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Preparing Hospitals for Bioterror

Preparing Hospitals for Bioterror Book
Author : Joseph H. McIsaac
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2006
ISBN : 9780120884407
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Hospital Preparation for Bioterror provides an extremely timely guide to improving the readiness of hospitals or healthcare organizations to manage mass casualties as a result of bioterrorism, biological warfare, and natural disasters. Contributions from leading law enforcement agencies, hospital administrators, clinical engineers, surgeons and terror-prevention professionals provide the most comprehensive, well-rounded source for this valuable information. Chapters on logistics and protecting the infrastructure help personnel distinguish the specific risks and vulnerabilities of each unique institution and assists in identifying specific solutions for disaster and bioterrorism preparedness. ·Principles and techniques discussed are applicable to all disasters, both large and small, not just bioterrorism ·Technical aspects such as hospital power and telecommunications are covered, in addition to patient care, response to mass casualties, large-scale drills, and surge capacity. ·Organized along functional lines, patient flow, medical specialty, and infrastructure ·A complimentary website with supplementary materials, check-lists, and references enhances the text and provides additional resources for preparedness.

Hospital Preparation for Bioterror

Hospital Preparation for Bioterror Book
Author : Joseph H. McIsaac
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2010-07-08
ISBN : 0080465684
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Hospital Preparation for Bioterror provides an extremely timely guide to improving the readiness of hospitals or healthcare organizations to manage mass casualties as a result of bioterrorism, biological warfare, and natural disasters. Contributions from leading law enforcement agencies, hospital administrators, clinical engineers, surgeons and terror-prevention professionals provide the most comprehensive, well-rounded source for this valuable information. Chapters on logistics and protecting the infrastructure help personnel distinguish the specific risks and vulnerabilities of each unique institution and assists in identifying specific solutions for disaster and bioterrorism preparedness. Principles and techniques discussed are applicable to all disasters, both large and small, not just bioterrorism. Technical aspects such as hospital power and telecommunications are covered, in addition to patient care, response to mass casualties, large-scale drills, and surge capacity. Organized along functional lines, patient flow, medical specialty, and infrastructure. A complimentary website with supplementary materials, check-lists, and references enhances the text and provides additional resources for preparedness.

Bioterrorism

Bioterrorism Book
Author : Joseph R. Masci, M.D.,Elizabeth Bass
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2004-12-28
ISBN : 9780849316609
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In the battle against bioterrorism, one of the greatest challenges is finding the ideal balance between complacency and overreaction. The goal is to be so well prepared that we can prevent catastrophic outcomes in the event of a bioterrorist attack, while strengthening our ability to prevent and treat naturally-occurring infectious diseases. Bioterrorism: A Guide for Hospital Preparedness provides critical guidelines for health providers on effectively preparing for bioterrorism. The book presents information on all aspects of dealing with bioterrorism including the likeliest biological agents to be used, means of determining that an attack is taking place, diagnosis and management of specific diseases, and mechanisms of reporting to public health authorities. The text reviews cooperative planning for private practitioners, methods for protecting hospital and office staff and other patients in the event of an attack, approaches to handling the psychological effects of terrorism, special considerations concerning the care of children, and strategies for answering questions posed by the public and the media. It also includes data from national and regional exercises in assessing preparedness, with suggestions for implementing lessons learned from these exercises. With bioterrorism on the fine line between risk and reality, it is essential for health care providers to be properly equipped for every situation. This comprehensive guide features solid strategies for establishing and maintaining an attainable level of preparation in the ever-present risk of bioterrorism.

Bioterrorism with CD ROM

Bioterrorism with CD ROM Book
Author : Robert J. Ursano,Ann E. Norwood,Carol S. Fullerton
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2004-06-17
ISBN : 9780521814720
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Written by the leading experts, this is essential reading for all professionals involved in preparation for bioterrorism.

Reopening Shuttered Hospitals to Expand Surge Capacity

Reopening Shuttered Hospitals to Expand Surge Capacity Book
Author : Department of Health & Human Services,Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Publisher : CreateSpace
Release : 2014-05-24
ISBN : 9781499671759
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Greater Boston and Massachusetts were used as prototypes to evaluate the feasibility of, and requirements for, reopening a shuttered hospital to expand surge capacity during an urban mass casualty event. Massachusetts health planners previously identified the need for 150-250 additional beds for a surge event; this is the scale of operation explored in this project. Other communities may be considering this option as well. Our objective was to develop tools to help planners determine whether this option is feasible in their local communities and to carry out the advance planning and preparation that would be required. After considering several candidate facilities, conducting careful walk-throughs and assessments of two candidate facilities, and discussing options with the owners of several others in the greater Boston area, we concluded that the following factors would help emergency planners evaluate candidate shuttered hospitals and determine the most likely candidates for surge capacity expansion: A completely abandoned hospital that has been vacant for many years would likely have been stripped of anything saleable and will no longer have working utilities, fire and life safety systems, or even possibly water and sanitation fixtures. Thus a totally shuttered facility cannot safely be converted to inpatient care in a timely manner; Location and the relative local value of the real estate involved may indicate the likelihood that a facility will remain empty and available or be converted to other purposes such as condominiums or assisted living; Similarly, a shuttered hospital may have an uncertain ownership status, may be owned by a city or a developer, or may be part of a bankruptcy proceeding. Uncertain or changing ownership may mean that no one is legally able to negotiate for the use of the facility in an emergency. A partially-shuttered hospital that maintains some sort of affiliation with a tertiary hospital (e.g. urgent care center, walk-in clinic) may be a more likely candidate for surge capacity since organizational/contractual arrangements already exist that can be used to advantage in an emergency; A larger shuttered hospital may have more to offer than a very small one for surge capacity purposes; A surge facility located fairly close to the major tertiary medical centers may be advisable to minimize patient transportation time and issues; A facility that maintains a cafeteria and food preparation area, certified life safety systems, a phone switch, and similar basic functionality would be better than one that is entirely vacant and unused. Planners could rank potential surge facilities using a list such as this, as a first step in identifying the best candidate facilities. The resulting list of candidate facilities should be reassessed periodically, as the status of facilities can change over time.

Bioterrorism

Bioterrorism Book
Author : Joseph R. Masci, M.D.,Elizabeth Bass
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2004-12-28
ISBN : 9780203491379
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In the battle against bioterrorism, one of the greatest challenges is finding the ideal balance between complacency and overreaction. The goal is to be so well prepared that we can prevent catastrophic outcomes in the event of a bioterrorist attack, while strengthening our ability to prevent and treat naturally-occurring infectious diseases. Bioterrorism: A Guide for Hospital Preparedness provides critical guidelines for health providers on effectively preparing for bioterrorism. The book presents information on all aspects of dealing with bioterrorism including the likeliest biological agents to be used, means of determining that an attack is taking place, diagnosis and management of specific diseases, and mechanisms of reporting to public health authorities. The text reviews cooperative planning for private practitioners, methods for protecting hospital and office staff and other patients in the event of an attack, approaches to handling the psychological effects of terrorism, special considerations concerning the care of children, and strategies for answering questions posed by the public and the media. It also includes data from national and regional exercises in assessing preparedness, with suggestions for implementing lessons learned from these exercises. With bioterrorism on the fine line between risk and reality, it is essential for health care providers to be properly equipped for every situation. This comprehensive guide features solid strategies for establishing and maintaining an attainable level of preparation in the ever-present risk of bioterrorism.

Bioterrorism 2001

Bioterrorism  2001 Book
Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies,United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Appropriations
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2002
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Bioterrorism 2001 book written by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies,United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Appropriations, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Training of Clinicians for Public Health Events Relevant to Bioterrorism Preparedness

Training of Clinicians for Public Health Events Relevant to Bioterrorism Preparedness Book
Author : Barry Leonard
Publisher : DIANE Publishing
Release : 2009-02
ISBN : 9781437902822
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Recent terrorist attacks against the U.S. have increased awareness of the Nation¿s vulnerability to terrorism. One serious form of terrorism involves the use of biological weapons that could cause devastating epidemics. Preparation efforts are concentrating on smallpox, anthrax, plague, botulism, tularemia, and the viral hemorrhagic fevers. But only recently has the value of bioterrorism educ. has been recently recognized, leading to the question: How does one train clinicians for such an unusual public health crisis? This report summarizes the identification of and review data on the most effective ways to train clinicians to respond to a bioterrorist attack or other public health event posing similar challenges to the health care system.

Bioterrorism in Medical and Healthcare Administration

Bioterrorism in Medical and Healthcare Administration Book
Author : Laure Paquette
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2004-06-29
ISBN : 9780824756512
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Bioterrorism in Medical and Healthcare Administration provides an efficient method to identify, manage, and control transformations in the provision of health services during elevated levels of bioterrorist threat - offering step-by-step procedures and templates to prepare and implement a coordinated response to high-alert situations. Outlines procedures to analyze events of significance, properly train personnel, maintain working relationships among various groups, and effectively cope with the threat or use of bioweaponry. Essential to public health preparedness, this book explains how to conduct strategic and tactical analyses to determine and control health service operation. It provides tools for change that can be utilized by anyone inside or outside the health care system, at any level, and in a unit of any size. The reference contains 50 worksheets that allow for clear layout and understanding of the schemes and tactics outlined in the text. It also includes case studies that showcase strategies used by individuals, infranational groups, supranational groups, governments, and groups of governments to counter bioterrorist threats

Fema s Role in Managing Bioterrorist Attacks and the Impact of Public Health Concerns on Bioterrorism Preparedness

Fema s Role in Managing Bioterrorist Attacks and the Impact of Public Health Concerns on Bioterrorism Preparedness Book
Author : Daniel K. Akaka
Publisher : DIANE Publishing
Release : 2001-09-01
ISBN : 0756726069
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Hearing held on what the Federal Government is doing to prepare our local communities for bioterrorism, on what people's concerns are, & how effective our Federal programs have been. Witnesses: Bruce Baughman, Dir., Planning & Readiness, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA); Scott R. Lillibridge, M.D., Special Assistant to the Secretary, U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services (HHS) for National Security & Emergency Management; Tara J. O'Toole, M.D., M.P.H., Johns Hopkins Center for Civilian Biodefense Studies; & Dan Hanfling, M.D., FACEP, Chmn., Disaster Preparedness Committee, Inova Fairfax Hospital, Falls Church, VA.

FEMA s Role in Managing Bioterrorist Attacks and the Impact of Public Health Concerns on Bioterrorism Preparedness

FEMA s Role in Managing Bioterrorist Attacks and the Impact of Public Health Concerns on Bioterrorism Preparedness Book
Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Governmental Affairs. Subcommittee on International Security, Proliferation, and Federal Services
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2001
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download FEMA s Role in Managing Bioterrorist Attacks and the Impact of Public Health Concerns on Bioterrorism Preparedness book written by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Governmental Affairs. Subcommittee on International Security, Proliferation, and Federal Services, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Bioterrorism

Bioterrorism Book
Author : S. Çankaya,Mustafa Kibaroğlu
Publisher : IOS Press
Release : 2010
ISBN : 1607505002
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Inaugurated in 2005, COE-DAT is a NATO accredited Centre of Excellence; a unique centre dedicated to Defence Against Terrorism, which provides DAT training and education at strategic and operational levels and contributes to research efforts This book is a collection of papers and summaries presented at the COE-DAT workshop on bioterrorism, held in Ankara in November 2008. It presents the research, experience and perspectives on biological risk and bioterrorism of a diverse group of academics and practitioners, experts in their field Sharing this information with a wider audience will, it is hoped, contribute to further consideration and improvements in countering risks and responding to biological threats and attacks

Hospital Management and Emergency Medicine Breakthroughs in Research and Practice

Hospital Management and Emergency Medicine  Breakthroughs in Research and Practice Book
Author : Management Association, Information Resources
Publisher : IGI Global
Release : 2020-02-07
ISBN : 1799824527
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Improvements in hospital management and emergency medical and critical care services require continual attention and dedication to ensure efficient and proper care for citizens. To support this endeavor, professionals rely more and more on the application of information systems and technologies to promote the overall quality of modern healthcare. Implementing effective technologies and strategies ensures proper quality and instruction for both the patient and medical practitioners. Hospital Management and Emergency Medicine: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice examines the latest scholarly material on emerging strategies and methods for delivering optimal emergency medical care and examines the latest technologies and tools that support the development of efficient emergency departments and hospital staff. While highlighting the challenges medical practitioners and healthcare professionals face when treating patients and striving to optimize their processes, the book shows how revolutionary technologies and methods are vastly improving how healthcare is implemented globally. Highlighting a range of topics such as overcrowding, decision support systems, and patient safety, this publication is an ideal reference source for hospital directors, hospital staff, emergency medical services, paramedics, medical administrators, managers and employees of health units, physicians, medical students, academicians, and researchers seeking current research on providing optimal care in emergency medicine.

Biosecurity and Bioterrorism

Biosecurity and Bioterrorism Book
Author : Jeffrey Ryan
Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
Release : 2016-02-18
ISBN : 0128020571
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Biosecurity and Bioterrorism, Second Edition, takes a holistic approach to biosecurity, with coverage of pathogens, prevention, and response methodology. It addresses these hazards in the context of vulnerability assessments and the planning strategies government and industry can use to prepare for and respond to such events. The book is organized into four thematic sections: Part I provides a conceptual understanding of biowarfare, bioterrorism and the laws we have to counteract this; Part II investigates known bioagents and the threat from emerging diseases; Part III focuses on agricultural terrorism and food security; and Part IV outlines international, US, and local initiatives for biodefense and biosecurity. Case studies illustrate biodefense against both intentional terrorism and natural outbreaks. Covers emerging threats of pandemic influenza, antibiotic resistant strains of bacterial pathogens, and severe respiratory diseases caused by novel viruses Offers increased international coverage, including initiatives to counter biological weapons and threats, and food security Updated throughout with latest protocols for dealing with biological threats and new case studies Includes online instructor ancillaries - PowerPoint lecture slides, test questions, and an instructor manual, for increased classroom functionality

Biosecurity and Bioterrorism

Biosecurity and Bioterrorism Book
Author : Jeffrey R. Ryan,Jan F. Glarum
Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
Release : 2008
ISBN : 0750684895
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A Review of Federal Bioterrorism Preparedness Programs from a Public Health Perspective

A Review of Federal Bioterrorism Preparedness Programs from a Public Health Perspective Book
Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Energy and Commerce. Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2002
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download A Review of Federal Bioterrorism Preparedness Programs from a Public Health Perspective book written by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Energy and Commerce. Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Emergency Medicine Trauma and Disaster Management

Emergency Medicine  Trauma and Disaster Management Book
Author : Emmanouil Pikoulis,Jay Doucet
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2021
ISBN : 303034116X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The number of natural and man-made disasters has risen dramatically over the last decade. Natural disasters, industrial accidents and terrorist attacks represent major incidents, often involving multiple casualties. In such cases, health professionals face multiple challenges because the type of medical care required differs from what is taught and provided in their everyday hospital duties. The aim of this book is to inform and prepare healthcare professionals for the challenges posed by major incidents, so that they can act effectively in medical teams sent on humanitarian missions or into conflict zones. It offers a holistic and horizontal approach covering all stages of the disaster management cycle. The book is divided into 5 sections: section 1: prehospital emergency services; section ii: hospital response; section iii: management of incidents; section iv: after the disaster; and section v: evaluation, ethical issues, education and research. Healthcare providers will find essential information on the special medical considerations in both prehospital and hospital disaster settings, medical management of disaster response, recovery, mitigation and preparedness. The book offers an interdisciplinary and interprofessional approach, and was written by prominent researchers and experienced practitioners.

Federal Efforts to Coordinate and Prepare the United States for Bioterrorism

Federal Efforts to Coordinate and Prepare the United States for Bioterrorism Book
Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Governmental Affairs,United States
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2002
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Federal Efforts to Coordinate and Prepare the United States for Bioterrorism book written by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Governmental Affairs,United States, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Bioterrorism Preparedness

Bioterrorism Preparedness Book
Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2004
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Bioterrorism Preparedness book written by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.