Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Theodore J. Cieslak, Jocelyn J. Herstein, Mark G. Kortepeter
    Pages 1-19
  3. Mark G. Kortepeter, Elena H. Kwon, Theodore J. Cieslak
    Pages 21-34
  4. John J. Maher, Syra Sikandar Madad, Nicholas V. Cagliuso Sr.
    Pages 35-43
  5. John J. Lowe, Katelyn Jelden
    Pages 53-66
  6. Peter C. Iwen, Roxanne Alter, Vicki L. Herrera, Anthony R. Sambol, Karen L. Stiles, Steven H. Hinrichs
    Pages 67-81
  7. Mallory Reimers, Jordan A. Hughes, Brian T. Garibaldi
    Pages 83-93
  8. Lekshmi Kumar, Alexander P. Isakov
    Pages 95-105
  9. John P. Horton
    Pages 107-115
  10. Amy S. Arrington
    Pages 117-128
  11. Kate Boulter, Angela Vasa
    Pages 129-142
  12. Paul D. Biddinger, Erica S. Shenoy
    Pages 143-156
  13. Timo Wolf
    Pages 157-168
  14. Jill S. Morgan
    Pages 169-182
  15. Lauren M. Sauer, Jared D. Evans, Kathryn Shaw-Saliba, Bruce Gordon, Christopher J. Kratochvil
    Pages 183-194
  16. David S. Cates, Paula G. Gomes, Arthur M. Krasilovsky
    Pages 195-214
  17. Back Matter
    Pages 215-221

About this book


This text gathers the weaknesses revealed during recent infections outbreaks and organizes them into a guide for combating the trends in emerging infections as they relate to hospital preparedness.  As the first book to exclusively explore infectious emergencies, the text begins by reviewing potential pathogens and the clinical issues that may threaten hospital safety before delving into the best operational guidelines for commanding a staff under extreme circumstances, including incident command, communication, transport, maintenance, and a myriad of other topics that can remain manageable with proper protocol. Written by experts in the field, this text is the only one that offers the most effective clinical responses to a crisis at every level of care, including special population, laboratory techniques, care of the deceased, behavioral support, and medical documentation.  The text concludes by focusing on the reality of care by introducing true examples from the field and the lessons gained from these cases.

Bioemergency Planning is a vital resource for infectious disease specialists, hospitalists, epidemiologists, internal medicine physicians, nurses, social workers, public health officials, and all medical professionals who need to be prepared to respond to an infection outbreak.


Staffing Infection control Infection prevention Communicable diseases Hospital epidemiology

Editors and affiliations

  • Angela Hewlett
    • 1
  • A. Rekha K. Murthy
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of Infectious Diseases, Nebraska Biocontainment UnitUniversity of Nebraska Medical CenterOmahaUSA
  2. 2.Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medical AffairsCedars-Sinai Medical CenterLos AngelesUSA

About the editors

Bibliographic information


“The book is written for those who work in healthcare facilities which, by definition, includes not only those who are involved in direct patient care, such as physicians and nurses, but also other essential personnel, such as administrative, building and engineering, environmental support, and public relations staff. … This book should serve not only as a guide for healthcare facilities, small or large, on the next bioemergency threat … .” (Farrin Manian, Doody's Book Reviews, February, 2019)