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.This helpful series provides emergency medical services personnel and hospital emergency departments with guidance ... Volume 2 contains specific guidance on the decontamination process (29). ... Quincy, MA: National Fire Protection Association; 2002. ... The 2001 Joint Commission Accreditation Manual for Hospitals. ... Healthcare Facility Emergency Incident Command System IIIa€” January, 1998.

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

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