Table of Contents

Introduction
Acknowledgements
Part 1 Terrorism in Perspective – don’t panic!
Terrorism today
Key events in terrorism (including significant anniversaries)
Key terrorist groups and affiliations
Personal safety
Personal protection
Quarantine
Roles and organisation of the antiterrorist agencies
UK
International
Service rank markings (UK)
Useful addresses and contact details
Legal aspects
New legislation
Recognising the suspicious person

Part 2 Responding to a terrorist incident
Reasons for declaring an incident
Initial actions checklist
Declaring a major incident
Organisation of an incident scene
Triage
Agency roles at an incident
Health Service
Fire
Police
Ambulance
Bomb disposal
Nuclear agencies
Medical response to an incident scene
Legal aspects
Forensic aspects
The scene
The patients
Dealing with the media
Debriefing

Part 3 Conventional terrorism
Types of terrorist weapon
Bombs (fire bombs, pipe bombs, suicide bombs etc)
Bullets (high energy, low energy, expanding)
Pathophysiology of wounding
Blast
Ballistics
Initial management
Safety
Resuscitation
Injury patterns in bombings
Primary blast
Fragmentation
Amputations / disruption
Burns
Crush
Psychological
Presentation, management, strategy.
Forensic management

Section 4 Bioterrorism
The nature of a suspected bioterrorist outbreak
How to suspect a deliberate release
Physical features of deliberate release
Diagnostic symptom complexes
What to do about it
Handling a “white powder” incident
Who to contact for further assistance
What to tell the public (before and after the release is confirmed)
Possible agents (presentation, incubation, management etc)
Anthrax
Smallpox
Plague
Botulinum
Tularaemia
Haemorrhagic fever viruses
Pre-exposure prophylaxis
Post-exposure

Details

No. of pages:
436
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2011
Published:
Imprint:
Churchill Livingstone
Print ISBN:
9780080450438
Electronic ISBN:
9780702043703