Disaster Preparedness for Seniors

A Comprehensive Guide for Healthcare Professionals

Editors: Cefalu, Charles A. (Ed.)

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

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. 

About the authors

Charles A. Cefalu, MD, MS, is Chief of the Section of Geriatric Medicine for the Medical Center of Louisiana and Clinical Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine. He graduated from LSU School of Medicine-New Orleans in 1974 and completed a residency in Family Medicine at Earl K. Long Hospital in Baton Rouge, LA, where he joined the faculty as an Instructor. He later served as Assistant Professor and Assistant Director of the program, and through February 1981, he was Residency Director of the program. 

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“This book is a model of the importance of disaster preparedness for the elderly. … The book succeeds in providing well-organized information, resources, policy samples, and training programs to geriatric healthcare providers across all levels of the care continuum and during all stages of a disaster. It is a useful resource to educate any healthcare professional on the importance of disaster preparedness for the elderly population.” (Carolyn N. Martin, Doody’s Book Reviews, October, 2014)

Table of contents (23 chapters)

  • Myths and Realities of Natural Disasters Revisited

    Aguilar, Erwin A.

    Pages 3-8

  • Triaging Acute Care Patients During a Disaster

    Yandle, Gretchen M. (et al.)

    Pages 11-20

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

    Peterson, Lindsay (et al.)

    Pages 21-30

  • Emergency Preparedness for Home Based Primary Care Senior Veterans: Lessons Learned from Previous Experience

    Tubbesing, Sarah A. (et al.)

    Pages 31-52

  • Disasters and the Frail Elderly

    Kawasaki, Lumie

    Pages 53-63

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Hardcover $189.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4939-0664-2
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Disaster Preparedness for Seniors
Book Subtitle
A Comprehensive Guide for Healthcare Professionals
Editors
  • Charles A. Cefalu
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4939-0665-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4939-0665-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4939-0664-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4939-4655-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 361
Number of Illustrations and Tables
8 b/w illustrations, 9 illustrations in colour
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