Hazardous Materials Resources

North Carolina Hospital First Receiver Guidance

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 Current Available Research and Resources

Guidance Resources

Arrington, T., Bentley, L., Bryan, K., Camp, D., Castorina, R., Claborn, J., … Zerylnick, J. (2014). Georgia Hospital Decontamination Program Guidance.

Harvard School of Public Health- Emergency Preparedness and Response Exercise Program. (2013). Hospital Decontamination Self-Assessment Tool: A Resource to Assist Hospitals Evaluate Decontamination Plans and Capabilities. Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Public Health- Emergency Preparedness Bureau.

Harvard School of Public Health- Emergency Preparedness and Response Exercise Program. (2013). Strategies for First Receiver Decontamination: A collection of tactics to assist hospitals address common challenges associated with all-hazards decontamination of patients. Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Public Health- Emergency Preparedness Bureau. Retrieved from http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/1435/2013/01/Strategies-for-First-Receiver-Decontamination-2013.pdf

Occupational Safety and Health Administration. (2005). OSHA best practices for 
hospital-based first receivers of victims from mass casualty incidents involving 
the release of hazardous substances. Retrieved from
https://www.osha.gov/dts/osta/bestpractices/html/hospital_firstreceivers.html

U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Patient Decontamination in a Mass Chemical Exposure Incident: National Planning Guide for Communities. 2014 Retrieved from  http://www.phe.gov/Preparedness/responders/Documents/patient-decon-natl-plng-guide.pdf

DelValle Institute for Emergency Preparedness: PPE for Hospital-Based First Receivers
Bullet point list of PPE Guidance from the OSHA document listed below.

National Academies Press. The Use and Effectiveness of Powered Air Purifying Respirators: Evaluates the standards and use of PAPR in health care.

WISER. Wireless Information Systems for Emergency Responders

Chemical Companion: Provides first responders with decision support in chemical incident

Electronic Emergency Response Guide: Canada

CAMEO: Computer Aided Management of Emergency Operations

ATDSR Managing Hazardous Materials Incidents

US Army Guide Mass Casualty Decontamination_08/2013. This can also be found on the NFPA website with additional resources.

DHS Guidance for Selecting PPE (2007)

 

Education Resources

Georgia Department of Public Health. (n.d.). Coming Clean About Hospital Decontamination.

Georgia Department of Public Health. (n.d.). Contaminated Patient Education.

Georgia Department of Public Health. (n.d.). Contaminated Patient Quick Reference Guide.

California Specialized Training Institute. (2013). First Receiver Awareness/Operations
and Decontamination for Healthcare: Participant Guide. State of California- California
Office of Emergency Services.

Center for Domestic Preparedness. (2013). Hospital Emergency Response Training for Mass Casualty Incidents. U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Center for Domestic Preparedness. (2013). Hands-On Training for CBRNE Incidents- Participant Manual. U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Occupational Safety and Health Administration. (2005). OSHA best practices for 
hospital-based first receivers of victims from mass casualty incidents involving 
the release of hazardous substances. Retrieved from
https://www.osha.gov/dts/osta/bestpractices/html/hospital_firstreceivers.html