USAMRIID's Medical Management of Biological Casualties Handbook, 7th Edition (Paperback)

USAMRIID's Medical Management of Biological Casualties Handbook, 7th Edition (Paperback)
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USAMRIID's Medical Management of Biological Casualties Handbook, 7th Edition (Paperback)
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008-020-01618-7
ISBN:
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Description

7th edition. Known as the USAMRIID Blue Book, this invaluable handbook supplies basic summary and treatment information quickly for the healthcare provider on the front lines of a biological incident. Provides concise supplemental reading material to assist in education of biological casualty management.

The seventh edition has been revised and updated to address our understanding of medical management for diseases caused by threat pathogens. Medical professionals learn about effective available medical countermeasures against many of the bacteria, viruses, and toxins that might be used as biological weapons against military forces or civilian communities.

The purpose of this handbook is to serve as a concise, pocket-sized manual that can be pulled off the shelf (or from a pocket) in a crisis to guide medical personnel in the prophylaxis and management of biological casualties.  It is designed as a quick reference and overview, and is not intended as a definitive text.  A greater in-depth discussion of the agents covered here may be found in the Army Surgeon General's Borden Institute Textbook of Military Medicine, "Medical Aspects of Biological Warfare" (2007) and in relevant infectious disease, tropical medicine, and disaster management textbooks.

The Medical Management of Biological Casualties Handbook, which has been known as the "Blue Book" has been enormously successful.  Since the first edition in 1993, the awareness of biological weapons in the U.S. has increased dramatically.  Over 190,000 copies have been distributed to military and civilian healthcare providers around the world.

Edge indexed. Zygmunt F. Dembek, Lead Editor.

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Other related items:

USAMRIID\'s Medical Management of Biological Casualties Handbook, 8th edition -- Updated edition in year 2016 can be found here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/products/sku/008-020-01635-7

Medical Management of Chemical Casualties Handbook --paperback format can be found here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/products/sku/008-023-00149-9

Medical Aspects of Chemical Warfare can be found here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/products/sku/008-023-00134-1

Medical Consequences of Radiological and Nuclear Weapons can be found here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/products/sku/008-023-00147-2

Table of Contents

Table of Contents:

Introduction
History of Biological Warfare and Current Threat
Distinguishing Between Natural and International Disease Outbreaks
Syndromic Surveillance
Ten Steps in The Management of Potential Billogical Casualties
Bacterial Agents
    Antrhax
    Brucellosis
    Glanders and Mellioidosis
    Plague
    Q-Fever
    Tularemia
Viral Agents
    Smallpox
    Venezuelan Equine Encephalitis
     Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers
Biological Toxins
    Botulinum
    Ricin
    Staphylococcal Enterotoxin B (SEB)
    T-2 Mycotoxins
Emerging Threats and Potential Biological Weapons
Emerging Infectious Diseases
Decontamination

Appendices

Appendix  A: List of Medical Terms & Acronyms
Appendix  B: Patient Isolation Precautions
Appendix  C: Bioagent Characteristics
Appendix   D: Bioagent Prophylactics & Therapeutics
Appendix   E: Medical Sample Collection for Bioagents
Appendix    F: Specimens for Laboratory Diagnosis
Appendix   G: Bioagent Laboratory Identification
Appendix   H: Differential Diagnosis-Toxins vs. Nerve Agents
Appendix    I: Comparative Lethality-Toxins vs. Chemical Agents
Appendix   J:  Aerosol Toxicity in LD50 vs.Quantity of Toxin
Appendix   K: References
Appendix  L: Investigational New Drugs (IND) and Emergency Use Authorizations (EUA)
Appendix  M: Use of Drugs/Vaccines in Special or Vulnerable Populations in the Context of Bioterrorism
Appendix  N: Emergency Response Contacts -Federal, State and Territorial Bioterrorism and Emergency Response

Audience

Target audience are military and civilian healthcare providers treating biological warfare injuries, and members of the military, defense agencies and relevant contractors that need to know the different bacterial and viral agents and biological toxins being used in warfare (and need to stay current on bioterrorist threats).  In addition, members of the general public with an interest in military medicine and biological warfare will find this a useful resource.

Product Details

Availability Details:
In Stock
USA Price:
$4.00
International Price:
$5.60
Publisher:
Defense Dept., Army, Army Medical Research Institute for Infectious Diseases
Author:
  • Dembek, Zygmunt F.
Key Phrases:
  • Medical Management of Biological Casualties Handbook
  • USAMRIID Blue Book
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  • Biological Warfare, United States, Handbooks, manuals, etc
Weight:
0.5625
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Item available Date:
04/24/2012
Last Status Update:
01/26/2018
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