Biological and Chemical Terrorism: A Guide for Healthcare Providers and First Responders
Raymond S. Weinstein, Ken Alibek
Thieme, Jan 1, 2011 - Medical - 192 pages
Would you recognize the signs of a biological or chemical weapon attack?Would you know how to diagnose and treat your patients?Would you know how to protect your staff and yourself in doing so?For answers to questions like these in a matter of minutes, turn to this book: the first specifically designed to lead you through identification of the most likely biological or chemical weapons used in a bioterrorist attack.Through an easily accessible cross-referencing chart, you will be able to look up suspicious symptoms presented by unexpected clusters of patients, and then quickly find detailed descriptions of the most likely causes. The book lists and describes 43 biological and chemical weapons in detail, including clinical and laboratory identification, treatment, and personal precautions. BIOLOGICAL AND CHEMICAL TERRORISM is:* Comprehensive - the single most complete description of biological and chemical weapons available* Easy-to-use - valuable tear-out charts of biological and chemical weapons, lists of internet sites, and CDC telephone numbers are designed to be posted and referred to at-a-glance * Quick and concise for use at any stage of an attack - whether in preparation beforehand or taken off the shelf during an actual emergency* The first published text to include chemical warfare identification and treatment* Written by two experts with unparalleled and broad-ranging knowledge of these weaponsWhether you are a primary care physician, nurse practitioner, ER physician, or any other firstline healthcare provider, you will benefit from this practical and authoritative guide. It is the only book available today to give you the complete information necessary to handle a bioterrorist emergency with speed, accuracy, and confidence.
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500 mg peds abdominal pain abscesses acute adenopathy aerosol agents and/or anorexia anthrax arthralgias biological weapons bioterrorism bioterrorism attack blistering blood bradycardia chemical weapons chest pain chills clinical suspicion conjunctival contaminated cough cutaneous cyanosis days Sudden onset decontamination diarrhea disease dose Doxycycline dyspnea encephalitis erythema Flavivirus fluids flulike illness hand washing headache hemoptysis hepatitis high fever hilar adenopathy history of possible hr peds hypotension incubation period infection ingestion inhalation Initial presentation irritation ISOLATION PRECAUTIONS latent period lesions lymphadenopathy maculopapular rash malaise mechanical ventilation melioidosis mucosal bleeding myalgia nasal nausea occur onset of fever OVERVIEW patients PERIOD AND SPREAD Person-to-person transmission petechiae photophobia pneumonia pneumonitis PRECAUTIONS Use standard produce progress prostration pulmonary edema Q day relative bradycardia release respiratory rhinorrhea Ricin seizures severe skin sore throat splash precautions standard precautions gloves SYMPTOMS AND CLINICAL symptoms include syndrome toxic toxins Tularemia ulcers vaccine victims viral hemorrhagic fevers virus vomiting