Disaster Nursing and Emergency Preparedness for Chemical, Biological, and Radiological Terrorism and Other Hazards, 2nd Edition
edited by Tener Goodwin Veenema
Hardcover, 680 pages
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This edition of this celebrated textbook provides nurses and nurse practitioners with the most current, valid and reliable information available. Disaster Nursing will help them to acquire the knowledge and skill set they will need to keep themselves, their patients, and families safe during any disaster event.
Each chapter has been researched, reviewed by experts and matched to the highest standards; for preparing health professions students for terrorism, disaster, and public health emergencies. This textbook will provide nurses with a:
heightened awareness for disasters and mass casualty incidents
solid foundation of knowledge (educational competencies)
"tool box of skills" (occupational competencies) to respond in a timely and appropriate manner
and much more
"This text is the next generation of information needed by nurses to be informed about and responsive to the needs of our citizens in a disaster. Katrina was a wake-up event. The roles that nurses and nurse assistants played in that disaster were selfless and inspiring. Katrina only served to under gird our awareness that we must be vigilant and prepared!" --from the foreword, Colleen Conway-Welch, PhD, RN, CNM, FAAN, FACNM Nancy & Hilliard Travis Professor of Nursing Dean, Vanderbilt University School of Nursing
This book is a collection of the most reliable information currently available about various disasters and public health emergencies resulting from terrorism. It cites numerous case studies and features key messages, learning objectives, study questions, and Internet activities.
Mostly scholars, but some practitioners, of nursing and other health care professions, as well as some contributors from political science, terrorism studies, and other fields, offer a foundation for developing best practice in disaster nursing and emergency preparedness, and for further research as the terrorism industry continues to grow and attract funding. They cover:
disaster preparedness and management;
natural and accidental disasters;
disasters caused by chemical, biological, and radiological agents;
special topics relating to the nursing profession; and,
The events of September 11th have inspired many new disaster readiness texts, but none has been geared solely toward the largest segment of the healthcare work force: nurses. This book is.
Editor Veenema (nursing and emergency medicine, Univ. of Rochester) wants to better prepare that work force to respond to any disaster or public health emergency. That mission is to be accomplished through a clear, well-organized presentation of disaster management within multiple nursing contexts such as hospitals, public-health programs, and government agencies.
"The author deftly covers concepts from public health and medicine but never loses sight of her target audience. She discusses the historical nursing role in disaster planning/ relief and shapes a new and expanded role for the future. Every chapter contains an overview, learning objectives, key messages, study questions, and case studies." - from the Library Journal
Table of Contents
Contributors Contributing Case Study Authors List of Case Studies List of Tables List of Figures List of Photographs Foreword Foreword Preface Acknowledgments Ch. 1 Essentials of Disaster Planning 2 Ch. 2 Leadership and Coordination in Disaster Health Care Systems: The Federal Disaster Response Network 30 Ch. 3 Understanding the Psychosocial Impact of Disasters 62 Ch. 4 Legal and Ethical Issues in Disaster Response 82 Ch. 5 Communication: The Role of the Media 104 Ch. 6 Overview of Disaster Management 124 Ch. 7 Disaster Triage and Chemical Decontamination 152 Ch. 8 Restoring Public Health Under Disaster Conditions: Basic Sanitation, Water and Food Supply, and Shelter 170 Ch. 9 Managing Emergencies Outside of the Hospital: Special Events and Mass Casualties 190 Ch. 10 Management of Psychosocial Effects 202 Ch. 11 Unique Needs of Children During Disasters and Other Public Health Emergencies 224 Ch. 12 Natural Disasters 262 Ch. 13 Environmental Disasters and Emergencies 286 Introduction: "Monster on Death Row" 298 Ch. 14 Biological and Chemical Terrorism: A Unique Threat 300 Ch. 15 Surveillance Systems for Bioterrorism 330 Ch. 16 Biological Agents of Concern 354 Ch. 17 Early Recognition and Detection of Biological Events 378 Ch. 18 Design and Implementation of Mass Immunization and Prophylactic Antibiotics Clinics 400 Ch. 19 Chemical Agents of Concern 418 Ch. 20 Radiological Incidents and Emergencies 430 Ch. 21 Directions for Nursing Education 460 Ch. 22 Directions for Nursing Research and Development 472 Ch. 23 International Disaster Nursing 484 Epilogue 495 App. I Internet Resources on Disaster Preparedness, Emergency Care, and Bioterrorism 499 App. II Glossary of Terms Commonly Used in Disaster Preparedness and Response 504 App. III Bioterrorism Emergency Planning and Preparedness Questionnaire for Health Care Facilities 516 App. IV Federal Emergency Management Agency: Emergency Response Action Steps 529 App. V Anthrax Summary 532 App. VI Botulism Summary 533 App. VII Plague Summary 534 App. VIII Smallpox Summary 535 App. IX Tularemia Summary 536 App. X Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers Summary 537 App. XI Biological Weapon Agent Lab Identification 538 App. XII Patient Isolation Precautions 544 App. XIII Creating a Personal Disaster Plan 546 App. XIV JCAHO Emergency Management Standards 552 Index 557 Continuing Education Credit 587
Tener Goodwin Veenema, PhD, MPH, MS, CPNP, is an Associate Professor of Nursing, Instructor in Emergency Medicine, and Program Director for Disaster Nursing and Strategic Initiatives at the Center for Disaster Medicine and Emergency Preparedness at the University of Rochester School of Nursing and School of Medicine and Dentistry. Dr. Veenema is also the President and CEO of the TenER Consulting Group, LLC, which provides consultation and workforce development for emergency preparedness to federal, state agencies, and corporate organizations. She has received numerous awards and research grants for her work, and in June 2004 Dr. Veenema was elected into the National Academies of Practice and was selected a 2004 Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellow. In 2006, Dr. Veenema was the recipient of the Klainer Foundation Award for Entrepreurism in health care.
Dr. Veenema received a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Columbia University in 1980 and went on to receive her Master of Science degree in Nursing Administration in 1992 and a Master's in Public Health degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in 1999. In 2001 she earned a PhD in Health Services Research and Policy from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. She is also a nationally certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, and worked in the Pediatric Emergency Department at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, New York, for many years. Dr. Veenema is certified by the National Disaster Medical System as an instructor in Advanced Disaster Life Support.
A highly successful author and editor, Dr. Veenema has published three books and multiple articles on emergency nursing and disaster preparedness. The first edition of this textbook, published in August 2003, received an American Journal of Nursing Book-of-the-Year award. Dr.Veenema has authored two additional books: First ResponseRN Comprehensive Curriculum for Disaster Nursing and the First ResponseRN Handbook for Disaster Nursing and Emergency Preparedness, published in 2006 and 2007, respectively.
While at the University of Rochester, Dr. Veenema developed the curriculum for a 30-credit Master's program entitled "Leadership in Health Care Systems: Disaster Response and Emergency Management," the first program of its kind in the country to be offered at a school of nursing. The program offers course content on the Fundamentals of Disaster Management, Chemical, Biological and Radiological Terrorism, Global Public Health and Complex Human Emergencies, Leadership and Strategic Decision-Making, and Communication in Disaster Response and Emergency Preparedness.
Dr. Veenema has served as a reviewer for the Institute of Medicine Review Panel for the Smallpox Vaccination Implementation, for several publications including NLN's journal Nursing Education Perspectives, and on the editorial board for the journal Disaster Management & Response, published by the Emergency Nurses Association. Dr. Veenema frequently serves as a subject matter expert for the National American Red Cross, multiple state health departments and state nurses associations, and the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario, Canada. She is a member of the World Association of Disaster Medicine (WADEM).
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