Emergency Response Handbook for Chemical and Biological Agents and Weapons, Second Edition

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CRC Press, Mar 31, 2008 - Science - 528 pages
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Updated to reflect the numerous advances that have evolved since the September 11 terrorist attacks, Emergency Response Handbook for Chemical and Biological Agents and Weapons, Second Edition maintains its reputation as a comprehensive training manual for emergency responders to incidents involving nuclear, biological, and chemical materials.

Features more than 70% new and updated material!

This second edition presents in-depth coverage of actual response techniques and new approaches for coping with critical situations caused by criminal activity, industrial accidents, or even mini-epidemics. Augmenting its coverage of field first aid for response personnel, this edition contains up-to-date tools such as checklists and streamlined procedures for on-scene coordination. It incorporates the latest detection devices, cost/recovery and hazard analyses, diagnostic methods, pretreatments, vaccines, decontamination techniques, antidotes, and medical treatments available.

Includes a new perspective on the progress and projected developments for military protocols and procedures

Emergency Response Handbook for Chemical and Biological Agents and Weapons, Second Edition can be used as an independent reference or in training courses for emergency responders, government agencies, hospitals, and commercial sectors handling chemical spills, biological threats, or radiation hazards.

 

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Contents

A Gas Attack on Home Ground
1
Chapter 2 The Massacre at Columbine High School
45
Chapter 3 Guide to ChemicalBiological Agent Response
59
Chapter 4 Introduction to Biological Agents and Toxins
93
Biological Agent or Weapon Anthrax
119
Biological Agent or Weapon Botulism
133
Biological Agent or Weapon Brucellosis
139
Biological Agent or Weapon Glanders includes Melioidosis
145
Chemical Agent or Weapon Arsenical Vesicants including Ethyldichloroarsine ED Methyldichloroarsine MD Phenyldichloroarsine PD
215
Chemical Agent or Weapon Arsine
223
Chemical Agent or Weapon Cyanogen Chloride CK
229
Chemical Agent or Weapon Diphosgene and Phosgene
233
Chemical Agent or Weapon Distilled Mustard H HD
239
Chemical Agent or Weapon Blood Agent Hydrogen Cyanide AC
245
Chemical Agent or Weapon Blister Agent Lewisite L Blister Agent Mustard Lewisite Mixture HL
251
Chemical Agent or Weapon Nerve Agent GF GF
257

Biological Agent or Weapon Plague
151
Biological Agent or Weapon Q Fever
157
Biological Agent or Weapon Ricin
163
Biological Agent or Weapon Staphylococcal Enterotoxin SEB
167
Biological Agent or Weapon Smallpox Variola
171
Biological Agent or Weapon MycotoxinsT2
177
Biological Agent or Weapon Tularemia
181
Biological Agent or Weapon Viral Encephalitus
185
Biological Agent or Weapon Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers VHFs
191
Chemical Agents and Weapons
201
Chemical Agent or Weapon Nerve Agent Sarin GB
263
Chemical Agent or Weapon Nerve Agent Soman GD
269
Chemical Agent or Weapon Nerve Agent Tabun GA
275
Chemical Agent or Weapon Nerve Agent VX VX
283
Chemical Agent or Weapon Blister Agent Nitrogen Mustard HN1 Nitrogen Mustard HN2 Nitrogen Mustard HN3
289
Quick Guide to Agents Drugs Equipment Gear Programs and Terminology
295
Bibliography
477
Index
483
Back cover
495
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