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|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Preparing for biological terrorism : an emergency services planning guide /|
|ISBN||1401809871; 9781401809874; 1401810942; 9781401810948|
|Subjects||Biological weapons. ; Biological warfare. ; Terrorism. ; Chemical Warfare. ; Bioterrorism.|
|Collation||xv, 379 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm|
Includes Internet resources (pages 321-328) and index.
1. 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 -- 2. 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 -- 3. 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. 4. System implications -- Overview -- Interoperability and self-sufficiency -- Responder casualties -- Treatment roles and responsibilities -- Summary -- 5. Event management -- Overview -- Incident operation -- 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 -- 6. 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) -- 7. 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 (US & R, USAR) -- Task force leader -- Search team -- Rescue team -- Medical team -- Technical team -- Summary -- 8. Medical consequences -- Overview -- Introduction -- B-NICE -- Patient care mainstays -- Physiological effects of terrorist weapons -- Nervous system -- Blood, the mediator of inflammation -- Mass patient decontamination. 9. 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. 10. 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 -- Appendix A. Check list for agencies -- Appendix B. Public safety precautions/action -- Appendix C. Public health anthrax threat advisory -- Appendix D. Complete agent descriptions -- Appendix E. Area hospital listings -- Appendix F. County public health clinics/centers -- Appendix G. An anthrax threat field guide -- Appendix H. Pharmaceutical needs for the five types of biological agents -- Appendix I. Pharmaceutical push package contents -- Appendix J. Biological agent signs and symptoms -- Appendix K. Israel's fixed hospital decontamination system -- Appendix L. Sample domestic preparedness training courses : public health focus -- Appendix M. Biological incident preparedness training -- Appendix N. Sample school emergency plan -- Appendix O. Internet resource for terrorism/disaster planning -- Acronyms -- Glossary. 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. This book 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 emergency planning -- that is, the "DNA" of successful emergency management. Subsequent chapters enable readers to immerse themselves thoroughly in specific elements of successful emergency planning, including: passive, active, and medical surveillance; biochemical detection, notification, and diagnosis protocols; agent surety; mass prophylaxis; the national pharmaceutical stockpile program; and more.