Chapter 12. The Management of Casualties Following Toxic Agent Release: The Approach Adopted in France

  1. Timothy C. Marrs OBE, MD, DSc, FRCP, FRCPath2,3,4,
  2. Robert L. Maynard CBE, FRCP, FRCPath5 and
  3. Frederick R. Sidell MD6
  1. David J. Baker

Published Online: 2 APR 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470060032.ch12

Chemical Warfare Agents: Toxicology and Treatment, Second Edition

Chemical Warfare Agents: Toxicology and Treatment, Second Edition

How to Cite

Baker, D. J. (2007) The Management of Casualties Following Toxic Agent Release: The Approach Adopted in France, in Chemical Warfare Agents: Toxicology and Treatment, Second Edition (eds T. C. Marrs, R. L. Maynard and F. R. Sidell), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470060032.ch12

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Edentox Associates, Pinehurst, Four Elms Road, Edenbridge, Kent TN8 6AQ, UK

  2. 3

    National Poisons Information Service (Birmingham Centre) and West Midlands Poisons Unit, City Hospital, Birmingham B18 7QH, UK

  3. 4

    Lancashire School of Health and Postgraduate Medicine, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, PR1 2HE, UK

  4. 5

    Health Protection Agency, Chilton, Didcot, Oxfordshire OX11 0RQ, UK

  5. 6

    US Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 21010-5400, USA

Author Information

  1. SAMU de Paris, Service du Professeur Pierre, Carli, Hôpital Necker Enfants – Malades, 149 Rue de Sevres, 75743 Paris, France

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 APR 2007
  2. Published Print: 23 MAR 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470013595

Online ISBN: 9780470060032

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Keywords:

  • casualty management following toxic agent release;
  • chemical and biological hazards and chemical-biological hazard spectrum;
  • emergency medical organization and chemical attack;
  • classical HAZMAT procedure;
  • manpower and casualty management logistics in decontamination zone

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Mass Destruction? Casualties Following Chemical and Biological Agent Release

  • Hazards and Threats: The Risks to Medical Responders

  • Properties of Chemical and Biological Hazards and the Chemical-Biological Hazard Spectrum

  • Problems in Chemical Incident Management

  • Detection, Identification and Monitoring of a Chemical Attack

  • Emergency Medical Organization in Response to a Chemical Agent Attack

  • Protection in Chemically Contaminated Areas

  • Decontamination of Casualties

  • Planning the EMS Response and the Management of Victims: The French Approach

  • Special Planning for Chemical Releases

  • Manpower and Casualty Management Logistics in the Decontamination Zone

  • Life Support Following Chemical Agent Release

  • Conclusions

  • References