Disaster, Crisis Management, and Innovation in a Chilean Mine
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Imagine you are a medical consultant. 33 men are trapped in a mine 2,400 feet below solid rock. Ages range from 19 to 62. Known medical conditions in some of the miners are Type 2 diabetes, Silicosis, Hypertension, Coronary Disease, COPD.
NASA was consulted and involved in the rescue of the 33 Chilean miners. In this session, Dr. Polk, former Chief, Space Medicine, NASA Johnson Space Center will go over the many facets of physiology and emergency and disaster medicine that were considered and used to affect one of the most audacious rescues in history. The session will review the implications for blast over pressure on the human body, the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of refeeding syndrome, the implications of orthostatic hypotension and the nuances and implications of rescue and cage design.
- Identify the physiology, emergency, and disaster medicine that were considered and used to affect one of the most audacious rescues in history.
- Review the implications for blast over pressure on the human body.
- Define the diagnosis, treatment and prevention methods of refeeding syndrome
- Discuss the implications of orthostatic hypotension and the nuances and implications of rescue and cage design.
JD Polk, DO, MS, MMM, CPE, FACOEP
Dean, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Des Moines University, Des Moines, IA
Dr. Polk has indicated he has no financial relationships to disclose relevant to the content of this CME activity.
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Continuing Education Credit
- DO: Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA and approves this enduring materials activity for 1.0 AOA Category 1-B credit(s).
- MD: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Iowa Medical Society (IMS). Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the IMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this enduring materials activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- Nurse: Des Moines University continuing education is Iowa Board of Nursing approved provider #112. This enduring materials activity has been reviewed and approved for 1.0 continuing education contact hour(s). No partial credit awarded.
- Other: This live activity is designated for 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.
No commercial interest provided financial support for this continuing education activity.
- 1.00 AOA Category 1B
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
- 1.00 IBON
- 1.00 CE Contact Hours