Physician's Guide to Terrorist Attack / Edition 1

Physician's Guide to Terrorist Attack / Edition 1

by Michael J. Roy
     
 

ISBN-10: 158829207X

ISBN-13: 9781588292070

Pub. Date: 10/27/2003

Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York, LLC

This book will prepare physicians and other health care workers to respond knowledgeably and confidently to a terrorist event. Whether you are a first responder working with emergency personnel amid the chaos of a disaster scene, at a hospital receiving mass casualties, a provider in the community responding to an anxious patient fearful of exposure to a biological

Overview

This book will prepare physicians and other health care workers to respond knowledgeably and confidently to a terrorist event. Whether you are a first responder working with emergency personnel amid the chaos of a disaster scene, at a hospital receiving mass casualties, a provider in the community responding to an anxious patient fearful of exposure to a biological agent, or a primary care provider or mental health specialist helping patients and their family members cope with the psychological aftermath, this book will provide the information you need, in and easy-to-follow, clinically relevant, case-based format. The first part of the book covers the important issues regarding initial response to an incident. The second part includes contributions by a number of the world's leading infectious disease experts on potential biological agents and focus on the key aspects of the diagnosis and therapy for the thirteen most feared bacteria, viruses and toxins.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781588292070
Publisher:
Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
Publication date:
10/27/2003
Series:
Current Clinical Neurologytm Series
Edition description:
2004
Pages:
406
Product dimensions:
0.94(w) x 7.00(h) x 10.00(d)

Table of Contents

Part I. Responding to an Incident

Mass Casualty Events: Lessons Learned Bonnie L. Smoak and James A. Geiling

Hospital Preparation and Response to an Incident James A. Geiling

Physician Recognition of Bioterrorism-Related Diseases Kevin Yeskey and Stephen A. Morse

Introduction to Biological, Chemical, Nuclear, and Radiological Weapons: With a Review of Their Historical Use Clinton K. Murray

Part II. Biological Agents

Anthrax Steven J. Durning and Michael J. Roy

Plague, Jennifer C. Thompson. Tularemia Christian F. Ockenhouse

Brucellosis David L. Hoover

Q Fever R. Scott Miller

Melioidosis and Glanders,
Aileen M. Marty

Botulinum Toxins Naomi E. Aronson

Ricin Toxin Glenn Wortmann

Staphylococcal Enterotoxin B David L. Blazes

Mycotoxins Duane R. Hospenthal

Smallpox James V. Lawler and Timothy H. Burgess

Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers Thomas W. Geisbert, Aileen M. Marty, and Peter B. Jahrling

Viral Encephalitides Niranjan Kanesa-thasan

Part III. Chemical Agents

Pulmonary Toxic Agents Rafael E. Padilla

Cyanide Steven I. Baskin, Jonathan S. Kurche, and Beverly I. Maliner

Vesicants Edward Lucci

Nerve Agents Jonathan Newmark

Incapacitating Agents Sage W. Wiener and Lewis S. Nelson

Riot Control Agents Richard J. Thomas and Philip A. Smith

Part IV. Additional Considerations

Radiation Effects Vijay K. Singh and Thomas M. Seed

Explosives John M. Wightman and Barry A. Wayne

Psychological Impact of Terrorist Incidents Timothy J. Lacy and David M. Benedek

Conclusions Michael J. Roy

Index

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