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Biological and Chemical Terrorism : A Guide for Healthcare Providers and First Responders - Raymond S. Weinstein

Biological and Chemical Terrorism

A Guide for Healthcare Providers and First Responders

By: Raymond S. Weinstein (Editor), Ken Alibek (Editor)

Paperback Published: 24th March 2003
ISBN: 9781588901866
Number Of Pages: 192

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The book lists and describes 43 biological and chemical weapons in detail.

Would you recognize the signs of a biological or chemical weapon attack?
Would you know how to diagnose and treat your patients?
Would you know how to protect your staff and yourself in doing so?

For answers to questions like these in a matter of minutes, turn to this book: the first specifically designed to lead you through identification of the most likely biological or chemical weapons used in a bioterrorist attack.

Through an easily accessible cross-referencing chart, you will be able to look up suspicious symptoms presented by unexpected clusters of patients, and then quickly find detailed descriptions of the most likely causes. The book lists and describes 43 biological and chemical weapons in detail, including clinical and laboratory identification, treatment, and personal precautions.

Biological and Chemical Terrorism is:

  • Comprehensive - the single most complete description of biological and chemical weapons available
  • Easy-to-use - valuable tear-out charts of biological and chemical weapons, lists of internet sites, and CDC telephone numbers are designed to be posted and referred to at-a-glance
  • Quick and concise for use at any stage of an attack - whether in preparation beforehand or taken off the shelf during an actual emergency
  • The first published text to include chemical warfare identification and treatment
  • Written by two experts with unparalleled and broad-ranging knowledge of these weapons

Whether you are a primary care physician, nurse practitioner, ER physician, or any other firstline healthcare provider, you will benefit from this practical and authoritative guide. It is the only book available today to give you the complete information necessary to handle a bioterrorist emergency with speed, accuracy, and confidence.

A Quick Reference for Biological Weapons (Tear Sheet)
A Quick Reference for Chemical Weapons (Tear Sheet)
Internet Resources (Tear Sheet)
A Quick Reference of Telephone Numbers (Tear Sheet)
Dedication
Acknowledgment
Foreword
Preface
Introduction
How to Use this Book
Basic Bioterrorism
Biological Weapon Syndromic Cross-References
Individual Biological Weapon Detailed Quick References
Basic Chemical Terrorism
Chemical Weapons Syndromic Cross-References
Individual Chemical Weapon Detailed Quick References
References
Glossary
Index
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9781588901866
ISBN-10: 1588901866
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 24th March 2003
Publisher: Thieme Medical Publishers Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 0.64
Weight (kg): 0.68

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