Public Health Emergency Preparedness: A Practical Approach for the Real World

Public Health Emergency Preparedness: A Practical Approach for the Real World
1st Ed.
2019 © Jones & Bartlett Learning
Mary Elise Papke, DrPH, MPH, MA; Suzet McKinney, DrPH, MPH
ISBN-10: 1-284-06925-7 / ISBN-13: 978-1-284-06925-9
eISBN-10: 1-284-06926-5 / eISBN-13: 978-1-284-06926-6
Emergency Medical Services, Disaster Medicine, Public Health


Public Health Emergency Preparedness: Practical Applications for the Real World is a comprehensive examination of the critical competencies necessary to prepare for and respond to Public Health emergencies.

Starting with a historical context of the early preparedness need, the book defines emergency preparedness and the legal framework for the field. The book goes on to cover the full range of the field from hazards and threats to considerations for leadership development in the field. It includes information on roles and responsibilities of local, state, and national organizations, the cycle of practice for preparedness officials, as well as principles of incident management and response; and finally, considerations for leadership development in the field.

With real-world stories and anecdotes throughout, the authors synthesize a wealth of material in an easy-to-read format that stimulates learning and provokes reflection about emergency preparedness.

Features and Benefits

  • • Offers a full chapter on medical countermeasures including distribution operations and logistics
  • • Defines multi-agency coordination systems (MACS) and how they are used in response to disaster events
  • • Provides thorough coverage of medical surge including the key strategies and tactics needed for aligning public health and healthcare system responses during disaster events
  • • Explores key ethical considerations during emergency response and details Crisis Standards of Care strategies
  • • Examines key strategies to ensure the health and safety of first responders and volunteers

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