Hospital Preparation for Bioterror. Biomedical Engineering

  • ID: 1766149
  • Book
  • 464 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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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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The Threat of Bioterrorism
Overview of NBC Weapons and Their Effects
Decontamination & Personal Protection
Governmental Response
Pre-hospital Response
Emergency Department
Infectious Disease & Internal Medicine
Surgical & Critical Care Response
Specialty Response
Nursing
Psychiatry & Social Service
Hospital Administration
Logistical Support
Security
Clinical Engineering/Biomedical Engineering
Facilities Management
Communications
Information Services
Biomaterials & Bioengineering Research and Development
Simulation & Training
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McIsaac, Joseph H.
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