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Analysis of Catastrophes and Their Public Health Consequences : Descriptions, Predictions, and Aggregation of Expert Judgment Supporting Science Policy

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Paolo F. Ricci. --Cham: Springer , c2020.
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Public health policy prospectively and retrospectively addresses the consequences of events ranging from the commonplace to the catastrophic. Informing policymakers and stakeholders by enhancing their understanding of complex causation to justify remedial or precautionary actions is a critical science-policy task. In this book, the key aspects of catastrophes (regardless of their nature) and routine events are identified through a common framework for their analyses, and the analyses of the con…
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Ricci, Paolo F.
Responsibility
Paolo F. Ricci
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxii, 187 p.) : 53 illus., 24 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030480660
9783030480653 (Print ed.)
9783030480677 (Print ed.)
9783030480684 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Disasters
Forecasting
Policy Making
Public Health
Specialty
Disaster Medicine
Health Planning
Abstract
Public health policy prospectively and retrospectively addresses the consequences of events ranging from the commonplace to the catastrophic. Informing policymakers and stakeholders by enhancing their understanding of complex causation to justify remedial or precautionary actions is a critical science-policy task. In this book, the key aspects of catastrophes (regardless of their nature) and routine events are identified through a common framework for their analyses, and the analyses of the consequences associated with the potential occurrence of these events also are discussed. The book is not about disaster planning; instead, it is focused on analysis and causation in the context of informing – rather than formulating – public health policy. The author aggregates and fuses scientific information and knowledge in public health policy-science using alternative but complementary methods. The book first focuses on the analysis of catastrophes and commonplace events; the focus then shifts to causal models of multifactorial diseases, particularly at low doses or dose-rates, associated with these events. Topics explored among the chapters include: Policy and Legal Aspects of Precautionary Choices Catastrophes, Disasters, and Calamities: Concepts for Their Assessment Uncertainty: Probabilistic and Statistical Aspects Aggregating Judgments to Inform Precautionary Decision-making The aim of the book is to show that the analyses of events are fundamentally similar, regardless of whether the concern is a global catastrophe or commonplace. Analysis of Catastrophes and Their Public Health Consequences is a text that should engage students, instructors, and researchers in public health, science policy, and preparedness research, as well as serve as a useful resource for policy analysts, practitioners, and risk managers.
Contents
1. Black Swans, Dragon-Kings, and Other Catastrophes: Caught Between Infinitesimals and Googols -- 2. Policy and Legal Aspects of Precautionary Choices -- 3. Catastrophes, Disasters, and Calamities: Concepts for Their Assessment -- 4. Catastrophic Incidents: Critical Information and Knowledge -- 5. Uncertainty: Probabilistic and Statistical Aspects -- 6. Preferences, Choices and Probabilistic Dominance: An Overview -- 7. Heterogeneous and Uncertain Knowledge: Beyond Probabilities -- 8. Aggregating Judgments to Inform Precautionary Decision-making.
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An International Perspective on Disasters and Children's Mental Health

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Christina W. Hoven, Lawrence V. Amsel, Sam Tyano, editors. --Cham: Springer , 2019.
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This book provides a broad international perspective on the psychological trauma faced by children and adolescents exposed to major disasters, and on the local public health response to their needs. An outstanding quality of the book is that it draws upon the experience of local researchers, clinicians, and public mental health practitioners who dedicated themselves to these children in the wake of overwhelming events. The chapters address exemplary responses to a wide variety of trauma types, …
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Hoven, Christina W.
Amsel, Lawrence V.
Tyano, Sam
Other Authors
World Psychiatric Association
Responsibility
Christina W. Hoven, Lawrence V. Amsel, Sam Tyano, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2019
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxxi, 439 p.) : 36 illus., 27 illus. in color
Series Title
Integrating psychiatry and primary care
ISBN
9783030158729
9783030158712 (Print ed.)
9783030158736 (Print ed.)
9783030158743 (Print ed.)
ISSN
2522-5693
Subjects (MeSH)
Adolescent
Armed Conflicts
Child
Disasters
Emergency Services, Psychiatric
Mental Health Services
Psychological Trauma - therapy
Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic - prevention & control
Specialty
Disaster Medicine
Mental Health Services
Pediatrics
Abstract
This book provides a broad international perspective on the psychological trauma faced by children and adolescents exposed to major disasters, and on the local public health response to their needs. An outstanding quality of the book is that it draws upon the experience of local researchers, clinicians, and public mental health practitioners who dedicated themselves to these children in the wake of overwhelming events. The chapters address exemplary responses to a wide variety of trauma types, including severe weather, war, industrial catastrophes, earthquakes, and terrorism. Because disasters do not recognize geographic, economic, or political boundaries, the chapters have been selected to reflect the diverse global community’s attempt to respond to vulnerable children in the most challenging times. The book, thus, examines a diverse range of healthcare systems, cultural settings, mental health infrastructure, government policies, and the economic factors that have played an important role in responses to traumatic events. The ultimate goal of this book is to stimulate future international collaborations and interventions that will promote children’s mental health in the face of disaster.
Contents
Part I. Children in Disasters: An Overview -- 1. The Impact of Trauma on the Fetus, the Infant, and the Child -- 2. Public Health Responses and Therapeutic Interventions -- Part II. Terrorism -- 3. Boko Haram Insurgency and Nigeria’s Mental Health Response -- 4. The Army Public School Massacre in Peshawar, Pakistan -- 5. Children’s Mental Health After 9/11 and the Boston Marathon Bombing -- Part III. Earthquakes and Tsunamis -- 6. Chilean Children 7 Years After the 2010 Earthquake and Tsunami -- 7. Children’s Exposure to China’s Wenchuan Earthquake: Mental Health Sequelae -- 8. Children’s Mental Health Following the Haiti 2010 Earthquake -- Part IV. Nuclear Events -- 9. Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Accident -- 10. Responses to Children’s Mental Health Needs Following the Chernobyl Disaster -- 11. Child and Adolescent Suicide Risk Following the Chernobyl Disaster -- Part V. Extreme Weather and Geography -- 12. Psychopathology in Children and Their Caregivers Following America’s Hurricane Katrina -- 13. Use of Geographic Information Systems in Trauma Research -- Part VI. Parents and Children in Times of War -- 14. The Armenian Genocide and Its Intergenerational Effects -- 15. Promoting Mental Health for Children and Their Caregivers Affected by the Syrian Conflict -- 16. The Intergenerational Aftermath of War Captivity: The Israeli Experience -- Part VII. Refugees and Human Rights -- 17. Children Seeking Asylum: Mental Health and Human Rights -- 18. Children and Armed Conflict: A Child Rights-based Approach to Prevention and Mitigation -- Part VIII. Future Approaches -- 19. Preventing Future Terrorism: Intervening on Youth Radicalization -- 20. Mass Disasters and Children’s Mental Health: How General Systems Theory and Behavioral Economics Can Help.
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Catastrophic disaster planning and response

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Oliver, Clifford. --Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press , 2010.
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Oliver, Clifford
Place of Publication
Boca Raton, FL
Publisher
CRC Press
Date of Publication
2010
Physical Description
376 p.
ISBN
9781439841754
Subjects (MeSH)
Disasters
Disaster Planning
Rescue Work
Subjects (LCSH)
Emergency management
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The Causes and Behavioral Consequences of Disasters : Models informed by the global experience 1950-2005

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Sasha Rudenstine, Sandro Galea. --New York, NY: Springer , c2012.
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The World Trade Center attacks. A typhoid outbreak in Eastern Europe. Hurricane Katrina. While each is a unique disaster, devastating events such as these are united both by their causes, and by the wide-ranging, and long-lasting health consequences that characterize their aftermath. Many of these consequences can be controlled or avoided.The Causes and Behavioral Consequences of Disasters brings a public health perspective to the fields of disaster preparedness and disaster response. Arguing t…
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Rudenstine, Sasha
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Galea, Sandro
Responsibility
Sasha Rudenstine, Sandro Galea
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2012
Physical Description
1 online resource (vii, 190 p. : 21 ill., 17 ill. in color)
ISBN
9781461403173
Subjects (MeSH)
Disasters
Disaster Planning
Subjects (LCSH)
Emergency medicine
Public health
Abstract
The World Trade Center attacks. A typhoid outbreak in Eastern Europe. Hurricane Katrina. While each is a unique disaster, devastating events such as these are united both by their causes, and by the wide-ranging, and long-lasting health consequences that characterize their aftermath. Many of these consequences can be controlled or avoided.The Causes and Behavioral Consequences of Disasters brings a public health perspective to the fields of disaster preparedness and disaster response. Arguing that local context shapes the conditions for disasters, the authors study cases from the Cuzco, Peru, earthquake of 1950 to the Columbine school shooting to form the basis for a contextual model of disasters and population behavior following disasters. These models illustrate how the local context, careful pre-event planning, and coordinated post-event response strategies can minimize the initial damage and negative aftereffects of these events. This groundbreaking volume: Systematically reviews a half-century of disasters worldwide. Analyzes societal and environmental vulnerabilities and protective factors that can influence the course of disasters. Provides comprehensive models for causes of, and behavioral responses to, disasters, using in-depth examples from the U.S. and abroad. Applies both models to the World Trade Center attacks, with implications for the public health field. The Causes and Behavioral Consequences of Disasters will further professional discussion and understanding among a wide range of professionals and students across public health, mental health, education, health administration and policy, social work, and the social sciences.
Contents
Part I: Understanding Disasters and Their Consequences -- Understanding Disasters: The Missing Role of Context -- Broadening Our Conception of Disasters and Their Consequences -- Part II: Why Do Disasters Happen? -- Vulnerabilities and Capacities that Shape the Consequences of Disasters -- A Conceptual Model: Understanding the Causes and Consequences of Disasters -- A Continuum of Vulnerabilities and Capabilities -- Case Study: Venezuela Floods -- Intermittent Stressors -- Case Study: New York City Subway Fire -- Intermittent Protectors -- Case Study: Peru Earthquake -- Part III: What Happens After Disasters? -- What Do We Know About Population Behavior? -- A Conceptual Model: Understanding Population Behavior After Disasters -- Stage One: Group Preservation -- Case Study: Cyclone Rona -- Stage Two: Population Preservation/Altruism -- Case Study: Typhoid Outbreak Tajikistan -- Stage Three: Internalizing -- Case Study: Columbine High School Shootings -- Stage Four: Externalizing -- Case Study: The Oklahoma City Bombing -- Stage Five: Renormalization -- Case Study: South Africa Traffic Accidents -- The Big Picture: The World Trade Center Terrorist Attacks -- Part IV: Conclusions -- Modifying Our Models -- Conclusions and Implications for Public Health.
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Ciottone's disaster medicine

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Ciottone, Gregory. (2nd ed.) --Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier , 2016.
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Ciottone, Gregory
Edition
2nd ed.
Place of Publication
Philadelphia, PA
Publisher
Elsevier
Date of Publication
2016
ISBN
9780323286657
Subjects (MeSH)
Disaster Medicine - methods
Disaster Planning - methods
Disasters
Bioterrorism - prevention & control
Emergency Medical Services - methods
Radioactive Hazard Release - prevention & control
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Dictionary of disaster medicine and humanitarian relief

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by S. William A. Gunn. (2nd ed.) --New York, NY: Springer , c2013.
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In times of emergency, clear communication is critical to saving lives and preventing further destruction. Operations in the field, negotiations between governments and relief organizations, and planning and training sessions all require collaboration among people from various disciplines using different terminologies. Without a common lexicon, misunderstandings and other communication errors can lead to the loss of valuable time, scarce resources, and lives'and during an era marked by climate …
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Gunn, S. William A
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by S. William A. Gunn
Edition
2nd ed.
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2013
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxiii, 208 p.)
ISBN
9781461444459
Subjects (MeSH)
Disaster Medicine - Dictionary
Disasters
Relief Work
Subjects (LCSH)
Public health
Abstract
In times of emergency, clear communication is critical to saving lives and preventing further destruction. Operations in the field, negotiations between governments and relief organizations, and planning and training sessions all require collaboration among people from various disciplines using different terminologies. Without a common lexicon, misunderstandings and other communication errors can lead to the loss of valuable time, scarce resources, and lives'and during an era marked by climate disasters, warfare, industrial accidents, and threats of bioterrorism, the stakes are increasingly high. It is in this spirit that the original Dictionary of Disaster Medicine and Humanitarian Relief was assembled, and the same holds true for this timely Second Edition. This practical resource boasts more than twice the number of entries as the first edition: definitions, abbreviations, and acronyms covering all phases of humanitarian aid, from planning and preparedness to rescue and recovery. Its contents have been field-tested across the emergency intervention community, and are as useful in communicating with the media and the public as with colleagues.This expanded edition of the Dictionary of Disaster Medicine and Humanitarian Relief ably follows its predecessor as an authoritative resource for researchers and professionals in global health, health promotion, public health, public health policy, and disaster management.
Contents
Foreword by Halfdan Mahler -- History of this Book -- About the Author -- Introductory Note -- Some Press Comments on the First Edition -- Also by S. William A. Gunn -- Acknowledgements -- Part I Dictionary -- Part II Acronyms and Abbreviations.
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Disaster medicine

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[edited by] Gregory R. Ciottone ; associate editors, Paul D. Biddinger, Robert G. Darling, Saleh Fares ... [et al.]. (2nd ed.) --Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Mosby , c2016.
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The most comprehensive resource of its kind, Ciottone’s Disaster Medicine, 2nd Edition, thoroughly covers isolated domestic events as well as global disasters and humanitarian crises. Dr. Gregory Ciottone and more than 200 worldwide authorities share their knowledge and expertise on the preparation, assessment, and management of both natural and man-made disasters, including terrorist attacks and the threat of biological warfare. Part 1 offers an A-to-Z resource for every aspect of disaster me…
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Ciottone, Gregory R
Responsibility
[edited by] Gregory R. Ciottone ; associate editors, Paul D. Biddinger, Robert G. Darling, Saleh Fares ... [et al.]
Edition
2nd ed.
Alternate Title
Ciottone’s disaster medicine
Place of Publication
Philadelphia, PA
Publisher
Elsevier Mosby
Date of Publication
c2016
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxxi, 1048 p.)
ISBN
9780323286657 (electronic bk.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Disaster Medicine
Disaster Planning
Disasters
Bioterrorism - prevention & control
Emergency Medical Services - methods
Radioactive Hazard Release - prevention & control
Subjects (LCSH)
Disaster medicine
Disaster Planning - methods
Bioterrorism - prevention & control
Disasters
Emergency Medical Services - methods
Radioactive Hazard Release - prevention & control
Abstract
The most comprehensive resource of its kind, Ciottone’s Disaster Medicine, 2nd Edition, thoroughly covers isolated domestic events as well as global disasters and humanitarian crises. Dr. Gregory Ciottone and more than 200 worldwide authorities share their knowledge and expertise on the preparation, assessment, and management of both natural and man-made disasters, including terrorist attacks and the threat of biological warfare. Part 1 offers an A-to-Z resource for every aspect of disaster medicine and management, while Part 2 features an exhaustive compilation of every conceivable disaster event, organized to facilitate quick reference in a real-time setting.
Contents
Section 1: Introduction -- Section 2: Domestic and International Resources -- Section 3: Pre-Event Topics -- Section 4: Event Response Topics -- Section 5: Mechanical Operations in Disaster -- Section 6: Post-Event Topics -- Section 7: Topics Unique to Terrorist Events and High-Threat Disaster Response -- Section 8: Operational Medicine -- Section 9: Natural Disasters -- Section 10: Nuclear/Radiation Events -- Section 11: Chemical Events -- Section 12: Biologic Events: Introduction -- Section 13: Events Resulting in Blast Injuries -- Section 14: Events Resulting in Burn Injuries -- Section 15: Events Resulting in Ballistic Injuries -- Section 16: Events Resulting in Structural Collapse/Crashing/Crushing -- Section 17: Other Events/Combination Events.
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Fire officer's guide to disaster control

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Kramer, William M. (3rd ed.) --Tulsa, OK: PennWell , 2009.
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Kramer, William M
Edition
3rd ed.
Place of Publication
Tulsa, OK
Publisher
PennWell
Date of Publication
2009
Physical Description
490 p.
ISBN
[9781593701895]
Subjects (MeSH)
Disasters
Disaster Planning
Emergency Responders
Subjects (LCSH)
Emergency management
Fire departments
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Global Climate Change, Population Displacement, and Public Health : The Next Wave of Migration

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Lawrence A. Palinkas. --Cham: Springer , c2020.
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This timely text examines the causes and consequences of population displacement related to climate change in the recent past, the present, and the near future. First and foremost, this book includes an examination of patterns of population displacement that have occurred or are currently underway. Second, the book introduces a three-tier framework for both understanding and responding to the public health impacts of climate-related population displacement. It illustrates the interrelations bet…
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Palinkas, Lawrence A.
Responsibility
Lawrence A. Palinkas
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource (xix, 234 p.) : 14 illus., 10 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030418908
9783030418892 (Print ed.)
9783030418915 (Print ed.)
9783030418922 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Climate Change
Disasters
Global Health
Human Migration
Public Policy
Sociology, Medical
Specialty
Policy
Public Health
Social Sciences
Abstract
This timely text examines the causes and consequences of population displacement related to climate change in the recent past, the present, and the near future. First and foremost, this book includes an examination of patterns of population displacement that have occurred or are currently underway. Second, the book introduces a three-tier framework for both understanding and responding to the public health impacts of climate-related population displacement. It illustrates the interrelations between impacts on the larger physical and social environment that precipitates and results from population displacement and the social and health impacts of climate-related migration. Third, the book contains first-hand accounts of climate-related population displacement and its consequences, in addition to reviews of demographic data and reviews of existing literature on the subject. Although the book is largely written from the perspective of a researcher, it reflects the perspectives of practitioners and policymakers on the need for developing policies, programs, and interventions to address the growing numbers of individuals, families, and communities that have been displaced as a result of short- and long-term environmental disasters. Global Climate Change, Population Displacement, and Public Health is a vital resource for an international audience of researchers, practitioners, and policymakers representing a variety of disciplines, including public health, public policy, social work, urban development, climate and environmental science, engineering, and medicine.
Contents
1. Introduction -- Part I. Acute Climate-Related Events -- 2. Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans -- 3. Hurricane Maria and Puerto Rico -- 4. The California Wildfires -- Part II. Long-Term Climate-Related Events -- 5. Fleeing Drought: The Great Migration to Europe -- 6. Fleeing Flooding: Asia and the Pacific -- 7. Fleeing Coastal Erosion: Kivalina and Isle de Jean Charles -- Part III. Responses to Climigration -- 8. Policy Responses to Climigration -- 9. Practice Responses to Climigration -- 10. The Future of Climigration.
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Manual for child health workers in major disasters

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[by] Norman L. Farberow [and] Norma S. Gordon. --Rockville, MD: United States Department of Health and Human Services , [1981?].
Call Number
WX 185 F18 1981
Location
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Call Number
WX 185 F18 1981
Author
Farberow, Norman L.
Corporate Author
United States Department of Health and Human Services. Public Health Service
Other Authors
Gordon, Norma S.
Other Authors
United States Department of Health and Human Services. Public Health Service
United States. National Institute of Mental Health
Responsibility
[by] Norman L. Farberow [and] Norma S. Gordon
Place of Publication
Rockville, MD
Publisher
United States Department of Health and Human Services
Date of Publication
[1981?]
Physical Description
106 p. : ill.
Subjects (MeSH)
Disasters
Emergency Medical Services
Disaster Planning
Child Behavior
Format
Book
Location
IWK Health Sciences Library
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1
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Mass fatalities : managing the community response

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Teahen, Peter R. --London, England: CRC Press , 2012.
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Teahen, Peter R
Place of Publication
London, England
Publisher
CRC Press
Date of Publication
2012
Physical Description
402 p.
ISBN
9781439849033
Subjects (MeSH)
Disasters
Disaster Planning
Volunteers - organization & administration
Subjects (LCSH)
Emergency management
Volunteers
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Medical response to major incidents and disasters : a practical guide for all medical staff

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Sten Lennquist, editor. --Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer , c2012.
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Disaster medicine is constantly gaining in importance owing to the impact of a variety of trends, including the rising global population, increased levels of travel, increasing production and transport of hazardous material, the development of global terrorism, and the increasing likelihood of disasters due to climatic changes. Additional skills are needed to respond effectively to the emergencies that arise from these developments, yet the available textbooks are mainly theoretical and provide…
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Lennquist, Sten
Responsibility
Sten Lennquist, editor
Place of Publication
Berlin, Heidelberg
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2012
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxiv, 412 p. : 179 ill., 176 ill. in color)
ISBN
9783642218958
Subjects (MeSH)
Disasters
Emergency Medical Services - methods
Subjects (LCSH)
Emergency medicine
Public health
Trauma
Abstract
Disaster medicine is constantly gaining in importance owing to the impact of a variety of trends, including the rising global population, increased levels of travel, increasing production and transport of hazardous material, the development of global terrorism, and the increasing likelihood of disasters due to climatic changes. Additional skills are needed to respond effectively to the emergencies that arise from these developments, yet the available textbooks are mainly theoretical and provide limited practical advice and few methodological guidelines. This book, written by members of the core faculty responsible for European courses on Medical Response to Major Incidents (MRMI), is designed to redress the balance by providing a practical guide that covers the full range of disaster scenarios and is relevant to all medical staff. It combines within one comprehensive volume, in an easily accessible format, the entire spectrum of knowledge from command and coordination through to the management of individual casualties. Central importance is attached to the key component of decision making by explaining what needs to be done for patients in particular situations and the required order and timing of treatment measures. Simplified methods receive due attention, as it is often necessary for medical staff to administer primary treatment outside of their own specialty. This book will prove an invaluable aid to all who may be involved in the response to major accidents and disasters, including medical and nursing students, ambulance crew, and military personnel as well as medical specialists.
Contents
Major incidents: definitions and demands on the health care system -- Major incidents: Examples and experiences -- The prehospital response -- Triage -- The hospital response -- Management and identification of dead victims -- Incidents caused by physical trauma -- Incidents caused by fire and toxic gas -- Incidents in cold and wet environments -- Incidents caused by hazardous material -- Incidents caused by irradiation -- Infectious diseases and microbiological threats -- Incidents caused by changes in nature and climate -- Combat casualty management -- Terrorist attacks on the civilian community -- Scoring systems related to outcome in severe injuries -- Psychological crisis support in major incidents -- Education and training -- Further methodological development and research.
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Mental health and disasters

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Neria, Yuval. --New York, NY: Cambridge University Press , 2009.
Call Number
BF 789 .D5 N445m 2009
Location
Nova Scotia Hospital
Call Number
BF 789 .D5 N445m 2009
Author
Neria, Yuval
Other Authors
Galea, Sandro
Norris, Fran H.
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Cambridge University Press
Date of Publication
2009
Physical Description
624 p.
ISBN
9780521883870
Subjects (MeSH)
Disasters
Mental health
Format
Book
Location
Nova Scotia Hospital
Loan Period
3 weeks
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Next catastrophe : reducing our vulnerabilities to natural, industrial and terrorist disasters

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Perrow, Charles. --Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press , 2011.
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Perrow, Charles
Alternate Title
The next catastrophe
Place of Publication
Princeton, NJ
Publisher
Princeton University Press
Date of Publication
2011
Physical Description
430 p.
ISBN
9781400838516
Subjects (MeSH)
Civil Defense
Disasters
Disaster Planning
Terrorism - prevention & control
Subjects (LCSH)
Emergency management
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Nursing Management of Pediatric Disaster

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Catherine J. Goodhue, Nancy Blake, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2020.
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This textbook describes what nurses need to know about pediatric disaster nursing, including public policy, and addresses preparedness for all types of disasters (natural and man-made) and strategies for hospital, school and community preparedness. The book opens with a brief history of disaster nursing and explains the key differences between pediatric and adult disaster nursing. Recent years have been marked by numerous man-made and natural disasters, which have led nurses to seek new resourc…
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Goodhue, Catherine J.
Blake, Nancy
Responsibility
Catherine J. Goodhue, Nancy Blake, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource (vi, 413 p.) : 54 illus., 47 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030434281
9783030434274 (Print ed.)
9783030434298 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Disasters
Disaster Planning
Emergency Nursing
Pediatric Nursing
Specialty
Emergency Medicine
Nursing
Pediatrics
Abstract
This textbook describes what nurses need to know about pediatric disaster nursing, including public policy, and addresses preparedness for all types of disasters (natural and man-made) and strategies for hospital, school and community preparedness. The book opens with a brief history of disaster nursing and explains the key differences between pediatric and adult disaster nursing. Recent years have been marked by numerous man-made and natural disasters, which have led nurses to seek new resources to be better prepared, in their role as nurses, for all types of disasters. Responding to this lack of resources, the book focuses on the unique needs of babies and children. It is the first and only textbook on pediatric disaster preparedness to include both the physical and psychological effects of disaster. Key aspects covered include: the psychosocial differences in and how to approach children; family reunification; medications, supplies and equipment; and decontamination. Given its breadth of coverage, the book is well suited as a textbook for nursing classes, while also offering a valuable resource for nurses working in the field.
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. History of Disaster Nursing -- 3. National Disaster Planning and Policy -- 4. Incident Command System -- 5. Types of Disasters -- 6. General Disaster Preparedness for Families -- 7. Physical Development and Disaster Preparedness in Children -- 8. Children with Special Health Care Needs and Disasters -- 9. Decontamination -- 10. Disaster Shelters -- 11. Family Reunification -- 12. Supporting Children and Families in the Aftermath of Disasters -- 13. Hospital Preparedness -- 14. Emergency and Disaster Nursing in Schools -- 15. Child Care Preparedness -- 16. Office Preparedness -- 17. Breastfeeding Issues -- 18. Getting Involved: A Practical Approach to Deployment as a Nurse or Health Care Professional Volunteer.
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Orthopaedic Trauma in the Austere Environment : A Practical Guide to Care in the Humanitarian Setting

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Juan de Dios Robinson, editor. --Cham: Springer , c2016.
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Orthopaedic trauma represents 75% of the casualties in a disaster. Many of these patients will be cared for by international volunteers. Unfortunately, good intentions are not always matched by good preparation, often resulting in further complications for patients. This book has been written by a team of international experts with extensive experience of field missions to the most precarious and austere environments in the world, such as Afghanistan, Sierra Leone, Haiti, and Syria. After readi…
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Robinson, Juan de Dios
Responsibility
Juan de Dios Robinson, editor
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2016
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxiii, 709 p. : 365 illus., 88 illus. in color)
ISBN
9783319291222
9783319291208 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Disasters
Disaster Medicine
Fractures, Bone
Medically Underserved Area
Musculoskeletal System - injuries
Relief Work
Wounds and Injuries
Abstract
Orthopaedic trauma represents 75% of the casualties in a disaster. Many of these patients will be cared for by international volunteers. Unfortunately, good intentions are not always matched by good preparation, often resulting in further complications for patients. This book has been written by a team of international experts with extensive experience of field missions to the most precarious and austere environments in the world, such as Afghanistan, Sierra Leone, Haiti, and Syria. After reading the text, volunteers will be able to face situations that are confusing, chaotic, and distressing with a greater sense of direction and confidence. Health care workers involved in the care of the traumatized patient will find in the book answers and guidance that will help them to negotiate their way through the myriad of unfamiliar cases they will face in the field. The text is divided into sections, each addressing a theme: definition of the austere environment, how best to prepare for missions, how to deal with injuries in austere conditions, how to ensure a positive legacy, and the need for cultural, political, and legal awareness. All of the most common orthopaedic presentations encountered in the austere environment are covered. In addition to evidence-based research, cases and actual experiences from the authors' missions are included to illustrate and bring to life key points.
Contents
Part I. Setting the Scene: The Austere Environment -- Part II. Causes of Trauma in the Austere Environment -- Part III. Management Challenges in the Austere Environment -- Part IV. Perioperative Management in the Austere Environment -- Part V. Principles of Orthopaedic Traumatology in the Austere Environment -- Part VI. Practical Guides to Orthopaedic Trauma Management in the Austere Environment -- Part VII. Continuity of Care, Legacy, and Resilience.
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Orthopedics in Disasters : Orthopedic Injuries in Natural Disasters and Mass Casualty Events

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Nikolaj Wolfson, Alexander Lerner, Leonid Roshal, editors. --Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer , c2016.
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This book is the first to address specifically the mechanisms and treatment of orthopedic injuries due to natural disasters and other mass casualty events. Casualty management is discussed in a range of contexts, including earthquakes, tsunamis, floods, radiation incidents, transportation disasters, terror attacks, and combat situations. Organizational aspects are addressed, general treatment principles are documented in detail, and the management of a variety of orthopedic injuries is describe…
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Wolfson, Nikolaj
Lerner, Alexander
Roshal, Leonid
Responsibility
Nikolaj Wolfson, Alexander Lerner, Leonid Roshal, editors
Place of Publication
Berlin, Heidelberg
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2016
Physical Description
1 online resource (xx, 591 p. : 289 illus., 197 illus. in color)
ISBN
9783662489505
9783662489482 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Disasters
Emergency Medical Services
Emergency Treatment - methods
Mass Casualty Incidents
Musculoskeletal System - injuries
Orthopedic Procedures
Wounds and Injuries - surgery
Abstract
This book is the first to address specifically the mechanisms and treatment of orthopedic injuries due to natural disasters and other mass casualty events. Casualty management is discussed in a range of contexts, including earthquakes, tsunamis, floods, radiation incidents, transportation disasters, terror attacks, and combat situations. Organizational aspects are addressed, general treatment principles are documented in detail, and the management of a variety of orthopedic injuries is described with the aid of numerous illustrations. The book will serve as an invaluable source of practical knowledge for a broad spectrum of medical and other staff, including emergency personnel, orthopedic and trauma surgeons, general practitioners, medical students, and professionals working for the military, government bodies, and NGOs.
Contents
Part I. General Overview of Disaster and Mass Casualties Management: Organization -- Part II. General Overview of Disaster and Mass Casualties Management: Orthopedic Injuries of Specific Event Types -- Part III. Treatment of Orthopaedic Injuries: General Treatment Principles -- Part IV. Treatment of Orthopaedic Injuries: Specific Orthopaedic Injuries -- Part V. Treatment of Orthopaedic Injuries: Pediatric Injuries -- Part VI. Treatment of Orthopaedic Injuries: Continuation of Care.
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Surgery During Natural Disasters, Combat, Terrorist Attacks, and Crisis Situations

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Col. Robert B. Lim, editor. (1st ed.) --Cham: Springer , c2016.
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The lessons from this book help surgeons prepare for emergency events that require disaster preparedness usually handled by the United States military, including chemical attacks and massive casualty events. Written by experts in the field perspectives that come from various combat zones and disaster sites, this book highlights the pitfalls to avoid, the organization that is essential for success, and the tips to help perform surgery in the most austere conditions. The book will address situati…
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Lim, Robert B.
Responsibility
Col. Robert B. Lim, editor
Edition
1st ed.
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2016
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiv, 228 p. : 102 illus., 78 illus. in color)
ISBN
9783319237183
9783319237176 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Disasters
Disaster Medicine
Emergency Treatment
Military Medicine - methods
Surgical Procedures, Operative
Terrorism
Wounds and Injuries - surgery
Abstract
The lessons from this book help surgeons prepare for emergency events that require disaster preparedness usually handled by the United States military, including chemical attacks and massive casualty events. Written by experts in the field perspectives that come from various combat zones and disaster sites, this book highlights the pitfalls to avoid, the organization that is essential for success, and the tips to help perform surgery in the most austere conditions. The book will address situations where surgeons may have to operate on wanted criminals, operate wearing chemical protective equipment, operate in a collapsed building, or even remove an unexploded device. The book includes cases from the battlefield that are designed to guide surgeons facing these scenarios in the civilian world. There are also chapters detailing the lessons learned from the Boston Marathon Bombing, airline disasters, and the Oklahoma City bombing. Unlike any other current text, Surgery During Natural Disasters, Combat, Terrorist Attacks, and Crisis Situations is an excellent resource for all surgeons who might be faced with these events.
Contents
1. Disaster Medicine: Lessons Learned from the Crash of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 -- 2. Disaster Preparedness and Response -- 3. Trauma Surgery in an Austere Environment: Trauma and Emergency Surgery in Unusual Situations -- 4. Difficult Triage Decisions in the Combat or Austere Environment -- 5. Removal of Unexploded Ordinance -- 6. Hostage Rescue Surgery -- 7. Awake Tracheostomy in an Austere Setting -- 8. Pediatric Emergencies in the Combat or Austere Environment: As Easy as A, B, C! -- 9. The Oklahoma City Bombing -- 10. The Experience of Disaster Response in Sri Lanka: From Reaction to Planning the Future -- 11. A Surgical Response to the Haiti Earthquake 2010 -- 12. Surgery on Public Enemy #1 -- 13. Lessons Learned in Combat Burn Care -- 14. Operating in a Tent -- 15. Dismounted Complex Blast Injuries -- 16. Surgery Under Fire -- 17. Lessons Learned from the Boston Marathon Bombing -- 18. Chemical Warfare: A Brief History and Summary of Current Threats and Initial Management -- 19. Providing Surgical Training and Assistance in a Developing Country During Military Assistance -- 20. Use What You’ve Got: Resource Utilization in a Mass Casualty in Afghanistan.
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Textbook of disaster psychiatry

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Ursano, Robert J. --Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press , 2007.
Call Number
WM 170 T355 2007
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Call Number
WM 170 T355 2007
Author
Ursano, Robert J
Place of Publication
Cambridge, England
Publisher
Cambridge University Press
Date of Publication
2007
Physical Description
346 p.
ISBN
9780521852357
Subjects (MeSH)
Disasters
Survivors - psychology
Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic
Crisis Intervention
Emergency Services, Psychiatric
Format
Book
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Loan Period
3 weeks
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