Accession Number:

ADA336908

Title:

Medical Management of Biological Casualties, Handbook.

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY MEDICAL RESEARCH INST OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES FORT DETRICK MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1996-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

158.0

Abstract:

Medical defense against biological warfare is an area of study for military health care providers which does not apply readily to the day to day mission of caring for patients in peacetime. However, during Operations Desert ShieldDesert Storm, it became obvious that the threat of biological attacks against our soldiers was real, and that we could do more to educate our medical professionals about how to prevent and treat biological warfare casualties. Many of our medical personnel who deployed for the Gulf War had less than an optimal understanding of the biological threat and of the medical means available to counter it. Since Desert Storm, there has been a renewed emphasis placed on making sure that our health care professionals gain the necessary background in this important area of military medicine. In fact, the Medical Management of Chemical and Biological Casualties Course has gone to a quarterly, combined format designed to provide education in both biological and chemical medical defense to over 300 military medical professionals per calendar year. This handbook and the combined course itself are part of a renewed emphasis in training in the subject matter area of biological warfare medical defense.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE