Accession Number:

ADA445069

Title:

DoD Policies on Force Health Protection: Medical Defense Against Biological Warfare Agents (DoD Directives, DoD Instructions)

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY MEDICAL RESEARCH INST OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES FORT DETRICK MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2005-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

The concept of force health protection FHP defines the medical defense approaches to maintain the health of the men and women who serve in the U.S. Armed Forces, to minimize or eliminate casualties, and to provide superior casualty care. Medical defense against biological warfare BW agents, whether encountered on a battlefield or as a result of bioterrorism, forms an important strategy. Summarized here are directives, instructions, and other policy statements published by the U.S. Department of Defense DoD that apply to the medical aspects of FHP against threats. These statements focus on medical countermeasures, medical surveillance, health risk assessment, preparedness training.

Subject Categories:

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

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE