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Title Triage for civil support : using military medical assets to respond to terrorist attacks / Gary Cecchine [and others] ; prepared for the Office of the Secretary of Defense.

Imprint Santa Monica, CA : National Defense Research Institute and RAND Health, 2004.

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Description 1 online resource (xxiii, 178 pages) : illustrations
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
data file rda
Note "MG-217-OSD"--Cover.
"Approved for public release, distribution unlimited."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Introduction -- The military health system and military support to civil authorities -- The evolution of structures, systems, and processes for domestic preparedness-- Legal and other barriers to military support to civil authorities -- Military medical support to civil authorities: historical case studies -- Exercise-based studies of potential military medical support to civil authorities -- Conclusions and recommendations -- Appendix A: Interview protocol -- Appendix B: Organizations interviewed and exercise participants -- Appendix C: DoD directives related to civil support -- Appendix D: Materials used in Georgia exercise -- Appendix E: Smallpox outbreak model used in the Georgia exercise -- Appendix F: Excerpt of quadrennial defense review.
Summary Even before the events of September 11, 2001, threat assessments suggested that the United States should prepare to respond to terrorist attacks inside its borders. This monograph examines the use of military medical assets to support civil authorities in the aftermath of a chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, or conventional high explosives attack inside the United States. In conducting this study, the authors focused on the following questions: Under what circumstances could military medical assets be requested? What sort of asset is likely to be requested? Are appropriate assets and related planning processes in place for civil support? What are the legal (and other) barriers to military support to civil authorities, and how can they be overcome, if necessary? In addition to a discussion of the applicable literature and laws, this monograph also includes historical case studies focusing on instances in which military medical assets were requested to assist civil authorities following natural disasters. It also includes a review of two exercises, based on postulated attacks, involving senior officials from local, state, and federal agencies-one involving a smallpox attack in Georgia and another involving a "dirty bomb" attack in California.
Note Print version record.
Language English.
Subject Civil defense -- United States.
Terrorism -- United States.
United States -- Armed Forces -- Medical care.
United States -- Armed Forces -- Civic action.
Civil Defense.
Disaster Planning.
Health Resources.
Military Medicine.
Terrorism.
United States.
NATURE -- Natural Disasters.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Disasters & Disaster Relief.
MEDICAL -- Health Policy.
Armed Forces -- Civic action. (OCoLC)fst00814593
Armed Forces -- Medical care. (OCoLC)fst01351803
Civil defense. (OCoLC)fst00862456
Terrorism. (OCoLC)fst01148101
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Cecchine, Gary.
Other Form: Print version: Triage for civil support. Santa Monica, CA : National Defense Research Institute and RAND Health, 2004 0833036610 (DLC) 2004018243 (OCoLC)56111608
ISBN 9780833040619 (electronic bk.)
0833040618 (electronic bk.)
9781598754568 (electronic bk.)
1598754564 (electronic bk.)
0833036610 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
9780833036612 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
Standard No. AU@ 000051346619
AU@ 000053243752
AU@ 000061156879
DEBBG BV043080986
DEBBG BV044081187
DEBSZ 422197874
DEBSZ 430300492
GBVCP 1008649503
GBVCP 80228695X
NZ1 12045656

 
    
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