Getting Ready for Terrorism: Preparing the Healthcare Community for Biological, Chemical, and Radiological Weapons
Terrorism is real. The whole world woke up to this fact on September 11, 2001 in an attack that stunned the United States with its ferocity and its unthinkable nature. Now, all of a sudden, we were all vulnerable and terrorist attack is indeed thinkable. This program discusses these forms of terrorism, the steps that are already underway in the United States to redefine the old focus of disaster preparedness toward disaster management and to enlist healthcare institutions at every level into a comprehensive community-wide management system to address preparedness so we will be ready if terrorism arrives again.