In this video, AMU Professor Dr. Godwin Odia talks through the special aspects of health information management professionals as they work in the field during and after earthquakes, floods and man-made disasters – including epidemics and pandemics.
What constitutes an emergency differs from person to person, especially when the 911 caller is not trained in emergency management or emergency medicine.
In the past year, several international events have occurred when terrorists have used vehicles as weapons; an expert offers some pointers on how to handle such events.
Can you afford to limit the pool of applicants to only those with all of the certifications? Unlike a business degree, firefighting certifications only work in one job and the general public does not go to school to see if they want to be a firefighter, thus the pool is very limited.
Hazardous material responses require a great deal of planning and training, which results in a direct benefit when an actual hazmat event occurs.
There is a need for triage and the use of ambulances in an efficient, taxi-style transportation configuration after a mass shooting event. But how do we organize an incident command system to create this efficiency?
The only successful way to mitigate a mass shooting incident is to have the proper number of resources, with the proper training, perform the needed tasks.
Overall, proper planning can greatly mitigate the human and environmental damage from a vehicle or train incident. But good management of the command system and hazardous material response are additional ways to ensure the best results possible.