Hospital Preparation for Bioterror

Hospital Preparation for Bioterror

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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. AmPrinciples and techniques discussed are applicable to all disasters, both large and small, not just bioterrorism AmTechnical aspects such as hospital power and telecommunications are covered, in addition to patient care, response to mass casualties, large-scale drills, and surge capacity. AmOrganized along functional lines, patient flow, medical specialty, and infrastructure AmA complimentary website with supplementary materials, check-lists, and references enhances the text and provides additional resources for preparedness.JULIAN D. FORD 11.1 Introduction The Psychological Dimension of a€œTerrora€ in Bioterrorism Psychiatry and social services play ... fulfills the criteria for a€œtraumatic stressa€ in the American Psychiatric Associationa#39;s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (1994). ... the need for psychiatry personnel because of the focus on addressing the medical sequelae of chemical contamination. Psychiatry and social service professionals were called upon, but only after the medical staff and clinicians wereanbsp;...

Title:Hospital Preparation for Bioterror
Author:Joseph H. McIsaac III
Publisher:Academic Press - 2010-07-08


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