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    Toxico-terrorism: Emergency Response and Clinical Approach to Chemical, Biological, and Radiological Agents

    By: Jerrold Leikin, Robin McFee

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    The emergency medicine expertise you need to prepare for--and manage--any type of bioterrorist attack!

    Written by emergency room physicians for emergency room physicians, Toxico-terrorism covers every essential aspect of the emergency medical response to microbial, radiological, and chemical agents of terrorism. Turn to any page, and you'll find lifesaving clinical strategies for the management of patients who have been exposed to a biologic, chemical, or nuclear agent.


    A logical, building-block organization filled with key tables and synoptic boxes

    Important coverage of pre-hospital and EMS issues

    Insights into the means of transmission, the modes of dispersal, and how secondary infection and/or contamination can occur

    Overview of bioterror-specific signs and symptoms

    A section on emergency department preparedness that reviews critical topics such as nursing triage, hospital/facility security, pharmacy preparedness, and hospital staff issues

    Up-to-date information on labs, microscopy, and radiology

    Key diagnostic criteria for all agents

    Thorough coverage of treatment strategies for all agents discussed in the book

    Infection control modalities

    Survey of prophylaxis strategies

    Valuable section on public health considerations

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