Articles & Reports

  • Defining Disaster: The Emergency Department Perspective

    Joseph Zibulewsky Abstract Thou shalt be visited by the Lord of hosts with thunder, and with earthquakes and great noise,…

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  • The Crisis in United States Hospital Emergency Services

    Harrison JP, Ferguson ED Abstract Purpose: Emergency services are critical for high-quality healthcare service provision to support acute illness, trauma…

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  • Boston Marathon Bombing

    April 15, 2013 While hospitals along the Boston Marathon route typically prepare for a surge of patients on race day,…

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  • Business Continuity for Small Hospitals

    Soup to Nuts, OB to IT, Business Continuity for Small Hospitals By: Barbara Dodge, University of Nebraska Medical Center This workshop was…

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  • Active Shooter: Recommendations and Analysis for Risk Mitigation (NYPD)

    This resource, the 2012 Edition of the “New York City Police Department’s Active Shooter:Recommendations and Analysis for Risk Mitigation” was…

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  • Plague: From Natural Disease to Bioterrorism

    Stefan Riedel, MD, PhD Abstract Yersinia pestis is the causative agent of plague, an enzootic vectorborne disease usually infecting rodents…

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  • Hospital-Based Shootings in the United States: 2000 to 2011

    Kelen GD, Catlett CL, Kubit JG, Hsieh YH Abstract Study Objective: Workplace violence in health care settings is a frequent…

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  • Plague as a Biological Weapon: Risk of Person-to-Person Transmission

    Kool JL Abstract Plague has received much attention because it may be used as a weapon by terrorists. Intentionally released…

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  • A State Survey of Emergency Department Preparedness for the Care of Children in a Mass Casualty Event

    Thompson T, Lyle K, Mullins SH, Dick R, Graham J Abstract Objective: The Institute of Medicine has issued two reports…

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  • Annual Bed Statistics Give a Misleading Picture of Hospital Surge Capacity

    DeLia D Abstract Objective: Describe how annual hospital surge capacity is affected by within-year variation in patient volume and bed…

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