Disaster management: medical preparedness, response and by Arora, R., Arora, P. (Eds.)

By Arora, R., Arora, P. (Eds.)

This ebook, composed of 34 chapters, offers a entire dialogue at the present kingdom of and rising tendencies within the box of catastrophe administration. it truly is composed of 10 sections: (1) catastrophe administration and fatherland safeguard: a prologue; (2) education, mitigation and clinical preparedness; (3) the the most important position of conversation in catastrophe administration and place of origin protection; (4) mess ups and mass casualty incidents (MCI): incident web site command and keep watch over, and point-of-care checking out; (5) scientific administration of complicated failures and MCI sufferers in hospitals; (6) securing the native land: the scientific means; (7) defeating rising health and wellbeing threats: coping with through prophylactic and healing techniques; (8) dealing with psychosocial matters: a distinction in viewpoint (developed and constructing nations); (9) bridging the nice divide: the problem of handling failures and MCIs in resource-poor settings; and, (10) post-disaster reduction, rehabilitation and restoration. The e-book is geared in the direction of catastrophe planners, doctors, army team of workers and emergency responders, foreign companies, govt and non-governmental enterprises (NGOs) and different organisations engaged in catastrophe mitigation and administration, catastrophe administration pros, planners, researchers, environmentalists, academicians and scholars. on hand In Print

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Subsequently, the roles of children and women in developing a safety culture in the community as well as fostering disaster management activities are discussed. Finally, various issues with regard to educating these two groups, including materials, tools, time and methods are addressed in detail. Final Comments and Preparing for the Future The ten sections of this book containing 34 chapters cover the key facets of disaster management and homeland security from a medical perspective. The medical management of disasters is a steadily evolving area and the 9/11 terror attacks and Hurricane Katrina in the USA, and also the recent 2011 Japan earthquake and tsunami and 2012 Hurricane Sandy, the 2013 EF5 tornado that devastated Moore, Oklahoma and the recent MCIs like the Boston Marathon bombings have underscored the need for proactive disaster management strategies and development of state-of-the-art tools and techniques.

This section focuses on medical support to handle CBRN emergencies, prophylactic and therapeutic possibilities. Biological agents can inflict damage to humans, animals and plants and pose a grave concern because new and rapid developments in biotechnology can transform them into potent bioweapons. Even small quantities of biological agents possess the ability to affect large areas and can cause far more casualties than the conventional chemical weapons. To counter such agents, there is an urgent need to devise preventive and protective strategies.

They state that the goal of disaster health preparedness and response is for resource-crunched communities to ‘take simple steps to ensure that they have a sustainable supply of food, water and medicine, a reliable first aid kit and a plan to find relatives and friends if communication and transportation networks are disrupted’. Most underdeveloped or developing countries have insufficient critical care staff, medical equipment and ICU space to provide timely usual critical care to a surge of injured patients, with the main limitations being communications, sustainability of peak operations, education, cooperation and funding.

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