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Main Title Public health management of disasters : the practice guide /
Author Landesman, Linda Young.
Publisher American Public Health Association,
Year Published 2001
OCLC Number 48799562
ISBN 0875530257; 9780875530253
Subjects Disasters--Health aspects. ; Disaster medicine. ; Crisis management. ; Disaster relief. ; Disaster Planning. ; Public Health Administration. ; Disasters.
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EHAM  RA645.9.L36 2001 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 08/24/2009
ELBM  RA645.9.L36 2001 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 08/06/2012
Collation xiv, 273 p. ; 23 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. [251]-273).
Contents Notes
Types of disasters and their consequences -- Role and responsibility of public health -- Structure and organization of health management in disaster response -- Disaster-related surveillance and emergency information systems -- Hazard assessment, vulnerability analysis, risk assessment, and rapid health assessment -- Disaster communications -- Environmental health issues -- Mental health strategies -- Essentials of disaster planning -- Public health response to emerging infections and bioterrorism -- Public Health considerations in recovery and reconstruction -- Evaluation methods for assessing medical and public health response to disasters -- App. A. Terms commonly used in disaster preparedness and response -- App. B. Acronyms commonly used in disaster preparedness, response, and recovery -- App. C. Useful Internet sites -- App. D. First aid kit supplies -- App. E. Incident Commander's considerations for managing nuclear, biological, and chemical incident -- App. F. List of offices of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) -- App. G. Emergency management standards of the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) -- App. H. Required elements of hazard analysis -- App. I. Common foodborne diseases caused by bacteria -- App. J. Federal Communications Commission Rules -- App. K. Key elements of a public health preparedness program. "This book is the first comprehensive public health text for public health practitioners and public safety personnel on emergency management response. The book acts as a resource to guide practitioners in this relatively new practice area as public health leaders begin the comprehensive nationwide integration of health departments into the emergency management response of communities"--viii-ix.