October 18th, 2019

Podcast 238: Preparing for the unthinkable chaos of a mass-casualty event

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Running time: 21 minutes

A white paper from the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) advises clinicians, health planners, and emergency responders that the old ways of responding to mass casualty events no longer hold. Wounded people arrive in Ubers and Lyfts at hospitals that are unprepared to be trauma centers. It’s best to practice (sending out an email to the staff doesn’t count) so that everyone in the hospital knows what to do and where to go when chaos strikes.

Ali Raja and Joe Elia talk with Paul Biddinger, one of the contributors to “Mass Casualty Trauma Triage: Paradigms and Pitfalls.”

And by the way, you may think you know how to use a tourniquet, but you probably don’t. Follow the link (below) to Stop the Bleed.

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