Medical Management of Chemical and Biological Casualties was first published in August 2009 by Publishing House IRITA, Publishing House IRITA, ISBN 978-954-9993-91-2
This book includes reports that were presented at the Symposium "Medical Management of Chemical and Biological Casualties". The Symposium, which was held in Military Medical Academy, Sofia, Bulgaria from 27 to 28 April 2009, with international participation, was organized by the Military Medical Academy - Sofia, Bulgarian Toxicological Society, Bulgarian Association Of Clinical Toxicology, National Center of Infectious and Parasitic Diseases, and the Union of Scientists in Bulgaria -Medical Sciences Section.
The goal of this symposium was to assess scientific concepts and practical ways to manage chemical and biological casualties. This book also includes the results of both theoretical and practical research for countering chemical and biological terrorism presented during the symposium.
The main topics of the presentations are:
1. New approaches in organization of emergency response;
2. Characterization and mechanisms of action of chemical and biological agents;
3. Pre-treatment and prophylactics of chemical and biological agents injuries;
4. Diagnosis of exposure to chemical and biological agents;
5. Therapy of chemical and biological agents casualties;
6. Some aspects of national and global defense against chemical and biological terrorism;
7. Threats of terroristic attacks with chemical and biological agents;
8. New approaches in counteraction to chemical and biological terrorism
Different trends and interactions between government agencies, the role of Military Medical Academy in emergency response in Bulgaria and medical support in case of chemical and biological threat are discussed. The problems are analyzed from an interdisciplinary perspective.
This book will be interesting and useful for medical and other university students, medical doctors, specialists in the field of personal and social safety, environmental protection experts, chemists, biologists, and specialists of the military and governmental anti-terrorist or counter-terrorism departments.