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Bioemergency Planning, A Guide for Healthcare Facilities, edited by Angela Hewlett, A. Rekha K. Murthy

Bioemergency Planning, A Guide for Healthcare Facilities, edited by Angela Hewlett, A. Rekha K. Murthy
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
Bioemergency Planning
electronic resource
Nature of contents
Responsibility statement
edited by Angela Hewlett, A. Rekha K. Murthy
Sub title
A Guide for Healthcare Facilities
This text gathers the weaknesses revealed during recent infections outbreaks and organizes them into a guide for combating the trends in emerging infections as they relate to hospital preparedness. As the first book to exclusively explore infectious emergencies, the text begins by reviewing potential pathogens and the clinical issues that may threaten hospital safety before delving into the best operational guidelines for commanding a staff under extreme circumstances, including incident command, communication, transport, maintenance, and a myriad of other topics that can remain manageable with proper protocol. Written by experts in the field, this text is the only one that offers the most effective clinical responses to a crisis at every level of care, including special population, laboratory techniques, care of the deceased, behavioral support, and medical documentation. The text concludes by focusing on the reality of care by introducing true examples from the field and the lessons gained from these cases. Bioemergency Planning is a vital resource for infectious disease specialists, hospitalists, epidemiologists, internal medicine physicians, nurses, social workers, public health officials, and all medical professionals who need to be prepared to respond to an infection outbreak
Table Of Contents
Communicable Diseases and Emerging Pathogens: The Past, Present, and Future of High-Level Containment Care -- Designing Medical Facilities to Care for Patients with Highly Hazardous Communicable Diseases -- Administrative Considerations When Preparing For Bioemergencies.-Communications in Times of Crisis: A Narrative -- Strategies for Waste Management and Decontamination -- Laboratory Processing of Specimens -- Staffing -- Transportation of Patients in a Bioemergency -- Special Populations: Labor and Delivery -- Biocontainment Principles for Pediatric Patients -- Care of Ebola Infected Human Remains -- Evaluation of the Person Under Investigation -- Maintenance of Preparedness -- Personal Protective Equipment -- Human Subjects Research in Bioemergencies -- Behavioral Health Support for Patients, Families and Healthcare Workers
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