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New Release - Pediatric Disaster Preparedness and Response Topical Collection 2019

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Pediatric Disaster Preparedness and Response Topical Collection is an update of select material in the 2005 Pediatric Terrorism and Disaster Preparedness Resource manual. The Topical Collection aims to inform and guide pediatricians as well as planners, responders, care providers, and volunteers to be better prepared to deal with children affected by disasters. This revision is more succinct to improve and increase accessibility, and the material provides links to where the interested reader can find more information. Included in Topical Collection Part One are the following chapters:

1. How Children are Different

2. Disaster Planning for Pediatricians

3. Preparedness Planning in Specific Practice Settings

4. Mental Health Issues

5. Emerging Infectious Diseases

6. Pediatric Preparedness Exercises

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