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Clinical Guide to Bioweapons and Chemical Agents

  • Vincent E. Friedewald

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxvii
  2. Clinical Guide—Infections

    1. Pages 3-9
    2. Pages 10-14
    3. Pages 19-24
    4. Pages 25-29
    5. Pages 30-33
    6. Pages 34-38
    7. Pages 39-42
    8. Pages 51-54
    9. Pages 55-59
    10. Pages 60-62
    11. Pages 75-78
    12. Pages 79-83
    13. Pages 100-103
    14. Pages 104-108
    15. Pages 109-113
    16. Pages 114-119
    17. Pages 120-123
    18. Pages 124-128
    19. Pages 133-137
    20. Pages 142-145
    21. Pages 146-150
    22. Pages 151-154
    23. Pages 155-158
    24. Pages 159-162
    25. Pages 163-166
    26. Pages 167-171
    27. Pages 172-176
    28. Pages 177-181
    29. Pages 182-185
    30. Pages 191-194
    31. Pages 195-198
    32. Pages 199-202
    33. Pages 203-205
    34. Pages 206-209
    35. Pages 210-214

About this book

Introduction

Terrorist events of the past few years are fundamentally driving the need for enhanced public health protection across the world. Although the issues are complex, one aspect is paramount: new, innovative approaches for early identification and intervention are essential for optimal responses to these dangers.

Clinical Guide to Bioweapons and Chemical Agents is a quick reference for the busy clinician, to assist in the new public health response to the threats from bioterrorism and other public health disease.

Although no single approach answers all of the challenges confronting our public health system, the book fulfills many of the requirements by providing point-of-care decision support for physicians, other health care workers, and first responders when confronted with suspected public health diseases and conditions. Using a simple format and lexicon the book is designed for ease of real-time data collection and as a means for mass education of health care professionals and first responders about specific diseases and conditions. It combines established principles of disease management protocols with effective differential diagnosis algorithms.

The Clinical Guide is written for physicians, emergency medical responders, and other health care professionals for use at the front line, in the Emergency Department, and in the clinic as a first responder’s tool of choice.

Keywords

First Responder New Public Health Public Health diagnosis disease management infections public health issues

Authors and affiliations

  • Vincent E. Friedewald
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Notre DameNotre DameIndiana

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-84628-787-9
  • Copyright Information Springer London 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-84628-255-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-84628-787-9
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