Emergency & Disaster Preparedness for Health Professionals, Second Edition

About the Courseware

Copyright: 2018

Authors: Linda Young Landesman, DrPH, MSW

Being prepared to respond to natural disasters, terrorist events, and infectious disease outbreaks has become an important competency for healthcare professionals. Yet most instructors wonder: “What do my students need to know?”

Emergency & Disaster Preparedness distills the essential, cutting-edge information about how communities and healthcare facilities prepare and manage the response processes, meeting federal guidelines. This pioneering book has been written by the premiere public health specialist in the field, Linda Young Landesman, DrPH, MSW.

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Table of contents

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Emergencies, Disasters, and Health Care
Chapter 2: Emergency and Disaster Planning and Management
Chapter 3: Healthcare Planning, Challenges, and Case Studies
Chapter 4: Healthcare Response Procedures
Chapter 5: Maintaining Continuity of Care
Chapter 6: Professional and Personal Preparedness
Chapter 7: The Roles of Allied Health Professionals

NEW! Add one of our new profession-specific eChapters to meet the needs of your course!

The following eChapters include additional hands-on laboratory activities and projects.

  • Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians – by instructor Julie Burger, MPH, CPH, CHES, CPhT
  • Health Information Professionals

Learn more about the eChapters.



Key Features and Benefits

  • Chapters 1-7 inform students about the four phases of comprehensive emergency management. Students learn key agencies, organizations, processes, and terms in disaster response.
  • With chapter lesson plans and three labs, the print or digital textbook can be integrated into an advanced lab, practice course, or management course. The courseware can also be used for all level students in an 8-week mini course or 16-week full course to meet accreditation requirements in emergencies and disaster preparedness.
  • Case studies from Hurricane Katrina, the Boston Marathon, and the Ebola Virus Disease provide engaging real-world examples.
  • Supplements provide suggested activities and projects to enhance student learning.
  • Instructor eResources provide course and lesson planning guidance, PowerPoints, and assessment tools.
  • Content meets or exceeds ASHP healthcare curriculum and certification test standards for emergency preparedness.
  • New! Add one of our new eChapters to meet the specific needs of your course: Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians eChapter or Health Information Specialists eChapter. These eChapters include hands-on laboratory activities and projects. Learn more.
Chapter Features

Chapter Features

  • Photos engage visual learners.
  • Key Abbreviations and Acronyms reinforce essential terminology students are expected to know.
  • Real-Life Examples are provided in case studies and special sections titled “Heroes Corner” and “A Closer Look.” They help students anticipate emergencies and disasters they may experience in the real world.
  • Margin Features draw students’ attention to crucial information to explore or remember.
  • End-of-Chapter Review Questions and Terms assess student comprehension of key concepts.
  • eBook Supplements, such as “Social Media Tools Used in Emergency Communications,” provide students with additional tips to aid their preparation and professional success.

Certification and Accreditation Standards in Allied Health

Emergency & Disaster Preparedness for Health Professionals, Second Edition, meets or exceeds the standards for professional preparedness for varied allied health professions. Paradigm recently released a document that identifies the varying standards across programs.

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Courseware Reviews

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“Engaging, up-to-the-minute book that I know instructors and students will benefit from! I love the ‘Exploring Emergency Preparedness Issues’ section. It provides students active learning experiences through interacting with community resources.”

—Andrea Redman, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacist I, Emory Healthcare
Contributing Faculty, Walden University School of Nursing

“You have developed a great resource! So much of emergency planning is situational dependent, but this resource provides some great forethought to a variety of situations. I especially liked the student assignments in the faculty manual, with the grading rubrics included for the exercises.

Any emergency plan requires an immediate applied cohesion between many medical disciplines. This text, in both its didactic and practical approach, also provides an excellent opportunity for students to develop important inter-disciplinary practice skills in a way that underscores the strength and value of each responding team member.”

—Kevin Hope, RPh | Clinical Education Specialist
Continuing Education Administrator, PharmCon, Inc.

“The textbook is well-written, pedagogically sound, and a highly competent source of examination of emergency and disaster preparation with initial analysis of the theory, followed by the real-world applications.”

—Nader Rassaei MD, M.A., B.S., CPhT.
Pharmacy Technology Program Coordinator
El Paso Community College