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Preparing for Biological Terrorism An Emergency Service Guide

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ISBN-10: 1401809871

ISBN-13: 9781401809874

Edition: 2002

Authors: George Buck

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Is your community prepared for a biological terrorism incident? While no community is fully equipped or funded for a major attack, it is possible to develop and implement effective local response plans, protocols, and guidelines. New from Delmar, Preparing for Biological Terrorism contains vitally important information to guide local agencies in their efforts to secure and coordinate the influx of state and federal resources before, during, and after an attack. Mandatory reading for emergency response teams, today's school administrators, business leaders, public utilities managers, media professionals, as well as the general public, this resource walks through the fundamental concepts of…    
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Book details

List price: $107.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Publication date: 1/4/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 379
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.738
Language: English

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Overview of National and International Terrorism
Overview
Types of Terrorists
Terrorist Targets
Recognizing Terrorist Events
An Overview of International Terrorism
A Brief History of Terrorism
Response Overview, Strategies, and Tactics
Emerging Response Planning and Controversial Issues
Summary
The DNA of Emergency Management Planning: The Basic Concepts of Emergency Management
Overview
Emergency Management Agencies
Fire Service Involvement
Factors that Affect Emergency Management
Threats Facing the United States
Types of Threats
Ranking of Threats
Potential Hazards
The Changing Context: A Window of Opportunity
The Emergency Manager
The IEMS Overview
The IEMS Concept
The IEMS Process
Starting the Real World Planning Process
Hazard (Risk) Analysis
The Planning Process
The Cascade Effect
Capability Assessment
Setting Goals
Getting Organized
Multi-hazard, All-Hazard, Functional Planning
History of Incident Command System
Summary Exercising
Summary
The Basics of Emergency Management: Putting It All Together
Overview
Your Role as the Emergency Manager
Job Title and Organizational Chart
Hazard Identification and Planning
Staffing Issues
Office and Professional Duties
Resource Lists
Management
Information
Leadership
Professional Training
Non-Emergency Management-Related Duties
Responsibilities to Employer or Organization
Planning
Why plan?
The Case for Planning
Planning Guidelines
Writing the Plan
Planning vs. Improvisation
Plan Components
Technical Writing
What Your Local Emergency Operations Plan Should Include
Emergency Support Functions (ESFs)
Terrorism Consequence Management Plan
Summary
System Implications
Overview
Interoperability and Self-Sufficiency
Responder Casualties
Treatment Roles and Responsibilities
Summary
Event Management
Overview
Incident Operations
Emergency Operations Center Operations
Metropolitan Medical Response System (MMRS)
Integration with Federal Government
Integration with State and Local Government
Medical Management
Medical Facilities
MMRS Organizational Chart
Hospital Emergency Incident Command System (HEICS)
Summary
Local Plans and Resources
Overview
Local Emergency Operations Plan
Local Hazards Analysis
Vulnerability Analysis
Functional Annexes
Local Resources and Special Teams
Community Emergency Response Teams (CERTs)
Disaster Community Health Assistance Teams (DCHATs)
Federal Medical Resources
Overview
Federal Response Plan Assumptions
The Plan's Concept of Operations
The National Disaster Medical Service
Historical Development of The NDMS
Recent Experiences of the NDMS
Other Resources from the Public Health Service
Federal Urban Search and Rescue Resources (USandR, USAR)
Task Force Leader
Search Team
Rescue Team
Medical Team
Technical Team
Summary
Medical Consequences
Overview
Introduction
B-NICE
Patient Care Mainstays
Physiological Effects of Terrorist Weapons
Nervous System
Blood, The Mediator of Inflammation
Mass Patient Decontamination
General Biological Terrorism Concepts
Overview
Biological Response
Integrating Federal, State, County, and Local Responses
Concept of Operational Management Issues
Emergency Operations Center
Crisis Management
Situation and Threat Background
Incident Types: Package, Covert Release, Threat
Threatened Use
Confirmed Presence
Actual Release
The Agents
Planning Strategies
Administration
Plan Maintenance
Outline of Biological Response Operations
Conduct Internal Notification
Determine the Course of Action
Action Planning
Conduct Public Notifications
End Event
Stages of Severity
Strategies and Actions
Decision Factors
Specific Treatment Models
Biological Terrorism Operations
Suspicious Outbreak of Disease Notifications
In the Event of an Alert
In the Event of a Warning
In the Event of an Actual Incident (Response)
Threatened Use
Confirmed Presence
MMRS Biological Agents
The Historical Biological Agent Scenarios as a Baseline
Treatment vs. Prophylaxis
Discovery of Agent Prior to Release
Actual Release
Initial Response Concerns
Suspicious Outbreak of Disease
Synopsis of BW Agent Characteristics
BW First Responder Concerns
BW Agent Dissemination
Weather Effects
Decontamination (Decon) Considerations
Recovery Concerns
Site Decontamination and Restoration
Oversight
Investigation
Summary
Planning and Action Guidelines
Overview
Passive Surveillance
Active Surveillance (Epidemiological Services)
Biological Terrorism Stakeholders Group
Detection
Agent Surety
Notification
Diagnosis
Mass Prophylaxis
Medical Response Expansion Program
Logistics for the National Pharmaceutical Stockpile Program
EMS Resources
Hospital Plan
Emergency Support Function #8 (ESF#8), Health and Medical
Mass Fatality Management Implementation
Medical Examiner Expansion Program
Environmental Clean Up
Summary
Bioplan References
Check List for Agencies
Public Safety Precautions/Actions
Public Health Anthrax Threat Advisory
Complete Agent Descriptions
Area Hospital Listings
County Public Health Clinics/Centers
An Anthrax Threat Field Guide
Pharmaceutical Needs for the Five Types of Biological Agents
Pharmaceutical Push Package Contents
Biological Agent Signs and Symptoms
Israel's Fixed Hospital Decontamination System
Sample Domestic Preparedness Training Courses: Public Health Focus
Biological Incident Preparedness Training
Sample School Emergency Plan
Internet Resources for Terrorism/Disaster Planning
Acronyms
Glossary
Index