Medical Response to Weapons of Mass Destruction - Pageburst Digital Book (Retail Access Card) book cover

Medical Response to Weapons of Mass Destruction - Pageburst Digital Book (Retail Access Card)

This is a Pageburst digital textbook; 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.

Book, 256 Pages

Published: March 2005

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-09218-0


  • 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



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