Pandemic Influenza: Emergency Planning and Community Preparedness

Pandemic Influenza: Emergency Planning and Community Preparedness

by Jeffrey R. Ryan
     
 

ISBN-10: 1420060872

ISBN-13: 9781420060874

Pub. Date: 08/06/2008

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The swine flu emergency needn’t become a crisis. This critically acclaimed work provides public health officials, doctors, responders, and emergency planners with accurate current information that will help them understand the nature of an outbreak, assess risk, answer public concerns, and develop informed strategies.

Devoid of sensationalism and

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Overview

The swine flu emergency needn’t become a crisis. This critically acclaimed work provides public health officials, doctors, responders, and emergency planners with accurate current information that will help them understand the nature of an outbreak, assess risk, answer public concerns, and develop informed strategies.

Devoid of sensationalism and agenda, this CRC Press resource provides all the information needed to understand pandemic influenzas including, avian, swine, and human variations and outlines the steps needed to develop and implement prevention, stabilization, and recovery efforts as needed at the local level.

"... an amazing resource ... Dr. Ryan has assembled some of the best experts in the field to guide you in understanding the threat of pandemic influenza and how it can affect you and the people you are responsible for. ..." —From the foreword by Lynn A. Slepski, Captain, United States Public Health Service

Make certain your response to Swine Flu is proactive and informed

Edited by Jeffrey Ryan, Institute for Emergency Preparedness, this volume —

  • Arms planners and responders with guidance from 13 leading experts
  • Takes lessons from past pandemics
  • Covers biological and clinical aspects of influenza
  • Discusses pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical measures
  • Details response actions related to communication, travel, and quarantine

While the swine flu outbreak has impacted Mexico; influenza has no respect for boundaries and is already being felt up north. Despite warnings from the World Health Organization, our preparedness continues to lag. Part of the problem is that the real action must occur at the local level. Triage, care, and containment, along with maintenance of infrastructure, are functions that must be carried out by local planners and responders.

The first section reviews the history of pandemics. The middle chapters examine the biology of a virus and clinical aspects of influenza. The final chapters examine international and federal programs and discuss response at the local level, including service continuation planning and fatality management.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781420060874
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/06/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
280
Sales rank:
1,442,782
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Defining the Threat of Influenza
Past Pandemics and Their Outcome, J.R. Ryan, PhD
Disease Dynamics
The Black Death
Cholera
Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
Influenza Pandemics
Factors Contributing to a Pandemic
Conclusion
The Spanish Flu of 1918,L.M. Olson, EdD
The Genesis
The Second Wave
The Unforgettable Outcome
Natural History of Influenza
Biology of the Virus, J.R. Ryan, PhD
Introduction
Types of Influenza Virus and Their Characteristics
Influenza at the Molecular Level
Genetic Mutation and Antigenic Variation
Pandemic Potentialities
Conclusion
Clinical Aspects of Influenza, A.W. Kirchner, MD
Introduction
Uncomplicated Seasonal Influenza
Differential Diagnosis
Common Complications of Influenza
Avian Influenza Infection in Humans: Implications for the Coming Pandemic
Prevention of Influenza
Treatment of Influenza
Conclusion
Avian Influenza, J.C. Wright, DVM, PhD, K.E. Nusbaum, DVM, PhD, and J.G.W. Wenzel, DVM, PhD
Introduction
Influenza and Animal Health
Examples that Matter
Implications for Human Health
Containing the Contagion
Defining the Response
International, Federal Programs and Assets, J.T. Cash, PhD, RN, COI, CHS, MEP and M.G. Lavender, RN, MSN, DSN
Introduction
Federal Programs and Assets
National Strategy for Pandemic Influenza
HHS Pandemic Influenza Plan
Homeland Security Presidential Directive – 21
International Programs and Assets
Global Preparedness and Response
Summary
Defining the Response at the Local Level, J.R. Ryan, PhD and J.F. Glarum, EMT-P
Introduction
Pre-Incident Planning
Establishing Trigger Points
Pandemic Preparedness and Public Health
Nonpharmaceutical Measures
Risk Communications
Conclusion
Service Continuation Planning for Business, O. Grady-Erickson, BA
Introduction
Continuity Planning for Business
The Planning Cycle
Prioritization of Services
Development of a Pandemic Influenza Committee
Development of a Communications Plan
Human Resource Policies to be Implemented During a Pandemic
Conclusion
Fatality Management,L.J. Hardin, MFS and J.P. Ahrens, MPA
Introduction
Myths Surrounding Fatality Management
Facts Bearing on Fatality Management
Planning Considerations
Identifying Roles for a Mass Fatality Incident
Death Management Practices and Possible Surge Solutions
Conclusion
Epilogue: Putting it All Together,J.R. Ryan, PhD and J.F. Glarum, EMT-P
Introduction
Expectations and Responsibilities
Stakeholders
Conclusion

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