Bioterrorism in Medical and Healthcare Administration

Author: Laure Paquette

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780824756512

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 296

View: 6953


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

Government Public Relations

A Reader

Author: Mordecai Lee

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420062786

Category: Political Science

Page: 456

View: 4524


Much maligned in the past as wasteful and self-serving, government public relations provides several distinct services that can be used to advance the substantive mission of an agency in ways that save money, time, and effort. In the same manner as budgeting, HR, strategic planning, and performance assessment, public relations must be included in t

Preparedness Against Bioterrorism and Re-emerging Infectious Diseases

Author: Janusz Kocik,Marek Janiak,Marian Negut

Publisher: IOS Press

ISBN: 9781586034177

Category: Medical

Page: 255

View: 2839


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.

Hospital Preparation for Bioterror

A Medical and Biomedical Systems Approach

Author: Joseph H. McIsaac

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0080465684

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 464

View: 562


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 Medicine

Author: Robert M. Wachter,Lee Goldman (MD.),Harry Hollander

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780781747271

Category: Medical

Page: 1290

View: 8650


Now thoroughly updated, this resource offers practical, evidence-based guidelines for the care of hospitalized patients. The only book geared directly and exclusively to inpatient management, this guide is edited by national leaders in the hospital field.

Handbook of Long-Term Care Administration and Policy

Author: Cynthia Massie Mara,Laura Olson

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420013245

Category: Medical

Page: 464

View: 978


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.

Nonproliferation Primer

Preventing the Spread of Nuclear, Chemical, and Biological Weapons

Author: Randall Forsberg,William Driscoll,Gregory Webb,Jonathan Dean

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262560955

Category: History

Page: 149

View: 9489


Choice Outstanding Academic Title, 1996. This primer provides a complete yet concise overview of the technical background needed to understand today's nonproliferation issues. It describes all the existing types of weapons of mass destruction and examines the threats they pose and their implications for regional and international security. The authors identify countries that have, or may have, programs to develop such weapons, describe the technology needed to continue such programs, and examine the extent to which these programs violate existing international agreements. They also outline existing unilateral and multilateral measures designed to curb proliferation and discuss new measures that could strengthen current nonproliferation efforts.

Introduction to Health Care Management

Author: Buchbinder

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 128408101X

Category: Law

Page: 676

View: 4420


This concise, reader-friendly, introductory healthcare management text covers a wide variety of healthcare settings, from hospitals to nursing homes and clinics. Filled with examples to engage the reader’s imagination, the important issues in healthcare management, such as ethics, cost management, strategic planning and marketing, information technology, and human resources, are all thoroughly covered.

Public Health Administration

Principles for Population-Based Management

Author: Lloyd Novick,Cynthia Morrow,Glen Mays

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 0763738425

Category: Medical

Page: 797

View: 4055


This reference gives full coverage of traditional public health responsibilities--assessing the burden of disease, preventing and controlling health threats, and developing policies and constituencies to improve health--in a contemporary framework that fully reflects the ongoing transition from a public to a population health perspective. Public Health Administration covers the basics of administration, including organizational design law, human resources, budgeting and financing, marketing, and communications; discusses newly defined and emerging areas, such as health information management, geographic information systems, performance measurement and improvement, ethics, leadership, and community partnerships; expert contributors draw on first hand experience and leading-edge research, assembling the information required for effective managerial decision-making.