Bioterrorism in Medical and Healthcare Administration

Author: Laure Paquette

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780824756512

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 296

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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
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Preparedness Against Bioterrorism and Re-emerging Infectious Diseases

Author: Janusz Kocik,Marek Janiak,Marian Negut

Publisher: IOS Press

ISBN: 9781586034177

Category: Medical

Page: 255

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In these papers drawn from the January 2003 workshop, contributors describe methods of building integrated systems to combat epidemics and bio-terrorism. Their general topics include developing epidemiology with laboratory support as a biological attack identification tool, using national approaches to biodefense, and conducting risk assessment, cr.
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Hospital Preparation for Bioterror

A Medical and Biomedical Systems Approach

Author: Joseph H. McIsaac

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0080465684

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 464

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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.
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Bioterrorism

Federal Research and Preparedness Activities, Coordination and Preparedness, and Public Health Preparedness Programs

Author: Janet Heinrich

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9780756718602

Category: Medical

Page: 162

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Handbook of Bioterrorism and Disaster Medicine

Author: Robert Antosia,John D. Cahill

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387328041

Category: Medical

Page: 492

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This is an essential portable handbook on bioterrorism and disaster medicine. Its practical and comprehensive text features chapters pertinent to bioterrorism, infectious disease, microbiology, virology, public health, epidemiology, and disaster medicine. It will serve as a practical guide for situation-specific disasters; recognize what injuries or illnesses to expect; provide proactive guidelines to define specific diseases; and give a guide of appropriate personnel protective equipment during these large-scale emergencies. It is an essential companion to those either interested or currently working in any of the aforementioned fields.
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Bioterrorism and Public Health

Author: Vitali B. Mellehovitch

Publisher: Nova Publishers

ISBN: 9781590339411

Category: Medical

Page: 181

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Bioterrorism poses a unique challenge to the medical care and public health systems. Unlike an explosion or chemical attack, which results in immediate and visible casualties, the public health impact of a biological attack can unfold gradually over time. Until a sufficient number of people arrive at the emergency rooms and doctors' offices complaining of similar illnesses, there may be no sign that an attack has taken place. The speed and accuracy with which the doctors and laboratories reach the correct diagnoses and report their findings to public health authorities has a direct impact on the number of people who become ill, and the number that die. The nation's ability to respond to a bioterrorist attack, therefore, depends crucially on the state of preparedness of its medical care systems and public health infrastructure. Public health experts have for years complained about the deterioration of the public health system through neglect and lack of funding. They warn that the nation is ill equipped and insufficiently prepared to respond to a bioterrorist attack. to spot biological attacks, a shortage of sophisticated laboratories to identify the agents, and inadequate supplies of drugs and vaccines to counteract the threat. They also contend that inadequate plans exist for setting up quarantines and emergency facilities to handle the sick and infectious victims. Improving public health preparedness and response capacity offers protection not only from bioterrorist attacks, but also from naturally occurring public health emergencies. Public health officials are increasingly concerned about our exposure and susceptibility to infectious disease and food-borne illness because of global travel, ubiquitous food imports, and the evolution of antibiotic-resistant pathogens. This book reviews critical issues in the U. S. public system and its vulnerability or lack thereof to bioterrorism.
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Critical Infrastructure Protection in Homeland Security

Defending a Networked Nation

Author: Ted G. Lewis, PhD

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118817664

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 400

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"...excellent for use as a text in information assurance orcyber-security courses...I strongly advocate thatprofessors...examine this book with the intention of using it intheir programs." (Computing Reviews.com, March 22, 2007) "The book is written as a student textbook, but it should beequally valuable for current practitioners...this book is a veryworthwhile investment." (Homeland Security Watch, August 17,2006) While the emphasis is on the development of policies that lead tosuccessful prevention of terrorist attacks on the nation’sinfrastructure, this book is the first scientific study of criticalinfrastructures and their protection. The book models thenation’s most valuable physical assets and infrastructuresectors as networks of nodes and links. It then analyzes thenetwork to identify vulnerabilities and risks in the sectorcombining network science, complexity theory, modeling andsimulation, and risk analysis. The most critical components become the focus of deeper analysisand protection. This approach reduces the complex problem ofprotecting water supplies, energy pipelines, telecommunicationstations, Internet and Web networks, and power grids to a muchsimpler problem of protecting a few critical nodes. The new editionincorporates a broader selection of ideas and sectors and moves themathematical topics into several appendices.
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Handbook of Long-Term Care Administration and Policy

Author: Cynthia Massie Mara,Laura Olson

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420013245

Category: Medical

Page: 464

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Attitudes toward long-term care contain a strong residue of negativity in today’s society and current problems with the system augment such perceptions. Unless dealt with now, this will only get worse, as the 85-and-older crowd is the fastest growing part of the population, and the first wave of Baby Boomers is approaching 60. Exploring and delineating the issues from every angle, the Handbook of Long-Term Care Administration and Policy addresses key areas such as history, trends, and outlook for this growing concern. The first part of the handbook provides the context for the rest of the volume. The heart of the text, it covers topics such as public perception, understanding system failure, and the tensions between the social model and the medical model. Part two focuses on recipients and their care givers while part three emphasizes services, exploring models that confront the barriers to achieving coordination of care. Part four addresses issues related to the administration of care such as the context in which governing bodies have evolved, ethical concerns, and the importance and benefits of transparency of information. The book concludes with an examination of policymaking and funding, the challenges inherent in getting long term care on the public agenda, geriatric mental health needs, and future issues that will fuel a national debate. A stand-alone text introducing long-term care administration and policy, this book provides a foundation for understanding the fragmented service delivery system and a guide through the maze of long-term health care.
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