Emergency Medical Response to Hazardous Materials Incidents / Edition 1

Emergency Medical Response to Hazardous Materials Incidents / Edition 1

by Armando Bevelacqua, Richard Stilp
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0827378297

ISBN-13: 9780827378292

Pub. Date: 10/18/1996

Publisher: Cengage Learning

This text explores the medical aspects of hazardous material response including the initial response, chemical and toxicological information, effects on body systems — injury and treatment, physiology and treatments of common poisonings. The student learns how to make decisions based on a scale of risk versus gain. Decontamination techniques, specialized

Overview

This text explores the medical aspects of hazardous material response including the initial response, chemical and toxicological information, effects on body systems — injury and treatment, physiology and treatments of common poisonings. The student learns how to make decisions based on a scale of risk versus gain. Decontamination techniques, specialized equipment, simple antidotal treatments and more are discussed as they relate to the hazardous materials incident.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780827378292
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
10/18/1996
Series:
Career Education Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
522
Product dimensions:
8.03(w) x 9.13(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION TO HAZARDOUS MATERIALS. Hazardous Materials Principles. Scene Organization and SOP. FUNDAMENTALS OF THE HAZMAT DISCIPLINE. Chemical Behavior. Essentials of Toxicology. HAZARDOUS MATERIALS PHYSIOLOGY AND TREATMENT. Body Systems and the Environment. Treatment Modalities. EMERGENCY PROVIDER PROTECTION. Medical Surveillance. Hazmat Considerations for Hospitals. SELECTED TOPICS. Biohazard Awareness. Clandestine Laboratories. Air Monitoring. Confined Space Medical Operations. Bibliography. Index.

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