Bioterrorism: A Guide for Hospital Preparedness

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CRC Press, 2004 M12 28 - 392 pages
In the battle against bioterrorism, one of the greatest challenges is finding the ideal balance between complacency and overreaction. The goal is to be so well prepared that we can prevent catastrophic outcomes in the event of a bioterrorist attack, while strengthening our ability to prevent and treat naturally-occurring infectious diseases.Bioterr

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Contents

Chapter 1 The Historical and Political Context of Bioterrorism Concerns
3
Chapter 2 Bioterrorism and the Public Health System
29
Improving Hospital Readiness and Response
47
Chapter 3 Hospital Preparations and Needs
49
Chapter 4 Targeting Staff Education
77
Chapter 5 Psychological Factors in Patients and the Public
87
Chapter 6 Managing Stress on Hospital Staff
111
Chapter 7 Communicating through the Media
123
Tabletop Exercises
277
Tabletop Exercises
279
Plague
283
Smallpox
289
Anthrax
295
Ricin
301
Hemorrhagic Fever
305
Botulism
309

Chapter 8 Frequently Asked Questions
151
Prevention Diagnosis and Treatment of Likely Biological Agents
167
Chapter 9 Likely Agents of Biological Attack
169
Chapter 10 Diagnosis and Management of Agents of Bioterrorism
191
Chapter 11 Meeting the Needs of Children
227
Chapter 12 The Role of Clinicians in Private Practice or Clinic Settings in Responding to a Biological Attack
241
Chapter 13 Internet Sources of Information
247
Appendices
313
Drug and Vaccine Compendium
315
Smallpox Vaccination
323
The Lessons of National Readiness Exercises
335
Index
345
Back cover
367
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