Volume 9, Number 6—June 2003
An Ounce of Prevention is a Ton of Work: Mass Antibiotic Prophylaxis for Anthrax, New York City, 2001
|Event||Location||No. of eligible persons registered||Total hours of operation||Briefing format for eligible persons oral/written||Antibiotics||Nasal swabs taken|
aPOD, point of distribution (for antibiotics); USPS, U. S. Postal Service.
1All three authors contributed to the concept and design of this paper. Susan Blank wrote the first draft. Major editings and additional material were contributed by Linda Moskin and Jane Zucker.
2Deputization formally gives a volunteer responsibilities and privileges during the temporary assignment as an agent of DOH. Responsibilities include following DOH rules on confidentiality, handling medical records, making decisions on DOH’s behalf, and stewarding resources (especially medications and equipment) according to DOH protocol. DOH will in turn offer some protections (e.g., proper equipment, malpractice coverage, worker’s compensation coverage).
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