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Medical Preparedness and Planning For Manmade Disasters and Deployable Telemedicine   [open pdf - 3MB]

Training workshops hosted by the Center for Disaster and Humanitarian Assistance Medicine (CDHAM), Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS), Bethesda, Maryland, Under the Sponsorship of the United State Joint Forces Command (JFCOM), Norfolk, Virginia at the US Mexico Border Health Association (USMBHA) 59th Annual Meeting, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico May 29-June 1, 2001, 60th Annual Meeting, Westin Soberano Hotel, Chihuahua, CHIH, Mexico June 4, 2002. This report outlines the two workshops conducted by CDHAM. The first symposium objectives were to examine recent manmade disasters through the use of case studies and lessons learned and evaluate the fundamentals of emergency medical planning and practice. The second workshop featured a bioterrorism exercise simulated to occur along the U.S.-Mexico border and provide real-time, hands-on demonstrations using commercial, off-the-shelf telemedicine equipment.

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