The public health community plays a vital role in identifying, responding to, containing, and recovering from emergencies. Essentials of Public Health Preparedness and Emergency Management takes an all hazards approach to public health preparedness and emergency management by providing broad perspectives on local, national, and global threats. The Second Edition adds authoritative coverage of the field of Emergency Management with the addition of a new co-author, James Banaski, Jr., a hands-on emergency management professional.
The Second Edition also includes case studies on Ebola and Zika which demonstrate approaches to addressing the threat of emerging infectious diseases. Additional case studies focus on bioterrorism, environmental disasters, and the need for a coordinated approach involving the full range of first responders, public health and clinical health professionals, and a range of other emergency response professionals.
Features and Benefits
"The authors succeed in providing an updated book to introduce students to the field of public health preparedness and emergency management. The depth and detail of this book enable readers to move from basic concepts to the new knowledge and skills needed to be effective participants in efforts to respond to public health threats and emergencies."
-- Pauline Tither, DNP MBA MS RN CNP (Private Practice) Doody's Review
The intended audience is both undergraduate and graduate students. No previous exposure to the field of public health preparedness and emergency management is necessary. Students with more advanced knowledge of the field will also find much of interest because chapters succinctly bring together information from many different sources and analyze the response to recent well-known public health threats and natural and man-made disasters.