Disaster Medicine

Disaster Medicine

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Written by more than 30 emergency physicians with first-hand experience handling medical care during disasters, this volume is the only single comprehensive reference on disaster medicine. It provides the information that every emergency department needs to prepare for and handle the challenges of natural and manmade disasters. The contributors present guidelines for assessing the affected population's health care needs, establishing priorities, allocating resources, and treating individuals. Coverage encompasses a wide range of natural, industrial, technologic, transportation-related, and conflict-related disasters, with examples from around the world. This edition has more illustrations and more information on weapons of mass destruction and explosions.safety (standoff) distance in the open is 2, 400 m, although the EMP damage radius for critical electronic equipment could extend to ranges of 5, 000 ... The physical processes that generate HEMP differ from those that produce SBEMP, and HEMP effects can have considerable strength at great distances. The intensity of a HEMP field could be as high as 50, 000 volts perm. ... Some of the effects may be temporary (those from gamma radiation), although other damage may be permanent.

Title:Disaster Medicine
Author:David E. Hogan, Jonathan L. Burstein
Publisher:Lippincott Williams & Wilkins - 2007


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