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Disaster Preparedness for Seniors

A Comprehensive Guide for Healthcare Professionals

Cefalu, Charles A. (Ed.)

2014, XIX, 361 p. 17 illus., 9 illus. in color.

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  • Timely resource for clinicians who work with seniors
  • Written by experts in the field
  • Contains training resources

Disaster Preparedness for Seniors: A Comprehensive Guide for Healthcare Professionals outlines specific disaster scenarios for homebound, community, hospitalized, long term care, homeless and aged veterans. Chapters are written by a diverse group of authors, all of whom offer insight and expertise in training healthcare professionals in preparing for disasters. Topics include myths and realities of natural disasters and disaster preparedness for special populations of elders-the acute care elderly, the community-dwelling elderly, home based primary care senior veterans, the immune-compromised elderly, those with multiple and co morbid illnesses, the long-term care elderly, those elderly at the end of life and the effects of disaster on caregivers. A significant portion of the book is also devoted to training, competencies, literacy, cultural competency and resilience in disaster preparedness as well as the role of the academic medical center. The volume concludes with coverage of the management of behavioral, medical and psychological consequences of disasters. Disaster Preparedness for Seniors: A Comprehensive Guide for Healthcare Professionals is an important new volume and will serve as a guide for the development of programs, policies and procedures for evacuation of seniors during various disaster scenarios.   

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » Acute Care Patients - Disaster Preparedness - Gerotechnology - Home-bound Elderly - Long Term Care Facilities - PTSD and Disaster Exposure

Related subjects » Critical Care & Emergency Medicine - Family & Geriatric Medicine - Medicine

Table of contents 


Chapter 1

Myths And Realities Of Natural Disasters Revisited

Erwin A. Aguilar, PharmD, MSc, MPH


Section II-Disaster Preparedness for Special Populations of Elders


Chapter 2

Triaging Acute Care Patients during a Disaster

Gretchen M. Yandle, MD, Bennett P deBoisblanc, MD


Chapter 3

Disaster Planning for Community-Dwelling Older Adults:  Strengths, Weaknesses, and Interventions

Lindsay Peterson, M.S., Lisa M. Brown, Ph.D.


Chapter 4

Emergency Preparedness for Home Based Primary Care Senior Veterans: Lessons learned from previous experience

Sarah Tubbesing, MD, MSc, Lorie Obal, PhD, Joselynn Brazier, MD, Janice Shieh, PsyD, Lynnette D. Hall, MSN, RN, Earline Rogers, DNP, FNP-BC, Yolanda R. Davis, LCSW, Denise Coutsouridis, MSW, Hilary Elkin, MSN, FNP, Linda Rollins MSN, RN, Peggy Becker LCSW, Miriam E. Schwartz MD, PhD, Shawkat Dhanani, MD, MPH


Chapter 5

Disasters and the Frail Elderly

Lumie Kawasaki, MD


Chapter 6

Management of the Immune-compromised Older Adult in a Disaster

Marco Ruiz, MD, MPH, Thomas Reske, MD, PhD


Chapter 7

Seniors, Disaster Mortality and End of Life Care

Maggie Gibson, PhD


Chapter 8

The Role of Informal Caregivers for Frail Elders in Disasters

Jennifer Elkins, PhD, Jennifer Holt, PhD, Toni P. Miles, MD, PhD


Section III-Long Term Care



Chapter 9

Building Resilience in Nursing Homes in Disasters

Lindsay Peterson, M.S., Kathryn Hyer, Ph.D., MPP, Lisa M. Brown, Ph.D

Chapter 10

Long-term Care Facilities:  Challenges and Technology

Sandra P. Hirst RN, PhD, GNC(C)


Section IV-Training, Competencies, Literacy, Cultural Competency and Resiliance in Disaster Preparedness



Chapter 11

The Evolution of Academic-based Geriatric Emergency Preparedness and Response (GEPR) training for Medicine, Health, and Behavioral Science.

Melen R. McBride, PhD, RN, FGSA,  Arleen Johnson, PhD., Elizabeth Shiels, MSSW, LCSW, Nina Tumosa, PhD, Judith L. Howe, PhD, Judith A. Metcalf, ANP- BC, MS,FMGS,  Robert E. Roush, EdD, MPH, Joan Weiss, PhD, RN, CRNP, FAAN


Chapter 12

Outcomes of Academic-based Geriatric Emergency Preparedness and Response (GEPR) training for Medicine, Health and Behavioral Professions

Melen R. McBride, PhD, RN, FGSA,  Arleen Johnson, PhD.,                                                            Elizabeth Shiels, MSSW, LCSW, Judith L. Howe, PhD, Nina Tumosa, PhD,                                                   Judith A. Metcalf, ANP-BC, MS, FMGS, Robert E. Roush, EdD, MPH,                                                          Joan Weiss, PhD, RN, CRNP, FAAN


Chapter 13

The CCOPER Project-Continuum of Care Operational Preparedness and Emergency Response

Lisa Harvey-McPherson, RN, MBA, MPPM, Allison Bankston, Project Manager, Judith A. Metcalf, APN-BC, MS,FMGS,  Lori Thayer, PhD.


Chapter 14

Disaster Health Competencies and Their Application:  Caring for Seniors

Kenneth Schor, DO, MPH, FAAFP


Chapter 15

Contributing to Geriatric Health and Well-being through Improving Community Resilience Capacities

Jeffrey Stiefel, Ph.D., Paula L. Scalingi, Ph.D., Arnauld Nicogossian, MD, FACPM, FACP


Chapter 16

Cultural Competent Care for Seniors in Disasters

Denise Danna, DNS, RN, NEA-BC, CNE, FACHE, Kendra Barrier, MSN, RN


Chapter 17

Literacy And Disaster Preparedness for Seniors

Lisa M. Brown, Ph.D., Jolie Haun, Ph.D.


Chapter 18

The Role of Academic Health Centers in Disaster Preparedness

Sharon Medcalf, PhD



Section V-Special Topics


Chapter 19

Geriatric Trauma

Lance E. Stuke MD, MPH, John P. Hunt MD, MPH, Patrick Greiffenstein MD, Alan B. Marr MD


Chapter 20

Preparedness Lessons from A Devastating Tornado

Philip W Smith, MD, Renee Denton, BSN, RN, Robert Denton, BHS, RN, PA-C, Dennis Manley, BSN, HRM, CPHQ, Jason Smith, NREMT-P, Rusty Tinney, NREMT-P, Austin Worcester, AAS, BBA, MBA, Sharon Medcalf, PhD


Chapter 21

Mental Health Consequences of Disaster Exposure in Older Adults:  From PTSD and Combat Veterans to Vascular Comorbidity

Shilpa Srinivasan, MD, DFAPA, Maria D. Llorente, MD, Meghan Magley, MD


Chapter 22

The long term effect of Trauma for Disaster Victims

Alessandra Scalmati, MD, PhD


Chapter 23

Seniors during Wars and Civil Strife:  The Lebanese Story

Nabil M. Kronfol, Abla Mehio Sibai


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