Resilience Through Learning - Explosions & Mass Gatherings
After the explosions in Boston, the National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health gathered resources for health professionals. Although these resources apply to the Boston bombing, they can be used more generally for explosions and mass gatherings.
Contribute to "a nation of resilient communities" by educating yourself and others on disaster health topics related to mass gatherings and explosions. NCDMPH has gathered resources to assist health professionals in preparing for these types of events.
By providing these resources, the National Center aims to foster resilience through learning. The organization of this content is intended to facilitate self-directed learning as well as provide materials for educators.
Latest updates are indicated by under individual sections.
-- Situational Awareness --
-- Resources: Blast --
Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons- Trauma and Related Resources
American College of Emergency Physicians "Bombings: Injury Patterns and Care" [interactive lesson, fact sheets, pocket card, materials for educators (slides, curricula)]
Borden Institute's Emergency War Surgery (2004) - Chapter 1
Borden Institute's Combat Casualty Care: Lessons Learned from OEF and OIF (2012)-Especially chapters 2, 3, 4, 5, 13
-- Resources: Mass Gatherings --
Biddinger P et al. Be Prepared - The Boston Marathon and Mass-Casualty Events. N Eng J Med. 2013.
Emergence of medicine for mass gatherings: Lessons from the Hajj (2012) The Lancet Infectious Diseases, 12 (1), pp. 56-65.
-- Resources: Psychosocial --
Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress: Psychological First Aid
Cook Children's course for physicians on traumatic stress (course length 1 hour)
Healthcare Toolbox: Health Care Providers'Response to Medical Traumatic Stress in Their Patients
Healthcare Toolbox Resource List : Provider Stress and Self-Care
-- Resources: Systems --
CDC's In a Moment's Notice : Surge Capacity for Terrorist Bombings Challenges and Proposed Solutions
CDC's Capability 10 : Medical Surge
Health care facility and community strategies for patient care surge capacity (2004) Annals of Emergency Medicine, 44 (3) , pp. 253-261. (Abstract)
Surge capacity for healthcare systems: A conceptual framework (2006) Academic Emergency Medicine. 13 (11), pp. 1157-1159. (Abstract)
Disaster metrics: Quantitative benchmarking of hospital surge capacity in trauma-related multiple casualty (2011) Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness. 5: 117-124.