Medical Disaster Response 2024
April 14, 2024
MEDICAL DISASTER RESPONSE 2023 has been developed by the group that brings you Trauma, Critical Care & Acute Care Surgery. This course made its debut in 2008 and was an immediate sell-out. It is specifically for clinical personnel who, in the “heat of battle,” are trying to save patients’ lives and limbs, often with limited space and workers, while trying to quickly determine how to manage more patients than the facility can process. Whether it is an overwhelmingly busy Friday night or a full-scale mass casualty, the clinical personnel are on the front line.
Course faculty are selected for their first-hand experience in medical disaster response, and the program is designed to present maximum content in formats most conducive to learning and audience involvement.
Physicians, nurses, administrators, and others in the hospital and clinical arenas will, sooner or later, be faced with the care of multiple patients following a natural, terrorism, industrial, or other catastrophic event that might be considered overwhelming mass casualty or “disaster.” Many journals, courses, and event “model” disaster plans address infrastructure, supplies, causes, public health, and logistics. However, the medical/clinical aspects, the most important determinant of survival, are often overlooked.
This course focuses on these aspects and targets the clinical personnel who are the first to receive the victims of a catastrophic event. Whether responding to a pandemic or a devastating earthquake, the roles of the individuals responsible for immediate medical response will be the focus. Every physician, nurse and administrator working in a hospital clinical setting has the potential to be called upon, without notice, to fulfill these responsibilities.
We are also excited to the learning option introduced in 2021 – MEDICAL DISASTER RESPONSE 2023– ON DEMAND for those who are unable to attend the in-person course in Las Vegas. This is positive modification of the virtual meeting, which will allow the attendee to attend the conference, when convenient, for up to 6 months after the conference occurs in Las Vegas. We consider this an excellent option and way to get the important lessons learned from MEDICAL DISASTER RESPONSE 2023 to an even larger audience. Information on registration and obtaining CME for Vegas On Demand 2023 will be posted in the On-Demand section of the web site soon.