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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
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
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
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
CANCER AND THE FIREFIGHTER FSI® has served the life safety industry for 21+ years, and our personnel have well over 100 years of interaction with the fire service. Virtually every one of us has seen cancer strike down one or more of our fire fighter friends. The fire equipment industry is indeed peopled with the most