Disaster Preparedness for Health Care Facilities

Dr. Daniel Kollek 

Associate Clinical Professor
Division of Emergency Medicine
Department of Medicine
McMaster University
Executive Director
Centre for Excellence in Emergency Preparedness
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

A complete and authoritative educational text, Disaster Preparedness for Health Care Facilities addresses emergency health care preparedness for disasters – both natural and man-made – to inform and guide health care facility administrators, clinical practitioners, and allied health service providers in planning and managing facility and medical responses.
Beginning with how to assess the readiness of your health care facility to manage potential disasters, the book progresses to how to deal with any readiness deficiencies found. Each chapter can be a standalone document addressing an individual aspect of disaster preparedness. But when all chapters are combined, it creates a complete and authoritative guide on all aspects of disaster preparedness.

Disaster Preparedness for Health Care Facilities is the only book of its kind that centralizes all of the content required for a health care facility to plan, prepare, and manage disaster related events.

Chapter 1: Introduction to Disasters and Disaster Planning
Chapter 2: Risk and Hazard Vulnerability Analysis
Chapter 3: Readiness and Mitigation
Chapter 4: IMS and Communications
Chapter 5: Triage
Chapter 6: Hospital Emergency Surge Capacity
Chapter 7: Volunteers
Chapter 8: Preparing for Mass Gatherings
Chapter 9: Scene safety
Chapter 10: Analgesia and Mass Casualty Incidents
Chapter 11: Infectious Diseases Following Disasters
Chapter 12: Disasters with Contaminations
Chapter 13: Paediatrics in Disasters
Chapter 14: Family Re-unification
Chapter 15: Disaster Psychiatry
Chapter 16: Psycho-social Issues in Disasters
Chapter 17: Ethics
Chapter 18: Medico-legal Issues
Chapter 19: Emergency Preparedness and Business Continuity Management

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Book Details

500 pages


8.5 in. x 11 in.


Emergency allied health services, nurses, physicians; health care facility administrators; persons planning and managing emergency and disaster preparedness; instructors

ISBN 9781607951698
eISBN 9781607952558