Contains detailed information on WMD response including types of locations that may become targets for criminal or terrorist activity, procedures, equipment, and safety precautions for evidence preservation.
Highlights signs, symptoms, and treatment protocols for common agents that may be used.
Lists specific actions necessary when an incident is suspected to involve criminal or terrorist activities, necessary notification procedures, personal protective equipment needs, appropriate detection devices, mass casualty decontamination, and scene management procedures.
Meets the new federal and state laws regarding Hazmat response.
Helps hospitals comply with JCAHO standards for accreditation
Covers OSHA (29 CFR 1910-120) and EPA (40 CFR 311) standards to the Operations level
Covers NFPA 473 completely (to Level II)
By Phillip L. Currance, EMT-P, RHSP, Central U.S. National Medical Response Team for Weapons of Mass Destruction
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