Primary Care Practitioners: Preparedness, Contributions, & Response to Major Incidents and Emergencies

Description: A bioterrorism event like other major incidents cannot be handled within routine service arrangements because of the potential of many immediate casualties and subsequent long term health consequences for the individuals affected and the community.  This presentation outlines the potential contribution and discusses preparedness of primary care practitioners (PCP) in the response and management of major incidents, such as bioterrorism.  The PCP is well placed to deal with impact of bioterrorism because their comunity based location and ability to provide immediate and continuing care regardless of age, gender or organ system affected.  To be effective, the PCP needs to recognize threats, provide education and treatment for patients and to know what, when, and where to report pertinent information to initiate a public health response.

Author(s)
Developer
Name: Moses Okeyo
Title: Research Associate
Organization: Institute of Rural Health
Contact
Name: Moses Okeyo
Phone: 208-282-3665
Address: Institute of Rural Health Gravely Hall North 201, Stop 8174, Idaho State University 83209  

Meta Information
Type of Product: Presentation or Lecture
Languages: English
Keywords: Primary Care Practitioners, bioterrorism, Major incidents
Target Capabiltities: Common: Community Preparedness and Participation, Prevent: Information Gathering and Recognition of Indicators & Warnings, Prevent: Information Sharing and Dissemination, Common: Communications, Common: Planning, Respond: Public Safety and Security Response
Universal Task Listing: Protect, Respond, Recover
Cognative Domain: Knowledge
Copyright Restrictions: Public Domain
Is Product...: Accessible
Learning Management System Compatability: None
Added: Wed Jun 06 13:35:58 -0400 2007
Last Updated: Wed Jun 06 13:35:59 -0400 2007