Viral Outbreaks  Biosecurity  and Preparing for Mass Casualty Infectious Diseases Events Book

Viral Outbreaks Biosecurity and Preparing for Mass Casualty Infectious Diseases Events

  • Author : Trish M. Perl
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2019-06
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 0323548415

Viral Outbreaks Biosecurity and Preparing for Mass Casualty Infectious Diseases Events Excerpt :

Written by authorities in infectious disease and disaster preparedness, this one-stop resource covers the relevant theoretical, historical, and pragmatic considerations of viral outbreaks and bioterrorism. It provides an expert overview of this complex area for infectious disease physicians, emergency medicine physicians, hospital administrators, and more. Explores the historical context of various agents and potential agents that could be used for bioterrorism, including anthrax, tularemia, smallpox, SARS, and more. Discusses the lessons learned from naturally occurring outbreaks that have enhanced preparedness at individual hospitals locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally. Provides forms, checklists, and algorithms throughout - invaluable resources for health care providers and administrators. Consolidates today's available information on this timely topic into a single convenient resource.

Disease Control Priorities  Third Edition  Volume 9  Book

Disease Control Priorities Third Edition Volume 9

  • Author : Dean T. Jamison
  • Publisher : World Bank Publications
  • Release Date : 2017-12-06
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 426
  • ISBN 10 : 9781464805288

Disease Control Priorities Third Edition Volume 9 Excerpt :

As the culminating volume in the DCP3 series, volume 9 will provide an overview of DCP3 findings and methods, a summary of messages and substantive lessons to be taken from DCP3, and a further discussion of cross-cutting and synthesizing topics across the first eight volumes. The introductory chapters (1-3) in this volume take as their starting point the elements of the Essential Packages presented in the overview chapters of each volume. First, the chapter on intersectoral policy priorities for health includes fiscal and intersectoral policies and assembles a subset of the population policies and applies strict criteria for a low-income setting in order to propose a "highest-priority" essential package. Second, the chapter on packages of care and delivery platforms for universal health coverage (UHC) includes health sector interventions, primarily clinical and public health services, and uses the same approach to propose a highest priority package of interventions and policies that meet similar criteria, provides cost estimates, and describes a pathway to UHC.

Koenig and Schultz s Disaster Medicine Book

Koenig and Schultz s Disaster Medicine

  • Author : Kristi L. Koenig
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-04-18
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 785
  • ISBN 10 : 9781107040755

Koenig and Schultz s Disaster Medicine Excerpt :

This is the definitive reference on disaster medicine, outlining areas of proficiency for health care professionals handling mass casualty crises.

Preparing for Pandemics in the Modern World Book

Preparing for Pandemics in the Modern World

  • Author : Christine Crudo Blackburn
  • Publisher : Texas A&M University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-12-11
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9781623499471

Preparing for Pandemics in the Modern World Excerpt :

The Black Death. Cholera. Spanish flu. Swine flu. HIV/AIDS. COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2. Each of these pandemics has made (or, is making) a lasting impact on humanity. From the immediate mental image of the beaked masks worn in the Middle Ages (bubonic plague) and the birth of epidemiology (cholera) to recognizing the benefits of social distancing (1918 flu) and the harm of prejudice and misinformation (HIV/AIDS), pandemics have shown us how to survive infectious disease, as long as we heed their lessons. Preparing for Pandemics in the Modern World, edited by Christine Crudo Blackburn, brings together experts on pandemic preparedness and biosecurity to explore areas of weakness in pandemic prevention, preparedness, detection, and response. Even as COVID-19 makes its way around the world, leaders and policymakers are tasked with thinking ahead and preparing to effectively respond to the next such event—which experience shows us to be a matter of “when,” not “if.” Inside, chapters are divided into sections on the lessons learned from the 1918 influenza pandemic, the application of the One Health concept, and the role of the private sector in responding to potentially devastating disease outbreaks. A chapter on the impacts of supply chain disruption—in light of COVID-19—and an epilogue that discusses the current outbreak make Preparing for Pandemics in the Modern World a timely and accessibly written compilation on pandemic prevention, preparedness, detection, and response.

Mass Gatherings and Public Health Book

Mass Gatherings and Public Health

  • Author : World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe
  • Publisher : World Health Organization
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 377
  • ISBN 10 : IND:30000110602657

Mass Gatherings and Public Health Excerpt :

"Large-scale mass gatherings, such as the Olympic Games, represent significant challenges for the entire health sector of host countries. Emerging global public health threats of natural or deliberate nature increase considerably the health and safety vulnerability of mass gatherings. Major areas of public health responsibility include health care capacity and mass-casualty preparedness; disease surveillance and outbreak response; environmental health and food safety; public information and health promotion; public health preparedness and response to incidents potentially involving the deliberate use of explosives, biological and chemical agents or radionuclear material; and leadership, operations and unified command. This book comprehensively and systematically presents the experience of and lessons learned from the public health aspects of the preparations and conduct of the Athens 2004 Olympic Games. Documenting this experience can be a source of valuable information and knowledge for governments at all levels and communities in building their capacity for not only large-scale events but also preparing to deal with the avian influenza pandemic threat or other emergencies such as flooding and phenomena often associated with climate change." - t.p. verso.

Global Health and the Future Role of the United States Book

Global Health and the Future Role of the United States

  • Author : National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 2017-10-05
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 385
  • ISBN 10 : 9780309457637

Global Health and the Future Role of the United States Excerpt :

While much progress has been made on achieving the Millenium Development Goals over the last decade, the number and complexity of global health challenges has persisted. Growing forces for globalization have increased the interconnectedness of the world and our interdependency on other countries, economies, and cultures. Monumental growth in international travel and trade have brought improved access to goods and services for many, but also carry ongoing and ever-present threats of zoonotic spillover and infectious disease outbreaks that threaten all. Global Health and the Future Role of the United States identifies global health priorities in light of current and emerging world threats. This report assesses the current global health landscape and how challenges, actions, and players have evolved over the last decade across a wide range of issues, and provides recommendations on how to increase responsiveness, coordination, and efficiency â€" both within the U.S. government and across the global health field.

Local Planning for Terror and Disaster Book

Local Planning for Terror and Disaster

  • Author : Leonard A. Cole
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2012-08-06
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 274
  • ISBN 10 : 9781118397756

Local Planning for Terror and Disaster Excerpt :

Local Planning for Terror and Disaster gives voice to experts in key fields involved with local preparedness, assessing the quality of preparedness in each field, and offering directions for improvement. Introductory chapters provide overviews of terror medicine, security and communications, which are indispensable to successful preparedness, while subsequent chapters concentrate on a particular field and how responders from that field communicate and interact with others during and after an event. Thus, a chapter by a physician discusses not only the doctor's role but how that role is, or should be, coordinated with emergency medical technicians and police. Similarly, chapters by law enforcement figures also review police responsibilities and interactions with nurses, EMTs, volunteers and other relevant responders. Developed from topics at recent Symposia on Terror Medicine and Security, Local Planning also encompasses aspects of emergency and disaster medicine, as well as techniques for diagnosis, rescue, coordination and security that are distinctive to a terrorist attack. Each chapter also includes a case study that demonstrates preparedness, or lack thereof, for a real or hypothetical event, including lessons learned, next steps, and areas for improvement in this global era which increasingly calls for preparedness at a local level.

Anthropologists in the SecurityScape Book

Anthropologists in the SecurityScape

  • Author : Robert Albro
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-06-16
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 277
  • ISBN 10 : 9781315434797

Anthropologists in the SecurityScape Excerpt :

As the military and intelligence communities re-tool for the 21st century, the long and contentious debate about the role of social scientists in national security environments is dividing the disciplines with renewed passion. Yet, research shows that most scholars have a weak understanding of what today's security institutions actually are and what working in them entails. This book provides an essential new foundation for the debate, with fine-grained accounts of the complex and varied work of cultural, physical, and linguistic anthropologists and archaeologists doing security-related work in governmental and military organizations, the private sector, and NGOs. In candid and provocative dialogues, leading anthropologists interrogate the dilemmas of ethics in practice and professional identity. Anthropologists in the SecurityScape is essential reading for anyone who wishes to understand or influence the relationship between anthropology and security in the twenty-first century.

Emerging Viral Diseases Book

Emerging Viral Diseases

  • Author : Institute of Medicine
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 2015-03-19
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9780309314008

Emerging Viral Diseases Excerpt :

In the past half century, deadly disease outbreaks caused by novel viruses of animal origin - Nipah virus in Malaysia, Hendra virus in Australia, Hantavirus in the United States, Ebola virus in Africa, along with HIV (human immunodeficiency virus), several influenza subtypes, and the SARS (sudden acute respiratory syndrome) and MERS (Middle East respiratory syndrome) coronaviruses - have underscored the urgency of understanding factors influencing viral disease emergence and spread. Emerging Viral Diseases is the summary of a public workshop hosted in March 2014 to examine factors driving the appearance, establishment, and spread of emerging, re-emerging and novel viral diseases; the global health and economic impacts of recently emerging and novel viral diseases in humans; and the scientific and policy approaches to improving domestic and international capacity to detect and respond to global outbreaks of infectious disease. This report is a record of the presentations and discussion of the event.

Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Book

Health Emergency Preparedness and Response

  • Author : Andy Wapling
  • Publisher : CABI
  • Release Date : 2016-08-22
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 229
  • ISBN 10 : 9781780644554

Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Excerpt :

Intensely practical and down to earth, this timely new text covers the breadth of health emergency preparedness, resilience and response topics in the context of inter-disciplinary and whole society responses to a range of threats. It includes public, private and third sector roles in preparation for and in response to natural and man-made events, such as: major incident planning; infectious disease epidemics and pandemics; natural disasters; terrorist threats; and business and service continuity management. The book builds upon the basics of risk assessment and writing an emergency plan, and then covers inter-agency working, command and control, communication, personal impact and business continuity as well as training, exercises and post-incident follow up. Detailing the full emergency preparedness and civil protection planning cycle, the book is illustrated throughout with real-life examples and case studies from global experts in the field for countries with both advanced and developing healthcare systems. This practical handbook covering the essential aspects of major incident and disaster management is ideal for undergraduate and master's students in emergency management and public health, as well as for practitioners in emergency preparedness and civil protection. It will be valuable to all health practitioners from ambulance, hospital, primary and community care, mental health and public health backgrounds.

Defence Against Bioterrorism Book

Defence Against Bioterrorism

  • Author : Vladan Radosavljevic
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2018-03-22
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9789402412635

Defence Against Bioterrorism Excerpt :

This volume is based on a multidisciplinary approach towards biological and chemical threats that can, and have been previously used in bioterrorism attacks around the globe. Current knowledge and evidence-based principles from the fields of synthetic biology, microbiology, plant biology, chemistry, food science, forensics, tactics, infective medicine, psychology and others are compiled to address numerous aspects and the complexity of bioterrorism attacks. The main focus is on biological threats, especially in the context of synthetic biology and its emerging findings that can be observed as possible threat and tool. The book examines microorganisms and their possible use in forensics, i.e. as possible detection tool that could enable fast and precise detection of possible treats. A number of plant derived components are also discussed as possible agents in bioterrorism attacks, and in relation to infectious disease pathology. Another integral part is food safety, especially in terms of large food supply chains, like airline caterings, institutionalized kitchens etc. Food can be observed as a possible mean of delivery of various agents (biological and chemical) for bioterrorism attacks. Steps on how to recognize specific critical points in a food supply chain, along with proposed corrective activities are discussed. Examples from around the globe, along with the methodological approach on how to differentiate bioterrorism attacks from other epidemics are provided. However, epidemics are also discussed in the context of migrations, with the special emphasis on the current refugee migrations that affect not only Europe, but also the United States. The book will be of interest to experts from various fields of science as well as professionals working in the field. The book encompasses examples and tools developed for easier, more specific, and faster detection of possible bioterrorism treats, along with proposed actions for some aspects of a bioterrorism attack.

Rapid Response Situations E Book Book

Rapid Response Situations E Book

  • Author : Gulnara Davu Aliyeva
  • Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Release Date : 2021-07-15
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 254
  • ISBN 10 : 9780323833769

Rapid Response Situations E Book Excerpt :

Practically focused and evidence based, Rapid Response Situations: Management in Adult and Geriatric Hospitalist Medicine compiles the essential information needed by rapid response teams (RRT) for early intervention at the bedside of an acutely ill patient. This portable resource is ideal for hospitalists and other members of the RRT, offering step-by-step coverage of the assessment and stabilization information most needed at the time of emergency. Addresses the most common rapid response situations in a brief, highly templated, and bulleted format designed for quick reference at the point of care. Step-by-step coverage includes: Which stabilization measures to implement Which tests to order and why Which medications to administer, including dosage Which specialists to consult for further interventions A must-have reference for hospitalists, intensivists, ICU nurses, and other rapid response team members, including those working in rural settings with few intensivists or specialists available for consults.

Infection Prevention and Control in Healthcare  Part II  Epidemiology and Prevention of Infections  An Issue of Infectious Disease Clinics of North America  Book

Infection Prevention and Control in Healthcare Part II Epidemiology and Prevention of Infections An Issue of Infectious Disease Clinics of North America

  • Author : Keith S. Kaye
  • Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Release Date : 2016-11-07
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 318
  • ISBN 10 : 9780323477635

Infection Prevention and Control in Healthcare Part II Epidemiology and Prevention of Infections An Issue of Infectious Disease Clinics of North America Excerpt :

Dr. Kaye and Dr. Dhor have assembled top experts to write about clinical management of infections in Part II of their two issues devoted to Infection Prevention and Control in Healthcare. Articles in this issue are devoted to: CLABSI; UTI; Tuberculosis; Ventilator-Assisted Pneumonia; Surgical Site Infection; MRSA; VRE; Gram-Negative Bacilli; Fungal Infections; C. Difficile, and Emerging Infections including Ebola. Infectious Disease physicians and anyone in the hospital setting will find this issue very useful, as state-of-the-art clinical reviews provide clinical management on these common and emerging infections.

Unprepared Book


  • Author : Andrew Lakoff
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 2017-08-08
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9780520295759

Unprepared Excerpt :

A continuous state of readiness -- The generic biological threat -- Two regimes of global health -- Real-time biopolitics -- A fragile assemblage -- Diagnosing failure -- Epilogue

The Neglected Dimension of Global Security Book

The Neglected Dimension of Global Security

  • Author : National Academy of Medicine, Secretariat
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 2016-05-16
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 142
  • ISBN 10 : 9780309390965

The Neglected Dimension of Global Security Excerpt :

Since the 2014 Ebola outbreak many public- and private-sector leaders have seen a need for improved management of global public health emergencies. The effects of the Ebola epidemic go well beyond the three hardest-hit countries and beyond the health sector. Education, child protection, commerce, transportation, and human rights have all suffered. The consequences and lethality of Ebola have increased interest in coordinated global response to infectious threats, many of which could disrupt global health and commerce far more than the recent outbreak. In order to explore the potential for improving international management and response to outbreaks the National Academy of Medicine agreed to manage an international, independent, evidence-based, authoritative, multistakeholder expert commission. As part of this effort, the Institute of Medicine convened four workshops in summer of 2015. This commission report considers the evidence supplied by these workshops and offers conclusions and actionable recommendations to guide policy makers, international funders, civil society organizations, and the private sector.