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Assessing and Improving Bioterrorism Preparedness Among First Responders: A Pilot Study

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Emergency management
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Bioterrorism
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Respirators (Medical equipment)
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First responders--Training of
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Abatemarco
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Atiera
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Beckley
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John
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author
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Borjan
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Marija
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author
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Robson
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Mark
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Entomology, Rutgers University
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Entomology
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School of Environmental and Biological Sciences (SEBS)
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Reprinted with permission from the Journal of Environmental Health, a publication of the National Environmental Health Association, www.neha.org.
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Supported by NIEHS Grants ES07148 and ES05022 and the Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute.
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Peer reviewed
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Assessing and Improving Bioterrorism Preparedness Among First Responders: A Pilot Study
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English
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Following the September 11 terrorist attacks, the vulnerability of the United States became apparent. It also became evident that there was a need for respiratory protection. The purpose of this study was to determine the prior knowledge and perceptions of emergency medical technicians with respect to bioterrorism and to enhance their current knowledge to better prepare them for possible future events. The study was also designed to create a certified pool of trainers who would be capable of fit-testing all squad members with N-100 respirators. Representatives were recruited from each of the Hunterdon County, New Jersey, rescue squads. Participants attended a train-the-trainer session. Before the session and after, they were tested on knowledge and perceptions about relevant bioterrorism issues and were given an educational presentation on bioterrorism, threatening agents, respiratory health, and proper protection, along with being introduced to the fit-test steps for N-100 respirator masks. The response rate for the training was 94 percent. The authors measured and compared responses on the pre-test and the post-test with respect to knowledge, behaviors, and perceptions, and the results indicated a change following the training. The study thus provided evidence that the train-the-trainer program is an effective method of providing public health preparedness training to members of community organizations and agencies.
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7 p.
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2007
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National Environmental Health Association
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http://hdl.rutgers.edu/1782.1/rucore30106000001.Manuscript.000063183
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doi:10.7282/T3F47MHB
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Robson, Mark
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Ruby, Kristen. Robson, Mark Collection-permission response.
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2007
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Journal of Environmental Health
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69(6)
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16-22
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Journal Article
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2011-09-08
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National Environmental Health Association
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Contributor
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Kristen Ruby
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http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.7282/T3N29VCC
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Open
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Permission or license
Publication
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Published
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National Environmental Health Association
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