Disaster Medicine Section
Purpose: To provide a forum in which members of the College with special interest and/or expertise in the medical and non-medical management of disasters, mass casualty incidents, and mass gathering events can develop a knowledge base, share information, receive and give counsel and serve as a resource to the ACEP Board of Directors, the College membership, external organizations and agencies as well as others. To provide and promote the expertise of Section members in Disaster Medicine.
Until Help Arrives
The American College
of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) is excited to help announce the Until Help Arrives program, which was
developed to educate and empower the public to take action and provide
lifesaving care before professional help arrives. We hope that you will
find this information helpful in preparing to act when the need arises.
Help Arrives program encourages the public to take these five steps in
situations where someone may have a life-threatening injury due to trauma:
- Call 9-1-1
- Protect the injured from harm
- Stop bleeding
- Position people so they can breathe
- Provide comfort
You can find more information on the Until Help Arrives program at www.ready.gov/untilhelparrives
We want to thank our two sponsors for powering our ACEP17, Disaster Medicine Section meeting and award luncheon.
Our sponsors this year were PerSys Medical and swyMed.
PerSys offered a presentation by Mr. Eddy Vershilovsky. Mr. Vershilovsky is a flight paramedic, a member of MADA (Magen David Adom Israel), and was mentored by Prof. Kobi Peleg whom is the director of the Isreali National Center for Trauma and Emergency Medicine Research.
swyMed offered information about a unique product that takes telemedicine to a new frontier with a plug-and-play backpack that for the first time enables real-time video telemedicine in truly mobile environments.
"Code Black"/ Earthquake Scenario featured in innovatED at ACEP16
Presented by the ACEP Disaster Medicine Section in collaboration with the Emergency Ultrasound, EMS-prehospital Care, Event Medicine, Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Sports Medicine Sections
Credits and Special Thanks
Port-au-Prince, Haiti - Patient is suffering from old wound as result of earthquake which had significant dead tissue, gangrene, infection, and maggots. Wound cleaning and planning for admission for likely amputation due to gangrene.. Photo courtesy of Christina Bloem, MD
Disaster Medicine Section Web Resources
Current Topic of Interest - CDMS Annual Report 2011-2012
Texts and Resources
2017-19 Section Officers:
Chair - Henry A. Curtis, MD, FACEP
Chair Elect - Kathy Lehman-Huskamp, MD
Secretary - Mitchell Moriber, DO
Immediate Past Chair - Marc S. Rosenthal, DO, PhD, FACEP
Councillor - David Callaway, MD, FACEP
Alternate Councillors - Justin W. Fairless, DO, LP, NRP, FACEP
Board Liaison - Christopher S. Kang, MD, FACEP
Staff Liaison - Patrick R. Elmes, EMT/P (Ret.)
For inquiries, questions, or comments about the section, please send an e-mail to the staff liaison
Disaster Section members may send an e-mail to all members of this section via the section e-list at firstname.lastname@example.org
Disaster Emergency Medicine Section Operational Guidelines
The "Stop the Bleed" campaign is designed to provide civilians with the knowledge and tools to help control severe bleeding. Click here to find out how you can help start a "Stop the Bleed" program in your local community.
“Stop The Bleed” Campaign Video
National Disaster Life Support™ Foundation Advertisement (PDF)