Weapons of Mass Destruction and Emergency Management
The field of emergency management undergoes constant change as new threats emerge.
Consequentially, a healthcare professional may face various disaster scenarios and will need to learn about the necessary tools to prepare and deal with such disaster scenarios. On the basis of what you learned in this week’s readings and in regard to the above statement, answer the following questions:
Let’s read the following statement.
Several agencies have suggested specific guidelines for preparing for a bioterrorist attack. In their opinion, there are several areas healthcare facilities need to focus on when preparing for a bioterrorist attack. These areas include preparedness and prevention, detection and surveillance, diagnosis and characterization of biological and chemical agents, and response and communication. Communication is an integral part of a successful response to a disaster.
Answer the following questions in regard to the above recommendations by various agencies: