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Extreme emergencies : humanitarian assistance to civilian populations following chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive incidents - a sourcebook

Author: Anthea Sanyasi
Publisher: Rugby : ITDG, 2004.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anthea Sanyasi
ISBN: 1853396028 9781853396021
OCLC Number: 56642989
Notes: "Merlin [and others]."
Description: xvii, 222 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: CBRNE --
a new security risk --
Past and current CBRNE catastrophic incidents --
Enhancing awareness of and preparedness for CBRNE incidents --
Potential role of humanitarian aid organizations --
Managing the Crisis --
Strategic management --
NGO objectives --
Key considerations --
Key policy issues at headquarters and in the field --
Personnel issues --
protection of frontline staff --
Disaster management strategy --
Tactical management --
Field operation vulnerabilities --
Hazard vulnerability analysis and risk-reduction measures --
Threat assessment and risk-strategy policy --
Horizon scanning, surveillance and advisory mechanisms --
Risk-management tools --
Information coordination mechanisms --
Field staff safety --
Incident emergency response --
Risk assessment and staff safety --
Individual emergency decontamination --
Operational management --
Planning assumptions --
Field response procedures --
Incident response phase --
Zones for emergency response operations --
Medical assistance and casualty management --
Humanitarian relief and assistance --
NGO operation management actions --
Disaster relief priorities --
Coordination of humanitarian organizations --
Psychosocial support --
Chemical and biological threat --
Post-attack --
Syndromes --
Mental health interventions --
Staff care --
Hazards --
Cbrne hazards --
Key chemical agents --
Conventional warning signs of a chemical agent release --
Types of chemical agent --
Characteristics of chemical agents --
Means of dissemination of chemical release --
Health effects of released chemicals --
Chemical hazards --
Management of chemical casualties --
Scenarios and case studies --
Key biological agents --
Characteristics --
Biodisease outbreak response --
Health information system --
Scenarios and case studies --
Radiation and nuclear incidents --
Hazard identification --
Radiation types --
Nuclear explosion and effects --
Protection against radiation --
Scenarios and case studies --
Explosive incidents --
Types of explosive ordnance and incendiary devices used in violent conflicts --
Threat assessment and preparedness --
Emergency response --
Outdoor evacuation distances --
Clinical effects and treatment requirements --
Scenarios and case studies --
Detection and monitoring devices --
Detection --
Observation and surveillance --
Chemical and radiation specialists --
Personal protective equipment (PPE) --
Key issues --
Four levels of PPE --
Principles of respiratory protection --
Types and features of respirators --
Constraints and limitations of PPE --
Medical countermeasures --
Protective health measures --
Medical protocols for key chemical agents --
Chlorine --
Hydrogen cyanide and cyanide salts --
Phosgene --
Sarin --
Mustard gas --
Phosphine --
Lewisite --
Decontamination procedures for victims of chemical contamination --
Principles of decontamination --
Medical protocols for key biological agents (emerging infectious diseases) --
Anthrax --
Smallpox --
Plague (bubonic plague) --
Brucellosis (or brucella) --
Viral haemorrhagic fevers --
Tularaemia --
Civil nuclear site incidents --
Alerting procedures --
Action --
Training and capacity building --
Training objectives --
Curriculum components --
Training bodies and resource materials --
Training materials --
Directory of organizations and conventions --
Chemical hazards --
Biological epidemic alert and response mechanisms --
Radiation information sources --
Explosive incidents --
International disaster/Crisis/Emergency response relief organizations and bodies --
Quick reference cards --
Chemical agent indicators --
Chemical attack --
Biological agent indicators --
Radiological/nuclear exposure --
Suspicious devices and explosives --
Individual action --
Evacuation procedure --
Sheltering in-place --
Emergency decontamination of people and equipment --
The 1-2-3 Scene Safety Rule for emergency services --
CHALETS casualty assessment --
Incident report information.
Responsibility: Anthea Sanyasi.

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