Accession Number : ADA429006

Title :   The Medical NBC Battlebook

Descriptive Note : USACHPPM-TECH GUIDE 244

Corporate Author : ARMY CENTER FOR HEALTH PROMOTION AND PREVENTIVE MEDICINE ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

PDF Url : ADA429006

Report Date : MAY 2000

Pagination or Media Count : 304

Abstract : The purpose of this battlebook is to address operational health concerns in environments where Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical (NBC) threats exist. Potential NBC threats range from weapons of mass destruction to contamination of the battlefield by hazardous material. Medical personnel, in conjunction with chemical personnel, must be able to advise commanders on a wide range of issues including the health effects of NBC threats, protective clothing and measures, and management of NBC casualties. This manual is not an emergency response book or treatment guide. It is intended to provide a quick reference for decision making as to whether to request expert consultation in a given area. Except in extreme emergency, the contents should not be construed as definitive.

Descriptors :   *BIOLOGICAL AGENTS, *CHEMICAL AGENTS, NUCLEAR WEAPONS, DECISION MAKING, RANGE(EXTREMES), PROTECTIVE CLOTHING, HAZARDOUS MATERIALS.

Subject Categories : Miscellaneous Materials
      Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare
      Nuclear Weapons

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE