Threats from Radiological & Nuclear Agents.
IOM Assessing Med Preparedness for Nuclear(1)(2)(1).pdf
Read the report from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) on the impact of a significant nuclear detonation in a major
city: “Assessing Medical Preparedness to Respond to a Terrorist Nuclear Event: Workshop Report’, and read
Section I Case #1 in Public Health Preparedness and Response to Disasters, pgs. 4-19.
Focus on the policy and strategic & ethical issues related to preparedness and response. You do not need to
focus on the medicine, the doses, the specific treatments unless you are interested. From your readings
choose 3 challenges that have implications for Homeland Security policy makers related to Nuclear events.
Discuss the implications and some potential strategies to mitigate these challenges. Post commentary to two of
your colleagues’ identified challenges
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