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America's Emergency Medical Community Prepares For Nuclear, Chemical, And Biologic Attack

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August 10, 1999
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American College Of Emergency Physicians
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Saying it's not just a matter of "if" but "when," America's emergency medical community is preparing to respond to potential acts of terrorism in the United States, according to the August issue of Annals of Emergency Medicine. Several articles discuss the history and threat of attack, the status of emergency medicine training, and the risks for the emergency medical community. A new study of medical records from the Oklahoma City bombing confirms that emergency responders must be prepared for two waves of patients after a terrorist attack.

Washington, DC -- Saying it's not just a matter of "if" but "when," America's emergency medical community is preparing to respond to potential acts of terrorism in the United States, according to the August issue of Annals of Emergency Medicine. Several articles discuss the history and threat of attack, the status of emergency medicine training, and the risks for the emergency medical community. A new study of medical records from the Oklahoma City bombing confirms that emergency responders must be prepared for two waves of patients after a terrorist attack.


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