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Emergency Preparedness (Audio)

Find out how to prepare for and survive emergencies.

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Public Health and Injury Prevention: Gun Violence and Traffic Deaths

Dr. Jahan Fahimi, a UCSF emergency room physician, looks at the need for firearms research to inform clinical and public health interventions. And Leilani Schwarcz explains her work spearheading efforts to support the City’s Vision Zero policy, aiming for zero traffic deaths in San Francisco. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Public Affairs] [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 31568]

1hr 23mins

27 Feb 2017

Rank #1

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Bites and Stings: The Venomous Truth

In the wilderness there is an obvious danger of being bitten by snakes, insects and arthropods. Dr. Susanne Spano offers advice on what to do in case you meet are bitten by a venomous creature far from medical help. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 32546]

42mins

19 Sep 2017

Rank #2

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Backcountry Trauma and Improvisation

Before you head to the back country get tips from Dr. Judy Klein, emergency medicine specialist, so you know what to do if you find yourself in an emergency medical situation far from professional help. Get tips on the essential first aid kit and learn potentially life-saving techniques. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 32501]

1hr 19mins

28 Aug 2017

Rank #3

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Hypothermia and Cold Emergencies

Hypothermia is a potentially dangerous drop in body temperature. If the temperature drops too low it is a medical emergency. Emergency medicine specialist Dr. Chris Colwell explains the risk factors and the signs and symptoms of hypothermia so that it can be managed as soon as possible. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 32414]

59mins

18 Sep 2017

Rank #4

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High Altitude Illness

If you are hiking, skiing, climbing or just visiting at altitude higher than 8,000 feet you may experience altitude sickness. Emergency Medicine specialist Dr. Chris Colwell covers the symptoms and what you should do if you show any of the signs. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 32415]

28mins

14 Aug 2017

Rank #5

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Disaster Response and the Asiana Plane Crash

Drs. Clement Yeh and Rachael Callcut reflect on the response to the deadly Asiana Airlines Flight 214 crash at San Francisco International Airport. Yeh, an emergency physician at San Francisco General Hospital, and Callcut, the backup surgeon at the hospital the day of the crash, were among those treating patients. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 31565]

1hr 27mins

20 Feb 2017

Rank #6

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Lightning Injuries and Hyperthermia

Dr. Preston Maxim explores two situations that may require emergency aid: lightning injury and hyperthermia. Lightning injuries range from mild (temporarily stunned) to severe (full cardiac arrest). Hyperthermia, overheated body, has many stages and can be very dangerous. Find out what you can do as a bystander or a victim. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 32547]

38mins

4 Sep 2017

Rank #7

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Marine Envenomations

Coral, sea urchins, venomous fish, and stingrays can all inject venom into their targets causing pain and wounds that must be treated. Dr. Dan Repplinger explains how to recognize and treat these injuries. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 32457]

44mins

21 Aug 2017

Rank #8

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Acclimatization: What You Need to Know

If you are hiking, skiing, climbing or just visiting at altitude higher than 8,000 feet you may experience altitude sickness. Emergency Medicine specialist Dr. Chris Colwell discusses the keys to helping the human body adjust to high altitude. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 32808]

1min

8 Sep 2017

Rank #9

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When Snakes Bite: Pre-Hospital Care

Creatures bite, sting and release toxins. Emergency medicine doctor Daniel Repplinger talks proper caring for snake bites, before visiting the hospital. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 32812]

1min

1 Sep 2017

Rank #10

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Altitude and Alcohol

If you are hiking, skiing, climbing or just visiting at altitude higher than 8,000 feet you may experience altitude sickness. Emergency Medicine specialist Dr. Chris Colwell warns of the dangers of drinking alcohol at high altitude. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 32809]

1min

10 Sep 2017

Rank #11

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Time Equals Neurons - Spinal Cord Injury Management in the First 4 Hours

Urgent medical attention is critical to minimize the effects of any head or neck trauma. Dr. William Whetstone, UCSF professor of emergency medicine, and Dr. Lisa Pascual, UCSF professor of rehabilitation, go over how and why spinal cord injuries are managed even before the patient reaches the hospital. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 31566]

1hr 25mins

27 Feb 2017

Rank #12

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Living With Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic brain injury results from an impact to the head that disrupts normal brain function. Dr. Phiroz Tarapore looks at strategies for treating patients with chronic traumatic brain injury. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 31567]

1hr 18mins

20 Feb 2017

Rank #13

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Innovations in Trauma Care

Drs. Lucy Kornblith and Aaron Kornblith provide an overview of advances in trauma care and the impact they are having. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 31569]

54mins

13 Feb 2017

Rank #14

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Introduction to Trauma

UCSF doctors present an overview of the concepts of injury survey in trauma patients when time is critical. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 31564]

1hr 24mins

13 Feb 2017

Rank #15