This document describes the major considerations healthcare facility emergency planners must account for when determining patient surge management solutions for longer-duration events, such as weeks to months of managing seasonal illness surge.
This planning checklist is intended to assist emergency medical services and other transport providers assess and improve their influenza pandemic preparedness.
This playbook synthesizes multiple sources of information in a single planning document addressing the full spectrum of infectious agents to create a concise reference resource for emergency medical services (EMS) agencies developing their service policies.
Public health systems must be resilient and prepared to face existing and future disease threats at the human-animal-environment interface. This Operational Framework provides a practical reference toward achieving that aim.
This paper provides an overview of bioterrorism as it relates to the practice of dentistry.
These guidelines include step-by-step instructions to upgrade infection control, prevention, and biosecurity efforts in any hospital, including recommendations on establishing an infection control practitioner to coordinate and implement the guidelines; developing standard operating procedures; creating a training plan; and implementing a surveillance program.
To assist state and local health departments in planning for targeting vaccine during an influenza pandemic, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) developed the following checklist. The items in the checklist include specific activities public health emergency planners and immunization programs can do to prepare for targeted pandemic influenza vaccination.
Federal, state, tribal, and local governments, communities, and the private sector have asked for updated planning guidance on who should receive vaccination early in a pandemic. This document uses pandemic severity categories based on the current US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Pandemic Severity Assessment Framework.
This plan provides an overview of priorities the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will pursue to support innovation in plant and animal biotechnology and to advance the agency’s public health mission.
The US Army made recommendations for improving safety and security at US Department of Defense (DOD) laboratories that handle Biological Select Agents and Toxins (BSAT). This report is the US Government Accountability Organization (GAO) review of DOD’s actions to address the Army’s recommendations.