Medical Management of Bio-Terrorism Casualties

Description:

The management of infectious casualties is relatively straightforward when the nature and identity of an infectious agent are known.  A larger problem stems from the possibility that a terrorist attack employing biological weapons might proceed unannounced.  In such an instance, providers might be called on to manage patients with non-specific signs and symptoms.  Rapid diagnosis would be critical in such a setting.  This talk provides a practical 10-step approach to the management of large numbers of casualties when those casualties might be the result of bioterrorism, but might also represent chemical terrorism victims, or even endemic infectious disease patients.


Author(s)
  • Name: Ted Cieslak MD
    Title: DOD Liaison Officer
    Organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Email:

Developer
Name: Moses Okeyo
Title: Research Associate
Organization: Institute of Rural Health
Contact
Name: Moses Okeyo
Phone: 208-282-3665
Address:

Institute of Rural Health Graveley North 201 Stop 8174 Idaho State University Pocatello Idaho 83209


Meta Information
Type of Product: Presentation or Lecture, Artifact
Languages: English
Keywords: bioterrorism, Chemical Terrorism Infectious disease, 10-step approach to management
Target Capabiltities: Common: Communications, Common: Community Preparedness and Participation, Common: Planning, Common: Risk Management, Prevent: Information Gathering and Recognition of Indicators & Warnings, Prevent: Information Sharing and Dissemination, Protect: Critical Infrastructure Protection, Protect: Epidemiologic Surveillance and Investigation, Protect: Food and Agriculture Safety & Defense, Protect: Public Health Laboratory Testing, Respond: Environmental Health, Respond: Isolation and Quarantine, Respond: Medical Supplies Management and Distribution, Respond: Medical Surge, Respond: On-site Incident Managment, Respond: Public Safety and Security Response, Respond: Responder Health and Safety, Respond: WMD/Hazardous Materials Response and Decontamination
Universal Task Listing: Prevent, Protect, Respond
Cognative Domain: Knowledge
Copyright Restrictions: Public Domain
Is Product...: Accessible
Learning Management System Compatability: Other
Added: Mon Apr 21 16:46:35 -0400 2008
Last Updated: Mon Apr 21 16:47:14 -0400 2008