Accession Number:

ADA422202

Title:

A Model Bioterrorism Civilian Medical Response: Regional Initiatives Readiness and Response Training and Communications Infrastructure

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Jan 2003-31 Mar 2004

Corporate Author:

DREXEL UNIV PHILADELPHIA PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2004-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

206.0

Abstract:

Since its inception in 2000, the National Bioterrorism Civilian Medical Response Center ClMERC at Drexel University and Saint Francis Universitys Center of Excellence for Remote and Medically Under-Served Areas CERMUSA have been united in the development of rural and urban demonstration test-beds for innovative technologies related to civilian preparedness and crisis response. In this effort, ClMERC has partnered with many regional, national, government, and non-government organizations. Such strategic partnering has permitted ClMERC to extend the scope of the projects beyond just biological issues and to address the larger genre of mass- casualty incidents MCls. The projects presented in this report have benefited from this established and comprehensive network, as well as from the proven success of the institutions in integrating diverse interests and expertise into a large-scale initiative such as that which is inherent in biodefense. To present a coordinated front, ClMERCs efforts are driven via four concentration areas Command and Control Operational Capabilities Biodefense Assessment, Implementation and Evaluation Readiness and Response Training and Prevention and Remediation. Each of the projects presented in this report enhances the growing portfolio of projects within three of the identified concentration areas.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare
  • Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE