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Focus on Disaster Medicine and Preparedness

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When tested by major catastrophes, the medical community has responded. We banded together to provide emergency medical care and ongoing relief after the earthquake in Haiti and Hurricane Katrina, while the September 11thattacks brought out the best in medical response teams and care providers. Yet every emergency presents unique challenges and learning opportunities. ReachMD scrutinizes our disaster medicine plans, preparedness protocols, and emergency response capabilities. How are we preparing for the next time disaster strikes? How will we react?

When tested by major catastrophes, the medical community has responded. We banded together to provide emergency medical care and ongoing relief after the earthquake in Haiti and Hurricane Katrina, while the September 11thattacks brought out the best in medical response teams and care providers. Yet every emergency presents unique challenges and learning opportunities. ReachMD scrutinizes our disaster medicine plans, preparedness protocols, and emergency response capabilities. How are we preparing for the next time disaster strikes? How will we react?
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When tested by major catastrophes, the medical community has responded. We banded together to provide emergency medical care and ongoing relief after the earthquake in Haiti and Hurricane Katrina, while the September 11thattacks brought out the best in medical response teams and care providers. Yet every emergency presents unique challenges and learning opportunities. ReachMD scrutinizes our disaster medicine plans, preparedness protocols, and emergency response capabilities. How are we preparing for the next time disaster strikes? How will we react?

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Episodes

Concussions and Blast Injuries in War: How to Protect our Military Personnel

12/11/2017
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Host: Andrew Wilner, MD There is still a great deal to learn about the long term effects of blast injuries on military personnel. Emerging evidence suggests that exposure to a blast can produce both overt and subtle neurological consequences in the brain, but much remains unknown. Host Dr. Andrew Wilner is joined by Dr. Jack Tsao, Director of Traumatic Brain Injury Programs for the US Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, and Professor of Neurology at the University of Tennessee Health...

Duration: 00:17:29


When Help is NOT on the Way: Survival Medicine Tactics in Disasters

8/1/2016
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Host: Brian P. McDonough, MD, FAAFP In the aftermath of mass violence, from September 11th to the Paris attack to the Orlando shooting, fear and confusion often dominate the public consciousness. Unfortunately, most clinicians are not trained in tactical medicine to respond in times of crisis such as these. But a small subset of survuval medicine experts are working to change this pattern. Dr. Brian McDonough speaks with Dr. Joseph Alton, Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the...

Duration: 00:15:29


Helping Children Process and Cope with Tragic World News

6/6/2016
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Host: Brian P. McDonough, MD, FAAFP Dr. Brian McDonough welcomes Denise Daniels, Peabody Award-wining broadcast journalist, author, and child development expert who specializes in the social and emotional development of children. Ms. Daniels talks about the challenges in helping children cope with the consistent exposure to tragic news around the world stemming from terrorism, wars, and natural disasters.

Duration: 00:15:59


Leading Disaster Medicine Initiatives in the US and Beyond

5/16/2016
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Host: Matt Birnholz, MD Dr. Matt Birnholz sits down with Dr. Andrew Bern, an emergency physician and independent health care consultant in South Florida. They discuss the process of forming specialty sections in ACEP, and focus on Dr. Bern's role in the evolving Disaster Medicine subspecialty through his continuing work in Ecuador. Dr. Bern, a former member of ACEP's Board of Directors, is a founding member of the Disaster, Geriatric, Tactical, Telemedicine and Disaster medicine sections...

Duration: 00:16:00


When Disaster Strikes: Challenges in Securing Funds for Disaster Medicine

4/26/2016
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Host: Matt Birnholz, MD Dr. Matt Birnholz sits down with Dr. Carl Schultz, Research Director at the Center for Disaster Medical Sciences at University of California, Irvine. Dr. Schultz is a Professor of Emergency Medicine at the UC Irvine and recipient of the Disaster Medical Science Award at ACEP. He talks about the challenges of securing funding for disaster relief in the field and the integration of citizen volunteers in a disaster incident.

Duration: 00:14:00


Helping Patients Overcome Travel Anxieties in Uncertain Times

12/21/2015
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Host: Brian P. McDonough, MD, FAAFP Dr. Brian McDonough welcomes Dr Ken Yeager, Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Ohio State University School of Medicine. Dr. Yeager examines how physicians can help their patients handle the stress of a "24-hour news world" with depictions and images of disasters coming into their homes every day.

Duration: 00:15:29


Protecting the Brain After Cardiac Arrest: Research Discoveries from Past to Present

12/21/2015
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Host: Matt Birnholz, MD Dr. Matt Birnholz welcomes Dr. Clifton Callaway, Professor and Executive Vice Chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Pittsburg School of Medicine. Dr. Callaway received ACEP's Outstanding Contribution to Research Award for his more than two decades of research dedicated to improving brain resuscitation after cardiac arrest. He joins Dr. Birnholz to discuss a research-guided evolution in resuscitation protocols based on improved...

Duration: 00:20:29


US Overhaul of Bioterrorism, Pandemic Flu Plans Could Speed Vaccine and Drug Production

9/1/2010
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Host: Bruce Japsen Guest: George Korch, PhD The federal government has acknowledged the United States needs to overhaul its effort to develop better measures to counter pandemic flus and bioterrorist threats. So with nearly $2 billion committed, Dr. George Korch, secretary of preparedness and response at the US Department of Health and Human Services, tells host Bruce Japsen about how this new initiative should improve the system of developing and manufacturing drugs and vaccines to...

Duration: 00:14:59


A More Resilient Health System in Katrina's Wake

9/1/2010
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Host: Bruce Japsen Guest: Karen DeSalvo, MD Five years after Hurricane Katrina, the horrific memories of disaster and devastation remain, but the healthcare system has created a legacy of resilience for the city's safety net and a potential national model beyond the primary care medical home. Dr. Karen DeSalvo, professor of medicine at the Tulane School of Medicine and a leader in the health system's post-Katrina recovery, tells host Bruce Japsen about the new community-based effort that...

Duration: 00:14:59


Is Your Community Hospital Prepared for a Disaster?

8/26/2010
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Host: Mimi Secor, DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP Guest: Edward Mello, Jr It takes the entire community working together to effectively respond to a disaster. Trained first responders and medical professionals are key to saving lives. Nurse practitioners and physician assistants play a vital role, but it's crucial that community agencies know your specialties and how you can to be best utilized before a disaster strikes. Nurse practitioner Lt. Colonel Ed Mello joins host Mimi Secor to...

Duration: 00:14:59


Health Reform and Myths About the Emergency Department

8/25/2010
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Host: Bruce Japsen Guest: Angela Gardner, MD As healthcare reforms take place, changes are also in the offing in the emergency department amid demands that EDs be able to turn attention from treatment of routine conditions to disasters and other true emergencies. Dr. Angela Gardner, president of the American College of Emergency Physicians, tells host Bruce Japsen about tomorrow's needs for the emergency department, which will have a greater role as health reform is implemented and...

Duration: 00:14:59


Health Effects of the Gulf Oil Spill

8/24/2010
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Host: Maurice Pickard, MD Guest: Maureen Lichtveld, MD, MPH Long after the clean-up process from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill is complete along the Gulf of Mexico, we'll still be examining the health effects of this catastrophe. While there is a wealth of information on the health effects of specific contaminants, the effects are less known regarding mixtures of contaminants. What are some of the immediate and potential long-term health risks (both mental and physical) of this...

Duration: 00:14:59


Haiti's Acute Crisis Response: A Retrospective

8/13/2010
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Host: Maurice Pickard, MD Guest: Thomas Kirsch, MD, MPH Triage isn't the only issue facing healthcare professionals during the acute phase of responding to a disaster: there are also the challenges of limited resources and staffing, as well as the mental and physical preparedness of the medical response team. Dr. Thomas Kirsch, co-director of the Center for Refugee and Disaster Response in the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, assistant professor and the director...

Duration: 00:14:59


The Ethics of Physician-Journalists Reporting from Disaster Areas

8/12/2010
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Host: Matt Birnholz, MD Guest: Sanjay Gupta, MD The role of a physician-journalist reporting from the immediate aftermath of a disaster area is not easily defined, and poses both logistic challenges and ethical questions in caring for patients. Is media coverage of physician involvement in disasters altruistic or self-serving? Our guest Dr. Sanjay Gupta, a practicing neurosurgeon and chief medical correspondent for the Health, Medical & Wellness unit at CNN, was one of the first...

Duration: 00:14:59


PAs Making an Impact in Disaster Medicine

7/6/2009
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Host: Lisa Dandrea Lenell, PA-C, MPAS, MBA Guest: Matt Baker, PhD, PA-C When disaster strikes, the first instinct of a medical professional is to jump in and help; however, that's not necessarily the best tactic. Dr. Matt Baker, dean of the school of science and health at the University of Philadelphia, joins host Lisa Dandrea Lenell to discuss volunteer options for PAs in the event of a local or national disaster. The two also discuss state licensing issues and educational opportunities...

Duration: 00:14:59


The CDC’s Role in Public Health Emergencies

9/10/2008
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Host: Jennifer Shu, MD Guest: Richard Besser, MD The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) plays a significant role in preparing for and responding to public health emergencies. How has the CDC's emergency response process changed for the better in recent years, particularly as we apply lessons from our response to Hurricane Katrina, and what improvements can still be made? How can we maintain continuity of care among multiple providers during these discombobulating times? Dr....

Duration: 00:12:59


Preparing the Public for Emerging Health Threats

9/10/2008
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Host: Jennifer Shu, MD Guest: Richard Besser, MD One major goal of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is to help prepare the public for emerging health threats. What is the status of public health emergency preparedness at the federal, state and local levels? What progress has been made in preparing our country for natural, biological, chemical and other hazards? And in the context of progress, where is there room for improvement? Dr. Richard Besser, pediatrician and...

Duration: 00:12:59


Volunteering in the Civilian Medical Reserve Corps

9/3/2008
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Host: Maurice Pickard, MD Guest: Narayan Nair, MD Guest: Robert J. Tosatto, RPh, MPH, MBA Have you thought about joining the Civilian Volunteer Medical Reserve Corps?  Captain Robert Tosatto and Dr. Narayan Nair, directors of the Civilian Volunteer Medical Reserve Corps discuss how all medical professional can join local units to improve health literacy. The MRC works to increase disease prevention, eliminate health disparities and improve public health preparedness. They are trained...

Duration: 00:13:24


Roles of the Civilian Volunteer Medical Reserve Corps in a Disaster

9/3/2008
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Host: Maurice Pickard, MD Guest: Narayan Nair, MD Guest: Robert J. Tosatto, RPh, MPH, MBA Organized in 2002, this nationwide network of local, volunteer medical and public health professionals contribute their expertise throughout the year as well as in times of community need. Corps Directors - Captain Robert Tosatto and Dr. Narayan Nair, describe how the program is working.

Duration: 00:12:59


Disaster Preparedness & Daily Operations in the ER

9/3/2008
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Host: Larry Kaskel, MD Guest: Mark Smith, MD Dr. Mark Smith, professor and chair of emergency medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine, and chief of emergency medicine at Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC, explains to host Dr. Larry Kaskel the positive impact of disaster preparedness guidelines on the day-to-day function of an emergency department. Dr. Smith outlines how the physical facility design and communication system of ER One, the federally-funded...

Duration: 00:13:59

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