Medical Response to Terrorism

Medical Response to Terrorism

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This comprehensive reference provides all the information emergency departments and personnel need to prepare for and respond to terrorist events. The first section covers all agents potentially used in terrorist attacksa€”chemical, biologic, toxicologic, nuclear, and explosivea€”in a systematic format that includes background, triage, decontamination, signs and symptoms, medical management, personnel protection, and guidelines for notifying public health networks. Algorithms show when to suspect and how to recognize exposure and detail signs and symptoms and management protocols. The second section focuses on all-hazards preparedness for hospitals, communities, emergency medical services, and the media, and includes an important chapter on simulation of disasters.Recipes for such homemade bombs abound on the Internet. The pipe bomb, the most common type of improvised terrorist bomb, consists of low explosives inside a tightly capped piece of metal pipe, often wrapped with nails or scrap metal toanbsp;...

Title:Medical Response to Terrorism
Author:Daniel C. Keyes
Publisher:Lippincott Williams & Wilkins - 2005


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