Paula Kocken, MD, FAAP, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Children’s Minnesota How would your local hospital respond to 15 pediatric victims of a disaster presenting to the emergency department (ED) in one hour? A surge of pediatric patients can come from a mass casualty event like the Boston Marathon or from a chlorine spill at a pool. […]
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By Paula Kocken, MD This was September’s theme for Disaster Preparedness Month and there certainly were enough disasters to test the theme. Hurricanes, earthquakes, and fires ravaged North America. I am certain that all of us were thinking, “What can I do to help?” I am also certain that many of us gave money to […]
By Paula Kocken, MD, FAAP It seems that there are disasters happening every day and everywhere. Some occur very far away from us and others seem to be at our doorsteps. The AAP, recognizing the increase in disasters, has encouraged each state chapter to ask for pediatricians knowledgeable and interested in disaster preparedness to champion […]