The Role of Pediatrics in Disaster Preparedness Webinar

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

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12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Webinar presented by: Laurence Flint, MD, MS, MBA, FAAP

Cost – 
    Members – FREE
    Non-Members – $15


Disasters big and small occur regularly and often without any warning.  They may be widespread across a large area or may be local in nature. They may come be the result of natural phenomenon such as severe weather, or may result from accidents or other man-made events. Inevitably though, children are likely to be involved and, more often than not, affected disproportionately higher than adults, physically and psychologically. Disasters place significant stress on the affected healthcare systems, including the pediatric providers and age-specific resources needed to deliver care to these children and their families. Additionally, these systems and providers may themselves be directly impacted by the disaster as well.

Increased readiness by the pediatric community to respond to these events goes a long way towards mitigating the impact of disasters on victims and their families.  This webinar presents an introduction to disaster preparedness for those involved in the medical care of children and should be beneficial to those in community and hospital settings alike. Learning objectives of this presentation are to:

  1. Review ways to prepare our hospitals and practices for disasters
  2. Outline disaster related competencies applicable to pediatric providers
  3. Direct professionals to appropriate educational resources for disaster preparation and response