Focus on Disaster Medicine and Preparedness
About This Show
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?
Most Recent Episode
When Help is NOT on the Way: Survival Medicine Tactics in Disasters
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 American College of OB/GYN, and author of The Survival Medicine Handbook: A Guide for When Help is Not on the Way. The two discuss key survival and disaster response considerations for clinicians caught in violently dangerous situations.