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Conventional Explosions and Blast Injuries
Detonation of small-volume, high-intensity explosives is a growing threat to civilian as well as military populations. Understanding circumstances surrounding conventional explosions helps with rapid triage and recognition of factors that contribute to poor outcomes. Rapid eva...
Mass Casualty Burn Care
Burn injuries are very common both in disaster practice and in routine clinical practice. Petroleum derivatives, other industrial chemicals, and compressed gases are often present in our environment, and their mismanagement can result in serious health hazards. On average 60,0...
Neurosciences and the Pandemic
This article was first published in the Fall 2020 issue of Critical Connections. We have much to elucidate on the neurologic manifestations associated with COVID-19. Reports have been published linking severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) to stroke, sei...
Exploring the Knowns and Unknowns of MIS-C
This article was first published in the Fall 2020 issue of Critical Connections. It is a pattern that has been repeated in COVID-19 hot spots nationwide. Several weeks after the surge, emergency departments and intensive care units (ICUs) start seeing children, typically with ...
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Second Victims of the Pandemic: The Complexity of Workforce Well-Being
This article was first published in the Fall 2021 issue of Critical Connections. Many healthcare professionals believe that well-being remedies such as respite rooms, exercise facilities, and on-site counseling services sound great in theory but in actuality are benefits they ...
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Critical Impact: Key Findings From Multiprofessional Perspectives
This article was first published in the Fall 2021 issue of Critical Connections. In its continued effort to support healthcare professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) has produced three FREE self-directed courses on the pandemic...
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The Rural Rapid Response Team
This article was first published in the Summer 2021 issue of Critical Connections . This article describes how embedded Navy teams provided COVID-19 response in small South Texas hospitals.
Augmenting Critical Care Capacity During A Disaster
In a medical context, the term surge capacity refers to a healthcare delivery system’s ability to rapidly accommodate an increased demand for services under extenuating circumstances. The 3 most commonly identified components of surge capacity are staff, stuff (equipment, supp...
Disaster Triage and Allocation of Scarce Resources
When disaster strikes, effective management of resources can significantly influence the overall outcome of the response. If the number of victims and the complexity of their injuries are low and resources are abundant, resource allocation will have little impact on the disast...
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...
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.
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, tr...