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Hospital Planning for Acts of Terrorism and Other Public Health Emergencies Involving Children

Chung, S., and Shannon, M. (2005). Hospital Planning for Acts of Terrorism and Other Public Health Emergencies Involving Children. Archives of Disease in Childhood. 90(12):1300-7.

The authors discuss the four major forms of mass casualty terrorism (biological, chemical, nuclear, and thermomechanical) including clinical signs and symptoms for each, the impact on healthcare personnel, and special considerations for children. They also outline key principles of hospital preparation with regard to pediatrics.
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