Medical Response to Terrorism: Preparedness and Clinical Practice / Edition 2

Medical Response to Terrorism: Preparedness and Clinical Practice / Edition 2

by Jonathan L. Burstein
     
 

This comprehensive reference provides all the information emergency departments and personnel need to prepare for and respond to terrorist events. The first section covers all agents potentially used in terrorist attacks—chemical, biologic, toxicologic, nuclear, and explosive—in a systematic format that includes background, triage, decontamination,

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Overview

This comprehensive reference provides all the information emergency departments and personnel need to prepare for and respond to terrorist events. The first section covers all agents potentially used in terrorist attacks—chemical, biologic, toxicologic, nuclear, and explosive—in a systematic format that includes background, triage, decontamination, signs and symptoms, medical management, personnel protection, and guidelines for notifying public health networks. Algorithms show when to suspect and how to recognize exposure and detail signs and symptoms and management protocols. The second section focuses on all-hazards preparedness for hospitals, communities, emergency medical services, and the media, and includes an important chapter on simulation of disasters.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780781749862
Publisher:
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date:
10/18/2004
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
581
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 11.20(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

PART ONE: AGENTS OF TERRORISM AND MEDICAL MANAGEMENT . . . 1
Section 1:
Chemical Terrorism . . . 2
Section 2: Biological Agents . . . 56
Section 3: Biochemical Terrorism . . . 117
Section 4: Nuclear Terrorism . . . 137
Section 5: Explosives and Traumatic Terrorism . . . 198

PART TWO: ALL-HAZARDS PREPAREDNESS FOR TERRORISM . . . 219
Section 6:
Planning Preparedness for Terrorism . . . 220
Section 7: Equipment Preparedness for Terrorism . . . 284
Section 8: Communications Preparedness for Terrorism . . . 312
Section 9: Training Preparedness for Terrorism . . . 329
Section 10: Operational Medical Preparedness for Terrorism . . . 350
Section 11: Special Considerations for Terrorist Events . . . 389

Index 439

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