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Local planning for terror and disaster : from bioterrorism to earthquakes

Author: Leonard A Cole; Nancy D Connell
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, ©2012.
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Local Planning for Terror and Disaster gives voice to experts in key fields involved with local preparedness, assessing the quality of preparedness in each field, and offering directions for  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Case studies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leonard A Cole; Nancy D Connell
ISBN: 9781118112861 1118112865
OCLC Number: 788294281
Description: xiv, 260 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Introduction: The known and the unknown. Preparedness, uncertainty, and terror medicine / Leonard A. Cole --
Bioterrorism and the communication of uncertainty / Leonard A. Cole, Laura H. Kahn, and Peter M. Sandman --
Responding to disaster and terrorism: the central role of communication / Steven M. Becker --
pt. 2. Healthcare professionals. The role of the emergency physician / Emily G. Kidd, Donald H. Jenkins, and Craig A. Manifold --
The role of the nurse / Sian Dowling Evans, Samuel E. Shartar, and James W. Gordon --
The role of the dentist / David L. Glotzer --
The role of the emergency medical technician / Brendan McCluskey and Henry P. Cortacans --
The role of the mental health professional / Ann E. Norwood, Lisa M. Brown, and Gerard A. Jacobs --
pt. 3. Institutional management. The role of the manager of mass casualty and disaster events / Shmuel C. Shapira and Limor Aharonson-Daniel --
The role of public health / Henry Falk and Isaac Ashkenazi --
The role of the hospital receiver / Mark A. Merlin --
Managing traumatic stress / Steven M. Crimando --
pt. 4. Support and security. The role of the on-scene bystander and survivor / Bruria Adini --
The role of the trained volunteer / Brenda D. Phillips, Njoki Mwarumba, and Debra Wagner --
Bioterrorism, biosecurity, and the laboratory / Nancy D. Connell and James Netterwald --
The role of the law enforcement officer / Graeme R. Newman and Ronald V. Clarke --
A model case of counterterrorism: thwarting a subway bombing / Joshua Sinai --
The newest security threat: cyber-conflict / Panayotis A. Yannakogeorgos --
pt. 5. Conclusion. Preparedness, black swans, and salient themes / Nancy D. Connell and Leonard A. Cole.
Responsibility: Leonard A. Cole, Nancy D. Connell, editors.

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