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NCJ Number: 192399 Find in a Library
Title: Weapons of Mass Destruction: Emergency Care
Author(s): Robert A. De Lorenzo M.D.; Robert S. Porter M.A.
Date Published: 2000
Page Count: 161
Sponsoring Agency: Prentice Hall Publishing
Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458
Publication Number: ISBN 0-13-013923-8
Sale Source: Prentice Hall Publishing
Criminal Justice and Police Training
1 Lake Street
Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458
United States of America
Type: Handbook
Format: Book (Softbound)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This book presents information for emergency care providers on the protection from and care of victims exposed to conventional bombings, incendiary attacks, chemical and biological agents, and nuclear devices.
Abstract: This book was designed to explore the new and upcoming area of domestic preparedness against terrorist attacks using weapons of mass destruction (WMD), such as chemical, biological, and nuclear devices. It offers responders, EMTs, paramedics, and other medical personnel of all levels of training with a reference to dealing with WMD using both basic and advanced life-support techniques. It addresses pre-hospital care for the unique injuries suffered from conventional bombings, incendiary attacks, chemical and biological agents, and nuclear devices. The references are broken down into seven sections including: (1) medical aspects of WMD; (2) pre-hospital response to WMD; (3) care of explosive and incendiary injuries; (4) care of chemical agent injuries; (5) care of biological agent illnesses; (6) care of nuclear injuries; and (7) personal protection and patient decontamination. Appendices are also included covering medications, NBC protection procedures, and field amputations.
Main Term(s): Domestic Preparedness
Index Term(s): Biological weapons; Bombings; Bombs; Chemical irritants; Crisis management; Disaster procedures; Emergency communications; Emergency procedures; Emergency rescues; Hospitals; Medical Readiness; Nuclear terrorism; Terrorist weapons
Note: See NCJ-192400-406 for individual chapters.
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