EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES ARCHIVES

Navigating the Seismic Dance: Preparedness in the Ring of Fire

The Pacific Ring of Fire a moniker that evokes images of volatility and destruction is not merely a geographic term but a constant reminder of humans vulnerability to the earth s whims Learn about the multifaceted nature of earthquake risks and delineate the indispensable role organizations play in mitigating the

Mental Awareness to Enhance Preparedness

Emergency managers public health officials and first responders often stress the importance of physical fitness but what about mental fitness Without focused mental agility in even one of the emergency management phases mistakes or subpar performance are likely Learn about this author s new acronym that can help prioritize mental

Interoperability During Mass Casualty Incidents

During a mass casualty incident response agencies must be able to communicate in real time This means that interoperability plans need to include everyone involved in the response One lesson learned from past incidents is that hospitals are an often overlooked responder Learn what one agency is doing to close

Support and Planning Inside 911 Centers

In an emergency call 911 This simple instruction is easy to remember but many do not know about the people training and technology required to make this lifesaving tool available 24 7 Learn about what happens inside the four walls of an emergency communications center and the strategic planning every

Protecting Infrastructure – Cyber, Physical, and EMP Attacks

Imagine 3 500 spiders each with their own style getting together to create a giant web That s how this author describes the U S power grid and the complexities related to protecting the nation s critical infrastructure from cyber physical and electromagnetic pulse attacks

Beyond Patient Care: Family Reunification Planning for Hospitals

To meet a community s mass care family reunification needs after a disaster hospitals and other healthcare facilities must have plans and procedures in place for mass casualty incident response which goes beyond patient care Here are some recommendations for them to develop a collaborative strategic plan

Multimodal Transportation Perspectives

Without transportation and communications emergency response can move at an uncomfortably slow pace enough so that life property and the environment may be unnecessarily compromised The integrated transportation network must be protected from threats and other risks

Emerging Technologies, Part 5 – Legal and Privacy Concerns

This is Part 5 of a five part series on emerging technologies that can enhance the management of and response to future emergencies and disasters This part focuses on the legal and privacy concerns with emerging technologies

The Race to Interoperability

The Boston Marathon Bombing demonstrated the dedication commitment and strength of those who responded that day The lessons learned from that event continue to strengthen community resilience as participants gather to focus on building interoperability within and between jurisdictions

Emerging Technologies, Part 4 – Robotics and Automation

This is Part 4 of a five part series on emerging technologies that can enhance the management of and response to future emergencies and disasters This part focuses on robotics and automation for enhancing efficiency safety and effectiveness in crisis response and mitigation

Healthcare and Public Health Sector Perspectives

According to the U S Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services National Health Expenditures NHE accounted for $4 3 trillion or 18 3 of the U S gross domestic product Find out how the Healthcare and Public Health Sector s interdependencies can affect any community

Emerging Technologies, Part 3 – AI and Machine Learning

In Part 3 of a five part series on emerging technologies the author focuses on the roles of artificial intelligence and machine learning in responding to emergencies These transformative technologies are revolutionizing emergency management humanitarian relief and disaster response

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