Disaster Nursing and Emergency Preparedness for Chemical, Biological, and Radiological Terrorism and Other Hazards

Publication Year: 2018

Edition: 4th Ed.

Authors/Editor: Veenema, Tener Goodwin

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 978-0-82-614417-1

Doody's Star Rating®: Score: 90

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Featuring the most current, valid, and reliable evidence-based content available, this three-time AJN winner once again presents an unparalleled resource for disaster and emergency preparedness.

Disasters lay heavy burdens upon healthcare systems that stretch all levels of society. While natural and man-made disasters are not new, the global nature, rate, type, and totality of their impact has only increased. The fourth edition of this foundational text uniquely addresses the rapid changes in these crises and analyzes the latest attempts to provide timely, multidisciplinary healthcare.

Nurses consistently comprise seventy or more percent of responders to local, national, regional, and global crises, and represent a potentially untapped resource to achieve surge capacity goals and optimize population health outcomes. Considering recent world events and increasing geopolitical tensions, Disaster Nursing and Emergency Preparedness, Fourth Edition now features expanded content on the ubiquitous threat of terrorism, potential detonation of thermonuclear weapons, emerging and reemerging infectious diseases, and increasing frequency and intensity of natural disasters from climate change.

This text promotes competency-based expert nursing care during disasters and positive health outcomes for small and large populations consistent with the Federal Disaster Response Framework. Whenever possible, content is mapped to published core competencies for preparing health professions’ students for response to terrorism, disaster events, and public health emergencies. The fourth edition retains the clearly organized format in each chapter that includes an overview, learning objectives, a summary, and case study with reflective questions.

New to the Fourth Edition:

  • Addresses the most recent landmark agreements
  • Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015–2030, the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, and the Paris Climate Agreement
  • Covers public health emergencies involving community violence and civil unrest
  • Expands coverage of planning for and accommodating high-risk, high-vulnerability populations
  • Aligns with the U.S. National Health Security Strategy and the National Planning Frameworks
  • Provides focused content on medical countermeasures


Platform: Ovid
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Product Type: Book
Author/Editor: Veenema, Tener Goodwin
ISBN: 978-0-82-614417-1
Issues & Trends in Nursing
Management & Administration
Language: English
Edition: 4th Ed.
Pages: 765
Year: 2018
Doody's Star Rating®: Score: 90