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Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)

PREFACE

Purpose and Scope

The purpose of this manual is to provide doctrine and tactics, techniques, and procedures for medical units and personnel operating in a nuclear, biological, and chemical (NBC) environment. This manual is intended for all echelons of health service support (HSS). It discusses the operational aspects of the following HSS activities: Medical treatment, medical evacuation, health service logistics, combat stress control, and preventive medicine, veterinary, dental, and medical laboratory services.

Use of Trade Names or Trademarks

The use of trade names or trademarks in this publication are for illustrative purposes only. Their use does not constitute endorsement by the Department of Defense.

Users Comments

The proponent of this publication is the US Army Medical Department Center and School (AMEDDC&S). Send comments and recommendations on DA Form 2028 directly to Commander, US Army Medical Department Center and School, ATTN: HSMC-FCD, Fort Sam Houston, Texas 78234-6100.

Standardization Agreements

This manual implements North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Standardization Agreement (STANAG) 2866, Medical Effects of Ionizing Radiation. It is also in consonance with the following NATO STANAGs and Quadripartite Standardization Agreements (QSTAGs):

TITLE

NATO STANAG

QSTAG

Warning Signs for the Marking of Contaminated or Dangerous Land Areas, Complete Equipments Supplied and Stores

 

2002

Emergency War Surgery

2068

322

Commander's Guide on Nuclear Radiation Exposure of Groups

2083

 

Reporting Nuclear Detonations, Biological and Chemical Attacks, and Predicting and Warning of Associated Hazards and Hazard Areas

2103

 

Friendly Nuclear Strike Warning

2104

 

Radiological Survey

2112

 

Friendly Chemical Attack Warning

2398

 

Dosimetry and Dosimetry Readings

2423

 

Concept of Operations of Medical Support in Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Environment (AmedP-7)

2873

 

Principles of Medical Policy in the Mangement of a Mass Casualty Situation

2879

816

Training of Medical Personnel for NBC Operations

2954

 

Gender Statement

Unless this publication states otherwise, masculine nouns and pronouns do not refer exclusively to men.

 



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