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“Viruses aren’t sporting. They will not refrain from kicking you just because another virus ‘COVID-19’ has already knocked you to the floor. And pandemics are capricious.”* “We haven’t found a way to predict when a new one will arrive, says Nídia Trovão, a virologist at the National Institutes of Health. As new diseases emerge at
9/11 to 2020 With this post titled as such, there should be no need to continue – but onward we plod. Remember 9/11 – the horrors of that day helped see a 2002 Federal Hospital Preparedness Program created to help hospitals pre-plan for public health emergencies and terrorist attacks. Till late 2006 America remembered, and
Think anyone listened? A BLOG now about the reality facing the entire world with COVID-19 seems a waste of print since the mere ‘Googling’ of “COVID-19” or “Coronavirus” will lead to dozens of articles and reports that are as recent as 5 minutes ago. Rather let’s try to put this matter in context. The loss
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
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
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