Healthcare

The What and Wherefores of Bio-Terrorism

by Joseph Cahill -

A complex amalgam of rules, regulations, data-collection sources and resources, and numerous other complicating factors will determine the success or failure of plans - already implemented, or still in the planning stage - to counter terrorist attacks aga

Virtual Exercises: They're the Real Thing!

by Joseph Cahill -

Frequent and effective training is one of the keys to carrying out an adequate domestic-preparedness plan of any type. Such training costs money, though, and funds are scarce. One solution for the cost problem is to complement full-scale exercises with ta

Hospital Staffing for Decontamination

by Joseph Cahill -

In the new post-9/11 world the emergency community can no longer afford the luxury of compartmentalization. Planning, cooperation, and training together all will be needed - along with additional funds.

Materials Distribution in a Public Health Crisis

by Joseph Cahill -

From the Middle Ages to the present, the most useful, as well as cost-effective, tool in the emergency-management supply kit was, and is, common sense. Which means, in certain respects, considering all everyday tasks to be emergencies, and approaching all

Days of Reckoning: The Maximum Effort

by Joseph Cahill -

In times of major disasters, natural or manmade, few if any hospitals or other agencies have the personnel and other resources needed to handle all the casualties. But a good start can be made by planning ahead, training, working with other hospitals, and

Tokyo, Granitville, and Innocent Children

by Joseph Cahill -

The killing tools available today are extremely lethal, and, not limited to the military forces of nation states but also available to an increasingly large number of terrorist groups.