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Ciottones Disaster Medicine

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ISBN: 978-0-323-28665-7

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Ciottone's Disaster Medicine, 2nd Edition

Edited by Gregory R. Ciottone, MD, FACEP, Paul D Biddinger, MD, FACEP, FAAEM, Robert G. Darling, MD, Saleh Fares, MD, MPH, FRCPC, FACEP, FAAEM, Mark E Keim, MD, MBA, Michael S Molloy, MB, Dip SpMed (RCSI), EMDM, FCEM, MFSEM(UK), FFSEM (IRL) and Selim Suner, MD, MS, FACEP

1048 pages
Trim Size 8 3/4 X 11 1/16 in
Copyright 2016
$221.00, Hardcover, Reference



The most comprehensive resource of its kind, Ciottone’s Disaster Medicine, 2nd Edition, thoroughly covers isolated domestic events as well as global disasters and humanitarian crises. Dr. Gregory Ciottone and more than 200 worldwide authorities share their knowledge and expertise on the preparation, assessment, and management of both natural and man-made disasters, including terrorist attacks and the threat of biological warfare. Part 1 offers an A-to-Z resource for every aspect of disaster medicine and management, while Part 2 features an exhaustive compilation of every conceivable disaster event, organized to facilitate quick reference in a real-time setting.


"There is no better time to announce a newly updated edition of the leading textbook on disaster medicine. ... Ciottone’s Disaster Medicine is a tightly edited, thorough exploration of all aspects of disaster medicine. The book achieves its lofty goal of being complete yet accessible. It meets the challenge of being up to date in a dynamic field. Clear chapter structure offers both historical perspective and current practice, and summaries allow readers to build a framework for concepts that improve retention. ... Appealing to students, the book provides all the necessary fundamentals that will facilitate more advanced study. Practitioners of disaster medicine will find the book an excellent resource for reference and referral. ... The rigorous academic skill of the expert authors lends each chapter insight, authority, and thoroughness. ... Although a read-through of this list of evils may be overwhelming, this book offers the best that could be offered: timeless, thoroughness, and usability."

-Stephen C. Morris, MD, MPH (Annals of Emergency Medicine, Volume 67, no. 6: June 2016)

"We recently experienced a surge of patients in our emergency department with tear gas exposure from a riot. After the event, I consulted the book and there were two succinct chapters that related to this event… Looking forward, I intend to spend some time really engaging with this book and saving it for reference as more disasters are inevitable…the book feels not only comprehensive, but truly definitive."

-Michael D. Zwank, MD, RDMS, FACEP (University of Minnesota Medical School) Doody’s Score: 95 - 4 Stars!

Key Features

  • Quickly grasp key concepts, including identification of risks, organizational preparedness, equipment planning, disaster education and training, and more advanced concepts such as disaster risk reduction, tactical EMS, hazard vulnerability analysis, impact of disaster on children, and more.
  • Understand the chemical and biologic weapons known to exist today, as well as how to best manage possible future events and scenarios for which there is no precedent.

New to this Edition

  • Be prepared for man-made disasters with new sections that include Topics Unique to Terrorist Events and High-Threat Disaster Response and Operational Medicine (covering tactical and military medicine).
  • Get a concise overview of lessons learned by the responders to recent disasters such as the earthquake in Haiti, Hurricane Sandy, the 2014 Ebola outbreak, and active shooter events like Sandy Hook, CT and Aurora, CO.
  • Learn about the latest technologies such as the use of social media in disaster response and mobile disaster applications.
  • Ensure that everyone on your team is up-to-date with timely topics, thanks to new chapters on disaster nursing, crisis leadership, medical simulation in disaster preparedness, disaster and climate change, and the role of non-governmental agencies (NGOs) in disaster response – a critical topic for those responding to humanitarian needs overseas.
  • Expert Consult eBook version included with purchase. This enhanced eBook experience allows you to search all of the text, figures, and references from the book on a variety of devices.

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Author Information

Edited by Gregory R. Ciottone, MD, FACEP, Director, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Fellowship in Disaster Medicine; Director, Disaster Preparedness Program, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative; Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine;Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts ; Paul D Biddinger, MD, FACEP, FAAEM, Vice Chairman for Emergency Preparedness, Department of Emergency Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Medical Director for Emergency Preparedness, MGH and Partners Healthcare, Director, Harvard School of Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Exercise Program (EPREP) Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Senior Preparedness Fellow, Harvard TS Chan School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts ; Robert G. Darling, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Patronus Medical Corporation, Ashburn, Virginia; Assistant Professor, Military and Emergency Medicine, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland; Saleh Fares, MD, MPH, FRCPC, FACEP, FAAEM; Mark E Keim, MD, MBA, Associate Director for Science, Office for Environmental Health Emergencies, National Center for Environmental Health, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia; Michael S Molloy, MB, Dip SpMed (RCSI), EMDM, FCEM, MFSEM(UK), FFSEM (IRL), Research Director, Dublin, Ireland and Selim Suner, MD, MS, FACEP, Professor of Emergency Medicine, Surgery and Engineering; Director, Division of Disaster Medicine and Emergency Preparedness, Department of Emergency Medicine; Director,, Brown Advanced Emergency Medicine Academies (BAEMA), Department of Emergency Medicine, Director, Fellowship Program in Disaster Medicine and Emergency Preparedness, Division of Disaster Medicine and Emergency Preparedness, Department of Emergency Medicine, Alpert Medical School of Brown University

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