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

Disaster Nursing and Emergency Preparedness for Chemical, Biological, and Radiological Terrorism and Other Hazards
  • 3rd Ed.
  • 2013
  • © Springer Publishing Company, LLC
  • Tener Goodwin Veenema PhD, MPH, MS, RN, FAAN
  • ISBN-10: 0-8261-0864-4 / ISBN-13: 978-0-8261-0864-7
  • Nursing, Disaster & Emergency Medicine


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The new edition of this AJN Book of the Year continues to provide nurses with the most comprehensive, current, and reliable information available so they can develop the skills to efficiently and effectively respond to disasters or public health emergencies. Meticulously researched and reviewed by the world's foremost experts in preparedness for terrorism, natural disasters, and other unanticipated health emergencies, the text has been revised and updated with significant new content, including 10 new chapters and a digital adjunct teacher's guide with exercises and critical thinking questions.

This new edition has strengthened its pediatric focus with updated and expanded chapters on caring for children's physical, mental, and behavioral health following a disaster. New chapters address climate change, global complex human emergencies, caring for patients with HIV/AIDS following a disaster, information technology and disaster response, and hospital and emergency department preparedness. The text provides a vast amount of evidence-based information on disaster planning and response for natural and environmental disasters and those caused by chemical, biological, and radiological elements, as well as disaster recovery. It also addresses leadership, management, and policy issues in disaster nursing and deepens our understanding of the importance of protecting mental health throughout the disaster life cycle. Each chapter is clearly formatted and includes Key Messages and Learning Objectives. Appendices present diagnosis and treatment regimens, creating personal disaster plans, a damage assessment guide, a glossary of terms, and more. Consistent with the Federal Disaster Response Framework, the book promotes competency-based expert nursing care during disasters and positive health outcomes for small and large populations.

Key Features:

  • Provides 10 new chapters and new content throughout the text
  • Includes digital teacher's guide with exercises and critical thinking questions
  • Consistent with current U.S. federal guidelines for disaster response
  • Disseminates state-of-the-science, evidence-based information

New Chapters:

  • Management of the Pregnant Woman and Newborn During Disasters
  • Management of Patients With HIV/AIDS During Disasters
  • Disaster Nursing in Schools and Other Child Congregate Care Settings
  • Global Complex Human Emergencies
  • Climate Change and the Role of the Nurse in Policy and Practice
  • Human Services Needs Following Disaster Events and Disaster Case Management
  • Hospital and Emergency Department Preparedness
  • National Nurse Preparedness: Achieving Competency-Based Expert Practice
  • Medical Countermeasures Dispensing


Doody's Reviews


Quotes, Reviews or Testimonials

"This is a comprehensive manual on disaster nursing with current information which justifies replacing the previous edition. What a wonderful resource!"

-- Anna Jarrett, PhD, ACNP-ACNS, (University of Arkansas) Doody's Review

"I would recommend this book to anyone who is involved in disaster preparedness and to any nurse who is intelligent enough to recognize the dangers in today's world. To quote the author, "This book is broad in scope and deep in detail."

-- Charlotte Walker, MNSc (Central Arkansas Veterans Hospital) Doody's Review - previous edition



Written for nurses, the book is comprehensive enough to provide program development and curriculum for advanced disaster-specialty nursing practice.


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