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Emergency Care

American College of Emergency Physicians--Mass Casualty/Bioterrorism
CDC: Public Health Emergency Preparedness & Response
A comprehensiver resource on bioterrorism, guidelines to detect & treat agents of bioterrorism, who to contact in suspected events, and much more.
Center for Public Health Preparedness and Disaster Response
From the American Medical Association.
Disaster Medicine
by Jonathan L. Burstein, MD, FACEP, David E. Hogan, DO, FACEP. A comprehensive reference on disaster medicine written by physicians with disaster experience. Covers all types of disasters and acts of terrorism
MUSC only
eMedicine: Disaster Resources
Provides access to a large number of chapters on chemical, biologic and other toxic agents; disaster management and trauma; and grief and bereavement. Login and select Disaster Resources from left side of the screen. Another option is to search for a specific disease or agent in the search box. Selected chapters available as a PDA download.
Emergency Response Resources
From the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Emergency Response: Core Competencies for All Public Health Workers (April 2001)
From the Center for Health Policy, Columbia University School of Nursing.
Emergency War Surgery
Mass Casualty/Bioterrorism Links
Significant links from the American College of Emergency Physicians
Mass Trauma Preparedness and Response, CDC's Injury Center
From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Designed to provide information and tools to help the public, public health professionals, and clinicians prepare for and respond to mass trauma.
National Disaster Medical System (NDMS)
A cooperative asset-sharing program among Federal government agencies, state and local governments, and the private businesses and civilian volunteers that augments the Nation's emergency medical response capability.
Nuclear Biological Chemical Preparedness Final Report
This report outlines the objectives, content, and competencies for the training of emergency medical technicians, emergency physicians, and emergency nurses to care for casualties resulting from nuclear, biological or chemical (NBC) incidents. Produced by the Office of Emergency Preparedness, the American College of Emergency Physicians, the American College of Emergency Medicine, the American College of Medical Toxicology, the American Hospital Association, the American Nurses Association, the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc, the Emergency Nurses Association, the International Association of Fire chiefs, the National Association of Emergency Medical Services Physicians, the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians, the National Association of State Emergency Medical Services Directors, and the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine.
Positioning America's Emergency Health Care System to Respond to Acts of Terrorism.
A report of the Terrorism Response Task Force, American College of Emergency Physicians