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Title Oxford American handbook of disaster medicine / edited by Robert A. Partridge [and others]
Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, [2012]
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Description 1 online resource
Series Oxford American handbooks in medicine
Oxford American handbooks.
Contents Cover; Contents; Contributors; Part 1: Introduction; 1 Definition of a disaster; 2 All-hazards approach; 3 The disaster cycle: an overview of disaster phases; 4 Mitigation phase of disasters; 5 Preparedness phase of disaster; 6 Response phase of disaster; 7 Recovery phase of disasters; Part 2: General Concepts Components of Disaster Response; 8 Local-level disaster response; 9 State-level disaster response; 10 Federal disaster response; 11 Military disaster response; 12 Emergency management in disasters; 13 Emergency medical services; 14 Public health in disasters
Summary "Disasters are difficult to manage for many reasons: the immediacy of the event, magnitude of the event, lack of evidence-based practices, and the limited usefulness of many developed protocols. Consequently, combining academic approaches with realistic and practical recommendations continues to be an underdeveloped aspect of disaster texts. The Oxford American Handbook of Disaster Medicine offers a functional blend of science with pragmatism. Approached from a real-world perspective, the handbook is a portable guide that provides sufficient scientific background to facilitate broader application and problem solving yet approach the topic in a prioritized fashion, supporting rapid understanding and utilization. Contributing authors are clinical and public health providers with disaster experience. This book encompasses the entire scope of disaster medicine from general concepts and fundamental principles to both manmade and natural threats"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Disaster medicine -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Emergency management -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Disaster Planning.
Disaster Medicine.
Genre/Form Handbook.
Handbooks and manuals.
Handbooks and manuals.
Form Electronic book
Author Partridge, Robert A.
ISBN 0199702470 (electronic bk.)
9780199702473 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Handbook of disaster medicine