1st Edition

Disaster and Emergency Pharmacy A Guide to Preparation and Management

By Kaitlyn E. Watson Copyright 2023
    206 Pages 7 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    206 Pages 7 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This important book introduces pharmacists and pharmacy students to the basics of disaster and emergency management, illustrating not only the different roles that pharmacists can play within any disaster or emergency, but the practical steps they can take to prepare for these events.

    Starting with the UN-recognised Sendai Framework for disaster risk reduction, the book introduces the key concepts and models that pharmacists should understand, before detailing the place of pharmacists within each stage of an emergency or disaster. It also includes interviews with experts in disaster management, shedding light not only on the place of pharmacy within disaster and emergency management, but also the challenges and barriers involved in fulfilling this role.

    Concluding with practical advice and guidance, as well as how the lessons of disaster and emergency management can inform the everyday role of pharmacists within wider community healthcare, this will be essential reading for both professionals and students in the field.

    1.Why a Disaster Pharmacy Researcher? My Autoethnography Narrative.  Part I Introduction to Disaster and Emergency Management.  2.Definitions and Terminology.  3.Health Consequences of Emergencies.  4.Disaster Theories.  5.Disaster and Emergency Pharmacy Models.  Part II Pharmacists’ Place in Disaster and Emergency Management.  6.History & Evolution of Pharmacists in Disasters and Emergencies.  7.PPRR Cycle & Pharmacists’ Roles.  Part III Evidence from the Field.  8.Evidence from the Field: Disaster & Emergency Management Theme.  9.Story from the Field - An Interview with Dr Fredrick M. (Skip) Burkle Jr.  10.Community Theme.  11.Story from the Field - An Interview with Dr Robert Dunne.  12.Evidence from the Field: Pharmacy Theme.  13.Story from the Field - An Interview with Amanda Sanburg.  14.Evidence from the Field: Barriers and Enablers Theme.  15.Story from the Field - An Interview with Captain Tim Davis.  Part IV Practical Guide for Pharmacists Working in Disasters and Emergencies.  16.Ethico-Legal Considerations.  17.How to Prepare for Disasters and Emergencies as Pharmacists and Pharmacy Students.  18.Teaching Disaster and Emergency Management in Pharmacy School.  19.Disasters and Emergencies that Change Us.  20.Conclusion


    Dr. Kaitlyn E. Watson is an internationally recognised disaster pharmacist researcher and the Founder and CEO of Disaster Pharmacy Solutions, where she provides innovative training and preparedness activities for the pharmacy workforce. Dr. Watson says, "Disasters and emergencies are inevitable and without proper preparedness, our response will be misguided".

    This is exactly the multidisciplinary approach to crisis or disaster medicine I have spent my career teaching and advocating for….you are among the first scholars to accomplish such a level of multidisciplinary scholarship….just make sure it is marketed to all the professions….certainly should be on the shelf of every physician practicing disaster medicine!

    Dr Fredrick (Skip) Burkle Jnr- Professor (Ret.), Senior Fellow & Scientist, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, Harvard University & T. H. Chan  School of Public Health