Handbook of Disaster Medicine

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2000-01-01
  • Publisher: CRC Press

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Technological development has not only provided mankind with more prosperity, but with increased destructive power as well. These developments, combined with an explosive growth of the world population, have led to mass casualty situations, varying from traffic accidents to war. In the 20th Century over 200 million people were killed as a result of man-made disasters --- a figure unequalled in the history of mankind. It is not surprising, therefore, that a new medical discipline has emerged: disaster medicine. The realization that disasters have effects which cross the traditional boundaries of medical specialisms and nationality, led to the foundation of the International Society of Disaster Medicine (ISDM), which issued an international curriculum on education and training in disaster medicine. As a logical consequence the ISDM decided to develop its curriculum into a handbook, now available to the global community of disaster medicine specialists. This Handbook of Disaster Medicine contains contributions from international experts in the field and will be of value and interest to a wide variety of professionals in the discipline of disaster medicine and management. Co-published with Van der Wees Uitgeverij, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Table of Contents

List of contributors
Medical Care
Surgery and Traumatology: Surgical Management of Severely Injured Patients when Resources are Limitedp. 3
Anaesthesiology and Resuscitationp. 43
Chemical Injuriesp. 63
Communicable Diseasesp. 99
Mental Healthp. 115
Radiation Injuriesp. 141
Public Health
Epidemiologyp. 159
Environmental Healthp. 169
Nutritionp. 183
Disaster Management
Definition, Classification and Scoring of Disastersp. 227
Order in the Chaos: Modelling Medical Management in Disastersp. 239
Emergency Preparednessp. 253
Community Risk Managementp. 263
Co-Ordination - Communication - Commandp. 275
Pre-Hospital Carep. 289
Advanced Medical Postp. 311
Triagep. 323
Hospital Disaster Procedurep. 337
Medical Management of Crowd Gatheringp. 347
EMS Support of Executive Protection and Counter-Terrorism Operationsp. 359
Information and the Mediap. 383
Rehabilitationp. 399
Management of Displaced Persons and Refugeesp. 407
International Assistancep. 425
The Role of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in Disaster Managementp. 437
Psychological and Physical Abuse: Torture - A Man-Made Disasterp. 451
EUR-OPA Major Hazards Agreementp. 461
Education and Training
Education and Trainingp. 481
Glossary of New Concepts in Disaster Medicinep. 497
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