One of our best defenses and deterrents against the use of chemical and biological weapons may be our ability to survive and function despite their use. It is essential that Air Force medical personnel are prepared to survive and to provide the highest quality of medical care possible in an environment contaminated with biological and chemical agents. Despite this requirement, there is considerable opportunity for improvement in medical doctrine, education and training of personnel, effectiveness of exercises, and verification of proficiency. Lack of adequate familiarity with operations in this environment can result in fear limiting the willingness of medical personnel to enter a contaminated area when needed, diminished capabilities at the scene of a response, and potentially increased morbidity and mortality among treated and treating personnel.
  • ISBN13: 9781249829652
  • Publisher: Biblioscholar
  • Pubilcation Year: 2012
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 00086
Publication DateOctober 17, 2012
Primary CategoryEducation/General

Biological and Chemical Warfare: A Challenge for Air Force Medical Readiness

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