Introducing the Decon Stability Cane for Emergency Responders
May 10, 2013
Wearing a bulky HazMat suit during responder decontamination makes it difficult to maneuver, leading to slips and falls. After watching emergency responders resort to using walkers, traffic cones and other objects not designed for their specific needs during decontamination, DQE has developed the Decon Stability Cane. Now responders can move with ease, grasping the security of the Decon Stability Cane.
Emergency Preparedness Bulletin - Medical Surge in Times of Peril
April 16, 2013
At the time of this writing, Boston area hospitals have treated at least 176 bombing victims, including those with amputations and severe shrapnel wounds. Victims arriving by ambulance appeared to be appropriately distributed to various hospitals in an attempt to prevent overwhelming any one institution.
Upon notification of such an event, a hospital needs to activate their Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) and appoint an Incident Commander (IC). The IC must quickly size up the situation by obtaining answers to the following questions...