ISBN: 9780323063616
Page Count: 320
Imprint: Mosby
List Price: $56.95

ReadyRN, 2nd Edition

by Tener Goodwin Veenema, PhD, MPH, MS, CPNP, FNAP
Spiral Bound
ISBN: 9780323063616
Page Count: 320
Imprint: Mosby
List Price: $56.95
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This color-coded, rapid-reference text includes all of the essential information you need to manage any disaster or emergency with mass casualties. Coverage of each category of disaster—weather-related, public health, infectious disease, chemical, biological, radiological/nuclear, and explosive—offers vital content on dealing with the injuries and nursing protocols for each scenario. Plus, information on disaster sites and clinical management prepares you to take action at the scene or in the hospital setting.
    • Provides the need-to-know information on emerging infectious diseases, such as Swine Flu, including:
      • Distinguishing Pandemic Influenza from annual seasonal influenza.
      • Assessing and managing patients with quarantinable infectous diseases.
      • Preventing further transmission.
    • Critical Info feature highlights the most important points from each chapter.Assessment illustrations show characteristic symptoms and make it easy to identify signs of illness quickly.
    • Icons alert you to important information to consider before approaching a patient, including personal risk, contagion, and reporting obligations.
    • Color-coded sections and coordinated thumb tabs make it easy to find important information at a glance.
    • Chapter outlines provide page references for each major section within the chapter.
    • Glossary and Acronyms section includes the most commonly used acronyms and terms you’ll need in emergency situations.
    • Family Disaster Plan appendix offers vital information on creating a personal disaster plan, and Family Risk icons alert you to dangers that may be carried to your family.
    • Contacts appendix provides federal agency contact information, as well as space for you to fill in local emergency contacts for increased efficiency in a disaster.
  • Part 1 Basics

    1. Disaster Management

    Part 2 Natural and Public Health Disasters

    2. Weather-Related and Environmental Disasters

    3. Public Health Emergencies

    4. Emerging Infectious Diseases

    Part 3 Weaponry and Human-Caused Disasters

    5. Chemical Emergencies

    6. Biological Agents

    7. Radiological and Nuclear Disasters

    8. Explosives / Mass Casualty Events

    Part 4 Priorities in Disaster Site Management

    9. Personal Protective Equipment

    10. Triage

    11. Decontamination

    Part 5 Clinical Management

    12. Burn Management

    13. Victim Assessment and Management

    14. On-Scene Management

    15. Psychological Considerations

    16. Disaster Settings

    17. Mass Immunization Clinics

    18. Legal Implications

    Appendices: Customizable References and Information

    A. Family Disaster Plan

    B. Contacts: Local and State Public Health Information

    Glossary of Terms and Acronyms

  • Tener Goodwin Veenema, PhD, MPH, MS, CPNP, FNAP, President and CEO, TenER Consulting Group, LLC; Associate Professor of Clinical Nursing and Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY
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