4375.1 Emergency Care and Preparedness Research

Tuesday, November 10, 2009: 4:30 PM
The purpose of this session is to provide participants with results from several timely emergency care and preparedness research projects. Topics range from EMS transport in rural settings to disaster planning and interactive mapping resources for trauma services. This session is relevant to researchers and practitioners who are interested and engaged in health care response planning.
Session Objectives: 1. Discuss three issues to consider in disaster planning. 2. Identify two tools for assisting with EMS and trauma planning. 3. Compare the strengths and weaknesses of ground and air EMS transport in rural settings.

4:30 PM
Pediatric Disaster Preparedness in a Disaster Resource Hospital Network in Los Angeles County
Darshi Balasuriya, MPH, Rizaldy Ferrer, PhD, Ellen Iverson, MPH and Jeffery Upperman, MD
4:50 PM
Dissemination of an interactive mapping application for trauma systems planning
Brendan Carr, MD, Anthony Carlini, Harry Teter, JD and Charles C. Branas, PhD
5:05 PM
5:20 PM
In preparing for disaster, does possession of insurance coverage and experience of discrimination influence mental impact of the event? Association of types insurance with mental impact of event among Katrina survivors in Mississippi
Olugbemiga Tanilepada Ekundayo, MD, MPH, DrPH, Hussain Al-Fadhli, PhD, Gerri A. Cannon-Smith, MD, MPH, Safiya Omari, PhD, Warren A. Jones, MD, FAAFP, Amel Mohamed, MPH(c), Gladys R. Peters, MPH and Margaret H. Hill, MPPA

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Injury Control and Emergency Health Services

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)