Disaster Preparedness and Response

Return to Emergency and Urgent Care sessions.

Estimated time to complete session: 75 min.

Learning Objectives

1. Discuss the implications of disasters that necessitate medical response on an affected community and identify federal resources that can be commissioned to offer assistance.
2. Compare levels of preparedness to address medical disasters that occur either when harmful agents (chemical, biological or radiological) are presented, or when a medical facility reaches its capacity to care for the sick and wounded.
3. Create operational plans to prepare for and respond to disasters that may occur.
4. Identify strategies to support the basic standard of care for patients in disaster situations.

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John Pester, DO, Emergency Physician, St. Luke’s University Hospital, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

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  • 1.25 AAFP prescribed

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