Biological and chemical terrorism: a guide for healthcare by Raymond S. Weinstein

By Raymond S. Weinstein

Would you know the indicators of a organic or chemical weapon attack?

Would you know the way to diagnose and deal with your patients?

Would you understand how to guard your employees and your self in doing so?

For
answers to questions like those in an issue of mins, flip to this e-book: the
first in particular designed to guide you thru identity of the main
likely organic or chemical guns utilized in a bioterrorist attack.

Through an simply available cross-referencing chart, it is possible for you to to
look up suspicious signs offered by way of unforeseen clusters of sufferers, and
then quick locate special descriptions of the main most likely explanations. The booklet
lists and describes forty three organic and chemical guns intimately, together with
clinical and laboratory identity, therapy, and private precautions.

Biological and Chemical Terrorism is:

  • Comprehensive - the only such a lot entire description
    of organic and chemical guns to be had
  • Easy-to-use - beneficial tear-out charts of organic
    and chemical guns, lists of websites, and CDC mobile numbers are
    designed to be published and stated at-a-glance
  • Quick and concise to be used at any degree of an assault -
    even if in practise previously or taken off the shelf in the course of a precise
    emergency
  • The first released textual content to incorporate chemical battle
    id and remedy
  • Written through specialists with remarkable and broad-ranging wisdom of those
    weapons

no matter if you're a fundamental care medical professional, nurse practitioner, ER
physician, or the other firstline healthcare supplier, you'll make the most of
this functional and authoritative consultant. it's the in basic terms publication on hand this present day to
give you the total details essential to deal with a bioterrorist emergency
with pace, accuracy, and confidence.

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Biological and chemical terrorism: a guide for healthcare providers and first responders

Might you know the symptoms of a organic or chemical weapon assault? could you understand how to diagnose and deal with your sufferers? could you know the way to guard your employees and your self in doing so? For solutions to questions like those in a question of mins, flip to this booklet: the 1st particularly designed to guide you thru id of the main most likely organic or chemical guns utilized in a bioterrorist assault.

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Leptospirosis 3–30 days (Leptospira species) see page 74 Sudden onset of remittent fever, chills or rigors, headache, myalgia, low back pain, and conjunctival injection. Fewer than 50% of initial cases will also demonstrate cough, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, pharyngitis, and/or a pretibial maculopapular rash. 26 Flulike Illness with Rash Plague, pneumonic (Yersinia pestis) see page 80 1–6 days Fulminant onset with high fever, chills, headache, extreme malaise, and myalgia. Within 24 hr there is often cough and hemoptysis.

This is the area where anthrax loses some of its appeal. The most effective way to release anthrax and infect a large number of victims is by dispersal of an aerosol or powder, but for this to be effective, the spore particles must be between 1 and 6 microns in size. If they are larger, they will only lodge in the upper airways; if they are too small, they will just be exhaled with the next breath. It is difficult and expensive to produce an anthrax aerosol that is consistently the correct size.

Nausea, vomiting, sore throat, cough, and diarrhea may quickly follow the initial onset. May progress to meningismus, lethargy, somnolence, ataxia, confusion, seizures, paralysis, coma, or death.

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