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Emergency medical consequence planning and management for national special security events after September 11: Boston 2004.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18688202     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The post-September 11 era has prompted unprecedented attention to medical preparations for national special security events (NSSE), requiring extraordinary planning and coordination among federal, state, and local agencies. For an NSSE, the US Secret Service (USSS) serves as the lead agency for all security operations and coordinates with relevant partners to provide for the safety and welfare of participants. For the 2004 Democratic National Convention (DNC), designated an NSSE, the USSS tasked the Boston Emergency Medical Services (BEMS) of the Boston Public Health Commission with the design and implementation of health services related to the Convention. In this article, we describe the planning and development of BEMS' robust 2004 DNC Medical Consequence Management Plan, addressing the following activities: public health surveillance, on-site medical care, surge capacity in the event of a mass casualty incident, and management of federal response assets. Lessons learned from enhanced medical planning for the 2004 DNC may serve as an effective model for future mass gathering events.
Kristy A Kade; Kathryn H Brinsfield; Richard A Serino; Elena Savoia; Howard K Koh
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Disaster medicine and public health preparedness     Volume:  2     ISSN:  1938-744X     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2008 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-10-13     Completed Date:  2009-01-22     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101297401     Medline TA:  Disaster Med Public Health Prep     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  166-73     Citation Subset:  IM    
Center for Public Health Preparedness, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Anniversaries and Special Events*
Disaster Medicine / methods,  organization & administration*
Disaster Planning / methods,  organization & administration*
Emergency Medical Services / methods,  organization & administration*
Environmental Monitoring / methods
Health Plan Implementation
Interinstitutional Relations
Population Surveillance
Program Evaluation
Security Measures / organization & administration*
September 11 Terrorist Attacks
Grant Support
U90/CCU124242-03//PHS HHS
Comment In:
Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2008 Oct;2(3):134-5   [PMID:  18845927 ]

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