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Main Title Chemical and biological terrorism : research and development to improve civilian medical response /
Publisher National Academy Press,
Year Published 1999
OCLC Number 40433328
ISBN 0309061954; 9780309061957
Subjects Chemical warfare--Health aspects ; Biological warfare--Health aspects ; Civil defense--United States ; Terrorism--Government policy--United States ; Disaster medicine--United States ; Disaster Planning ; Chemical Warfare--prevention & control ; Biological Warfare--prevention & control ; Violence--prevention & control ; Armes biologiques ; Lutte contre le terrorisme ; Recherche et développement ; Politique de défense ; Prévention des accidents ; Terrorismus ; Biologische Waffe ; Katastrophenmedizin ; Chemische Waffe ; Zivilschutz ; USA ; Kemisk krigfèoring--hälsoaspekter ; Biologisk krigfèoring--hälsoaspekter ; Civilfèorsvar ; Katastrofmedicin ; Disaster Planning--United States ; Biological Warfare--prevention & control--United States ; Chemical Warfare--prevention & control--United States ; Violence--prevention & control--United States
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBM  RA648.C525 1999 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 03/08/2002
EJEM  RA648.C525 1999 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 01/14/2005
Collation xix, 279 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-211) and index.
Contents Notes
Pre-incident communication and intelligence: linking the intelligence and medical communities -- Personal protective equipment -- Detection and measurement of chemical agents -- Recognizing covert exposure in a population -- Detection and measurement of biological agents -- Patient decontamination and mass triage -- Availability, safety, and efficacy of drugs and other therapies -- Prevention, assessment, and treatment of psychological effects -- Computer-related tools for training and operations -- Conclusions and recommendations. This book identifies the R&D efforts needed to implement recommendations in key areas: pre-incident intelligence, detection and identification of chemical and biological agents, protective clothing and equipment, early recognition that a population has been covertly exposed to a pathogen, mass casualty decontamination and triage, use of vaccines and pharmaceuticals, and the psychological effects of terror. Specific objectives for computer software development are also identified. This work addresses the differences between a biological and a chemical attack, the distinct challenges to the military and civilian medical communities, and other broader issues. It will be of critical interest to anyone involved in civilian preparedness for terrorist attack: planner, administrators, responders, medical professionals, public health and emergency personnel, and technology designers and engineers.