as Swine Flu, including:
    • Distinguishing Pandemic Influenza from annual seasonal influenza.
    • Assessing and managing patients with quarantinable infectous diseases.
    • Preventing further transmission.
  • Critical Info feature highlights the most important points from each chapter.Assessment illustrations show characteristic symptoms and make it easy to identify signs of illness quickly.
  • Icons alert you to important information to consider before approaching a patient, including personal risk, contagion, and reporting obligations.
  • Color-coded sections and coordinated thumb tabs make it easy to find important information at a glance.
  • Chapter outlines provide page references for each major section within the chapter.
  • Glossary and Acronyms section includes the most commonly used acronyms and terms you’ll need in emergency situations.
  • Family Disaster Plan appendix offers vital information on creating a personal disaster plan, and Family Risk icons alert you to dangers that may be carried to your family.
  • Contacts appendix provides federal agency contact information, as well as space for you to fill in local emergency contacts for increased efficiency in a disaster.

Table of Contents

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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About the author

Tener Goodwin Veenema

Affiliations and Expertise

President and CEO, TenER Consulting Group, LLC; Associate Professor of Clinical Nursing and Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY