|Disaster Lessons After Sandy (FREE FOR MEMBERS)
Preparing Your Practice for the Next Disaster, Serving During a Disaster
THE NEW YORK COUNTY MEDICAL SOCIETY
Two AMA PRA Category One Credits™
Disaster Lessons After Sandy:
(FREE FOR MEMBERS)
Preparing Your Practice for the Next Disaster,
Serving During a Disaster,
Dealing with the Real Aftermath for Your Patients
Monday, March 11, 2013
5:30 p.m. registration: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Manhattan Eye Ear and Throat Hosptial
210 East 64 Street (Second/Third Avenues) New York, NY
Parking Garage on 64th Street between Second and Third Avenue.
Validate parking ticket at the Hospital Security Desk, Lobby at the Main Entrance
Get Your Office Ready Now Before the Next Disaster
Andy Robinson, Director, Support Services, Custom Computer Specialists, Inc.
The Role Doctors Can Play During Disasters: The NYC MRC
Betty Duggan, Manager, NY City Medical Reserve Corps
Serving through Army Medicine
Capt. John A. Okolo, US Army Medical Recuiter OIC
After Sandy: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): A Primer for the Non–Psychiatric Clinician
Maj. Clifford Ehmke, MD, US Army
The arrival of Super Storm Sandy on October 29, 2012, in New York City resulted in the closing of doctors’ practices, the closing of hospitals, the destruction of homes, and loss of life. The demands on physicians were many, and the inadequacies of preparation in some cases became obvious. In addition, the patient population was traumatized as well.
According to the US National Library of Medicine, “Post–traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a type of anxiety disorder. It can occur after you’ve seen or experienced a traumatic event that involved the threat of injury or death. PTSD can occur at any age. It can follow a natural disaster such as a flood or fire, or events such as assault, domestic abuse, prison stay, rape, terrorism, war. For example, the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 may have caused PTSD in some people who were involved, in people who saw the disaster, and in people who lost relatives and friends. Veterans returning home from a war often have PTSD.”
Following Sandy, physicians in Manhattan have been faced with challenges to their personal practice as well as challenges that may appear for months to come in their patient population. This conference will help teach physicians to take proactive steps to safeguard their practice before an emergency, know what to do to help volunteer during an emergency, and recognize PTSD in their patients (regardless of their specialty) following emergencies.
1) Attendees will have a technology plan checklist to set up in preparation for disasters like Sandy.
2) Attendees will know steps to take to join the Medical Reserve Corps or Army Medical Corps and identify the reasons for doing so to work during disasters like Sandy;
3) Attendees will be able to define post–traumatic stress disorder and recognize its symptoms in their patients affected by Sandy.
The Target Audience
The program is directed towards physicians in Manhattan. The conference is aimed at private practitioners who are solo or in small groups. Their practices (including technology) is vulnerable; their need to be volunteers is great, and they are most likely to see patients who may not identify themselves as survivors.
The New York County Medical Society is accredited by the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The New York County Medical Society designates this live activity for a maximum of two AMA PRA Category One Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
RSVP REQUIRED: Light dinner provided. Admission is free for members; non members pay $25.00 for each attendee by check and return to New York County Medical Society, 12 E. 41 Street, 15 floor, New York, NY 10017, att: Lisa Joseph. Fax credit card number to (212) 684-4741 or call (212) 684-4670, ext. 222.
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