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Evaluation of the Washington State National Pharmaceutical Stockpile dispensing exercise, part II--dispensary site worker findings.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15018345     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
On January 24, 2002, the Washington State Department of Health, in collaboration with local and federal agencies, conducted an exercise of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Pharmaceutical Stockpile dispensing portion of the Washington State plan. This exercise included predrill planning, training, and the orchestration of services of more than 40 dispensary site workers. These workers provided education and post-exposure prophylaxis for over 230 patient volunteers in the aftermath of a simulated exposure to B. anthracis. This article discusses findings of a postdrill questionnaire completed by 90% of these dispensary site workers who provided triage, education, dispensary, security and other services during this exercise. In general, this dispensing drill promoted confidence in the worker participants and provided an opportunity for these participants to coordinate their activities. This mock bioterrorist preparedness exercise allowed worker participants and observers to review and evaluate the Washington State plan for dispensing the National Pharmaceutical Stockpile. This article is apparently the first published account of dispensary site workers' subjective impressions and quantitative analysis of their postdrill opinions following a simulated bioterrorist post-exposure chemoprophylaxis dispensing exercise.
Randal D Beaton; Andrew Stevermer; Julie Wicklund; David Owens; Janice Boase; Mark W Oberle
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Evaluation Studies; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of public health management and practice : JPHMP     Volume:  10     ISSN:  1078-4659     ISO Abbreviation:  J Public Health Manag Pract     Publication Date:    2004 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-03-15     Completed Date:  2004-04-02     Revised Date:  2011-07-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9505213     Medline TA:  J Public Health Manag Pract     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  77-85     Citation Subset:  T    
Department of Psychosocial and Community Health, University of Washington, Seattle 98195, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Anti-Bacterial Agents / supply & distribution
Bacillus anthracis
Bioterrorism / prevention & control*
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.)
Disaster Planning / organization & administration*
Drugs, Essential / supply & distribution*
Evaluation Studies as Topic
Pharmaceutical Services / organization & administration*
Public Health Administration*
Research Design
State Health Plans / organization & administration*
United States
Grant Support
1 T01HP01412-01-00//PHS HHS
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Bacterial Agents; 0/Drugs, Essential

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