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Medical Consequences of Radiological and Nuclear Weapons (2013)

Medical Consequences of Radiological and Nuclear Weapons (2013)

(Paper: http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/839671645)

(PDF: http://www.cs.amedd.army.mil/borden/Portlet.aspx?id=b3cb37ed-08e7-4617-a40c-f148ee3d2303)

Representative questions that can be answered with this resource:

  • Why can retina burn happen after a nuclear blast?
  • How long can a radiation exposed person feel better before you know he’s out of the woods?
  • What can diarrhea tell us about radiation levels received?
  • What’s the life expectancy of a person diagnosed with radiation induced neurovascular subsyndrome?
  • How can you triage people after a mass casualty nuclear event?
  • How many calories will a catabolic critically ill radiation casualty require?

Description:

This book is divided into the following sections:

Front Matter

  1. Radiological Events and Their Consequences
  2. Acute Radiation Syndrome in Humans
  3. Triage and Treatment of Radiation and Combined-Injury Mass Casualties
  4. Treatment of Internal Radionuclide Contamination
  5. Therapy for Bacterial Infections Following Ionizing Radiation Injury
  6. Early-Phase Biological Dosimetry
  7. Behavioral and Neurophysiological Consequences of Radiation Exposure
  8. Psychological Issues in a Radiological or Nuclear Attack
  9. Late and Low-Level Effects of Ionizing Radiation
  10. Radiological Considerations in Medical Operations
  11. Perspectives in Radiological and Nuclear Countermeasures
  12. Cytogenetic Biodosimetry

Abbreviations and Acronyms

Index

This book may also be downloaded as an epub or mobi file. This would seem to be the go to resource for stories involving nuclear incidents.

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Marine Corps FMST Student Manual – Field Medical Service Technician

Marine Corps FMST Student Manual – Field Medical Service Technician
http://www.tecom.marines.mil/Portals/131/Docs/fmst4.0.pdf

Representative questions that can be answered with this resource:

  • How do I treat heel spurs?
  • What is a Needle Thoracentesis and why would I want to perform one?
  • What are the symptoms of radiation exposure?
  • What are the symptoms of various snake bites (envenomation)?
  • What are the risk factors for combat stress?

Description:

This manual is divided into the following sections:

  • Block 1 (Concerning basic knowledge of military structure and basic first aid.)
  • Block 2 (Mostly about treating various kinds of injuries.)
  • Block 3 (Concerning diagnosing and treating chemical, biological and radiological warfare casualities.)
  • Block 4 (Triage, urban warfare and casuality evacuation)
  • Block 5 (Combat skills)

Representative manual chapters include: Perform Care of the Feet, Perform Emergency Cricothyroidotomy, Manage Abdominal Injuries, Manage Chemical Agent Casualties, Recognize Combat Stress Disorders and IED.

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