Chapter 3. Care of Children in the Event of Bioterrorism

  1. Dr. Nancy Khardori
  1. Subhash Chaudhary

Published Online: 6 JUN 2006

DOI: 10.1002/3527608133.ch3

Bioterrorism Preparedness: Medicine - Public Health - Policy

Bioterrorism Preparedness: Medicine - Public Health - Policy

How to Cite

Chaudhary, S. (2006) Care of Children in the Event of Bioterrorism, in Bioterrorism Preparedness: Medicine - Public Health - Policy (ed N. Khardori), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/3527608133.ch3

Editor Information

  1. Department of Internal Medicine, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, 701 North First Street, P.O. Box 19636, Springfield, Illinois 62794-9636, USA

Author Information

  1. Department of Pediatrics, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, P.O. Box 19658, Springfield, Illinois, 62794-9636, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 6 JUN 2006
  2. Published Print: 6 FEB 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527312351

Online ISBN: 9783527608133

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Keywords:

  • bioterrorism preparedness;
  • care of children;
  • increased vulnerability of children;
  • anatomic and physiological features;
  • delayed diagnosis in children;
  • doses of medication;
  • categories of biological agents;
  • categories of biological toxins

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Increased Vulnerability of Children

    • Anatomic and Physiological Features Placing Children at Increased Risk of Vulnerability

    • Developmental Factors Involved in Increased Vulnerability of Children

    • Delayed Diagnosis in Children

    • Unique Management Needs of Children

    • Decontamination Showers

    • Doses of Medication

    • Size of Equipment

    • Training of Healthcare Workers to Meet the Special Needs of Children

    • Communication with Children about Disasters

    • Communication with Adolescents about Disasters

  • Categories of Biological Agents and Toxins

    • Smallpox (Variola)

    • Anthrax

    • Botulism

    • Plague

    • Tularemia