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PBHE413 Special Operations in Emergency Medical Services1Special Operations in Emergency Medical OperationsJames M. Woodford Jr.Student ID 4406064
PBHE413 Special Operations in Emergency Medical ServicesSpecial Operations in Emergency Medical ServicesAbstractThis research provides information regarding Special Operations in Emergency Medical Servicesand Infectious Diseases and highlights various diseases that can be discussed and dealt with inthe special emergency medical services realm. The study will also provide the information onadditional diseases and understanding of FEMA’s National Response Framework and managingemergency consequences of terrorist incidents. According to Bah, Lamah, Fletcher, Jacob, Major,Sall and Bausch (2015), the 2014 Ebola epidemic is one of the largest in history that affectedmany countries in West Africa and beyond. It is also identified that EMS providers have to beprepared to transport or treat suspected Ebola patients.Beckett, Callum, Luz, Schmid, Funk,Glassberg and Tien (2015) determined that Emergency Medical Services are a contributingfactor, informing the participants and providing the key component to the care of the patients inhospitals.2
PBHE413 Special Operations in Emergency Medical ServicesIntroduction According to the National Health Act and the Occupational Health and Safety Act(OHSA) outlines the policy framework and general legislation for the healthcare serviceproviders and their protection in the United States. National and international guidelines andpolicies exist while providing the preventative measures of infectious diseases transmission inthe healthcare setting. Conversely, it is quite unclear to what extent these emergency medicalservice polices have been translated into particular programs and address high risks thatemergency medical services personnel face. In accordance ofBudnitz, Lovegrove, Shehab andRichards (2011), Emergency Medical Services systems deliver care to patients in an innovativeway within risky environments. They care to increase awareness of the populations who have ahigher likelihood of having an emerging or infectious disease. Additionally, it outlines how topatients. They treat nursing home patients, the homeless, trauma victims and those who are illwith many infections and diseases. Infection Prevention According to the study of Cone, Brice, Delbridge and Myers (2014), the clinics andhospitals have generated a system to treat the infected patients, where hospitals provide theinfection prevention training and expanded to include Emergency Medical Services with medicalcare agencies. In accordance with Donham and Thelin (2016), infection prevention programs aredesigned to prevent the transmission and are intended to treat the infectious disease and providea safe work environment for the patients’ healthcare personnel and their patients. It is identifiedthat infection prevention programs should contain major components that include engineeringcontrols, administrative controls, education, work practice controls, vaccine/immunization3