Healthcare

Pandemic Influenza and the Need for an Armegeddon Plan

by Joseph Cahill -

The numerous complex factors involved in the step-by-step preparations to fight a violent, virulent, and invisible enemy.

Public Health at the End of the World

by Joseph Cahill -

The nation's public-health professionals played a major support role during and immediately after Katrina hit land - and will continue to do so long after most other first responders have gone home.

New York, Madrid, London: What City Is Next?

by Joseph Cahill -

The latest Great Awakening terrorist strikes should serve not only as another warning but also as a spur to collective action, particularly by the nation's first-responder communities. First, though, there are a number of important questions that have to

Coming Soon: A National EMS Administration?

by Joseph Cahill -

Today's EMS community is a full partner on the nation's homeland-security first-responder team, but gets short shrift in funding, in representation at the White House and on Capitol Hill, and in media attention. One way to even out the playing field might

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.