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Weapons Of Mass Casualties And Terrorism Response Handbook

Author : Charles Edward Stewart
ISBN : 0763724254
Genre : Medical
File Size : 37. 38 MB
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The Weapons of Mass Casualties and Terrorism Response Handbook provides emergency personnel with information about potential terrorist weapons. Covering chemical agents, biological agents, radiation emergencies, electronic terrorism and directed energy weapons, and personal protection and decontamination, the Handbook provides a brief history, signs and symptoms, personal protective measures, and treatment modalities for the various topics. This is a book about mass casualties, not mass destruction. Although many lump chemicals and biological weapons with nuclear weapons and conventional terrorism as weapons of mass destruction, weapons of mass casualties do not necessarily cause mass destruction as well. Instead of causing mass destruction, weapons of mass casualties cause fearsome casualties, society-paralyzing panic, and emergency situations that may overwhelm all available medical facilities and surviving providers, but these weapons may also be chosen particularly because they avoid any significant destruction of property.

Weapons Of Mass Casualties

Author : Charles Stewart
ISBN : 0763722456
Genre : Medical
File Size : 89. 15 MB
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Provides a quick access to critical life-saving information.

Pdr Guide To Biological And Chemical Warfare Response

Author : David W. Sifton
ISBN : UOM:39015055171576
Genre : History
File Size : 64. 58 MB
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A guide for health care professionals offers information necessary to provide emergency care in the event of a biological or chemical attack, discussing symptoms associated with more than fifty toxic agents and the appropriate clinical response.

Medical Response To Weapons Of Mass Destruction

Author : Phillip L. Currance
ISBN : UOM:39015060564047
Genre : Medical
File Size : 73. 98 MB
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Before September 11, 2001, hazardous materials (Hazmat) in general, and Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) in particular, were specialty fields. Today, they are a vital part of our health and safety. Federal and local protocols regarding WMD preparedness are changing daily. Additionally, JCAHO has modified its standards to include compliance requirements for the health care industry's response to WMDs, for those facilities that seek accreditation. This text was developed in response to the growing need for education about WMD. Medical Response to Weapons of Mass Destruction quickly, yet thoroughly, brings health care workers and emergency responders up to speed and prepares them to respond to the release of weapons of mass destruction, such as biological, nuclear, incendiary, chemical, and explosive agents. Contains detailed information on WMD response including types of locations that may become targets for criminal or terrorist activity, procedures, equipment, and safety precautions for evidence preservation. Highlights signs, symptoms, and treatment protocols for common agents that may be used. Lists specific actions necessary when an incident is suspected to involve criminal or terrorist activities, necessary notification procedures, personal protective equipment needs, appropriate detection devices, mass casualty decontamination, and scene management procedures. Meets the new federal and state laws regarding Hazmat response. Helps hospitals comply with JCAHO standards for accreditation Covers OSHA (29 CFR 1910-120) and EPA (40 CFR 311) standards to the Operations level Covers NFPA 473 completely (to Level II)


Author : Ernest P. Chiodo M.D. J.D M.P.H M.S. M.B.A. C.I.H.
ISBN : 9781479784325
Genre : Science
File Size : 30. 74 MB
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Bioterrorism is a book that provides an overview of agents that may be used in acts of biological, chemical, and radiological terrorism. The material is presented at a level understandable to the layman. The first section of the book provides an overview of the types of technical experts that may be of help in preparing for and responding to acts ofbiological, chemical, and radiological terrorism. The second section discusses various biological agents of terrorism. The third section discusses chemical terrorism agents. The fourth section is concerned with radiological agents of terror. The fifth section discusses technical issues that are of importance in understanding biological, radiological, and chemical terrorism. The final section discusses legal issues of concern in biological, radiological, and chemical terrorism.

Terrorism Response

Author : Paul M. Maniscalco
ISBN : 0131109065
Genre : Medical
File Size : 43. 82 MB
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Key Benefit: This field guide details all of the essentials responders "need-to-know" in a terrorism response situation. Key Topic: Comprehensive and complete it details chemical, biological, radiological, and cyber-terrorism and explosives and the appropriate response procedures for each of these terrorism and tactical violence incidents. Also included is a discussion of the Incident Management System and a Quick Reference Guide for Hazard Zones, Incident Threat Response, SBCCOM Guidelines, NIOSH Interim Recommendations, and more. Market: This is an ideal resource on terrorism training for all Fire Service and EMS professionals.

Handbook Of Toxicology Of Chemical Warfare Agents

Author : Ramesh C. Gupta
ISBN : 9780128004944
Genre : Science
File Size : 82. 40 MB
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Handbook of Toxicology of Chemical Warfare Agents, Second Edition covers every aspect of deadly toxic chemicals used in conflicts, warfare and terrorism. Including findings from experimental as well as clinical studies, this essential reference offers in-depth coverage of individual toxicants, target organ toxicity, major incidents, toxic effects in humans, animals and wildlife, biosensors and biomarkers, on-site and laboratory analytical methods, decontamination and detoxification procedures, and countermeasures. Expanding on the ground-breaking first edition, Handbook of Toxicology of Chemical Warfare Agents has been completely updated, presenting the most recent advances in field. Brand new chapters include a case study of the Iran-Iraq war, an overview of chemical weapons of mass destruction, explosives, ricin, the human respiratory system, alternative testing methods, brain injuries, and more. Unites world-leading experts to present cutting-edge, agent-specific information on chemical warfare agents and their adverse effects on human and animal health and the environment. Covers all aspects of chemical warfare agent modes of action, detection, prevention, therapeutic treatment and countermeasures. Features a full update on the first edition to reflect the most recent advances in the field as well as nine new chapters.

Terrorism And Wmds

Author : John Pichtel
ISBN : 9781498739016
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 80. 22 MB
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Terrorism and WMD’s, Second Edition provides a comprehensive, up-to-date survey of terrorism and weapons of mass destruction (WMDs). Terrorist weapons and delivery methods are becoming increasingly sophisticated; as such, this book focuses on the chemistry and biology of WMDs, the development and history of their use, and human health effects of such weapons. Coverage of new threats, additional case studies, and the emergence of ISIL—and other terrorist actors—have been added to the new edition which will serve as an invaluable resources to students and professionals studying and working in the fields of terrorism, Homeland Security, and emergency response.

Jane S Mass Casualty Handbook Hospital

Author : Joseph A. Barbera
ISBN : 0710625928
Genre : Medical
File Size : 48. 81 MB
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Jane's Mass Casualty Handbook: Hospital is designed for physicians, nurses and other hospital-based personnel responding to mass casualty incidents, particularly chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear or explosive incidents. The Handbook provides focused guidance in developing emergency management capabilities, including an effective and robust Emergency Operations Plan (EOP). The procedures and policies recommended are practical, cost-effective, sustainable and applicable for all hazards and day-to-day operations. Background information, general guidelines and system requirements allow each healthcare facility to make use of the material according to their specific needs, while building on existing standards and procedures such as HEICS and JCAHO. The Handbook also provides principles and checklists aimed at enhancing preparedness, whilst adhering to a 'system approach' by offering helpful hints to encourage management, doctors and other hospital staff to work together.

Preparing For Terrorism

Author : Committee on Evaluation of the Metropolitan Medical Response System Program
ISBN : 9780309084284
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 75. 27 MB
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The Metropolitan Medical Response System (MMRS) program of the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) provides funds to major U. S. cities to help them develop plans for coping with the health and medical consequences of a terrorist attack with chemical, biological, or radiological (CBR) agents. DHHS asked the Institute of Medicine (IOM) to assist in assessing the effectiveness of the MMRS program by developing appropriate evaluation methods, tools, and processes to assess both its own management of the program and local preparedness in the cities that have participated in the program. This book provides the managers of the MMRS program and others concerned about local capabilities to cope with CBR terrorism with three evaluation tools and a three-part assessment method. The tools are a questionnaire survey eliciting feedback about the management of the MMRS program, a table of preparedness indicators for 23 essential response capabilities, and a set of three scenarios and related questions for group discussion. The assessment method described integrates document inspection, a site visit by a team of expert peer reviewers, and observations at community exercises and drills.

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