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Disaster management: medical preparedness, response and homeland security.

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This book, composed of 34 chapters, provides a comprehensive discussion on the current state of and emerging trends in the field of disaster management. It is composed of 10 sections: (1) disaster management and homeland security: a prologue; (2) training, mitigation and medical preparedness; (3) the crucial role of communication in disaster management and homeland security; (4) disasters and mass casualty incidents (MCI): incident site command and control, and point-of-care testing; (5) medical management of complex disasters and MCI victims in hospitals; (6) securing the homeland: the medical way; (7) defeating emerging health threats: managing by prophylactic and therapeutic approaches; (8) handling psychosocial issues: a difference in perspective (developed and developing nations); (9) bridging the great divide: the challenge of managing disasters and MCIs in resource-poor settings; and, (10) post-disaster relief, rehabilitation and recovery. The book is geared towards disaster planners, medical professionals, military personnel and emergency responders, international agencies, government and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and other agencies engaged in disaster mitigation and management, disaster management professionals, planners, researchers, environmentalists, academicians and students.


Book Chapters

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 3) A holistic view to managing the inevitable in high-tech and resource-poor settings. Author(s): Rajesh Arora Preeti Arora
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 29) The role of the primary care physician in disasters. Author(s): Huntington, M. K.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 50) Manikin simulation for mass casualty incident training. Author(s): Vincent, D. S. Berg, B. W.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 67) The role of social networking in disaster management. Author(s): Trainer, M. Goel, A.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 95) Regional disaster planning for neonatal intensive care. Author(s): Cohen, R. S.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 105) Application of mobile grids for disaster management. Author(s): Monideepa Roy Nandini Mukherjee
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 121) Disaster point-of-care testing: fundamental concepts and new technologies. Author(s): Kost, G. J. Curtis, C. Louie, R. Sakaguchi, A.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 153) Incident command systems. Author(s): Parrillo, S. Bail, J.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 164) Incident site command and control. Author(s): Rüter, A.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 181) Disasters in medical care contexts: planning for resilience in incident command personnel and systems in hospitals. Author(s): Paton, D. Allen, D.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 198) Information management during the disaster medical support planning and execution phases. Author(s): Kostadinov, R. S.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 217) Potential application of established prehospital and hospital synergy in disaster management. Author(s): Ali, J.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 224) Process management of multiple casualty events. Author(s): Bala, M. Weiss, Y. Weiss, Y. G.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 241) Suicide bombing response. Author(s): Richman, A. Foerster, C. R. Cohen, T. P.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 259) Hospital triage and bottlenecks to the flow of casualties: a review. Author(s): Turégano, F. Ashkenazi, I.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 275) Role of military hospitals in handling chemical and biological disasters. Author(s): Ortatatlİ, M. Kenar, L.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 311) Initial management of mass casualty incidents. Author(s): Chilcott, R. P.
Chapter: 18 (Page no: 325) Emergency decontamination in low-resource settings. Author(s): Josse, D. Barrier, G.
Chapter: 19 (Page no: 337) Radiological contaminants: triage, treatment and medical management of exposed persons. Author(s): Waller, E. J.
Chapter: 20 (Page no: 381) Superhumanized antibodies for biodefence: the example of anthrax. Author(s): Thullier, P. Hust, M. Pelat, T.
Chapter: 21 (Page no: 389) Medical support in the case of chemical and biological incidents. Author(s): Kanev, K. Dishovsky, C. Tonev, S.
Chapter: 22 (Page no: 414) Gearing up paraphernalia for the management of CBRN emergencies: a multi-stakeholder approach is the need of the hour. Author(s): Rajesh Arora Raman Chawla Preeti Arora Pallavi Thakur Ayush Chowdhary Rajeev Goel Rakesh Sharma
Chapter: 23 (Page no: 425) Prophylactic possibilities in case of high risk of exposure to nerve agents. Author(s): Bajgar, J.
Chapter: 24 (Page no: 449) Collective resilience versus collective vulnerability after disasters: a social psychological perspective. Author(s): Cocking, C.
Chapter: 25 (Page no: 464) Community-based psychosocial support: an overview. Author(s): Diaz, J. O. P.
Chapter: 26 (Page no: 477) Disaster mental health: a paradigm shift from curative to preventive psychiatry. Author(s): Math, S. B. Kumar, N. C. Christine, M. N. Cherian, A. V.
Chapter: 27 (Page no: 495) Efficient human resource management contributes to augmented societal resilience in the aftermath of disasters: lessons from the 2011 To¯hoku earthquake and tsunami. Author(s): Preeti Arora Rupa Gunaseelan Rajesh Arora
Chapter: 28 (Page no: 521) Managing disasters from a health security perspective. Author(s): Ray-Bennett, N. S.
Chapter: 29 (Page no: 539) Management of the 2011 Japan multiple disasters (earthquake, tsunami and ensuing disasters): a view through an international lens. Author(s): Preeti Arora Rajesh Arora Rupa Gunaseelan Raman Chawla Bhardwaj, J. R.
Chapter: 30 (Page no: 556) Viewing mass casualties from a hospital window: relevant issues for the developing world. Author(s): Dhar, S. A. Arshiya Hamid Dar, T. A.
Chapter: 31 (Page no: 575) The immediate post-disaster reconstruction phase: alternate care site settings and vulnerable populations. Author(s): Hagen, J. C. Hagen, S. P.
Chapter: 32 (Page no: 591) Management of dead following disasters and mass casualty incidents: critical operational issues revolve around human resources and logistics. Author(s): Arora, P. Arora, R. Chawla, R. Gunaseelan, R. Bhardwaj, J. R.
Chapter: 33 (Page no: 604) Disaster management: the socioeconomic dimension. Author(s): Kai-lit Phua
Chapter: 34 (Page no: 613) Fostering disaster-resilient communities through educating children and women for disaster preparedness, response and recovery in developing countries. Author(s): Izadkhah, Y. O. Hosseini, M.

Book details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Office of the Distinguished Scientist and Chief Controller Research and Development (Life Sciences and International Cooperation), Room No. 339, DRDO Bhawan, Rajaji Marg, New Delhi - 110 011, India.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2013
  • ISBN
  • 9781845939298
  • Record Number
  • 20133296418