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.The Comprehensive Hazmat Emergency Response - Capability Assessment Program (CHER-CAP) is offered by FEMA ... risks, identifying planning deficiencies, updating plans, training first responders, and stimulating and testing the system for strengths and needed improvements. ... The Red Cross provides disaster preparedness and response programs that support medical disaster response efforts.

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


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