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Emerging Infectious Diseases and the Threat to Occupational Health in the United States and Canada
edited by William Charney

Emerging Infectious Diseases and the Threat to Occupational Health in the United States and Canada offers a critical review of existing plans and infrastructures for emerging diseases and the response capabilities of healthcare delivery systems to protect the occupational health and offers many solutions.

Features:

  • Offers a critical analyses of existing response capability to infectious diseases based on case studies from the responses to SARS, influenza, and smallpox
  • Examines the effectiveness and flaws of bioterrorism response protocols in place
  • Assesses the level of preparedness of both hospitals and the public health system for pandemics
  • Provides valuable insight on flaws and realistic solutions for improving response capability
  • Other topics include respiratory protection, ventilation models for emerging diseases, and coordinating public health responses

Contents

Two Reports from the Front Line: Two Nurses Union Offcials Report on Saftey Issues During the SARS Crisis in Canada

  • Presentation to the Commission to Investigate the Introduction and Spread of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)
  • Presentation to the Commission to Investigate the Introduction and Spread of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)

Personal Protective Equipment

  • Respirators and Other Personal Protective Equipment for Health Care Workers
  • Airborne Pathogens: Selection of Respiratory Protection

The Multifaceted Systems Involved in Protecting Against Occupationally Acquired Respiratory Infectious Diseases

  • Knowledge Gaps and Research Priorities for Effective Protection against Occupationally Acquired Respiratory Infectious Diseases: A Canadian Perspective
  • Ventilation Systems for Handling Infectious Diseases in a Healthcare Environment

Deterioration of Public Health System and the Squandering of Limited Resources

  • Infectious Diseases, A Resurgent Problem: Developing Effective Public Health Responses
  • The Fallacy of Bioterrorism Programs: A Catastrophe for U.S. Public Health

Influenza: The Old and Present Threat

  • A Killer Flu? Planning for the Devastating Effects of the Inevitable Pandemic
  • Influenza: Biology, Transmission, Course, Complications, Prevention, and Treatment

Infectious Diseases and the Bureaucracies That Are Accountable for Public Safety

  • Hospital Cleaners and Housekeepers: The Frontline Workers in Emerging Diseases
  • Establishing Cooperative Synergy: Which Agencies, Which Departments
  • A Rural Hospital's Preparedness for an Emerging Infectious Disease Epidemic

Index

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Emerging Infectious Diseases and the Threat to Occupational Health in the United States and Canada
edited by William Charney
2006 464 pages $108.95 + shipping
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