Toxico-terrorism: Emergency Response and Clinical Approach to Chemical, Biological, and Radiological Agents (Google eBook)

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McGraw Hill Professional, Aug 13, 2007 - Medical - 622 pages
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The emergency medicine expertise you need to prepare for--and manage--any type of bioterrorist attack!

Written by emergency room physicians for emergency room physicians, Toxico-terrorism covers every essential aspect of the emergency medical response to microbial, radiological, and chemical agents of terrorism. Turn to any page, and you'll find lifesaving clinical strategies for the management of patients who have been exposed to a biologic, chemical, or nuclear agent.

Features

  • A logical, building-block organization filled with key tables and synoptic boxes
  • Important coverage of pre-hospital and EMS issues
  • Insights into the means of transmission, the modes of dispersal, and how secondary infection and/or contamination can occur
  • Overview of bioterror-specific signs and symptoms
  • A section on emergency department preparedness that reviews critical topics such as nursing triage, hospital/facility security, pharmacy preparedness, and hospital staff issues
  • Up-to-date information on labs, microscopy, and radiology
  • Key diagnostic criteria for all agents
  • Thorough coverage of treatment strategies for all agents discussed in the book
  • Infection control modalities
  • Survey of prophylaxis strategies
  • Valuable section on public health considerations

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Contents

General Patient Principles
1
EMS Issues
155
Emergency Department Preparedness
201
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About the author (2007)

Robin B. McFee, DO, MPH, FACPM,
Assistant Professor, Department of Preventive Medicine
SUNY/Stony Brook
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine
NYCOM, New York Institute of Technology
Toxicologist, Long Island Regional Poison Information Center
Winthrop University Hospital
Mineola, New York
Medical Director, Threat Science

Jerry B. Leikin, MD, FABMT, FACEP, FACMT, FAACT, FACOEM,
Director of Medical Toxicology
Evanston Northwestern Healthcare--OMEGA
Glenbrook Hospital
Glenview, Illinois
Professor of Emergency Medicine
Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern University
Professor of Medicine, Pharmacology, and Health Systems Management
Rush Medical College
Chicago, Illinois

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