Topics in Clinical Biosecurity: Disaster Medicine
Listed below are all CBN articles on Disaster Medicine published since 2005
- 08-28-2017: What Sandy teaches us about Harvey We summarize our studies of the impact of Hurricane Sandy on the health sector of greater New York and its valuable lessons for Hurricane Harvey.
- 08-18-2017: Allocating Scarce Life-Sustaining Resources in a Disaster During a catastrophe, healthcare providers may face difficult questions about who will receive limited life-saving resources.
- 04-17-2015: Statins in Sepsis: An Idea Whose Time May Have Passed Deshpande and colleagues recently published a meta-analysis of randomized trials that used statins to treat sepsis found that they have no effect.
- 03-20-2015: Patterns of Emergency Department Use After a Disaster Patients displaced from closed public and private hospital EDs in NYC exhibited somewhat different patterns with regards to where they sought ED care.
- 04-18-2014: Myocardial Infarction and Disasters Results indicate that the overall percentage of hospital admissions for AMI increased 3-fold, from 0.7% of admissions pre-Katrina to 2.4% post-Katrina.
- 09-13-2013: Violent Attacks on Healthcare Workers a Growing Problem The prohibition of violence against healthcare workers has degraded and requires strengthening and enforcement.
- 03-30-2012: IOM Issues New Report on Crisis Standards of Care IOM has just released its second report on crisis standards of care for use in disaster situations. The report offers practical guidance for implementation.
- 04-15-2011: Dialysis in a Disaster Setting? Without access to dialysis, injured patients who might otherwise be able to survive may die from renal failure and hyperkalemia.
- 10-02-2009: New IOM Guidance on Crisis Standards of Care for Use in Disaster Situations The Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) released Guidance for Establishing Crisis Standards of Care for Use in Disaster Situations: A Letter Report.
- 05-08-2009: Hospitals Are Better Prepared for Mass Casualty Disasters The Center released the report, Hospitals Rising to the Challenge: The First Five Years of the U.S. Hospital Preparedness Program and Priorities Going Forward.
- 05-30-2008: OSHA Issues Guidance for Stockpiling Masks and Respirators OSHA recently proposed guidance for employers to use in determining the numbers of masks and respirators to stockpile for an influenza pandemic
- 05-15-2008: Definitive Care for the Critically Ill During a Disaster The DHS National Planning Scenarios predict that a catastrophic disaster could produce tens of thousands of critically ill patients in a metropolitan area
- 03-28-2008: ASPR Makes First Playbook Available The HHS, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) has posted online its Hurricane Playbook (ESF-8 Hurricane Response)
- 05-03-2007: New System Promises Access to Prescription Information in a Disaster In the event of a disaster that causes an overwhelming number of patients to suffer respiratory failure, clinicians could face two difficult problems.
- 04-26-2007: New System Promises Access to Prescription Information in a Disaster Emergency RxHistory, a new service that will provide clinicians and pharmacists across the country with ready access to medication histories of patients.
- 09-12-2005: Sewage Contamination Last week, one of our subscribers wrote asking for advice about prophylaxis for bacterial contamination for those exposed to sewage.
- 09-07-2005: Katrina Relief Update #1 Hurricane Katrina Relief Update - The NIH has established a Katrina Call Center to provide medical consultation services.
- 08-24-2005: Mass Critical Care Estimates of the results of biological attacks or large epidemics indicate that hundreds or thousands of victims would become critically ill.