Emergency Response and Disaster Management
Through webinar software provided by the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC), the interactive sessions allow students in the region to interact with the Harvard Faculty, and submit questions on social media.
South Asia is particularly vulnerable to disasters, from terrorist attacks, to flooding, to earthquakes that can affect large populations. In order to address these humanitarian crises, the fundamentals of mass casualty management are critical.
These interactive webinars highlighted the work being done to systematically improve the response to emergencies in urban settings.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Shawn D’Andrea, MD, Instructor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Fellow, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative
This seminar taught incident command, which is a simple organizational structure that allows a coordinated thoughtful response when the needs of the crisis overwhelm the resources.
Mass Casualty Triage
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Usha Periyanayagam, MD, International Emergency Medicine Fellow, Department of Emergency Medicine, Brigham & Women’s Hospital; Harvard Medical School
When there are many injured people in an incident, non-medical personal might be needed to begin care of patients. This seminar taught triage, a simple way to determine the priority of patient treatment, and the basics of treatment of patients.