Development of a postexposure biologic treatment algorithm on a medical center campus

Kristine M. Hansen-Cain, Stephen B. Smith, Catharine I. Paules, Philip Welsch Smith

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OBJECTIVE: To describe the development of an easily accessible online biologic exposure algorithm to guide postexposure medical evaluation and treatment of medical research personnel and health care workers in a Midwest medical center campus. METHODS: We describe the steps involved in the creation of a biologic exposure algorithm from design through implementation. RESULTS: One point of contact allows phone evaluation and immediate triage, providing effective and timely medical care for exposed employees as well as important guidance for clinicians. The algorithm and exposure response system achieved the goal of integrating clinical and research laboratory exposure response. CONCLUSIONS: Development of an integrated clinical and research exposure protocol may be an efficient way to maximize biosafety for workers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)366-370
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Public Health Management and Practice
Volume19
Issue number4
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StatePublished - Jul 1 2013

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Keywords

  • Biologic exposures
  • Infectious disease prevention
  • Infectious disease surveillance
  • Occupational safety and health

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  • Health Policy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Development of a postexposure biologic treatment algorithm on a medical center campus. / Hansen-Cain, Kristine M.; Smith, Stephen B.; Paules, Catharine I.; Smith, Philip Welsch.

In: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, Vol. 19, No. 4, 01.07.2013, p. 366-370.

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Hansen-Cain, Kristine M. ; Smith, Stephen B. ; Paules, Catharine I. ; Smith, Philip Welsch. / Development of a postexposure biologic treatment algorithm on a medical center campus. In: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice. 2013 ; Vol. 19, No. 4. pp. 366-370.
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