ISBN: 9780323061810
Page Count: 256
Imprint: Mosby/JEMS
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Medical Response to Weapons of Mass Destruction - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource,

by Phillip L. Currance, EMT-P, RHSP
Elsevier eBook on VitalSource
ISBN: 9780323061810
Page Count: 256
Imprint: Mosby/JEMS
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Before September 11, 2001, hazardous materials (Hazmat) in general, and Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) in particular, were specialty fields. Today, they are a vital part of our health and safety. Federal and local protocols regarding WMD preparedness are changing daily. Additionally, JCAHO has modified its standards to include compliance requirements for the health care industry's response to WMDs, for those facilities that seek accreditation. This text was developed in response to the growing need for education about WMD. Medical Response to Weapons of Mass Destruction quickly, yet thoroughly, brings health care workers and emergency responders up to speed and prepares them to respond to the release of weapons of mass destruction, such as biological, nuclear, incendiary, chemical, and explosive agents.
    • Contains detailed information on WMD response including types of locations that may become targets for criminal or terrorist activity, procedures, equipment, and safety precautions for evidence preservation.
    • Highlights signs, symptoms, and treatment protocols for common agents that may be used.
    • Lists specific actions necessary when an incident is suspected to involve criminal or terrorist activities, necessary notification procedures, personal protective equipment needs, appropriate detection devices, mass casualty decontamination, and scene management procedures.
    • Meets the new federal and state laws regarding Hazmat response.
    • Helps hospitals comply with JCAHO standards for accreditation
    • Covers OSHA (29 CFR 1910-120) and EPA (40 CFR 311) standards to the Operations level
    • Covers NFPA 473 completely (to Level II)
  • Chapter 1 Introduction and Training Requirements
    Chapter 2 Basic Principles of Chemistry and Toxicology
    Chapter 3 Explosives and Incendiary Devices
    Chapter 4 Radiological Weapons
    Chapter 5 Biological Weapons
    Chapter 6 Chemical Weapons
    Chapter 7 Riot Control Agents
    Chapter 8 Incident Management Systems
    Chapter 9 Field Management of a Weapons of Mass Destruction Incident
    Chapter 10 Hospital Management of a Mass Casualty Incident
    Chapter 11 Weapons of Mass Destruction Detection Devices
    Chapter 12 Personal Protective Equipment
    Chapter 13 Decontamination Procedures
    Chapter 14 Psychological Preparedness and Response

    Appendix A: Summary of Chemical Agents
    Appendix B: Internet Resources
    Appendix C: Assessment of Risk and Vulnerability
    Appendix D: Essentials of Facility Emergency Management Plan
    Appendix E: Education Training Plan — Suggested Topics
    Appendix F: Strategic National Stockpile

    Glossary
    Credits
    Index
  • Phillip L. Currance, EMT-P, RHSP, Central U.S. National Medical Response Team for Weapons of Mass Destruction
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