Medical Aspects of Chemical Warfare

Medical Aspects of Chemical Warfare
Medical Aspects of Chemical Warfare
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This book is a comprehensive source of the information available on chemical agents, this book will increase the level of preparedness and response capability of military and civilian practitioners responsible for chemical casualty care. Includes detailed explanations of chemical detectors and protection equipment, diagnosis, decontamination techniques, established and emerging countermeasures, and therapy techniques, as well as the history of chemical warfare and casualty management.

Agency/Author Bio: The US Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense carries on the US military’s long history of research and training in defense against chemical weapons and training for the care of chemical casualties.

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Table of Contents

Front Matter
1. Introduction to the Chemical Threat
2. History of Chemical Warfare
3. History of the Medical Management of Chemical Casualties
4. History of the Chemical Threat, Chemical Terrorism, and Its Implications for Military Medicine
5. Nerve Agents
6. Neuroprotection as a Treatment for Nerve Agent Survivors
7. Nerve Agent Bioscavenger: Development of a New Approach to Protect Against Organophosphorus Exposure
8. Vesicants
9. Long-Term Health Effects of Chemical Threat Agents  
10. Toxic Inhalational Injury and Toxic Industrial Chemicals
11. Cyanide Poisoning
12. Incapacitating Agents
13. Riot Control Agents
14. Field Management of Chemical Casualties
15. Triage of Chemical Casualties
16. Decontamination of Chemical Casualties
17. Chemical Defense Equipment
18. Occupational Health and the Chemical Surety Mission
19. Toxins: Established and Emergent Threats
20. Medical Chemical Defense Acquisition Programs
21. Medical Management of Chemical Toxicity in Pediatrics
22. Medical Diagnostics
23. Domestic Preparedness
Abbreviations and Acronyms


This book content will primarily appeal to military healthcare providers. Emergency first providers and responders, specialists in chemical warfare, industrial accidents, and terrorism may also have an interest in this authoritative material.

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