As societies become more complex and interconnected, the global risk for catastrophic disasters is increasing. Demand for expertise to mitigate the human suffering and damage these events cause is also high. A new field of disaster medicine is emerging, offering innovative approaches to optimize disaster management. Much of the information needed to create the foundation for this growing specialty is not objectively described or is scattered among multiple different sources. Now, for the first time, a coherent and comprehensive collection of scientific observations and evidence-based recommendations with expert contributors from around the globe is available in Koenig and Schultz's Disaster Medicine: Comprehensive Principles and Practices. This definitive work on disaster medicine identifies essential subject matter, clarifies nomenclature, and outlines necessary areas of proficiency for healthcare professionals handling mass casualty crises. It also describes in-depth strategies for the rapid diagnosis and treatment of victims suffering from blast injuries or exposure to chemical, biological, and radiological agents.
Part I: 1. Disaster research and epidemiology Megumi Kano, Michele M. Wood, Judith M. Siegel and Linda B. Bourque; 2. Disaster education and training: linking individual and organizational learning and performance Peter Brewster; 3. Surge capacity Donna Barbisch, Josef Haik, Ariel Tessone and Dan Hanfling; 4. International perspectives on disaster management Jean Luc Poncelet and Herman Delooz; 5. Ethical issues in disaster medicine Gregory Luke Larkin; 6. Emerging infectious diseases Shantini D. Gamage, Stephen M. Kralovic and Gary A. Roselle; 7. Disaster mental and behavioral health Dori B. Reissman, Merritt D. Schreiber, James M. Shultz and Robert J. Ursano; 8. Special populations Phillips; Part II: 9. Public health and emergency management systems Connie Boatright and Peter Brewster; 10. Legislative authorities and regulatory issues Ernest B. Abbott and Douglas P. Brosnan; 11. Syndromic surveillance Gary Roselle; 12. Disaster triage Christopher A. Kahn, E. Brooke Lerner and David C. Cone; 13. Personal protective equipment Paul Kim, Frank Denny and Sarah J. Salk-Pope; 14. Decontamination Howard Levitin and Chris Kahn; 15. Quarantine Lawrence Gostin and Donna Barbisch; 16. Mass distribution of antibiotics and vaccines Susan Gorman and Nicki Pesik; 17. Management of mass gatherings Mick Malloy, Zane Sherif, Stan Natin and John McDonnell; 18. Transportation disasters Ulf Björnstig and Rebecca Forsberg; 19. EMS scene management Ken Miller; 20. Health care facility disaster management John Hoyle; 21. Mortuary affairs Paul Sledzik and Sharon W. Bryson; 22. Crisis and emergency risk communication Barbara S. Reynolds and Gili Shenhar; 23. Telemedicine and telehealth Adam Darkins; 24. Complex public health emergencies Frederick M. Burkle, Jr.; 25. Patient identification and tracking Darlene A. Gidley and Michael Ciraolo; Part III; Section A: 26. Traumatic and explosive events John Wightman and Chetan Kharod; 27. Burn patient management John McManus and Ruben Gomez; 28. Clinical aspects of large-scale chemical events John Urbanetti and Jonathan Newmark; 29. Biological events Robert G. Darling, Jon B. Woods and Theodore J. Cieslak; 30. Nuclear and radiological events Richard J. Hatchett, Joseph M. Kaminski and Ronald E. Goans; 31. Hazmat, toxic, and industrial events Hoon Chin Lim and Tareg Bey; Section B: 32. Floods Mark E. Keim; 33. Hurricanes Kelly R. Klein and Frank Shih; 34. Tornados Arthur Wallace; 35. Earth quakes Carl Schultz and Solisis Deynes; 36. Tsunami Sam Stratton; 37. Winter storms John Wightman, James Fenno and William Dice; 38. Heat waves Carl Adrianopoli, Paul Brietzke, Jake Jacoby and Jerry Libby; 39. Volcanoes Peter J Baxter.