© 2020

Nursing Management of Pediatric Disaster

  • Catherine J. Goodhue
  • Nancy Blake

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Nancy Blake
    Pages 1-5
  3. John S. Murray
    Pages 7-24
  4. Eileen K. Fry-Bowers
    Pages 25-38
  5. Nancy Blake
    Pages 39-83
  6. Paul N. Severin, Phillip A. Jacobson
    Pages 85-197
  7. Jessica James, Annaliza Sherry
    Pages 199-208
  8. Katherine Meyer
    Pages 237-265
  9. Marian K. Nowak
    Pages 267-279
  10. Kathleen Stevenson
    Pages 281-288
  11. David J. Schonfeld, Thomas Demaria
    Pages 289-300
  12. Melinda Hirshouer, James Cole Edmonson, Kimberly K. Hatchel
    Pages 301-314
  13. Robin Adair Shannon
    Pages 315-330
  14. Laura Prestidge
    Pages 331-359
  15. Kirsten J. Covec
    Pages 361-376
  16. Mae de Vera Reyes, Janeen Gaul, Emily Rodriguez
    Pages 377-387
  17. Back Matter
    Pages 405-413

About this book


This textbook describes what nurses need to know about pediatric disaster nursing, including public policy, and addresses preparedness for all types of disasters (natural and man-made) and strategies for hospital, school and community preparedness. The book opens with a brief history of disaster nursing and explains the key differences between pediatric and adult disaster nursing. 

Recent years have been marked by numerous man-made and natural disasters, which have led nurses to seek new resources to be better prepared, in their role as nurses, for all types of disasters. Responding to this lack of resources, the book focuses on the unique needs of babies and children. It is the first and only textbook on pediatric disaster preparedness to include both the physical and psychological effects of disaster. Key aspects covered include: the psychosocial differences in and how to approach children; family reunification; medications, supplies and equipment; and decontamination. 

Given its breadth of coverage, the book is well suited as a textbook for nursing classes, while also offering a valuable resource for nurses working in the field. 


Mass casualty incident Natural disasters Pediatrics Children Man-made disasters Emergency preparedness

Editors and affiliations

  • Catherine J. Goodhue
    • 1
  • Nancy Blake
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of Pediatric Surgery/Trauma ProgramChildren’s Hospital Los AngelesLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.School of NursingUniversity of California Los AngelesLos AngelesUSA

About the editors

Catherine J. Goodhue is a certified pediatric nurse practitioner with more than 30 years of pediatric nursing experience in a variety of settings. She received her Bachelor’s in Nursing from Georgetown University and her Master’s in Nursing from UCLA. Currently she works as a PNP in the Trauma Program and as the Research Coordinator in the Division of Pediatric Surgery at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Ms. Goodhue has been involved in disaster-related research for the past 10 years and has received several disaster grants. She lectures at regional, state, and national conferences on disaster preparedness; and has authored/co-authored 11 peer-reviewed disaster-related manuscripts.

Dr. Nancy Blake has over 30 years of experience in nursing management and over 35 years in hospital disaster preparedness at the local and national level.  She received her Bachelor’s in Nursing from Mount Saint Mary’s College in Los Angeles and her Master’s and Doctorate in Nursing from UCLA.  She is currently an Assistant Adjunct Professor at UCLA School of Nursing. Dr. Blake has been involved in disaster research and national disaster preparedness, and has authored numerous articles and book chapters and presented at national conferences.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Nursing Management of Pediatric Disaster
  • Editors Catherine J. Goodhue
    Nancy Blake
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-43427-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-43428-1
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VI, 413
  • Number of Illustrations 7 b/w illustrations, 47 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Nursing Education
    Emergency Medicine
  • Buy this book on publisher's site


“This book is written for nurses but highly recommended for all levels of emergency healthcare providers, all childcare providers in every community, leaders tasked with setting up community disaster teams, and graduate pediatric nursing students. It is also highly applicable to hospital-based teams. … This book is unique in the field of pediatric emergency care because it is pertinent to current events, uses actual disasters from the past two decades, and concentrates on pediatrics.” (Ellyn PhD Cavanagh, Doody's Book Reviews, September 25, 2020)