Tag Archive for ‘emergency medicine’

Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center: Dr. Kuy (foreground) with surgery residents who stayed on site during Hurricane Harvey and continued training

Preparation, teamwork pay off during 2017 Atlantic hurricane season

Lessons learned from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma underscore the importance of preparedness to provide adequate patient care in the wake of a natural disaster event.

Group of volunteers from HIMA-San Pablo Caguas Hospital preparing supplies after Hurricane Irma

From the rescuers to the rescued: A tale of two hurricanes

Surgeons’ efforts to respond to Hurricanes Maria and Irma in Puerto Rico are described.

Flood waters in the Metropolitan Hospital kitchen.

Lessons in collaboration: New York surgeons look back at Superstorm Sandy

To mark the second anniversary of the storm, this article recounts the events that took place at Bellevue and Metropolitan hospitals and describes their collaborative efforts to safely evacuate, transfer, and provide care to patients.

Liability reforms needed to provide timely care to disaster victims

This article describes the need for uniform license recognition and liability protection laws for volunteer health professionals, provides an update on Uniform Emergency Volunteer Health Practitioners Act, and discusses the Good Samaritan Health Professionals Act.

A crisis in the ED: Liability protection needed STAT

My son and I were recently involved in a motor vehicle crash. The car in which we were riding was a total loss. As a pediatric surgeon and an instructor in the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Advanced Trauma Life Support® program for more than 20 years, I was able to quickly assess that neither […]


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