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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).

Severe acute respiratory syndrome and critical care medicine: The Toronto experience

The 2003 global outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) provided numerous challenges to the delivery of critical care. The Toronto critical care community has learned important lessons from SARS, which will help in preparation for future disease outbreaks.(Crit Ca...

Severe acute respiratory distress syndrome (SARS): A critical care perspective

This Critical Care Medicine article aims to review the epidemiology, clinical features, etiology, diagnosis, and management of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) from a critical care perspective.

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome: Knowledge to Date

This Critical Care Medicine article provides a conceptual and clinical review of Middle East respiratory syndrome. (Crit Care Med 2015; 43:1283-1290)

Lessons learned: Protection of healthcare workers from infectious disease risks

This Critical Care Medicine article summarizes current concepts on preventing occupationally acquired infections in healthcare workers.

Intentional and Natural Outbreaks of Infectious Disease

This chapter from Fundamental Disaster Management aims to: Explain the general principles of surveillance for intentional and natural outbreaks of infectious disease. Describe the clinical presentation of category A and category B agents and the related diagnostic tests, t...

Biohazard Disasters: Natural and International Outbreaks

This complimentary lesson module from SCCM’s Fundamental Disaster Management (FDM) course addresses, among other things, the differences between outbreaks and conventional disasters and implementing appropriate and effective infection control measures.

Critically ill patients with the Middle East respiratory syndrome: A multicenter retrospective cohort study

This Critical Care Medicine aims to describe patient characteristics, clinical manifestations, disease course including viral replication patterns, and outcomes of critically ill patients with severe acute respiratory infection from the Middle East respiratory syndrome and to ...

Disasters Produced by Natural Phenomena

Disasters produced by natural phenomena are sudden ecological events of sufficient magnitude to require external assistance. In recent years, these events have been affecting increasing numbers of people throughout the world. Since 2000, an average of 400 natural disasters a y...

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...