Key Features

  • 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)

Table of Contents

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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About the editor

Phillip Currance

Affiliations and Expertise

Central U.S. National Medical Response Team for Weapons of Mass Destruction