May 9th, 2013

Podcast 160: The Marathon bombing — lessons learned

Thank you for your questions about the status of Clinical Conversations. We’re edging our way back toward a normal schedule with this, the first of a planned multipart series on the lessons learned in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings.

Ron M. Walls, professor and chair of the department of emergency medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School is the guest. Listen in and please let us know what you think.

Joe Elia


The JAMA “Viewpoint” piece written with Michael Zinner.

2 Responses to “Podcast 160: The Marathon bombing — lessons learned”

  1. I Mohamed says:

    What a great accomplishment, thumbs up for all. The simulations should undoubtedly continue and maybe increased in frequency to every 6 months rather than annually to keep the skills and organisation of all hospital staff up. Indeed luck played a major role, so mass education of bystanders, through the media should also be organised to achieve a similar proper response if it is to happen again but in a less prepared situation. Extensive safety pre-checks should also be a priority when organising such events, I know it’s hard especially that the criminals looked very much like any casual caucasian men.

  2. Christine says:

    Important reminder to always be prepared!

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