David Marcozzi, MD, published an opinion piece about the US health care system's readniess for disasters in the May 24th edition of The Hill:
His essay focuses on the re-appropriation bill for the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness and Advancing Innovations Act, which has been introduced for congressional consideration. This bill provides the opportunity to apply lessons learned in past disasters and thus improve the country's readiness to respond to mass casualty events.
Two emergency medicine faculty members presented lectures at Maryland EMS Care 2018, hosted by Maryland’s Regional EMS Advisory Council and the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems in Ocean City in late April. This annual event is designed as a continuing education opportunity for emergency medical services providers, nurses, and fire/rescue personnel. Roger Stone, MD, MS, who is the EMS Medical Director for the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service, presented “Attitudes and Culture in Our Fire-Based EMS Systems” and co-led a course on management of the difficult airway. Jenny Guyther, MD,presented the lecture titled “Pediatric Seizures: Subtle versus Status.”