Emergency Care for Hazardous Materials Exposure - Revised Reprint

3rd Edition


  • Phillip Currance
  • Bruce Clements
  • Alvin Bronstein
    • Print ISBN 9780323048774

    Key Features

    • A total of 140 guidelines, cross-referenced to indexes, provide essential information on hazard classes and specific chemicals with initial hospital considerations.
    • Descriptions of procedures, scene operations and support, medical surveillance, and suggested emergency equipment.
    • Extensive indexes supply multiple ways to access important information to save critical time in the field.

    Table of Contents

    Section 1: Indexes

    Section 2: Guidelines

    Section 3: Treatment Protocols

    Section 4: Drug Protocols

    Section 5: EMS/Hazardous Materials Operating Procedures

    Section 6: References

    Abbreviations and Acronyms


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    About the authors

    Bruce Clements

    Bruce Clements serves as the Preparedness Director at the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS). He previously held the equivalent position for the State of Missouri. In this capacity, he provides leadership and oversight for public health preparedness programs and related legislative initiatives in Texas. These efforts combine the disciplines of public health, clinical medicine, emergency management, and public administration to build a state wide public health and medical emergency response infrastructure. In addition, he manages federal public health and healthcare system preparedness grants and provides direction for state wide preparedness activities including preparedness planning, training, and exercises. He also serves as a Commissioner for the Texas Commission on State Emergency Communications representing the Department of State Health Services and providing oversight of the state wide 9-1-1 Call Centers and Poison Control Programs. He has current Adjunct Instructor appointments at the Texas A&M Health Sciences Center, College of Medicine (Round Rock, TX); Texas A&M Health Sciences Center, School of Rural Public Health, Department of Health Policy & Management; and the University of North Texas Health Science Center, School of Public Health, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health. He has published a variety of articles on preparedness and has contributed book chapters. He has also lectured extensively on preparedness topics for over 20 years.