Public Health Management of Disasters: The Practice Guide, 2nd Edition
Linda Young Landesman, DrPH, MSW
Softcover: 446 pages
American Public Health Association
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The flooding of New Orleans in August 2005, the stranding of its citizens, and the collapse of the World Trade Center in New York in 2001 called in to action everyday doctors, nurses and administrators to respond to disaster. Don't assume others will take the leadership role, or tap your shoulder when you are needed. Disaster management may, by circumstance or default, simply fall to you.
The 2nd edition of this landmark book consolidates important information on disaster–related resources into one source. It is designed to help the health profession plan for tasks for which "on the job" is the chief teacher.
The author has recognized striking improvements in disaster readiness in the United States, including inter–organizational cooperation and planning among response agencies, and greater technological capability for monitoring and response. Additional information has been added on morbidity and mortality for several new types of disasters; updated structure and organization to reflect changes in federal response and organization including national incident management system, public health incident command, volunteers, Geographic Information Systems and public health response; expanded disaster communications including working with the media, communication systems, information technology recovery; surge capacity and surge capacity planning; worker safety; handling human remains; ensuring food safety and feeding large numbers of displaced persons; organizing mental health services, including staff training, setting up assistance services; death notification; disasters and people with disabilities, including building preparedness, disaster planning councils; point of dispensing sites; updated laboratory response network; and maintaining the vaccine cold chain.
Dr. Linda Young Landesman has almost 30 years of experience in social services, health care and emergency preparedness. Since 1996, she has been an assistant vice president at the New York city Health and Hospitals Corporation. She is also an Assistant Clinical Professor at the Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University and visiting faculty at the University of Massachusetts–Amherst Public Health Practice Program where she teaches online. She has promoted an increased public health role in disaster preparedness and response since 1982 through development of national EMS response standards, and has been appointed to numerous disaster related advisory boards, including the WMD Committee of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, the Mailman School Center for Public Health Preparedness, and the Mailman School World Trade Center Evacuation study.
The American Public Health Association (APHA) is the oldest and largest organization of public health professionals in the world, representing more than 50,000 members from over 50 occupations of public health.
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