Public health crises, such as COVID-19, natural disasters from wildfires to tornados, and human-caused emergencies, including mass shootings and cyberattacks, has risen in recent years, putting healthcare organizations on high alert. Because of the unpredictability of emergencies, The Joint Commission champions an all-hazards approach to emergency management (EM), reflected in its requirements.
Emergency Management in Health Care: All All-Hazards Approach, 5th edition, is a comprehensive, up-to-date resource to help all types of healthcare organizations plan for a wide range of emergencies. This new edition has been completely revised to reflect The Joint Commission’s new “Emergency Management” chapter for hospitals and critical access hospitals (effective July 1, 2022) and continues to address the EM planning needs of all healthcare settings.
Key topics in the 5th edition:
"New emergency managers along with others involved in continuity of operations and emergency operations planning will find this more detailed third edition easier to navigate and follow than similar books in the field."
-- Janet Sprehe, DNP, MSN, BSN (James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital)Doody's Review - previous edition
Emergency preparedness managers, administrators, and clinical staff who are in charge of managing disaster preparedness and emergency management operations will find this book essential. It is written clearly and concisely for those new to emergency management and those with substantial knowledge in the field, to prepare them to provide comprehensive emergency planning, mitigation, response, and recovery for organizations across the continuum of care.