Special Needs Patients In Times of Disaster from EMS World Expo 2014
This special episode of the Disaster Podcast with Sam Bradley features special guests paramedic and mother of a special needs child, Elsie Kusel, paramedic and physician Dr. James Brasiel and paramedic and co-founder of Paragon Medical Education Group, Jim Logan. All are experts in the handling of special needs patients and talk with Sam about the handling of these fragile patients in times of disaster or major incidents.
How we handle patients with special needs is often dictated by our available resources but for the individual EMS provider or disaster responder, these patients need careful consideration with how to approach them and understanding of each one’s individual needs. Listen to the team of experts Sam has pulled together to hear how they recommend managing this special patient population.
This episode is sponsored in part by Physio-Control and the Physio-Control Podcast Studio. Visit them and find out more about their life-saving tools to help you innovate patient care at Physio-Control.com. Friend or follow them on social media channels like Facebook or Twitter.
Got a question for the Disaster Podcast Team? Why don’t you leave a comment below here on the site and we’ll get right back to you both in the comments area and by email, too! We look forward to hearing from you.
Again, a special thank-you to Paragon Medical Education Group for their continued support of this podcast as our partners in this endeavor to bring disaster medicine to you. Check out their page and educational resources that can help your system be more prepared for what happens in your area.
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