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Weapons of Mass Casualties and Terrorism Response Handbook

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    2006
    ISBN: 9780763724252
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American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Charles Stewart, MD, FACEP

The Weapons of Mass Casualties and Terrorism Response Handbook is the ultimate medical resource on weapons of mass destruction for all levels of emergency care providers, covering emergency care of injuries and illnesses resulting from weapons of mass casualties!

This handbook provides the most up-to-date, comprehensive medical information available for both prehospital and in-hospital providers on the emergency care of injuries and illnesses resulting from biologic or chemical weapons.

Covering all Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) threats and more, this handbook provides the following information for each agent presented:
  1. History
  2. Physical Characteristics
  3. Dissemination
  4. Mechanism of Action
  5. Effects
  6. Lethality and Toxicity
  7. Treatment
  8. Emergency
  9. Decontamination and Personal Protection
Features & Benefits
  • Incidents in Terrorism – Boxed text providing background on terrorist events involving weapons of mass casualties.
  • Incidents Involving Chemicals – Boxed text providing background on non-terrorist incidents involving chemicals.
  • In-hospital Information –Text pertaining to both prehospital and in-hospital providers is highlighted.
  • Incidents Involving Toxins – Boxed text providing background on events involving toxins.
  • Incidents Involving Radiation – Boxed text providing background on events involving radiation.
  • Incidents Involving Power – Boxed text providing background on events involving power supply.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Tissue Toxins
Chapter 3. Nerve Agents
Chapter 4. Pulmonary Agents
Chapter 5. Vesicant Agents
Chapter 6. Non-Lethal Agents, Tear Gas, Vomit Gas, Incapacitating Agents, and Smokes
Chapter 7. Improvisational Chemical Warfare Agents
Chapter 8. Introduction to Biological Warfare
Chapter 9. Live Bacterial Agents
Chapter 10. Viral Agents
Chapter 11. Hemorrhagic Fever Viruses
Chapter 12. Rickettsial Agents
Chapter 13. Possible Biotoxins
Chapter 14. Radiation Emergencies
Chapter 15. Personal Protection and Decontamination
Chapter 16. Electronic Terrorism and Directed Energy Weapons
Chapter 17. Summary and Conclusions


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