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Katrina, a decade later: Pediatric disaster readiness
Steven Krug, MD
Professor of Pediatrics, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Head, Division of Emergency Medicine, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital
Attendees of this session will be able to:
- Acknowledge disasters as a growing public health concern posing unique challenges for children & pediatricians
- Recognize the fundamental link between day-to-day emergency preparedness and disaster readiness
- Review progress made over the past decade and identify pediatric disaster planning, response & recovery concerns where key gaps remain
- Recognize areas of opportunity & need where participation by pediatricians can serve to further improve disaster readiness
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