Graham Conron

Gross Decontamination for all Hospital First Responders

A Critical Component to Maintaining the Operability of the Medical Response System during pandemics.   Report to your hospital/medical center/other. Before entering the facility, in a private shelter/other, remove all clothing and jewelry and place in an ID bag or locker assigned to you. Dress in your assigned scrubs/other for your shift Enter the ‘Hot …

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CNN and MSN Raise the Fear Level with the Headline “Global pandemic risk is growing — and the world isn’t ready”*

Will it come in the form of Ebola sweeping out of The Congo/West Africa?  Will it be a SARS outbreak that starts in China?  Will it be a mosquito-borne disease that makes Zika and Dengue seem like a common cold in comparison?  Will it be a terrorist action that weaponizes a known or all new …

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An Introduction To Gross Decontamination

What is Gross Decontamination? As defined by the Journal of Emergency Medical Services, Gross Decontamination is “the physical process of immediately reducing contamination on patients in potentially life-threatening situations with or without formally establishing a decontamination corridor”. Gross Decontamination is an essential form of PER (Personal Exposure Reduction) and should not be overlooked by any …

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The Evolving Chemical/Biological Terrorism Threat – From DomPrep Journal

The Evolving Chemical/Biological Terrorism Threat By Ashley Frohwein 6 March 2017,  DomPrep Journal On 1 January 2017, British Minister of State for Security Ben Wallace warned that the Islamic State group (IS) has no moral qualms about carrying out a mass casualty attack with chemical weapons in Britain, and pointed to a December 2016 Europol …

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