EMERGENCY MEDICINE

Complex Public Health Emergencies

May 10, 2017 by in EMERGENCY MEDICINE Comments Off on Complex Public Health Emergencies

Figure 27.1. “Collateral damage” goes beyond injury and death. The fragile and superficially placed piping seen in the foreground was the main water artery to this village in Iraq. Public…

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Transportation Disasters

May 10, 2017 by in EMERGENCY MEDICINE Comments Off on Transportation Disasters

Figure 20.1. Concorde’s last flight in 2000. A piece of metal on the runway caused a tire explosion. Debris from the tire punctured the wing fuel tank and the fuel…

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Biological Events

May 10, 2017 by in EMERGENCY MEDICINE Comments Off on Biological Events

African horse sickness virusRicinAfrican swine fever virusRickettsia prowazekiiAkabane virusRickettsia rickettsiiAvian influenza virus (highly pathogenic)SaxitoxinBluetongue virus (exotic)Siiga-like ribosome inactivating proteinsBovine spongiform encephalopathy agentSouth American hemorrhagic fever virusesCamel pox virusFlexalClassical swine fever…

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Tsunamis

May 10, 2017 by in EMERGENCY MEDICINE Comments Off on Tsunamis

Figure 39.1. Diagram showing the generation of tsunami waves by a submarine earthquake. With disruption of the ocean floor, energy is transferred to the water mass, causing displacement of a…

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Personal Protective Equipment

May 10, 2017 by in EMERGENCY MEDICINE Comments Off on Personal Protective Equipment

CPC is designed to shield the wearer from skin contamination and airway exposure. The garment prevents skin contact with the toxic agent and the respirator protects parts of the face…

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