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Prehospital Emergency Medicine and Emergency Management for the Public and Private Sectors

The Center for Disaster Medicine’s Division of Prehospital Emergency Medicine and Emergency Management focuses on research, education, and training within these fields in order to best prepare first responders and the public to meet the needs of their communities during their times of need, at both the local and global levels. The CDM maintains expertise in all facets of the prehospital emergency medicine system, especially:

  • Organizational operations
  • Communications
  • Trauma systems, hospital networks, and specialty care centers
  • Clinical development and provider responsibility
  • Administrative, Governmental, and Policy considerations
  • Public outreach and education

The CDM’s work in Emergency Management focuses on research, guidance, and education to assist individuals and organizations to best prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate the potential effects of all types of disasters and emergencies on a local and global scale. The CDM maintains expertise in all facets of emergency management, especially:

  • Emergency management policy and practice
  • Risk assessment and hazard mitigation
  • Disaster preparedness and response
  • Incident management
  • Incident and disaster recovery
  • Terrorism, weapons of mass destruction, and other man-made disasters
  • Current research and case review from recent events