Jane S Mass Casualty Handbook Hospital

Author: Joseph A. Barbera
Editor: Janes Information Group
ISBN: 9780710625922
Size: 20,68 MB
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Jane's Mass Casualty Handbook: Hospital is designed for physicians, nurses and other 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, including an effective and robust Emergency Operations Plan (EOP). The procedures and policies recommended are practical, cost-effective, sustainable and applicable for all hazards and day-to-day operations. Background information, general guidelines and system requirements allow each healthcare facility to make use of the material according to their specific needs, while building on existing standards and procedures such as HEICS and JCAHO. The Handbook also provides principles and checklists aimed at enhancing preparedness, whilst adhering to a 'system approach' by offering helpful hints to encourage management, doctors and other hospital staff to work together.

Jane S Mass Casualty Handbook

Author: Craig DeAtley
Editor: Janes Information Group
ISBN: 9780710625915
Size: 12,24 MB
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Jane's Mass Casualty Handbook: Pre-Hospital provides detailed planning, response and recovery information for paramedics and other on-scene emergency responders. This valuable resource identifies critical planning issues and presents important checklists and response considerations in a succinct and user-friendly format. The recommendations provide realistic and useful guidance for the entire pre-hospital system.

Medical Disaster Response

Author: David Goldschmitt
Editor: CRC Press
ISBN: 1420061240
Size: 19,57 MB
Format: PDF
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While the job of a clinician in a disaster scenario is to save lives without regard for the cause or rationale for the injury, medical and emergency professionals who understand the diverse aspects of a disaster are better equipped to respond effectively. Giving emergency personnel the tools they need to perform in catastrophic situations, Medical Disaster Response: A Survival Guide for Hospitals in Mass Casualty Events addresses the critical planning and response issues surrounding a mass casualty disaster before, during, and after the event. The book presents the fundamental components of a comprehensive medical disaster management plan that provides readers with a framework for developing individual policies to suit their particular institution. It examines natural, man-made, and terrorist disasters, and offers insight into the different strategies required for distinct scenarios, as well as the need to be prepared for the cascade effect of secondary events resulting from the original disaster. Real case studies examining medical disaster response This volume provides a powerful and unique case example through a chronology of the events of September 11th, offering a firsthand account and insight into the quintessential test case for disaster response effectiveness. It also profiles other notorious events—including Hurricane Katrina, the Madrid bombings, the SARS outbreak in 2004, and the sarin gas attack in Tokyo in 2005—as seen through the eyes of the expert contributors who witnessed and responded to these tragedies. The book presents the lessons learned from these events by the contributing authors who acted on the front lines of the medical disaster response. It is a valuable reference manual for emergency planning, response, and healthcare professionals to confront future disasters and help prevent and mitigate destruction and unnecessary casualties.

Handbook For Pandemic And Mass Casualty Planning And Response

Author: E. Gursky
Editor: IOS Press
ISBN: 1614991359
Size: 20,54 MB
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The Handbook for Pandemic and Mass-Casualty Planning and Response offers the disaster medicine professional community the information and tools to better prepare, individually and collaboratively, to mitigate mortality and morbidity when catastrophe occurs. It captures the lectures and teachings of an extraordinary 12 day NATO Advanced Study Institute held in Croatia in late 2011: ‘Applying lessons learned and sharing best practices in addressing pandemics and catastrophic health events.’ The results of this event, held under the auspices of the NATO Science for Peace and Security Programme, are presented in three sections: The Context of Catastrophic Health Planning; Principles of Response to Catastrophes with Mass Casualties; and Communication and Information Sharing. The handbook presents rigorous, standardized cross-disciplinary training, such as Medical Response to Major Incidents; the need to guide medical and humanitarian efforts by ethical principles; the importance of risk communication and trustworthy information; treatment guidelines along with medical and surgical practices for amputation, burns, and blast injuries; triage guidelines and treatment algorithms; principles of mass-casualty planning; and the need to identify and correctly position -in advance- the networks and collaborative structures that must work together and share capabilities. Drawing on experts from Croatia, Slovenia, Ukraine, the United Kingdom, the Russian Federation, Italy, Spain, Mexico and the United States - and especially on Croatia’s experience handling mass casualties during its Homeland War in the 1990s - this handbook combines research and real-world examples to assist the disaster response community in preparing for mass-casualty incidents.

Weapons Of Mass Casualties And Terrorism Response Handbook

Author: Charles Edward Stewart
Editor: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 9780763724252
Size: 18,52 MB
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The Weapons of Mass Casualties and Terrorism Response Handbook provides emergency personnel with information about potential terrorist weapons. Covering chemical agents, biological agents, radiation emergencies, electronic terrorism and directed energy weapons, and personal protection and decontamination, the Handbook provides a brief history, signs and symptoms, personal protective measures, and treatment modalities for the various topics. This is a book about mass casualties, not mass destruction. Although many lump chemicals and biological weapons with nuclear weapons and conventional terrorism as weapons of mass destruction, weapons of mass casualties do not necessarily cause mass destruction as well. Instead of causing mass destruction, weapons of mass casualties cause fearsome casualties, society-paralyzing panic, and emergency situations that may overwhelm all available medical facilities and surviving providers, but these weapons may also be chosen particularly because they avoid any significant destruction of property.

The Trauma Handbook Of The Massachusetts General Hospital

Author: Robert Leo Sheridan
Editor: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 9780781745963
Size: 16,59 MB
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Written by a multidisciplinary team of residents, fellows, and faculty at the Massachusetts General Hospital, this new addition to the LWW Handbook Series is a practical, accessible guide to the evaluation and management of trauma and burn patients. In a format designed for quick reference, this pocket-sized book presents hospital tested guidelines and procedures for pre-hospital care and transport, immediate assessment and interventions, and evaluation and management of specific injuries at each anatomic site. Chapters on specific injuries follow a consistent structure: epidemiology and mechanisms, important surgical anatomy, important physiology, initial evaluation, diagnostic methods, nonoperative management, operative techniques, postoperative care, rehabilitation, and long-term follow-up.

Hospital Based Emergency Care

Author: Institute of Medicine
Editor: National Academies Press
ISBN: 9780309133777
Size: 14,70 MB
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Today our emergency care system faces an epidemic of crowded emergency departments, patients boarding in hallways waiting to be admitted, and daily ambulance diversions. Hospital-Based Emergency Care addresses the difficulty of balancing the roles of hospital-based emergency and trauma care, not simply urgent and lifesaving care, but also safety net care for uninsured patients, public health surveillance, disaster preparation, and adjunct care in the face of increasing patient volume and limited resources. This new book considers the multiple aspects to the emergency care system in the United States by exploring its strengths, limitations, and future challenges. The wide range of issues covered includes: • The role and impact of the emergency department within the larger hospital and health care system. • Patient flow and information technology. • Workforce issues across multiple disciplines. • Patient safety and the quality and efficiency of emergency care services. • Basic, clinical, and health services research relevant to emergency care. • Special challenges of emergency care in rural settings. Hospital-Based Emergency Care is one of three books in the Future of Emergency Care series. This book will be of particular interest to emergency care providers, professional organizations, and policy makers looking to address the deficiencies in emergency care systems.

Weapons Of Mass Casualties And Terrorism Response Handbook

Author: Charles Edward Stewart
Editor: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 9780763724252
Size: 10,16 MB
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The Weapons of Mass Casualties and Terrorism Response Handbook provides emergency personnel with information about potential terrorist weapons. Covering chemical agents, biological agents, radiation emergencies, electronic terrorism and directed energy weapons, and personal protection and decontamination, the Handbook provides a brief history, signs and symptoms, personal protective measures, and treatment modalities for the various topics. This is a book about mass casualties, not mass destruction. Although many lump chemicals and biological weapons with nuclear weapons and conventional terrorism as weapons of mass destruction, weapons of mass casualties do not necessarily cause mass destruction as well. Instead of causing mass destruction, weapons of mass casualties cause fearsome casualties, society-paralyzing panic, and emergency situations that may overwhelm all available medical facilities and surviving providers, but these weapons may also be chosen particularly because they avoid any significant destruction of property.

Preparing For The Unimaginable

Author: Laura Usher
Editor: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 151072625X
Size: 20,32 MB
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While most government agencies are trained in how to react to a mass casualty event such as a terrorist attack or natural disaster, few are prepared to deal with the psychological fallout for first responders. Preparing for the Unimaginable fills that void. This book is the product of the National Alliance on Mental Illness’s work with the Newtown, Connecticut, police force in efforts to cope with the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary school that left twenty six people, including twenty children, dead. This unique publication offers expert advice and practical tips for helping officers to heal emotionally, managing the public, dealing with the media, building relationships with other first responder agencies, and much more. Complete with firsthand accounts of chiefs and officers that have guided their departments through mass casualty events, Preparing for the Unimaginable seeks to provide practical, actionable strategies to protect officer mental health before and after traumatic events.

Preparedness And Response To A Rural Mass Casualty Incident

Author: Forum on Medical and Public Health Preparedness for Catastrophic Events
Editor: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309177170
Size: 10,88 MB
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Problems contacting emergency services and delayed assistance are not unusual when incidents occur in rural areas, and the consequences can be devastating, particularly with mass casualty incidents. The IOM's Forum on Medical and Public Health Preparedness for Catastrophic Events held a workshop to examine the current capabilities of emergency response systems and the future opportunities to improve mass casualty response in rural communities.