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Pediatric Terrorism Preparedness National Guidelines and Recommendations: Findings of an Evidenced-based Consensus Process

David Markenson; Irwin E. Redlener

Title:
Pediatric Terrorism Preparedness National Guidelines and Recommendations: Findings of an Evidenced-based Consensus Process
Author(s):
Markenson, David
Redlener, Irwin E.
Date:
Type:
Articles
Department(s):
National Center for Disaster Preparedness
Volume:
4
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Book/Journal Title:
Biosecurity and Bioterrorism: Biodefense Strategy, Practice, and Science
Abstract:
A cadre of experts and stakeholders from government agencies, professional organizations, emergency medicine and response, pediatrics, mental health, and disaster preparedness were gathered to review and summarize the existing data on the needs of children in the planning, preparation, and response to disasters or terrorism. This review was followed by development of evidence-based consensus guidelines and recommendations on the needs of children in disasters, including chemical, biological, and radiological terrorism. An evidence-based consensus process was used in conjunction with a modified Delphi approach for selection of topic areas and discussion points. These recommendations and guidelines represent the first national evidence-based standards for pediatric disaster and terrorism preparedness.
Subject(s):
Public health
Medicine
Mental health
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David Markenson, Irwin E. Redlener, , Pediatric Terrorism Preparedness National Guidelines and Recommendations: Findings of an Evidenced-based Consensus Process, Columbia University Academic Commons, .

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