Girish Bobby Kapur, Amado Alejandro Baez
December 30, 2016
by Apple Academic Press
Reference - 300 Pages
ISBN 9781771884877 - CAT# N11798
This title includes a number of Open Access chapters.
International Disaster Health Care: Preparedness, Response, Resource Management, and Education provides a complete image of the needs, concerns, and insights that relate to disaster preparedness from an international health-care perspective.
The United Nations has recognized the devastating consequences of "unpredictable, unpreventable and impersonal" disasters—at least US $2 trillion in economic damage and more than 1.3 million lives lost from natural disasters in the last two decades alone. In many disasters (both natural and man-made) hundreds—and in major earthquakes, thousands—of lives are lost in the first days following the event because of the lack of medical/surgical facilities to treat those with potentially survivable injuries. Disasters disrupt and destroy not only medical facilities in the disaster zone but also infrastructure (roads, airports, electricity) and potentially local healthcare personnel as well. To minimize morbidity and mortality from disasters, medical treatment must begin immediately, within minutes ideally, but certainly within 24 hours (not the days to weeks currently seen in medical response to disasters).
Edited by emergency health professionals, this valuable compendium is broken into five sections, which describe the following topics:
This volume brings together a wealth of information that will be valuable to disaster management professionals and others responsible for providing emergency services.
Unpredictable, Unpreventable and Impersonal Medicine: Global Disaster Response in the 21st Century
Russell J. Andrews and Leonidas M. Quintana
Optimal Evidence in Difficult Settings: Improving Health Interventions and Decision Making in Disasters
Martin Gerdin , Mike Clarke, Claire Allen, Bonnix Kayabu, William Summers kill, Declan Devane, Malcolm Mac Lachlan, Paul Spiegel, Anjan Ghosh, Rony Zachariah, Saurabh Gupta, Virginia Barbour, Virginia Murray, and Johan von Schreeb
Disaster Resilience in Tertiary Hospitals: A Cross-Sectional Survey in Shandong Province, China
Shuang Zhong, Xiang-Yu Hou, Michele Clark, Yu-Li Zang, Lu Wang, Ling-Zhong Xu, and Gerard FitzGerald
A Qualitative Examination of the Health Workforce Needs During Climate Change Disaster Response in Pacific Island Countries
Michele Rumsey, Stephanie M. Fletcher, Jodi Thiessen, Anna Gero, Natasha Kuruppu, John Daly, James Buchan, and Juliet Willetts
The State of Healthcare Disaster Plans in New Zealand and the Sultanate of Oman: An International Comparative Analysis
Sultan Al-Shaqsi, Robin Gauld, David McBride, Ammar Al-Kashmiri, and Abdullah Al-Harthy
Validation of a Framework for Measuring Hospital Disaster Resilience Using Factor Analysis
Shuang Zhong, Michele Clark, Xiang-Yu Hou, Yuli Zang, and Gerard Fitz Gerald
Orthopedic Surgery in Natural Disaster and Conflict Settings: How Can Quality Care Be Ensured?
Oscar Alvarado, Miguel Trelles, Katie Tayler-Smith ,Holdine Joseph, Rodne Gesline, Thelusma Eli Wilna, Mohammad Karim Mohammad Omar, Niaz Mohammad Faiz Mohammad, John Muhima Mastaki, Richard Chingumwa Buhu, An Caluwaerts, and Lynette Dominguez
The Challenge of Allocating Scarce Medical Resources during a Disaster in a Low Income Country: A Case Study from the 2010 Haitian Earthquake
Annekathryn Goodman and Lynn Black
Review of Relief Demand Forecasting Problem in Emergency Logistic System
Jianan Zhao and Cejun Cao
Can Merging the Roles of Public Health Preparedness and Emergency Management Increase the Efficiency and Effectiveness of Emergency Planning and Response?
Nadja A. Vielot and Jennifer A. Horney
Optimizing Global Health Experiences in Emergency Medicine Residency Programs: A Consensus Statement from the Council of Emergency Medicine
Janis P. Tupesis, Christine Babcock, Doug Char, Kumar Alagappan, Braden Hexom, and G. Bobby Kapur
Preparation of Medical Personnel for an Early Response Humanitarian Mission—Lessons Learned from the Israeli Defense Forces Field Hospital in the Philippines
Tomer Erlich, Avi Shina, David Segal, Tal Marom, David Dagan, and Elon Glassberg
Nurses’ Competencies in Disaster Nursing: Implications for Curriculum Development and Public Health
Alice Yuen Loke and Olivia Wai Man Fung
Global Health and Emergency Care: An Undergraduate Medical Education Consensus-based Research Agenda
Ian B. K. Martin, Elizabeth Devos, Jaime Jordan, Rohith Malya,, Janis P. Tupesis, Suzanne Bentley, Akeem Flemister and G. Bobby Kapur