Bioemergency Planning

A Guide for Healthcare Facilities

Editors: Hewlett, Angela, K. Murthy, A. Rekha (Eds.)

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  • The first book to exclusively explore infectious emergencies
  • Addresses the weaknesses exposed by the Ebola outbreak and proposes effective guidelines for hospital preparedness
  • Written by experts in infectious diseases and epidemiology
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About this book

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.

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“The book is written for those who work in healthcare facilities which, by definition, includes not only those who are involved in direct patient care, such as physicians and nurses, but also other essential personnel, such as administrative, building and engineering, environmental support, and public relations staff. … This book should serve not only as a guide for healthcare facilities, small or large, on the next bioemergency threat … .” (Farrin Manian, Doody's Book Reviews, February, 2019)

Table of contents (16 chapters)

Table of contents (16 chapters)
  • Communicable Diseases and Emerging Pathogens: The Past, Present, and Future of High-Level Containment Care

    Cieslak, Theodore J. (et al.)

    Pages 1-19

  • Designing Medical Facilities to Care for Patients with Highly Hazardous Communicable Diseases

    Kortepeter, Mark G. (et al.)

    Pages 21-34

  • Administrative Considerations When Preparing for Bioemergencies

    Maher, John J. (et al.)

    Pages 35-43

  • Communications in Times of Crisis: A Narrative

    Wilson, Taylor

    Pages 45-52

  • Strategies for Waste Management and Decontamination

    Lowe, John J. (et al.)

    Pages 53-66

Buy this book

eBook $84.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-77032-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $109.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-77031-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Bioemergency Planning
Book Subtitle
A Guide for Healthcare Facilities
Editors
  • Angela Hewlett
  • A. Rekha K. Murthy
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-77032-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-77032-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-77031-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 221
Number of Illustrations
23 b/w illustrations
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