Special Operations

Odor Downs Flight Crew at Logan

It was a foul odor, not foul play, that forced the crew of a Boston-bound US Airways jet to call for medical help Monday.

Posted Wednesday, November 7, 2007

New Computer Architecture Aids Emergency Response

A new computer architecture enables the secure transmission of crucial rescue information to first responders during events such as natural disasters, fires or terrorist attacks.

Posted Friday, November 2, 2007

Triage Study Challenges Notions of Emergency Medical Response To Disaster

Researchers at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center have created a computer simulation model of trauma system response to mass casualty incidents involving dozens or hundreds of injured victims.

Posted Friday, November 2, 2007

Cornell EMS Deploys Mass Casualty Incident Unit

Cornell University EMS has recently announced the deployment of a new mass casualty incident unit.

Posted Friday, November 2, 2007

Halloween Prank Leads to Campus Evacuation in Calif.?

A chemical scare police suspect was a Halloween prank sent 22 students to Sutter Delta Medical Center, John Muir Medical Center in Concord and Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Walnut Creek, Calif., on Wednesday morning.

Posted Friday, November 2, 2007

Pumping Inflatable Field Hospitals; Sheffield Lake's FSI North America Makes, Sells Them

Inflatable field hospitals fill disaster response niche.

Posted Friday, November 2, 2007

N.J. Emergency Services Unprepared for a Major Crisis

New Jersey's emergency management system is in "a state of near crisis," according to a recent report.

Posted Thursday, November 1, 2007

Nation's Health System Found Unready for Terror

The nation's public health system is not prepared to handle the mass casualties that would result from an act of terrorism.

Posted Thursday, November 1, 2007

EMS Reported Unprepared to Care for Children in Disasters

The American Academy of Pediatrics believes most licensed U.S. prehospital emergency medical service agencies are "significantly unprepared" to appropriately care for pediatric patients during a disaster.

Posted Tuesday, October 30, 2007


 

 

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