Handbook To Practical Disaster Preparedness For The Family

Author: Arthur T. Bradley
Publisher: Arthur Bradley
ISBN: 1453678875
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Ninety-nine percent of the time the world spins like a top, the skies are clear, and your refrigerator is full of milk and cheese. But know with certainty that the world is a dangerous place. Storms rage, fires burn, and diseases spread. No one is ever completely safe. Not you. Not your children. We all live as part of a very complex ecosystem that is unpredictable and willing to kill us without remorse or pause. This book will help you to establish a practical disaster preparedness plan for your entire family, covering all 14 basic human needs. Additional information is also presented for those with special needs, including the elderly, children, people with disabilities, pregnant women, and pets. Every topic is well researched, with over 240 references cited, and is presented in a clear, easy to read format.

The Social History Of The American Family

Author: Marilyn J. Coleman
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483370429
Size: 44.18 MB
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The American family has come a long way from the days of the idealized family portrayed in iconic television shows of the 1950s and 1960s. The four volumes of The Social History of the American Family explore the vital role of the family as the fundamental social unit across the span of American history. Experiences of family life shape so much of an individual’s development and identity, yet the patterns of family structure, family life, and family transition vary across time, space, and socioeconomic contexts. Both the definition of who or what counts as family and representations of the “ideal” family have changed over time to reflect changing mores, changing living standards and lifestyles, and increased levels of social heterogeneity. Available in both digital and print formats, this carefully balanced academic work chronicles the social, cultural, economic, and political aspects of American families from the colonial period to the present. Key themes include families and culture (including mass media), families and religion, families and the economy, families and social issues, families and social stratification and conflict, family structures (including marriage and divorce, gender roles, parenting and children, and mixed and non-modal family forms), and family law and policy. Features: Approximately 600 articles, richly illustrated with historical photographs and color photos in the digital edition, provide historical context for students. A collection of primary source documents demonstrate themes across time. The signed articles, with cross references and Further Readings, are accompanied by a Reader’s Guide, Chronology of American Families, Resource Guide, Glossary, and thorough index. The Social History of the American Family is an ideal reference for students and researchers who want to explore political and social debates about the importance of the family and its evolving constructions.

North Carolina S Hurricane History

Author: Jay Barnes
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 1469608332
Size: 45.48 MB
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North Carolina's Hurricane History charts the more than fifty great storms that have battered the Tar Heel State from the colonial era through Irene in 2011 and Superstorm Sandy in 2012, two of the costliest hurricanes on record. Drawing on news reports, National Weather Service records, and eyewitness descriptions, hurricane historian Jay Barnes emphasizes the importance of learning from this extraordinary history as North Carolina prepares for the inevitable disastrous storms to come. Featuring more than 200 photographs, maps, and illustrations, this book offers amazing stories of destruction and survival. While some are humorous and some tragic, all offer a unique perspective on the state's unending vulnerability to these storms.

Emergency Management For Facility And Property Managers

Author: Richard Payant
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 1259587193
Size: 41.60 MB
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Understand, Plan, and Prepare for Emergencies and Disasters Develop and implement effective emergency management plans throughout your organization using the detailed information contained in this practical guide. Emergency Management for Facility and Property Managers shows, step-by-step, how to minimize property damage, reduce the risk of personal injury, and ensure business continuity—all while complying with the plethora of laws and regulations. You will get up-to-date coverage of the many types of emergencies, the elements of successful emergency management, and employee and family preparedness. Valuable appendixes contain helpful forms and checklists, facility and property intelligence data, and a complete sample emergency management plan. Emergency Management for Facility and Property Managers covers: · Electrical Power Emergencies · Elevators and Escalators · Fire Protection · Hazardous Materials and Spill Emergencies · Indoor Air Quality · Labor Strike Plans · Storms and Weather Preparedness · Natural Disasters · Infectious Disease Emergencies · Physical Security · Control of Hazardous Energy · Water Disruptions · Workplace Violence · Terrorism

Oxford Handbook Of Ophthalmology

Author: Alastair Denniston
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191057029
Size: 20.47 MB
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Fully revised for its third edition, the Oxford Handbook of Ophthalmology is a concise, systematic guide to all aspects of diagnosis, assessment, and ongoing management of ophthalmic diseases and conditions. Closely aligned with the curriculum for the ophthalmic postgraduate exams, and containing the most up-to-date clinical guidance, and practical advice, this is the essential resource for all those caring for ophthalmic patients. Covering the key information for both trainees and specialists; from clinical methods and the use of ophthalmic instruments, to basic perioperative care and advanced life support protocols. It includes new chapters covering laser procedures and theatre notes, as well as new sections on emerging technologies such as adaptive optics and gene therapy for retinal diseases. With expert advice, the latest clinical guidance, and its easy-reference format, this unique resource provides immediate access to the information you need, when you need it.

Medical Eligibility Criteria For Contraceptive Use

Author: World Health Organization
Publisher: World Health Organization
ISBN: 9241563885
Size: 18.88 MB
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Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use reviews the medical eligibility criteria for use of contraception, offering guidance on the safety and use of different methods for women and men with specific characteristics or known medical conditions. The recommendations are based on systematic reviews of available clinical and epidemiological research. It is a companion guideline to Selected Practice Recommendations for Contraceptive Use. Together, these documents are intended to be used by policy-makers, program managers, and the scientific community to support national programs in the preparation of service delivery guidelines. The fourth edition of this useful resource supersedes previous editions, and has been fully updated and expanded. It includes over 86 new recommendations and 165 updates to recommendations in the previous edition. Guidance for populations with special needs is now provided, and a new annex details evidence on drug interactions from concomitant use of antiretroviral therapies and hormonal contraceptives. To assist users familiar with the third edition, new and updated recommendations are highlighted. Everyone involved in providing family planning services and contraception should have the fourth edition of Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use at hand.

Handbook Of Family Planning And Reproductive Health Care

Author: Nancy Loudon
Publisher: Harcourt Health Sciences Group
ISBN:
Size: 39.96 MB
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This is a practical handbook for daily reference by those working in family planning. It provides up to date coverage of all aspects of family planning and in this third edition its scope has been extended to women's reproductive health.

Contraception

Author: Anne Szarewski
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780192632562
Size: 36.37 MB
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'Contraception: A User's Handbook...gives you all the information you need when considering which contraceptive will be right for you.' -Metro North East