On Sept. 6, 2018, ACEP Board member Aisha Liferidge, MD, FACEP, participated in a two-day workshop hosted by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) on medical product shortages during disasters and discussed the unique challenges facing emergency physicians and their patients during these crises. The workshop was planned after recent disasters and public health emergencies, such as hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria and the Ebola outbreak, highlighting the impact that shortages of commonly used medical supplies, equipment, and pharmaceuticals had on health care delivery and emergency response. Panels explored opportunities to lessen the effects of medical product shortages through information sharing, improved supply-chain infrastructure, and enhanced collaboration among public, private, and nonprofit stakeholders. The United States Assistant Secretary of Preparedness and Response (ASPR) Robert Kadlec, MD, and key members of his staff were in attendance.
ACEP Participates in NASEM Drug Shortage Workshop
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