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Making Sense of Disaster Medicine: A Hands-on Guide for Medics

1st Edition

By Alan Hawley, James Matheson

CRC Press

336 pages | 45 B/W Illus.

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Disaster medicine is a broad and dynamic field that encompasses the medical and surgical response to mass casualty incidents including rail, air, and road traffic accidents; domestic terrorism; and pandemic outbreaks. It also encompasses the global issues of conflict and natural catastrophe. Specialists in disaster medicine provide insight, guidance, and expertise on the principles and practice of medicine both in the disaster impact area and healthcare evacuation-receiving facilities. They liaise with emergency management professionals, hospitals, healthcare facilities, communities, and governments.

With contributions by international authorities in the field, Making Sense of Disaster Medicine: A Hands-on Guide for Medics is an accessible text designed for all medical students and professionals who may find themselves responding to such incidents. Part of the highly successful Making Sense series, the book features an easy-to-read layout and boxed sections with "learning points," "thinking points," "pearls of wisdom," and "hazards." Each chapter concludes with a summary and list of key resources and case studies further enhance the text.

Table of Contents

Disaster Medicine: Evolution of a Specialty

The Medical Response to Domestic Terrorism and Major Incident Management

Managing National Mass Casualty Incidents

Classification of Disasters

Pre- and Post-Deployment

Medicine in the Field

Surgery in Disasters

Psychological Aspects of Conflict and Catastrophe

Marginalized Groups in Disasters

Healthcare in Refugee Populations

The Realities of War

The Hazards of the Job

The Ethics of Disaster Medicine

Electives in the Developing World

About the Authors

Dr James IDM Matheson MBBS, BA (Hons), Academic Foundation Programme, Royal Lancaster Infirmary, Catastrophes & Conflict Forum, Royal Society of Medicine, Faculty of Conflict & Catastrophe Medicine, Society of Apothecaries, London

Professor Alan Hawley, OBE QHP, Professor of Disaster Medicine, Professor of Disaster Studies and Director of the Disasters and Resilience Centre, University of Glamorgan

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / General
MEDICAL / Emergency Medicine
MEDICAL / Occupational & Industrial Medicine
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Health & Safety