Improving global prehospital and emergency medicine, public health, and disaster health care and preparedness

Webinar Series

All previous webinars are available for viewing below.

Presenter Presentation Topic Date/Time
Adriana Tami, PhD Complex Humanitarian Health Crisis: Venezuela in Emergency 5 December
Sue Anne Bell, PhD, FNP-BC Older Adults in the Eye of the Storm: Research and Practice to Improve Health of Seniors after a Disaster 25 October
Eric Krakauer, MD, PhD Integrating Palliative Care & Symptom Relief into Responses to Humanitarian Emergencies & Crises: A Medical & Moral Imperative 27 September
Chiaki Toida, MD, PhD Introduction of Pediatric Physiological and Anatomical Triage Score in Mass-Casualty Incident 30 August
Jay Brenner, MD The Ethics of Real-Time EMS Direction: Suggested Curricular Content 26 July
Sulekha Shrestha Response of Dhulikhel Hospital after Earthquake in Nepal, 2015 20 June
Dr. Graham Brewer Capacity Building in the Pacific: Women As Community Resilience Leaders 27 April
Dr. Leonard Cole Understanding Terror Medicine 14 March
Sean Smith Flight Medicine…Touching Lives…Touching the Face of God… 2 March
Dr. Brendan Munn Preparing and Planning for Recreational Substances
at Music Festivals: Considerations from Public Health to Critical Care
24 January

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Introduction of Pediatric Physiological and Anatomical Triage Score in MCIs - Dr. Chiaki Toida

Webinar Date: 30 August 2018

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Introduction of Pediatric Physiological and Anatomical Triage Score in Mass-Casualty Incidents

Triage plays an important role in providing suitable care to the largest number of casualties in a disaster setting. As a result, the Pediatric Physiological and Anatomical Triage score (PPATS) was developed as a new secondary triage method. Dr. Toida’s team also evaluated the accuracy of prediction for ICU-indicated patients by comparing the PPATS to conventional triage methods, such as the Physiological and Anatomical Triage (PAT) and the Triage Revised Trauma Score (TRTS).

Ethics of Real Time EMS Direction - Dr. Jay Brenner

Webinar Date: 26 July 2018

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The Ethics of Real-Time EMS Direction: Suggested Curricular Content

Ethical dilemmas can create moral distress in even the most experienced emergency physicians (EPs). Following reasonable and justified approaches can help alleviate such distress. This presentation will help guide EPs providing Emergency Medical Services (EMS) direction to navigate through common ethical issues confronted in the prehospital delivery of care, including protecting privacy and confidentiality, decision-making capacity and refusal of treatment, withholding of treatment, and termination of resuscitation (TOR). This requires a strong foundation in the principles and theories underlying sound ethical decisions that EPs and prehospital providers make every day in good faith, but will now also make with more awareness and conscientiousness.

Response of Dhulikhel Hospital after Earthquake in Nepal, 2015 - Sulekha Shrestha

Webinar Date: 20 June 2018

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Response of Dhulikhel Hospital after Earthquake in Nepal, 2015

The Nepal Earthquake of 2015, a 7.8 magnitude quake, struck near the city of Kathmandu in central Nepal on 25 April 2015. It affected more than eight million people: about 9,000 people were killed, many thousands more were injured, and more than 600,000 structures in Kathmandu and the surrounding towns were either damaged or destroyed. Immediately after the quake, the Nepalese government declared a state of emergency.

Shortly after the first earthquake struck on 25 April, patients started arriving at Dhulikhel Hospital (DH) in Kathmandu. DH commenced free medical services immediately after the earthquake. All five operating rooms at DH treated earthquake trauma victims for nearly 24 hours a day for more than a week. Over the course of six weeks, there were 549 surgeries performed.

Understanding Terror Medicine - Prof. Leonard Cole

Webinar Date: 14 March 2018

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Understanding Terror Medicine

The field of terror medicine emerged early in the 21st century prompted by an increase of global terrorism. Its growth has reflected the need for the medical community to anticipate and optimally react to a terrorist threat. Terror medicine overlaps with aspects of emergency and disaster medicine. It also includes a constellation of medical and security issues distinctively related to terrorist attacks. Terror medicine encompasses four broad areas: preparedness, incident management, mechanisms of injuries and responses, and psychological consequences. A substantial literature on the subject has developed in recent years.

Flight Medicine…Touching Lives…Touching the Face of God - Sean Smith

Webinar Date: 2 March 2018

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Flight Medicine…Touching Lives…Touching the Face of God…

This presentation reviews the evolution of Flight Medicine, from Marie Marvingt – “The Bride of Danger”, to the drums of World War, present-day military Med-Evacs, and beyond to modern specialized civilian teams, such as the Royal Doctors Flying Service (RFDS), NASA, Neonatal-Pediatric Transport, ECMO, Ebola, and more!

Recreational Substances at Music Festivals: From Public Health to Critical Care - Dr. Brendan Munn

Webinar Date: 24 January 2018

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Preparing and Planning for Recreational Substances at Music Festivals: Considerations from Public Health to Critical Care

This presentation includes a review of what is known from the literature about music festivals and the use of recreational substances at these events, followed by a review of key concepts for consideration in planning for these events from a mass gathering/directorship standpoint and the rationale of their importance.