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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 28  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 550

"Code Red" The Disaster Manual

Department of Anaesthesiology, Pushpanjali Crosslay Hospital, Ghaziabad, India

Date of Web Publication4-Oct-2012

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Kapoor MC. "Code Red" The Disaster Manual. J Anaesthesiol Clin Pharmacol 2012;28:550

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Kapoor MC. "Code Red" The Disaster Manual. J Anaesthesiol Clin Pharmacol [serial online] 2012 [cited 2021 Apr 18];28:550. Available from:

Author: Surgeon Commander (Dr) K.C. Sekhar (Retd)
PeePee Publishers and Distributors (P) Ltd, Delhi, India

Our planet has been struck by innumerable disasters, which have changed or destroyed many a civilization. Disasters generally strike without warning and leave behind unfathomable destruction. We face disasters of various magnitudes in our lifetime, which result in unfortunate loss of life, limb, and assets. However, survivors can fend for themselves and get through even the toughest circumstances in case we are armed with the right equipment and information. Surgeon Commander (Dr) K.C. Sekhar provides a comprehensive and practical guide to prepare for and react in life's most unpredictable scenarios.

In this disaster-preparedness manual, he outlines the materials you will need-from food and water, to shelter and energy, to first-aid and survival skills to help you safely live through the worst. The book covers how to find and store food, water, and clothing, as well as the basics of installing back-up power and lights. With this comprehensive guide in hand, you can be sure to respond quickly, correctly, and confidently when a crisis threatens. It covers the entire range of disaster-related information, ranging from the major to the minor.

The need for a comprehensive guide on disaster management is undoubtedly there. Most people, when faced with disaster planning and crisis management, are overwhelmed. The subject is extremely large and complex. Successful contingency planning can reduce the damage though it may not stop a disaster from happening. The author says the bottom line in tackling disasters is preparedness and effective mitigation. There is a critical need for a guide to help planners and managers in their contingency planning and crisis management planning.

The book shows the responses to natural disasters such as fires, earthquakes, hurricanes, and floods, how to keep warm during winter storms, even how to protect yourself from a terrorist attack or other dangerous situations. It demonstrates the importance of complete and adequate planning. The book describes the management of an extensive list of disasters, emergency declarations, tsunami, war, bomb attacks, terrorist event profiles, workplace fatal injuries, heat waves, pandemics, and multiple other forms of disasters. Even disasters like nuclear, biological, and chemical warfare have been described. The book discusses the pre-hospital as well as hospital care and gives an overview of trauma care.

The book has interesting chapters on air accidents and marine accidents, which come out from the author's personal experience in the Armed Forces. There is a chapter on disasters on Oil Rigs, which will be of interest to people working in off-shore installations. The author takes the readers to unexplored horizons and talks about the role of nanotechnology and robots in disaster management.


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