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Title Recommended infrastructure standards for mass antibiotic dispensing / Christopher Nelson [and others].

Imprint Santa Monica, CA : RAND Health, 2008.


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Description 1 online resource.
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Series Technical report
Technical report (Rand Corporation)
Note Title from PDF cover.
"Sponsored by the Department of Health and Human Services and was carried out within the RAND Health Center for Domestic and International Health Security."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary Since 2001, the U.S. government has spent more than $7 billion to enhance state and local preparedness for bioterrorism attacks, natural disasters, disease outbreaks, and other large-scale public health emergencies. A central component of this effort involves the ability to dispense antibiotics and other life-saving medical countermeasures to large populations under short timelines. This report presents recommended standards for points of dispensing (or PODs), locations where the public would receive life-saving antibiotics or other medical countermeasures during a large-scale public health emergency. The standards, which are designed to apply to widely divergent jurisdictions, rely on expert panel evaluations, current POD planning practices, and computer-modeled scenarios.
Contents Introduction -- Approach to standards development -- Recommended standards on the number and location of PODs -- Recommended standards for internal POD operations -- Recommended standards for POD staffing -- Recommended standards on POD security -- Next steps -- Appendix A: Instrument for data collection from CRI sites -- Appendix B: List of panelists -- Appendix C: Location modeling and analysis -- Appendix D: Modeling and analysis of POD operations and staffing.
Subject United States. Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act.
Epidemics -- United States.
Emergency management -- United States.
Anti-Bacterial Agents -- supply & distribution.
Disease Outbreaks -- prevention & control.
Mass Casualty Incidents -- prevention & control.
Disaster Planning -- standards.
Civil Defense -- standards.
United States.
Antibiotics. (OCoLC)fst00810420
Emergency management. (OCoLC)fst00908500
Epidemics. (OCoLC)fst00914079
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Technical Report.
Electronic books.
Added Author Nelson, Christopher D.
RAND Health.
Center for Domestic and International Health Security.
United States. Department of Health and Human Services.
ISBN 9780833060068
Report No. RAND/TR-553-DHHS

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