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Category: Disaster

SCCM Pod-351 2016 Orlando Pulse Nightclub Shooting: Lessons Learned

Ludwig Lin, MD, speaks with Charles Hunley, MD, about his talk presented at the 46th Critical Care Congress in Honolulu, Hawaii entitled, “Rapidly Distributing Critical Care Services in Response to a Surge Event with Multiple Casualties.”

SCCM Pod-350 Emergency Preparedness in Healthcare

Ludwig Lin, MD, speaks with Grete Porteous, MD, about emergency preparedness in healthcare and the role of critical care personnel in catastrophic situations.

SCCM Pod-322 Disaster and Mass Casualty Response Strategies

Margaret Parker, MD, MCCM, speaks with Chadwick P. Smith, MD, about disaster and mass casualty response strategies in the wake of the Orlando shooting.

SCCM Pod-272 Tragedy in Nepal: Post-Disaster Efforts, Ways to Help

Margaret Parker, MD, MCCM, speaks with Laura Hawryluck, MD, FRCPC, about Nepal’s critical care infrastructure and how it has been affected by the April 2015 earthquake.

SCCM Pod-173 PCCM: Pediatric Lessons from Haiti Earthquake

Ericka L. Fink, MD, discusses her latest article published in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, titled "Intensive Care for Infants and Children in Haiti in April 2010." 

SCCM Pod-146 Disaster Management in Haiti

Randy S. Wax, MD, and Marie Baldisseri, MD, FCCM, discuss disaster management and their relief efforts after the 2010 Haiti earthquake.

SCCM Pod-122 Disaster Management in Haiti

Barbara McLean, ACNP, CCNS-NP, discusses her recent volunteer efforts in Haiti following the January 12, 2010, earthquake that devastated the area. McLean discusses general disaster management strategies as well as patient populations and care challenges specific to the event.

Acute Flaccid MyelitisAcute Flaccid Myelitis

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers resources and references related to ​Acute flaccid myelitis (AFM). AFM is a rare but serious condition. It affects the nervous system, specifically the area of spinal cord called gray matter, which causes the muscles ...

CDC: Protect Yourself from Wildfire Smoke

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers information about how to protect yourself from wildfire smoke. 

Evidence-based guideline: Clinical evaluation and treatment of transverse myelitis

This review assess the evidence for diagnostic tests and therapies for transverse myelitis ( Neurology  Dec 2011, 77 (24) 2128-2134).

Public health issues in disasters

This article outlines a number of important areas in which public health can contribute to making overall disaster management more effective. 

A Guide to Managing Stress in Crisis Response Professions

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services provides an easy-to-use pocket guide focusing on general principles of stress management and offering simple, practical strategies that can be incorporate...

Tips for Managing and Preventing Stress

Tips for Managing and Preventing Stress: A Guide for Emergency Response and Public Safety Workers is a publication from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It provides suggestions for organizational and individual stress prevention and management approaches in th...

Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology

Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology site provides information related to  infection prevention.

Environmental Health Criteria 213: Carbon Monoxide

World Health Organization (WHO) - Environmental Health Criteria 213: Carbon Monoxide. Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colourless, odourless gas that can be poisonous to humans. It is a product of the incomplete combustion of carbon-containing fuels and is also produced by natural pr...

Care of the Critically Ill and Injured During Pandemics and Disasters: CHEST Consensus Statement

Natural disasters, industrial accidents , terrorism attacks, and pandemics all have the capacity to result in large numbers of critically ill or injured patients. This supplement provides suggestions for all of those involved in a disaster or pandemic with multiple critically ...

Surge Capacity Principles

Care of the Critically Ill and Injured During Pandemics and Disasters: CHEST Consensus Statement. This article provides consensus suggestions for expanding critical care surge capacity and extension of critical care service capabilities in disasters or pandemics.