Scientists are optimizing ways to use hot, humid air to decontaminate equipment that warfighters use, such as an aircraft.
Disinfection of avian influenza contaminated poultry houses is difficult and expensive. Researchers found that heat can be an effective method for decontamination but has limitations in cold weather.
The salient features of mass patient disrobe and decontamination are presented in Volume 3, which aims to provide all Federal, State, Tribal and local first responders with a simple, readily accessible guide to critical aspects of the incident response processes.
This document provides an overview of the processes involved in mass patient disrobe and decontamination and the rationale that underpins each process. The document does not include supporting technical information or potential challenges. Volume 2 has particular application in the training and exercising of first responders and officials involved with domestic preparedness and emergency management.
Presents a review of best practices, collates available evidence and identifies areas that require further investigation. The document is relevant to senior incident responders (e.g., Incident Commanders) and those responsible for emergency planning and civil contingencies, as it describes the supporting technical information that underpins the rationale for each stage of disrobe and decontamination and highlights potential issues or challenges.
This resource covers animal decontamination, training personnel for animal disasters, and other issues.
Over the past 22 years, ABRA has attracted a multi-specialty audience and provided a well-defined educational experience for all participants involved in the Bio Recovery, CTS, and the Forensic Restoration Industry. Attendees include those from Restoration and remediation companies where Bio Recovery has a primary role in their business and new comers to the industry who wish to learn. Each year, our distinct domestic and international attendees experience the chance to expand their horizons by learning about new and evolving trends in the field.
Among the many routes to food sterilization now being explored — everything from microwaves to pulsed UV light and ozone gas — two emerging technologies are attracting a lot of interest: cold plasma and high-pressure processing.
Air ambulances carry patients with many different illnesses and injuries, ensuring that an aircraft is meticulously clean is essential for both patients and crew.
Recent research suggests more emphasis on feed biosecurity, particularly in imported ingredients, could help reduce the risk of introducing foreign animal diseases into US livestock herds.