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Case studies in public health preparedness and response to disasters

Contributor(s): Landesman, Linda Young [Editor] | Weisfuse, Issac B [Editor].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Burlington Jones and Bartlett Learning 2014Description: xxxiii, 384 p.ISBN: 9781449645199.Subject(s): Disaster Planning - Case Reports | Disasters - Case Reports | Public Health Administration - Case ReportsDDC classification: 362.18 Summary: From extreme weather events such as Superstorm Sandy, man-made tragedies like the Madrid train bombings, the threat of bioterrorism, and emerging infections such as the H1N1 pandemic flu, disasters are creating increasingly profound threats to health of populations around the globe. Through a presentation of 16 case studies, the authors examine the broad range of public health scenarios through the lens of emergency preparedness and planning. Designed for students across a wide spectrum of health and safety disciplines, this text uniquely demonstrates the application of public health preparedness competencies established by the Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH). Table of content: Section I Natural Events Case 1 2011 Japan Tsunami, Earthquake and Nuclear Disaster Case 2 Southern California Wildfires of 2007: Preparing and Responding to Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Communities Case 3 The 1999 North Carolina Floyd Flood Case 4 Residential Facilities and Functional Needs: Preparing for and Responding to Emergencies in Pennsylvania Case 5 Hurricane Irene: Evacuation of Coney Island Hospital Section II Man-Made and Technological Events Case 6 Rescue Following a Mine Collapse in Chile Case 7 The Lessons of Tragedy: The 2004 Madrid Train Bombings Case 8 The Deepwater Horizon Gulf Oil Spill Disaster Case 9 Planning For The Republican National Convention 2004: Findings From The New York City Department Of Health And Mental Hygiene Case 10 World Trade Center Attack on Sept 11, 2001 Case 11 Addressing the Mental Well-Being of New Yorkers in the Aftermath of the 9/11 and Bioterror Attacks Section III Emerging Infections Case 12 Gastrointestinal Anthrax Associated with a Drumming Circle in New Hampshire Case 13 Surveillance in Emergency Preparedness: The 2009 H1N1 Pandemic Response Case 14 Mandatory Vaccination and H1N1: A Large Urban Hospital’s Response Case 15 2009 H1N1 Influenza Epidemic in Iowa Case 16 The Martha’s Vineyard Public Health System Response to 2009 H1N1 Appendix A: Public Health Preparedness & Response Core Competency Model Additional Critical Cases Case 1 The Evacuation of NYU Langone Medical Center during Hurricane Sandy: Lessons Learned Case 2 Hurricane Sandy: Training to Improve Response and Recovery Case 3 Public Health Recovery after the Great East Japan Earthquake: Experience in Selected Areas of Miyagi Prefecture (http://www.jblearning.com/catalog/9781284057027/)
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From extreme weather events such as Superstorm Sandy, man-made tragedies like the Madrid train bombings, the threat of bioterrorism, and emerging infections such as the H1N1 pandemic flu, disasters are creating increasingly profound threats to health of populations around the globe.
Through a presentation of 16 case studies, the authors examine the broad range of public health scenarios through the lens of emergency preparedness and planning. Designed for students across a wide spectrum of health and safety disciplines, this text uniquely demonstrates the application of public health preparedness competencies established by the Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH).

Table of content:

Section I Natural Events
Case 1 2011 Japan Tsunami, Earthquake and Nuclear Disaster
Case 2 Southern California Wildfires of 2007: Preparing and Responding to Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Communities
Case 3 The 1999 North Carolina Floyd Flood
Case 4 Residential Facilities and Functional Needs: Preparing for and Responding to Emergencies in Pennsylvania
Case 5 Hurricane Irene: Evacuation of Coney Island Hospital
Section II Man-Made and Technological Events
Case 6 Rescue Following a Mine Collapse in Chile
Case 7 The Lessons of Tragedy: The 2004 Madrid Train Bombings
Case 8 The Deepwater Horizon Gulf Oil Spill Disaster
Case 9 Planning For The Republican National Convention 2004: Findings From The New York City Department Of Health And Mental Hygiene
Case 10 World Trade Center Attack on Sept 11, 2001
Case 11 Addressing the Mental Well-Being of New Yorkers in the Aftermath of the 9/11 and Bioterror Attacks
Section III Emerging Infections
Case 12 Gastrointestinal Anthrax Associated with a Drumming Circle in New Hampshire
Case 13 Surveillance in Emergency Preparedness: The 2009 H1N1 Pandemic Response
Case 14 Mandatory Vaccination and H1N1: A Large Urban Hospital’s Response
Case 15 2009 H1N1 Influenza Epidemic in Iowa
Case 16 The Martha’s Vineyard Public Health System Response to 2009 H1N1
Appendix A: Public Health Preparedness & Response Core Competency Model

Additional Critical Cases
Case 1 The Evacuation of NYU Langone Medical Center during Hurricane Sandy: Lessons Learned
Case 2 Hurricane Sandy: Training to Improve Response and Recovery
Case 3 Public Health Recovery after the Great East Japan Earthquake: Experience in Selected Areas of Miyagi Prefecture
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