Koenig and Schultz's Disaster Medicine

Koenig and Schultz's Disaster Medicine

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As societies become more complex and interconnected, the global risk for catastrophic disasters is increasing. Demand for expertise to mitigate the human suffering and damage these events cause is also high. A new field of disaster medicine is emerging, offering innovative approaches to optimize disaster management. Much of the information needed to create the foundation for this growing specialty is not objectively described or is scattered among multiple different sources. Now, for the first time, a coherent and comprehensive collection of scientific observations and evidence-based recommendations with expert contributors from around the globe is available in Koenig and Schultz's Disaster Medicine: Comprehensive Principles and Practices. This definitive work on disaster medicine identifies essential subject matter, clarifies nomenclature, and outlines necessary areas of proficiency for healthcare professionals handling mass casualty crises. It also describes in-depth strategies for the rapid diagnosis and treatment of victims suffering from blast injuries or exposure to chemical, biological, and radiological agents.Examples include a race course transformed to host a large pop festival for 100, 000 patrons with ona€”site camping for 70, 000 for 3 ... For example, if 14 physicians are required on site at all times and they rotate in 12a€”hour shifts, a total of 28anbsp;...

Title:Koenig and Schultz's Disaster Medicine
Author:Kristi L. Koenig, Carl H. Schultz
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2009-09-30


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