2023 Quarterly Reading List
Hospital Emergency Management (Oct)
By: Dr. Robert J. Muller
Unfortunately, hospitals are often underprepared for large-scale emergencies—whether due to lack of funding or lack of expertise. Although planning for these what-ifs can take a backseat to day-to-day operations, having an adequate emergency management plan is a crucial factor in patient outcomes.
The field of emergency management is constantly changing. The dynamic nature of threats and resources means the appropriate response to emergencies regularly varies. Having a management plan in place for all phases and types of disasters is important—and is now legally required by the Joint Commission. This comprehensive manual lays out an approach for each component of planning—spanning roles from administration to security personnel and beyond. With careful study, each hospital can conduct a vulnerability analysis as the first step in creating an effective response plan.
While the likeliness of a serious disaster may seem small, can we afford not to be ready? Whether the issue is internal, like electrical failure, or external, like extreme weather, many lives will depend on a local hospital’s efficient reaction.
Thriving in Crisis (Nov)
By: Robert Gerlach
A comprehensive guidebook that equips emergency managers with the vital skills and knowledge necessary to navigate the complexities of their roles effectively. This book delves into various critical aspects of emergency management, ranging from foundational concepts to emerging technologies and future trends.
Give and Take (Dec)
By: Adam Grant
For generations, we have focused on the individual drivers of success: passion, hard work, talent, and luck. But in today’s dramatically reconfigured world, success is increasingly dependent on how we interact with others. In Give and Take, Adam Grant, an award-winning researcher and Wharton’s highest-rated professor, examines the surprising forces that shape why some people rise to the top of the success ladder while others sink to the bottom. Praised by social scientists, business theorists, and corporate leaders, Give and Take opens an approach to work, interactions, and productivity that is nothing short of revolutionary.