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January 10, 2014
Health Care Preparedness Funding: Are We Inviting Disaster?

Disasters always make the big headlines.  In large part, this is because they can take away lives in an instant.  They also make for big news because in some way, shape or form, we identify with those who suffer, if only to think – “at least it wasn’t me”.

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August 7, 2013
NOVA First Responders Get Key Training, Trauma Kits

Leesburg Police Chief Joseph R. Price, Dr. Reed Smith and Arlington Police Officer Stanley talk about the benefit of the trauma training now underway.

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May 15, 2013
Watch On-Demand Webcast: The Boston Marathon Bombings

Marathon Bombings Emergency Response: Lessons Learned for Saving Lives/Live Webcast

 

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Coming together - Coalitions offer cooperative approach to disasters

The healthcare community's reaction to superstorm Sandy offers an example of how usually highly competitive hospital executives cooperate during times of crisis. But the federal government and an increasing number of hospitals and health systems are pushing for more cooperation among competing hospitals and systems before catastrophic events occur.

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Aluminum Phosphide Suicide: Emerging Threat to Healthcare Workers
Aluminum Phosphide Suicide: Emerging Threat to Healthcare Workers

In the past two years, two separate cases of aluminum phosphide (AP)
poisoning have presented to the emergency department (ED) of NVHA member
Inova Loudoun Hospital in Loudoun County, Virginia.

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Tactical Emergency Casualty Care
Tactical Emergency Casualty Care

Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC), are civilian appropriate guidelines modified from the Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) protocols that are currently in use by the U.S. Armed Services.

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