Weapons of Mass Casualties and Terrorism Response Handbook

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Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2006 - 286 páginas
The Weapons of Mass Casualties and Terrorism Response Handbook provides emergency personnel with information about potential terrorist weapons. Covering chemical agents, biological agents, radiation emergencies, electronic terrorism and directed energy weapons, and personal protection and decontamination, the Handbook provides a brief history, signs and symptoms, personal protective measures, and treatment modalities for the various topics. This is a book about mass casualties, not mass destruction. Although many lump chemicals and biological weapons with nuclear weapons and conventional terrorism as weapons of mass destruction, weapons of mass casualties do not necessarily cause mass destruction as well. Instead of causing mass destruction, weapons of mass casualties cause fearsome casualties, society-paralyzing panic, and emergency situations that may overwhelm all available medical facilities and surviving providers, but these weapons may also be chosen particularly because they avoid any significant destruction of property.

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Chapter
1
Chapter
3
Chapter
4
Chapter
7
Chapter
11
Contents
12
Chapter
16
Nerve Agents
17
live Bacterial Agents
88
Chapter 15
113
Viral Agents
117
HemorrhagicFever Viruses
133
Possible Biotoxins
162
Other Clostridial Toxins
168
Saxtoxin
175
Radiation Emergencies
181

Chapter 5
24
ThirdGeneration Nerve Agents
25
Pulmonary Agents
37
General Management of Toxic Inhaled Agents
44
Chapter 13
47
Nonlethal Agents
60
Calmative Agents
70
Chapter 14
73
Improvisational Chemical Warfare Agents
75
History of Biological Warfare
81
Measurement of Radiation
188
Threat Analysis
199
Electronic Terrorism and Directed EnergyWeapons
205
Implications and ProtectiveMeasures
213
References
221
Personal Protection and Decontamination
223
Summary and Condusions
240
Glossary
249
Index
273
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