Medical Management of Biological Casualties Handbook (eBook)

Medical Management of Biological Casualties Handbook (eBook)
Medical Management of Biological Casualties Handbook (eBook)
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Supplies basic summary and treatment information quickly for the health care provider on the front lines. Provides concise supplemental reading material to assist in education of biological casualty management. 4th Edition.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents:
Introduction 1
History of Biological Warfare and Current Threat 2
Distinguishing Between Natural and Intentional
   Disease Outbreaks 6
Ten Steps in the Management of Biological Casualties
   on the Battlefield 8
Bacterial Agents 13
Anthrax 14
Brucellosis 19
Glanders and Melioidosis 23
Plague 28
Q Fever 33
Tularemia 37
Viral Agents 43
Smallpox 44
Venezuelan Equine Encephalitis 49
Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers 54
Biological Toxins 62
Botulinum 63
Ricin 70
Staphylococcal Enterotoxin B 74
T-2 Mycotoxins 78
Detection 82
Personal Protection 83
Decontamination 86
Appendix A: Glossary of Medical Terms
Appendix B: Patient Isolation Precautions
Appendix C: BW Agent Characteristics
Appendix D: BW Agent Vaccines, Therapeutics and Prophylactics
Appendix E: Medical Sample Collection for BW Agents
Appendix F: Specimens for Laboratory Diagnosis
Appendix G: BW Agent Laboratory Identification
Appendix H: Differential Diagnosis - Toxins vs. Nerve Agents
Appendix  I: Comparative Lethality - Toxins vs. Chemical Agents
Appendix J: Aerosol Toxicity
Appendix K: References and Emergency Response Contacts


Target audience are military medical professionals and first responders.  Civilian first responders may also want a copy of this publication.  In addition, members of the military, defense contractors, and anyone in the general public with an interest in learning about biological warfare will benefit from this publication.

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U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Army, Army Medical Research Institute for Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID)
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