Hazmat Medical Life Support: A Basic Provider Manual by Hock Heng Tan

Hazmat Medical Life Support: A Basic Provider Manual

byHock Heng Tan, Mark Leong, R Ponampalam;Chun Yue Lee;Jimmy Goh

Kobo ebook | June 9, 2014

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The Hazmat medical life support basic provider course book aims to equip medical responders to a hazmat incident — chemical, radiological or biological — with essential skills and knowledge to safely manage casualties. It includes basic information about hazmat agents and provides easy to remember algorithmic approaches for the on-scene management of a hazmat event. Essential information on setting up medical operations, triaging and approach to hazmat event, personal protective equipment, decontamination, wound management, life support as well as paediatric-specific issues are discussed in this book.

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Contents:

  • Introduction and Objectives (Mark Leong & Tan Hock Heng)

    Historical Perspectives (Mark Leong & Tan Hock Heng)

  • Part 1 — Chemical Hazmat:

    • Basic Toxicological Principles (R Ponampalam & Sohil Pothiawala)
  • Part 1a — Industrial Hazmat Agents:

    • Introduction to Industrial Chemicals (R Ponampalam)
    • Asphyxiants (Sohil Pothiawala & R Ponampalam)
    • Irritant Gases (Kenneth Tan & R Ponampalam)
    • Corrosives (R Ponampalam & Gregory Cham)
    • Hydrocarbons (Sohil Pothiawala & R Ponampalam)
  • Part 1b — Chemical Warfare Agents:

    • Nerve Agents (Lee Chun Yue)
    • Drug Therapy for Nerve Agent Poisoning (Kenneth Tan & Lee Chun Yue)
    • Non-Nerve Gas Chemical Warfare Agents (Phua Dong Haur & Lee Chun Yue)
  • Part 2 — Approach to Hazmat Casualties:

    • Medical Response to Hazmat Incidents (Chan Kim Chai, Lim Ghee Hian & Mark Leong)
    • General Approach and Triage (Jimmy Goh)
    • Personal Protective Equipment (Tan Hock Heng & Adeline Ngo)
    • Decontamination Procedures (Adeline Ngo & Tan Hock Heng)
    • Management of Open Wounds in Hazmat Casualties (Goh Siang Hiong)
    • Provision of Life Support for Hazmat Casualties (Goh Siang Hiong)
    • Hazmat and the Paediatric Patient (Gene Ong & Ng Kee Chong)
  • Part 3 — Radiological and Biological Hazmat:

    • Radiation Emergency Management (Goh Siang Hiong & Steven Lim)
    • Biological Agents and the Management of Bioterrorism (Suresh Pillai & Steven Lim)

Readership: Emergency first responders and receivers including nurses, paramedics, doctors as well as incident managers will find this book an essential tool when responding to a hazmat incident. It could be used by junior staff with no experience in hazmat response as the information provided is quite basic. On the other hand, those experienced in this field including hazmat event managers would find this book a useful resource not only for themselves but as a tool for training their staff.
Key Features:

  • Provides basic toxicological knowledge and has a systematic approach to the management of hazmat events that would be useful for all levels of medical responders
  • There are clear objectives, illustrative case scenarios, succinct summaries and self-learning questions to help clarify and improve learning in the particular chapters
  • The content of this book has been used to train medical responders for the past 10 years and has been tested and found useful for the audience
Title:Hazmat Medical Life Support: A Basic Provider ManualFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:June 9, 2014Publisher:World Scientific Publishing CompanyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9814583170

ISBN - 13:9789814583176

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