Emergency treatment of bomb and blast Injuries

2018-10-26T15:07:47-05:00November 26th, 2013|Disaster|

EMS and emergency physicians responding to bombs and explosions need to understand the unique patterns of injuries and key concepts of emergency care including mechanisms, evaluation, and initial treatments based on Disaster Medicine best practices.

What to do with White Powder

2016-10-13T18:16:31-05:00November 6th, 2013|Disaster, Environmental, Infectious Disease|

1. You local fire department responded to an incident at the courthouse where about ¼ teaspoon of white powder spilled from an envelope that contained payment for a parking ticket. What level of decontamination is required for the person handling the letter and those in the room? A

Media Relations during Disaster Situations

2016-10-13T18:16:33-05:00July 17th, 2013|Disaster|

Without notice even the smallest EDs can be thrust into the limelight after a disaster. As a physician leader, handling public relations represents its own challenge during a time of crisis. We will share with you some simple tips and precautions of dealing with the media after a mass casualty situation.

Radiation Exposure Quiz

2016-10-13T18:16:35-05:00May 30th, 2013|Disaster|

Radiation exposure is an unusual occurrence in the ED, and because of this emergency physicians are unfamiliar with management. Below are some quick questions to help you review.