The Resource Assessing medical preparedness to respond to a terrorist nuclear event : workshop report, Committee on Medical Preparedness for a Terrorist Nuclear Event ; Georges C. Benjamin, Michael McGeary and Susan R. McCutchen, editors ; Board on Health Sciences Policy, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies

Assessing medical preparedness to respond to a terrorist nuclear event : workshop report, Committee on Medical Preparedness for a Terrorist Nuclear Event ; Georges C. Benjamin, Michael McGeary and Susan R. McCutchen, editors ; Board on Health Sciences Policy, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies

Label
Assessing medical preparedness to respond to a terrorist nuclear event : workshop report
Title
Assessing medical preparedness to respond to a terrorist nuclear event
Title remainder
workshop report
Statement of responsibility
Committee on Medical Preparedness for a Terrorist Nuclear Event ; Georges C. Benjamin, Michael McGeary and Susan R. McCutchen, editors ; Board on Health Sciences Policy, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A nuclear attack on a large U.S. city by terrorists--even with a low-yield improvised nuclear device (IND) of 10 kilotons or less--would cause a large number of deaths and severe injuries. The large number of injured from the detonation and radioactive fallout that would follow would be overwhelming for local emergency response and health care systems to rescue and treat, even assuming that these systems and their personnel were not themselves incapacitated by the event. The United States has been struggling for some time to address and plan for the threat of nuclear terrorism and other weapons of mass destruction that terrorists might obtain and use. The Department of Homeland Security recently contracted with the Institute of Medicine to hold a workshop, summarized in this volume, to assess medical preparedness for a nuclear detonation of up to 10 kilotons. This book provides a candid and sobering look at our current state of preparedness for an IND, and identifies several key areas in which we might begin to focus our national efforts in a way that will improve the overall level of preparedness."--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
MMU
Dewey number
362.196/9897
Funding information
Sponsored by the National Academy of Sciences and the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
RA645.5
LC item number
.A87x 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • technical reports
Label
Assessing medical preparedness to respond to a terrorist nuclear event : workshop report, Committee on Medical Preparedness for a Terrorist Nuclear Event ; Georges C. Benjamin, Michael McGeary and Susan R. McCutchen, editors ; Board on Health Sciences Policy, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Topic 1: Effects of a 10-kt ind detonation on human health and the area health care system -- Topic 2: Medical care of victims of the immediate and fallout effects of a 10-kt IND detonation -- Topic 3: Expected benefit of radiation countermeasures -- Topic 4: Protective actions and interventions in the event of a 10-kt IND detonation -- Topic 5: Risk communication, public reactions, and psychological consequences in the event of a 10-kt IND detonation -- Topic 6: Federal and state medical resources for responding to an IND event -- Topic 7: Current preparedness for responding to the immediate casualities of an IND event -- Topic 8: Current preparedness to prevent and treat the delayed casualties of an IND event
Control code
ocn433105869
Extent
1 online resource (168 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781282274976
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
9786612274978
Other physical details
illustrations
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227497
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b35654181
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)433105869
  • pebcs0309130891

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