Three E’s for Ebola & Health Care Workers in the Field

The other day I had a great exchange with the experts at the CDC via the special Twitter Chat: #CDCchat targeted towards clinicians about Ebola.  I asked a question specific to HealthCare Workers (HCWs) that work in the field (i.e. EMS, Home Health Staff etc.), see...

Ebola in a US Hospital: How would it work?

Thursday evening news media started to report that one if not both of the Ebola infected US Aid workers would be transferred to Emory University Hospital as announced by the hospital.   This type of high profile, highly contagious US patient Zero, is what certain...

5 Traits Soccer Referees share with Emergency Managers

Over the past several weeks I have spent as much time watching the 4 man officiating crews during the World Cup matches as I have the actual competitors. (Except when the US played).  My first real paycheck came from refereeing youth soccer matches and I spent the...

4 Keys to Setting A Successful Pace in your EOC

In March I had the opportunity to manage an Emergency Operations Center that stayed open for just over 72 hours supporting the communities response to an Ice Storm.  As we continue to go through the recovery phase of the incident, I have finally had an opportunity to...

Innovation’s Role in Emergency Management

Enjoy this first post in a series about innovation in the emergency management and is meant to create conversation and invigorate innovation in the field. In the grand scheme of things emergency management and crisis management are relatively young fields.  This youth...

Workplace Violence- Every Crisis Deserves A Response

During the planning process for a recent active shooter exercise I was asked a question by a member a key stakeholder, ‘Do we really need to do this?’ We had a lot of discussion around the safety of hospitals and the chance of being shot in a hospital is extremely...