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Death in Large Numbers


Publisher: American Medical Association
Hardcover,  7" x 10",  350 pages
ISBN#: 978-1-60359-629-9
Item#: OP426811
Authors: Elin A. Gursky, MSc, ScD, Marcella Farinelli Fierro, MD

Death in Large Numbers: The Science, Policy, and Management of Mass Fatality Events: Hardbound

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Thousands of people die worldwide each year in mass fatality events. All-hazards preparedness is essential for both the management of mass fatalities and response to the needs of families. Death in Large Numbers provides critical information for those responsible for preparedness, response, and recovery operations in catastrophic incidents with mass fatalities.

Mass Fatality Management and All-Hazards Preparedness, From Planning to Response

Thousands of people die worldwide each year in mass fatality events. All-hazards preparedness is essential for both the management of mass fatalities and response to the needs of families. Death in Large Numbers provides critical information for those responsible for preparedness, response, and recovery operations in catastrophic incidents with mass fatalities. Death in Large Numbers is written by respected leaders and experts in mass fatality policy, planning, and incident response.

Three sections cover mass fatality management topics:

  • Science: Discussion of core forensic sciences integral to mass fatality events. These include disaster victim identification (DVI) through DNA, dentition, bones, and handling and burial of contaminated remains.
  • Policy: Critical aspects of civil-military integration, legal, and financial ramifications of mass fatality events and their practical and policy implications.
  • Management: Operational and personnel management across various types of organizations, both public and private.

Death in Large Numbers is written by respected leaders and experts in mass fatality policy, planning, and incident response. It addresses the following disaster mitigation and preparedness issues:

  • Chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive (CBRNE)
  • Role of the Disaster Mortuary Response Team (DMORT)
  • Mass fatality forensics
  • Mass casualty triage, management and surge capacity
  • Family Assistance Centers (FAC)
  • Issues specific to pandemics, terrorism and natural disaster fatalities
  • Morgue operations in a disaster
  • National policy and strategy applications of real-life epidemiological and outbreak scenarios
  • Interdependent organizational efforts to provide care (medical, psychological) and support
  • Education and training of health professionals in disaster medicine and public health
  • Community preparedness and resiliency in the face of mass fatality events

 

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