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Responding to Terrorism

by Greaves, Ian

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  • ISBN: 9780080450438
  • ISBN10: 0080450431

Responding to Terrorism

by Greaves, Ian

  • List Price: $55.95
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • Publish date: 07/10/2011
  • ISBN: 9780080450438
  • ISBN10: 0080450431
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Description: Introduction Acknowledgements Part 1 Terrorism in Perspective - don't panic! Terrorism today Key events in terrorism (including significant anniversaries) Key terrorist groups and affiliations Personal safety Personal protection Quarantine Roles and organisation of the antiterrorist agencies UK International Service rank markings (UK) Useful addresses and contact details Legal aspects New legislation Recognising the suspicious person Part 2 Responding to a terrorist incident Reasons for declaring an incident Initial actions checklist Declaring a major incident Organisation of an incident scene Triage Agency roles at an incident Health Service Fire Police Ambulance Bomb disposal Nuclear agencies Medical response to an incident scene Legal aspects Forensic aspects The scene The patients Dealing with the media Debriefing Part 3 Conventional terrorism Types of terrorist weapon Bombs (fire bombs, pipe bombs, suicide bombs etc) Bullets (high energy, low energy, expanding) Pathophysiology of wounding Blast Ballistics Initial management Safety Resuscitation Injury patterns in bombings Primary blast Fragmentation Amputations / disruption Burns Crush Psychological Presentation, management, strategy. Forensic management Section 4 Bioterrorism The nature of a suspected bioterrorist outbreak How to suspect a deliberate release Physical features of deliberate release Diagnostic symptom complexes What to do about it Handling a "white powder" incident Who to contact for further assistance What to tell the public (before and after the release is confirmed) Possible agents (presentation, incubation, management etc) Anthrax Smallpox Plague Botulinum Tularaemia Haemorrhagic fever viruses Pre-exposure prophylaxis Post-exposure prophylaxis Section 5 Chemical agents The nature of a suspected chemical attack How to suspect a deliberate release of chemicals Useful symptom complexes for agent recognition What to do about it Who to contact for further assistance What to tell the public - suggestions for first aid Protective equipment Personal protective equipment Collective protection Possible agents Nerve agents Vesicants Blood agents Chocking agents Incapacitating agents Smokes Other toxins Initial management (Specific management is covered under each agent) Safety Resuscitation Decontamination Specific antidotes Rescuer safety Contamination Section 6 Nuclear and radiation hazards The nature of nuclear terrorism Types of radiation Sources of radioactive substances The "dirty bomb" Radiation protection Pathophysiology of radiation damage Presentation of radiation injury Initial response to a radioactive leak Initial management of casualties Safety Decontamination Resuscitation Sources of information Prognosis in radiation injury Section 7 Medicine and Civil disorder How crowds behave How the police handle a crowd Role of the other emergency services Keeping safe Them: Improvised weapons Us: Less lethal weapons CS gas Water cannon Baton rounds Tasers Initial treatment on scene Further Reading Index
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