EMERGENCY MEDICINE

Introduction to Natural Disasters

Aug 25, 2019 by in EMERGENCY MEDICINE Comments Off on Introduction to Natural Disasters

This text is designed as a comprehensive study of disaster medicine that also includes ready-made resources for the practitioner of disaster medicine. The goal of this section is to provide…

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Biological Attack

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Bioterrorism can be broadly defined as the deliberate use of microbial agents or their toxins as weapons. The broad scope and mounting boldness of worldwide terrorism exemplified by the massive…

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Chemical Decontamination

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Decontamination is defined as the reduction or removal of chemical (or biological) agents by physical means or by chemical neutralization (detoxification) so that agents are no longer hazardous. The major…

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Directed-Energy Weapons

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A directed-energy weapon (DEW) emits energy in an aimed direction without the means of a projectile. A DEW transfers the energy to a target for the desired effect. Most DEWs…

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