The AAP Council on Children and Disasters hosts DisasterCast, brief educational videos intended for pediatric health care providers, featuring advice from pediatricians about caring for children impacted by disasters.
Note: The information, content, and conclusions are those of the faculty/panelist at the time of the recording and should not be construed as the official policy of the AAP or position of their institutions.
Episode 1: Family Reunification Planning
Learn the key elements of family reunification plans and practical tips to improve reunification readiness.
Episode 2: Chemical and Biological Incidents
Review strategies for addressing times when children are exposed to hazardous agents, including pediatric decontamination.
Episode 3: Preparing for Wildfires
Listen to expert advice on responding to wildfires in your area.
Episode 4: Hurricane Preparedness
Gain tips on hurricane preparedness for pediatric practices, including how to help families plan ahead.
Episode 5: School Violence with Mass Casualties
Learn how to help schools prepare for school violence and support the mental health needs of students and staff after an event.
Episode 6: Climate Change
Find out more about climate change and its impact on the health and well-being of children.
Episode 7: Pediatric Triage and Tagging
Review how to be prepared for surges in patients at any time, in any care setting.
Episode 8: Planning for Civil Unrest
Find out more about how planning with community partners before large events can help mitigate effects of civil unrest on the health of children.
Episode 9: Pediatric Readiness for American Indian and Alaska Native Children
Learn about addressing pediatric readiness and caring for American Indian and Native Alaskan children.
Episode 10: Crisis Standards of Care
Learn the key elements of crisis standards of care in pediatric disaster planning.
Episode 11: Responding to International Disasters
Listen to advice and tips on responding to international disasters.
Episode 12: COVID-19 Transition from Pandemic to Endemic
Gain an understanding of the evolving status of COVID-19 and its impact on pediatric health care.
Episode 13: Children with Special Health Care Needs in Disaster
Review approaches to help families who have children with special health care needs prepare for disasters and emergency situations.
Episode 14: EIIC Checklist of Essential Pediatric Domains and Considerations for Every Hospital’s Disaster Preparedness Policies
Learn about a tool to help hospital administrators incorporate pediatric-specific plans into their disaster preparedness policies.
Episode 15: Pediatric Ambulatory Surge
Review how to be prepared for and respond to surges in patients in the outpatient care setting.
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