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Public health management of disasters : the practice guide
Linda Young Landesman.
D.H. Hill Library Call Number
  Stacks (8th floor) RA645.9 .L36 2005 (Browse Shelf) Available
  • ISBN: 0875530451
  • OCLC Number: 60655300
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. [399]-436) and index.
Table of Contents

1. Types of disasters and their consequences -- 2. Role and responsibility of public health -- 3. Structure and organization of health management in disaster response -- 4. Disaster-related surveillance and emergency information systems -- 5. Hazard assessment, vulnerability analysis, risk assessment, and rapid health assessment -- 6. Disaster communications -- 7. Essentials of disaster planning -- 8. Environmental and occupational health issues -- 9. Mental health strategies -- 11. Public health response to emerging infections and bioterrorism -- 12. Public health considerations in recovery and reconstruction -- 13. Evaluation methods for assessing medical and public health response to disasters -- App. A. Commonly terms used in disaster preparedness and response -- App. B. List of acronyms commonly used in public health disaster preparedness, response, and recovery -- App. C. Useful Internet sites -- App. D. First aid and survival kits -- App. E. Key elements of a public health preparedness program -- App. F. Incident commander's considerations for managing nuclear, biological, and chemical incidents -- App. G. Emergency management standards of the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) -- App. H. Required elements of hazard analysis -- App. I. Common foodborne diseases caused by bacteria -- App. J. Diseases affecting persons in disasters -- App. K. Maintaining and managing the vaccine cold chain -- App. L. Manufacturers of emergency evacuation devices -- App M. Information technology security checklist -- App. N. Emergency support function (ESF)#8 - health and medical servicves -- App. O-1. Federal Communications Commission rules: RACES -- App. O-2. Federal Communications Commission rules: accessibility -- App. P. International Nuclear Event Scale (INES) -- App. Q. List of regional offices of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) -- App. R. Descriptions of the five DHS color-coded threat levels -- App. S. References and readings