Simple and rapid method for detection of bacterial spores in powder useful for first responders.
This month's installment of the Library Corner focuses exclusively on resources NEHA's online bookstore offers on chemical and bioterrorism preparedness and response.
Chemical and Biological Terrorism Noun 1. biological terrorism - terrorism using the weapons of biological warfare
act of terrorism, terrorism, terrorist act - the calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are Preparedness Manual
NEHA NEHA National Environmental Health Association
NEHA National Executive Housekeepers Association
NEHA Northern Estates Homeowners Association (Indianapolis, Indiana) (2004, Revised with added resources)
NEHA's Chemical and Biological Terrorism Preparedness Manual is intended to assist environmental health and health care professionals, as well as other first responders, in preparing and responding to acts of chemical and biological terrorism. It can also be used as an education and resource handbook for professional development and field training in chemical and biological terrorism preparedness, readiness, response, and recovery. The pocket-sized manual includes descriptive tables and charts that provide technical information on chemical and biological agents and arsenals. General summary descriptions also are provided to facilitate quick agent identification: They cover symptoms and indicators, detection and dispersion methods, personal protective equipment, and decontamination decontamination /de·con·tam·i·na·tion/ (de?kon-tam-i-na´shun) the freeing of a person or object of some contaminating substance, e.g., war gas, radioactive material, etc.
n. procedures. Links to state, national, and federal bioterrorism programs are listed, in addition to environmental health information services See Information Systems. , agencies, organizations, associations, reference guides, manuals, newsletters, and periodicals.
127 pages, softcover. Member: $20. Nonmember: $30. Catalog #1022.
Counter-Terrorism for Emergency Responders
Robert Burke Robert Burke may refer to:
This book suggests that while chemical and biological terrorist attacks are in many ways like other types of hazardous materials incidents, they also involve special circumstances special circumstances n. in criminal cases, particularly homicides, actions of the accused or the situation under which the crime was committed for which state statutes allow or require imposition of a more severe punishment. . With the information provided in the book, emergency response teams will be prepared to handle hazardous materials of all types and effectively deal with chemical and biological agents. Counter-Terrorism for Emergency Responders covers new-equipment technologies for dealing with a terrorist attack, includes first-response information on biological and chemical agents, and discusses the proper use of protective clothing, monitoring instruments, and decontamination.
368 pages, hardcover. Member: $69.95. Nonmember: $81.50. Catalog #1016.
Emergency Response to Chemical and Biological Agents
John R. Cashman (1999)
It has become increasingly important that emergency response teams be trained to handle incidents involving biological, and chemical agents. This publication serves as a training manual. It covers poisons such as nerve, blood, blister blister, puffy swelling of the outer skin (epidermis) caused by burn, friction, or irritants like poison ivy. A response of the body to protect deeper tissue, blisters generally contain serum, the liquid component of blood. , and choking gases and biological agents such as anthrax anthrax (ăn`thrăks), acute infectious disease of animals that can be secondarily transmitted to humans. It is caused by a bacterium (Bacillus anthracis , typhus typhus, any of a group of infectious diseases caused by microorganisms classified between bacteria and viruses, known as rickettsias. Typhus diseases are characterized by high fever and an early onset of rash and headache. , and cholera. Using examples taken from the headlines, the author explains what is and is not a terrorist act, and the difference that distinction makes in the handling of each incident. Emergency Response to Chemical and Biological Agents illustrates its points with case studies; discusses the safe handling and disposal of biological and chemical agents; explains the standard operations of hazardous materials teams before, during, and after an incident; and covers search-and-rescue procedures and explosive-ordinance disposal.
360 pages, hardcover. Member: $79.95. Nonmember: $93.50. Catalog #1015.
Handbook of Chemical and Biological Warfare biological warfare, employment in war of microorganisms to injure or destroy people, animals, or crops; also called germ or bacteriological warfare. Limited attempts have been made in the past to spread disease among the enemy; e.g. Agents
D. Hank Ellison (1999)
This book is formatted into a series of indices that facilitate rapid access to key information on chemical, biological, and toxin agents, with each index cross-referenced to all others. A wealth of data cover not only the physical appearance, odor, signs, and symptoms of dangerous materials such as nerve agents and vesicants, but also the detection and removal of such agents and the treatment of victims. Handbook of Chemical and Biological Warfare Agents unifies all agency response instructions; displays agents by classification; provides response guides for each class of agent, as well as general definitions of each group in table format and physical and chemical properties; supplies information on dual-threat precursors; and offers medical response information.
344 pages, hardcover. Member: $89.95. Nonmember: $104.96. Catalog #1017.
Preparing for Biological Terrorism: An Emergency Service Guide
George Buck Sir George Buck, or Buc (1560 – 1622) was an antiquarian who served as Master of the Revels to King James I of England.
George Buck was educated at the Middle Temple, and served on the successful Cádiz expedition of 1596 under Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex. (2002)
While no community is fully equipped or funded for a major attack, it is possible to develop and implement effective local response plans, protocols, and guidelines. This book contains vital information that can guide local agencies in their efforts to secure and coordinate an influx of state and federal resources before, during, and after an attack. Important reading for emergency response teams, school administrators, business leaders, public utilities managers, media professionals, and the general public, Preparing for Biological Terrorism covers the elements of successful emergency planning, including
* passive, active, and medical surveillance;
* biochemical detection, notification, and diagnosis protocols;
* agent surety;
* mass prophylaxis prophylaxis (prō'fĭlăk`sĭs), measures designed to prevent the occurrence of disease or its dissemination. Some examples of prophylaxis are immunization against serious diseases such as smallpox or diphtheria; quarantine to confine ; and
* the national pharmaceutical stockpile program.
The book also provides sample plans, guidelines, and protocols that focus on optimal deployment and expansion of community-based resources such as emergency medical and hospital services, search-and-rescue operations, event security personnel, and environmental cleanup The process of removing solid, liquid, and hazardous wastes, except for unexploded ordnance, resulting from the joint operation of US forces to a condition that approaches the one existing prior to operation as determined by the environmental baseline survey, if one was conducted. teams.
Discussions address lessons learned from the attacks at the World Trade Center in New York New York, state, United States
New York, Middle Atlantic state of the United States. It is bordered by Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and the Atlantic Ocean (E), New Jersey and Pennsylvania (S), Lakes Erie and Ontario and the Canadian province of , as well as other domestic and international terrorism Noun 1. international terrorism - terrorism practiced in a foreign country by terrorists who are not native to that country
act of terrorism, terrorism, terrorist act - the calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain incidents. The psychological repercussions repercussions npl → répercussions fpl
repercussions npl → Auswirkungen pl of terrorism are addressed in detail, enabling communities to take active steps to restore public confidence following an attack. Also useful are a list of commonly used acronyms and a comprehensive glossary, agency checklists, an anthrax threat field guide, a delineation of the pharmaceutical needs associated with five different types of biological agents, and outlines of sample Domestic Preparedness Certificate courses.
304 pages, softcover. Member: $27.95. Nonmember $31.95. Catalog #1050.
Public Health Issues in Disaster Preparedness: Focus on Bioterrorism
Edited by Lloyd F. Novick, M.D., M.P.H., and John Marr, M.D., M.P.H. (2003)
Public Health Issues in Disaster Preparedness: Focus on Bioterrorism makes recommendations for increasing emergency preparedness. It is intended for government agencies, public and private corporations, and the general public. Highlights include a description of the planning and communication elements necessary to reduce the risk to the population, an outline of the technical aspects of bioterrorism agents, and a discussion of the mental health effects of disaster. This special report was adapted from the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice and Public Health Administration: Principles for Population-Based Management.
150 pages, softcover. Member: $53.95. Nonmember: $62.95. Catalog #1020.
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intr.v. per·tained, per·tain·ing, per·tains
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