Response to Mass Shootings
19 Dec 2022
Expert opinion of surgeons and others involved in mass shootings. Some answers, many questions raised. Are preparations, policies, and plans specific to shootings helpful? Are these types of preparations applicable to other crises? Does the focus on response distract from the more important issue of prevention? How does this apply to countries outside the United States?
Drones in disaster medicine
12 December 2022
How are unmanned aircraft being used in medical disaster response? Perhaps more importantly, what are the future possibilities of this technology in this application? We reviewed three articles to answer these questions. Some exciting Canadian research, a real-life success story, and lots of questions about how this will advance our ability to respond to disasters.
Decontamination in mass-casualty events
27 June 2022
An exploration into different methods for decontamination, especially when time is limited and the number of patients is large as in a mass-casualty event. Are we doing the right thing? Featuring Charles-Alexandre Campbell, Advanced Care Paramedic and CBRNE Instructor.
RATE - Disaster triage
23 March 2022
• A group of five triage experts validated the RATE protocol.
• Two RATE training methods were tested in a quasi-experiment with triage RNs.
• A RATE infographic or an e-learning module can be used for staff training.
• The RATE infographic is convenient for resource poor areas or just-in-time training.
Gudrun Reay and Cathy Dobson on the RATE protocol...