Preparing hospitals for bioterror : a medical and biomedical systems approach /

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Imprint:Amsterdam ; Boston : Elsevier Academic Press, ©2006.
Description:1 online resource (xv, 443 pages) : illustrations
Subject:Emergency medical services.
Hospitals -- Emergency services.
Emergency medical services.
Hospitals -- Emergency services.
Hospital Administration.
Emergency Service, Hospital.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
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Varying Form of Title:Hospital preparation for bioterror
Other authors / contributors:McIsaac, Joseph H., editor.
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Summary: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.
Other form:Print version: Preparing hospitals for bioterror. Amsterdam ; Boston : Elsevier Academic Press, ©2006 0120884402 9780120884407
Standard no.:9780120884407
Table of Contents:
  • Contributor list
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • 1. Recurring Pitfalls in Hospital Preparedness and Response
  • 2. The History and Threat of Biological Weapons and Bioterrorism
  • 3. Hospital Syndromic Surveillance
  • 4. Biological Agents, Effects, Treatment, and Differential Diagnosis
  • 5. Medical Considerations for Radiological Terrorism
  • 6. Nerve and Chemical Agents
  • 7. Decontamination and Personal Protection
  • 8. EMS Preparation for Terrorist Events
  • 9. Emergency Department Preparation
  • 10. Pediatrics: Special Considerations for Children
  • 11. The Role of Psychiatry and Social Services in the Hospital Response to Bioterrorism
  • 12. Bioterrorism and Obstetrics The Exposed Pregnant Patient
  • 13. Operating Room Preparation for Mass Casualties
  • 14. Bioterrorism and Implications for Nurses and Nursing
  • 15. The Role of Pharmacy in Emergency Preparedness
  • 16. The Clinical Engineering Department Role in Emergency Preparedness
  • 17. Amateur Radio Support for Hospitals
  • 18. Hospital Power: Critical Care
  • 19. Electromagnetic Interference
  • 20. Chapter for Simulation for Bioterrorism
  • 21. Simulation II: Preparing for Biodisasters
  • 22. Hospital Large-Scale Drills
  • 23. Response to SARS as a prototype for bioterrorism: Lessons in a Regional Hospital in Hong Kong
  • Appendix A. Emergency Preparedness, Response & Recovery Checklist Beyond the Emergency Management Plan
  • Appendix B. Model Hospital Mutual Aid Memorandum of Understanding
  • Appendix C. Protecting Building & Environments from Airborne Chemical, Biological, or Radiological Attacks
  • Appendix D. Develop a Mitigation Plan (FEMA)
  • Appendix E. Medical Examiner/Coroner Guide for Mass Fatality Management of Chemically Contaminated Remains
  • Appendix F. Systems and Communications Security During Recovery and Repair
  • Appendix G. Altered Standards of Care in Mass-Casualty Events
  • Appendix H. Surge Hospitals: Providing Safe Care in Emergencies
  • Appendix I. Medical-Surgical Supply Formulary by Disaster Scenario
  • Index