Disaster Nursing and Emergency Preparedness
Veenema, PhD, MPH, MS, RN, FAAN
Springer Publishing Company
Loose-Leaf Spiral Binding
Expiration Date: 12/31/2020
CCRNs: This course is eligible for new synergy model Category C.
Disaster Nursing and Emergency Preparedness won an AJN Book of the Year award for 2013. For this course, we have selected 12 chapters from the large text and reproduced them (172 pages out of the 764 pages in the entire book). The book is not included. The purpose of the course is to help you develop the skills to efficiently and effectively prepare for or respond to disasters or public health emergencies.
Pilot Nurse Comments
- Easy to read: covered a lot of information. With all that’s going on this book gives a clear picture of what needs to happen when disasters occur and why and when it needs to happen and resources needed.
- This textbook was timely given the recent disasters – hurricanes, mass shootings, fires. Excellent! I very much enjoyed this course ... This book was so timely. It is loaded with pertinent information. Appropriately detailed. Well thought out. The need for these plans to be in place, and to be educated ahead of time is so important. It has caused me to want to understand what our city and county have in place. This course was interesting and easy to follow.
- This was outside my norm. Very pertinent information. Very important for anyone working in public health or in hospitals that have to manage personnel in a disaster.
- I am a volunteer for the VA Medical Reserve Corps and we must take some FEMA courses prior to volunteering. Those courses seem very dry especially surrounding the roles of different leaders in a disaster. I liked the way this text was written. It flowed well and held interest. Then again I am extremely interested in disaster preparedness. What a timely choice of topic!
Table of Contents:
I. DISASTER PREPAREDNESS
Ch 1: Essentials of Disaster Planning
Ch 5: Human Services in Disasters and Public Health Emergencies: Social Disruption, Individual Empowerment, and Community Resilience
II. DISASTER MENTAL HEALTH
Ch 6: Understanding the Psychosocial Impact of Disasters
Ch 7: Management of the Psychosocial Effects of Disasters
III. DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Ch 9: Legal and Ethical Issues in Disaster Response
Ch 10: Crisis Communication: Role of the Media
Ch 11: Disaster Management
Ch 12: Disaster Triage
Ch 13: Emergency Medical Consequence Planning for Special Events, Mass Gatherings, and Mass Casualty Incidents
IV. GLOBAL DISASTERS AND COMPLEX HUMAN EMERGENCIES
Ch 16: Natural Disasters
Ch 17: Restoring Public Health Under Disaster Conditions: Basic Sanitation, Water and Food Supply, and Shelter
Ch 19: Environmental Disasters and Emergencies