Treating Terrorists in the Emergency Department

From Medscape:

With ongoing terrorist threats being reported in the United States, and as concerns grow about our preparedness to handle such threats, do you ever stop to wonder what it is like to work in the emergency department (ED) and treat a suspected terrorist or prisoner? What type of security measures are in place to ensure the safety of the medical personnel and all of the patients within the hospital setting?

Medscape interviewed Michael T. Hilton, MD, MPH, assistant professor at the Department of Emergency Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and associate medical director for EMS and Disaster Preparedness at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s in New York, to discuss what it is like in more detail.

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