Bioterrorism: A Guide for Hospital PreparednessHardcover: 400 pages
Joseph R Masci, MD, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York, USA, Elizabeth Bass, Newsday, New York, USA
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This comprehensive book reviews all facets of the bioterrorism dilemma. It provides information on all aspects of dealing with bioterrorism for health providers including:
the likeliest biological agents to be used
means of determining that an attack is taking place
diagnosis and management of specific diseases
mechanisms of reporting to public health authorities
cooperative planning for private practitioners
protection of hospital and office staff and other patients in the event of an attack
answering questions posed by the public and the media
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.
In addition, Bioterrorism discusses new technologies emerging for the detection and management of bioterrorist attacks.
Provides guidelines and planning exercises for providers, hospitals, and planners working in collaboration in the event of a terrorist attack
Presents diagnosis, treatment, and prevention guidelines (algorithms) for reporting to public health authorities
Includes a thorough analysis of anthrax attacks and their aftermath
With bioterrorism on the fine line between risk and reality, it is essential for health care providers to be properly equipped for every situation. This comprehensive guide features solid strategies for establishing and maintaining an attainable level of preparation in the ever-present risk of bioterrorism.
Joseph Masci, MD, is Professor of Medicine and Infectious Diseases at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York. He has written extensively on infectious diseases and has received the Solomon Berson Award for outstanding teaching.
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