Disaster Nursing and Emergency Preparedness

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Disaster Nursing and Emergency Preparedness

SKU# 9780826108647

for Chemical, Biological, and Radiological Terrorism and Other Hazards, for Chemical, Biological, and Radiological Terrorism and Other Hazards, Third Edition

Author: Tener Goodwin Veenema Phd, MPH, MS, CPNP

Editors: Tener Goodwin Veenema Phd, MPH, MS, CPNP


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The new edition of this AJN Book of the Year continues to provide nurses with the most comprehensive, current, and reliable information available so they can develop the skills to efficiently and effectively respond to disasters or public health emergencies. Researched and reviewed by the world's foremost experts in emergency preparedness, the text has been revised and updated with significant new content, including 10 new chapters and a digital adjunct teacher's guide with exercises and critical thinking questions. New chapters address climate change, global complex human emergencies, caring for patients with HIV/AIDS following a disaster, information technology and disaster response, and hospital and emergency department preparedness.


Product Details 

  • Publication Date August 24, 2012
  • Page Count 760
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826108647
  • EISBN 9780826108654

Online Supplements 

Want to learn more about Disaster Nursing and Emergency Preparedness? Read the press release about the book and the article published in the Annual Review of Nursing Research about nursing leadership in disasters:


Also visit SpringBoard, the official blog of Springer Publishing Company, to read editor Tener Goodwin Veenema's article about the role of nurses during Hurricane Sandy.

Table of Contents 

1 Essentials of Disaster Planning

2 Leadership and Coordination in Disaster Health Care Systems: The U.S. National Response Framework

3 Emergency Health Services

4 Hospital & Emergency Department Preparedness

5 Human Services in Disasters and Public Health Emergencies: Social Disruption, Individual Empowerment, and Community Resilience

6 Understanding the Psychosocial and Behavioral Impact of Disasters

7 Management of the Psychosocial Effects of Disasters

8 American Red Cross Disaster Health Services and Disaster Nursing: National Capability - Local Community Impact

9 Legal and Ethical Issues in Disaster Response

10 Crisis Communications

11 Disaster Management and the Incident Command System

12 Disaster Triage

13 Emergency Medical Consequence Planning for Special Events, Mass Gatherings and Mass Casualty Incidents

14 Management of Burn Mass Casualty Incidents

15 Management of Traumatic Injuries due to Explosive and Blast Effects

16 Natural Disasters

17 Restoring Public Health Under Disaster Conditions: Basic Sanitation, Water and Food Supply, and Shelter

18 Climate Change and the Nurses Role in Policy & Practice

19 Environmental Disasters and Emergencies

20 Global Complex Human Emergencies

21 Global Issues in Disaster Relief Nursing

22 Understanding Biological and Chemical Terrorism

23 Surveillance Systems for Detection of Biological Events

24 Biological Agents of Concern

25 Early Recognition and Detection of Biological Events

26 Infectious Disease Emergencies

27 Medical Countermeasure Dispensing

28 Chemical Agents of Concern

29 Decontamination and the Use of Personal Protective Equipment

30 Radiological Incidents and Emergencies

31 Identification and Accommodation of High-Risk and High Vulnerability Populations

32 Care of Children in Disasters and Public Health Emergencies

33 Disaster Nursing in Schools and other Community & Child Congregate Care Settings

34 Care of the Pregnant Woman and Newborn During Disasters

35 Care of Patients with HIV/AIDS During Disasters

36 Information Technology in Disaster Management

37 National Nurse Preparedness: Achieving Competency Based Expert Practice

38 The Role and Preparation of the Public Health Nurse for Disaster Response

39 Disaster Nursing Research

40(41) Innovations in Disaster Nursing Education
ReadyRN: Making Every Nurse a Prepared Nurse
Epilouge Disaster Recovery: Creating Sustainable Disaster Resilient Communities

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