Ed. by Gregory R. Ciottone et al.
Some 200 international specialists in disaster medicine and management contribute 190 succinct chapters on preparing for, assessing, and managing natural and man-made disasters. The text opens with an overview of disaster medicine and management and the multiple disciplines that come together to prepare for and respond to such catastrophic events, and includes information about relevant non-medical subjects with which healthcare professionals should also be familiar. The second half of the text focuses on specific disaster scenarios and the management issues surrounding each: all types of natural disasters; nuclear/radiation, chemical, and biologic events; bacterial and viral agents; toxins; events resulting in blast, burn, and ballistics injuries; structural collapse/crashing/crushing; and other events and combination events. For emergency medicine physicians, residents, and nurses; primary care physicians; surgeons; EMS/paramedics; and infectious disease specialists.
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|Date:||Jun 1, 2006|
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