|The COVID-19 Mass Casualty Incident (MCI): What Training Did Not Prepare Us For
A workshop was held on December 21 for healthcare, EMS, law enforcement, fire service, and emergency management and preparedness personnel and featured Kimberly Baldino, M.D., FACEP, FAEMS, Board-certified in emergency medicine and emergency medical services (EMS). Dr. Baldino is a core faculty member and Director of EMS Education for the Emergency Medicine Residency Program at St. Joseph's University Medical Center in New Jersey. She recently completed a clinical medical education fellowship to further her interest in teaching and working with residents and EMS providers locally. Dr. Baldino participates in an international project to teach advanced topics in emergency medicine to physicians in Uruguay.
|New York Medical College’s Center for Disaster Medicine Hosts Pediatric Focused Disaster Response Training
On December 18 and 19, more than 75 Westchester community members participated in a two-day course at New York Medical College (NYMC), Pediatric Disaster Response and Emergency Preparedness, in order to effectively learn how to address the specific needs of pediatric patients in the event of a community incident. The latest course developed by the NYMC’s Center for Disaster Medicine taught participants to recognize and address issues specific to the pediatric population that can occur during disaster events.
|Center for Disaster Medicine Brings Mass Casualty Triage Training to Western New York at Kaleida Health
On November 26, emergency department clinicians and other medical professionals from Kaleida Health and other healthcare facilities in the Western New York region participated in an eight-hour Principles and Application of Mass Casualty course hosted by Kaleida Health and Finger Lakes Regional Resource and Training Center. Taught by faculty of New York Medical College’s (NYMC’s) Center for Disaster Medicine (CDM), the course was designed to refresh the knowledge of medical professionals responsible for the initial triage of victims following a mass casualty incident.
|Center for Disaster Medicine Provides Mass Casualty Triage Training to NYU Langone
The Center for Disaster Medicine took its expertise on the road and gave an eight-hour Principles and Application of Mass Causality course to emergency department clinicians and other physicians at New York University (NYU) Langone Hospital—Brooklyn on July 22.
|New York Medical College Awarded $450,000 to Expand BioInc@NYMC Facility and Center for Disaster Medicine
NYMC has been awarded $450,000 from New York State for the expansion and improvement of both BioInc@NYMC, NYMC’s biotechnology incubator, a designated New York State Innovation HotSpot, and the Center for Disaster Medicine, the College’s research and training center that has been preparing medical responders to be disaster-ready at a moment’s notice for the past 13 years. NYMC was one of only four Hudson Valley-based colleges, and one of 35 colleges and universities in New York to receive the grant aimed at supporting infrastructure improvements at New York’s private, not-for-profit colleges and universities.
|New York Medical College Center of Excellence in Precision Responses to Bioterrorism and Disasters Awarded $925,000 In State Funding
NYMC Center for Disaster Medicine, the New York State Center of Excellence in Precision Responses to Bioterrorism and Disasters, will receive $925,000 from New York State, a major increase in funding for a vitally needed program. New York State increased its financial support for the Center from an initial annual pledge of $500,000 to $925,000, a sum that is matched by NYMC in support of the expanding work and impact of the Center.
|New York Medical College Center for Disaster Medicine Hosts Symposium on the Current State and Future Direction of Disaster Medicine and Preparedness
NYMC Center for Disaster Medicine hosted a symposium on the current state and future direction of disaster medicine and preparedness. The five-hour conference brought experts together to educate the community on how to prepare for various mass casualty events.
|New York Medical College Center for Disaster Medicine and Local Elected Officials Highlight Critical Need for Mass Casualty Triage Training
NYMC Center for Disaster Medicine conducted an eight-hour mass casualty triage training course with staff at St. John’s Riverside Hospital in Yonkers, N.Y. Elected officials, including New York State Senate Majority Leader, Andrea Stewart Cousins, came to show their support and speak about the necessity of this training in order to provide mass casualty victims the best possible care.
|NYMC’s Center for Disaster Medicine Hosts “Stop The Bleeding” Symposium To Educate on Mass Casualty Events
The Center for Disaster Medicine, housed at NYMC, is hosting a symposium on November 13th, bringing together experts to share how to prepare for various mass casualty events. First responders, law enforcement, healthcare businesses and the community are invited to RSVP and hear from specialists on first hand experiences and how to approach various mass casualty situations.
|Center for Disaster Medicine at New York Medical College Receives Certification from the National Association Of Emergency Medical Technicians
The Center for Disaster Medicine at New York Medical College (NYMC) has been certified by the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT) as an authorized NAEMT Training Center. Recognized for its quality EMS training program, this certification will allow the Center for Disaster Medicine to increase its support of EMS, law enforcement, fire and other first responders and expand its educational programs to include: