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Disaster Nursing and Emergency Preparedness, Fourth Edition

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Disaster Nursing and Emergency Preparedness, Fourth Edition

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  • Tener Goodwin Veenema PhD, MPH, MS, CPNP, FAAN
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“What a wonderful resource!"--Doody's Medical Reviews

“The 4th Edition is unique in recognizing the rapid changes in both the causes of crises and the latest attempts to provide timely multidisciplinary approaches to the practice of this growing specialty…Evident throughout this edition is the call to identify crisis leadership among the increasingly talented base of nurses who have responsibility to move the profession to recognize and accept that they can be advocates for better planning, coordination, education and training.”

- Frederick M. Burkle, Jr., MD, MPH, DTM, PhD(Hon.), FAAP, FACEP

Senior Fellow & Scientist, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, Harvard University & T.C. Chan School of Public Health

From the Foreword

“This impressive edition builds upon the solid foundation of the first three award-winning editions with an expanded focus on climate change related disasters, globalization and its implications for emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases, the accommodation of high-risk, high-vulnerability populations, and the potential for disaster arising from a world witnessing increasing community violence and civil unrest.”

-Patricia M. Davidson, PhD, MED, RN, FAAN

Professor & Dean, Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

From the Foreword

“The contributing authors read like a “Who’s Who” of disaster leaders. They lend their special expertise and insights, which are supported and elucidated by cogent learning strategies in the use of case studies, student questions, and packed content in all areas of disaster participation, preparedness, policies, and research. For over 16 years [this book] has been the hallmark text in its field and this edition proves to be the best ever.”

-Loretta C. Ford, RN, PNP, EdD

Dean Emeritus, University of Rochester School of Nursing

Founder of the National Nurse Practitioner Program

Member, National Women’s Hall of Fame

Featuring the most current, valid, and reliable evidence-based content available, this three-time AJN winner once again presents an unparalleled resource for disaster and emergency preparedness. Disasters lay heavy burdens upon healthcare systems that stretch all levels of society. While natural and man-made disasters are not new, the global nature, rate, type, and totality of their impact has only increased. The fourth edition of this foundational text uniquely addresses the rapid changes in these crises and analyzes the latest attempts to provide timely, multidisciplinary healthcare.

Nurses consistently comprise seventy or more percent of responders to local, national, regional, and global crises, and represent a potentially untapped resource to achieve surge capacity goals and optimize population health outcomes. Considering recent world events and increasing geopolitical tensions, Disaster Nursing and Emergency Preparedness, Fourth Edition now features expanded content on the ubiquitous threat of terrorism, potential detonation of thermonuclear weapons, emerging and reemerging infectious diseases, and increasing frequency and intensity of natural disasters from climate change.

This text promotes competency-based expert nursing care during disasters and positive health outcomes for small and large populations consistent with the Federal Disaster Response Framework. Whenever possible, content is mapped to published core competencies for preparing health professions’ students for response to terrorism, disaster events, and public health emergencies. The fourth edition retains the clearly organized format in each chapter that includes an overview, learning objectives, a summary, and case study with reflective questions.

New to the Fourth Edition:

  • Addresses the most recent landmark agreements
  • Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015–2030, the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, and the Paris Climate Agreement
  • Covers public health emergencies involving community violence and civil unrest
  • Expands coverage of planning for and accommodating high-risk, high-vulnerability populations
  • Aligns with the U.S. National Health Security Strategy and the National Planning Frameworks
  • Provides focused content on medical countermeasures
  • Includes an improved instructor package with guide, PowerPoint slides, and case studies with questions for reflection in every chapter

Product Details 

  • Publication Date July 23, 2018
  • Page Count
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826144171
  • EISBN 9780826144225

Table of Contents 


1. Essentials of Disaster Planning

2. Leadership and Coordination in Disaster Healthcare Systems: the U.S. National Preparedness System

3. Hospital and Emergency Department Preparedness

4. Emergency Health Services in Disasters and Public Health Emergencies

5. Emergency Medical Consequences Planning for Special Events, Mass Gatherings, and Mass Casualty Incidents

6. Legal and Ethical Issues in Disaster Response


7. Identifying and Accommodating High-Risk, High-Vulnerability Populations in Disasters

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

9. Understanding the Psychosocial Impact of Disasters

10. Management of the Psychosocial Effects of Disasters

11. Unique Needs of Children During Disasters and Other Public Health Emergencies

12. Disaster Nursing in Schools and Other Community Congregate Child Care Settings

13. Care of the Pregnant Woman and Newborn Following a Disaster


14. Disaster Nursing and the United Nations 2015 Landmark Agreements—A Vital Force for Change in the Field of Disaster Nursing

15. Complex Humanitarian Emergencies

16. Nursing in Disasters, Catastrophes, and Complex Humanitarian Emergencies Worldwide

17. Natural Disasters

18. Environmental Disasters and Emergencies

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

20. The Role of the Public Health Nurse in Disaster Response

21. Climate Change and Health: the Nurse’s Role in Policy and Practice


22. Disaster Triage

23. Disaster Management

24. Public Health Emergencies Involving Community Violence and Civil Unrest: Taking Planned Action

25. Management of Burn Mass Casualty Incidents

26. Traumatic Injury Due to Explosives and Blast Effects

27. Caring for Patients With HIV Following a Disaster


28. Biological and Chemical Terrorism: A Unique Threat

29. Chemical Agents of Concern

30. Biological Agents of Concern

31. Surveillance Systems for Detection of Biological Events

32. Infectious Disease Emergencies

33. Medical Countermeasures Dispensing

34. Radiological Incidents and Emergencies

35. Decontamination and Personal Protective Equipment


36. U.S. National Disaster Nurse Readiness: Practice and Education for a Prepared Workforce

37. American Red Cross Disaster Health Services and Disaster Nursing: National Capability— Local Community Impact

38. Directions for Disaster Nursing Research and Development

39. Improving Children’s Health Outcomes Through Pediatric Disaster Research and Policy

40. Information Technology in Disaster Management

EPILOGUE Disaster Recovery: Creating Healthy, Resilient, and Sustainable Communities After Disasters

Appendix I AT-A-GLANCE: Capability Definitions, Functions, and Associated Performance Measures

Appendix II Sequence for Putting on Personal Protective Equipment

Appendix III Glossary of Terms Commonly Used in Disaster Preparedness and Response

Appendix IV Creating a Personal Disaster Plan

Appendix V CDC’s Public Health Emergency Preparedness Program: Every Response is Local

Appendix IV Radiation Infographics