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Determinants of Paramedic Response Readiness for CBRNE Threats

Stevens, Garry; Jones, Alison; Smith, George; Nelson, Jenny; Agho, Kingsley; Taylor, Melanie; Raphael, Beverley

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Paramedics play a pivotal role in the response to major emergencies. Recent evidence indicates that their confidence and willingness to respond to chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosives-related (CBRNE) incidents differs from that relating to their "routine" emergency work. To further investigate the factors underpinning their readiness to respond to CBRNE incidents, paramedics in New South Wales (NSW), Australia, were asked to complete a validated online survey instrument....[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/53573
Source: Biosecurity and Bioterrorism: biodefense strategy, practice and science
DOI: 10.1089/bsp.2009.0061

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