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Overview

Bought to you by Physicians’ Desk Reference®, the most trusted name in health care, the PDR Guide to Terrorism Response is designed to be used in an emergency when every second counts.
  • For law enforcement, firefighting, and EMS personnel in the field, there are checklists for managing a biological, chemical, incendiary, explosive, or nuclear/radiological terrorism incident based on guidelines developed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Justice Department, and the Department of Homeland Security.
  • Rather than requiring you to page through text when the clock is ticking, the book offers three levels of information basic, intermediate, and detailed with each level cross-referenced to the next. Choose the depth of detail you need to find information fast.
  • Fold-out index tab dividers let you turn to directly the section you want, where checklists and tables guide you through the steps necessary to protect yourself, save lives, and maintain order in chaos.
  • Tables organized by body system and color photographs of actual patients swiftly help you identify which biological or chemical agent is likely to have been used in an attack based on victim signs and symptoms so you can take appropriate action.
  • Each agent is then succinctly profiled in table form key background facts, what to look for in victims, self-protection measures, and administering first aid in the field.
  • For medical personnel, comprehensive checklists cover prehospital measures, patient decontamination, clinical presentation, diagnosis, labs and x-rays, treatment, and more with drugs, dosages, and regimens presented in so you can read them at a glance.
  • Drug tables are cross-referenced to more detailed but concise monographs on antibiotics and chemical weapon antidotes including indications, contraindications, adverse effects, and more written with PDR’s renowned clarity and authority.

Prepared with the help of contributing editors who are world-class physicians:

John G. Bartlett, MD, chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and founding director of the Center for Civilian Biodefense Strategies, is a leading authority on biological weapons.

Michael I. Greenberg, MD, MPH, chief of the Division of Occupational and Environmental Emergency Medicine and program director for the Medical Toxicology Fellowship Training Program at Drexel University College of Medicine, is a premier authority on chemical weapons.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781563635502
  • Publisher: PDR Network
  • Publication date: 12/28/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 500
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

John G. Bartlett, MD, chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and founding director of the Center for Civilian Biodefense Strategies, is a leading authority on biological weapons.

Michael I. Greenberg, MD, MPH, chief of the Division of Occupational and Environmental Emergency Medicine and program director for the Medical Toxicology Fellowship Training Program at Drexel University College of Medicine, is a premier authority on chemical weapons.
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Table of Contents

How to Use This Book

PART ONE: Terrorism Incident Management
Checklists for First Responders in the Field

PART TWO: Signs & Symptoms

PART THREE: Terrorism Agents in Brief
Biological Terrorism Agents
Chemical Terrorism Agents
Explosives
Burns
Nuclear/Radiation

PART FOUR: Biological Terrorism Agents in Depth
CDC Category A Bioterrorism Agents
(Most likely to be used by terrorists)
CDC Category B Bioterrorism Agents
(Less likely but still possible to be used by terrorists)

PART FIVE: Chemical Terrorism Agents in Depth
Acids
Blood Agents
Choking/Pulmonary Agents
Incapacitating Agents
Long-Acting Anticoagulants
Metals
Nerve Agents
Organic Solvents
Riot Control Agents
Urticants (nettle agents)
Vesicants (blister agents)

PART SIX: Medical Management in an Incendiary Attack
ABCs of Burns: Initial Management of a Major Burn: I-Overview
ABCs of Burns: Initial Management of a Major Burn: II-Assessment and Resuscitation
ABCs of Burns: Intensive Care Management and Control of Infection
Where There's Fire, There's Smoke: Assessing and Managing Inhalation Injury in the ED

PART SEVEN: Medical Management in an Explosive Attack
Explosions and Blast Injuries: A Primer for Clinicians
Blast Lung Injury: What Clinicians Need to Know
Suicide Bombing Attacks: Update and Modifications to the Protocol

PART EIGHT: Medical Management in a
Nuclear/Radiation Attack
Interim Guidelines for Hospital Response to Mass Casualties from a Radiological Incident
Acute Radiation Syndrome: A Fact Sheet for Physicians
Cutaneous Radiation Injury: A Fact Sheet for Physicians

PART NINE: Drugs for Terrorism Response
Anthrax Treatment
Brucellosis Treatment
BZ Treatment
Cholera Treatment
Cryptosporidium Treatment
Cyanide Treatment
Fentanyl Treatment
Glanders Treatment
Melioidosis Treatment
Nerve Gas Treatment
Plague Treatment
Psittacosis Treatment
Q Fever Treatment
Radiation Exposure Treatment
Salmonella Treatment
Sarin Treatment
Shigella Treatment
Smallpox Treatment
Tabun Treatment
Tularemia Treatment
Typhus Fever Treatment
Viral Hemorrhagic Fever Treatment
VX Treatment
Supportive Care
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