Medical Response to Terrorism Preparedness and Clinical Practice

ISBN-10: 0781749867
ISBN-13: 9780781749862
Edition: 2005
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Book details

List price: $146.99
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date: 10/12/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 581
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.970
Language: English

Contributors
Preface
Acknowledgments
Agents of Terrorism and Medical Management
Chemical Terrorism
Chemical Nerve Agents
Vesicating Agents Including Mustard and Lewisite
Cyanide
Phosgene and Toxic Gases
Incapacitating Agents: BZ, Calmative Agents, and Riot Control Agents
Biological Agents
Anthrax
Plague
Smallpox
Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers
Lesser Known Biological Agents and Potential Threats
Biochemical Terrorism
Botulinum: The Most Toxic Substance Known
Toxins
Nuclear Terrorism
Types of Radiation: Basic Theory Explained for the Nonphysicist
Detection of Nuclear Radiation
Personal Protection and Decontamination for Radiation Emergencies
Treatment of Radiation Exposure and Contamination
Radiation Dispersal Devices, Dirty Bombs, and Nonconventional Radiation Exposure
Detonation of a Nuclear Device
Nuclear Power Plant Disasters
Explosives and Traumatic Terrorism
Types of Explosions and Explosive Injuries Defined
Case Study: Terrorism and Explosive Trauma: The Columbian Experience
Structure Collapse, Extrication, Crush Syndrome, and Rhabdomyolysis
All-Hazards Preparedness for Terrorism
Planning Preparedness for Terrorism
Introduction to All-Hazards Preparedness and Planning for Terrorism
Scene Preparedness
Hospital Preparedness
Case Study: Hospital Preparedness for Disaster: The Israeli Experience
Community Public Health Preparedness
Mass Gathering Preparedness
Federal, State, Regional, and Local Resource Access and Utilization
Equipment Preparedness for Terrorism
Personal Protective Equipment
All-Hazards Approach to Decontamination
Detection, Prediction, and Surveillance
Communications Preparedness for Terrorism
Health Care Facilities and Interagency Communication During Terrorism
Media and Communications Preparedness for Terrorist Events
Training Preparedness for Terrorism
Exercises and Educational Courses in Terrorism Preparedness
Technology Applications in Preparedness Training
Operational Medical Preparedness for Terrorism
Strategic Response to Explosive and Traumatic Terrorism
The Forensic Evaluation of Gunshot Wounds Associated with a Terrorist Event
Homeland Security
The Role of Military Medicine in Civilian Disaster Response
Law Enforcement-Related Agencies
Special Considerations for Terrorist Events
Psychological Impact of Terrorism
Being a Child in the Midst of Terrorism
Agricultural Terrorism and its Implication on the Health Care System
Mass Fatality Incidents
Cyberterrorism
Index

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