PrepTalks: Triage, Ethics and Operations – Healthcare Emergency Preparedness and Response

FEMA PrepTalksDr. Sheri Fink’s PrepTalk “Triage, Ethics, And Operations: Healthcare Emergency Preparedness and Response,” details two tragic events that demonstrate the value of situational awareness, the complexities of prioritizing limited resources, and the importance of ensuring systems can effectively support operational decisions. “How we allocate the resources that we have in disasters,” Dr. Fink said, “How we choose who gets the resources … is going to affect the outcome.”

Dr. Fink is the author of the New York Times bestselling book, “Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital” about a New Orleans hospital after Hurricane Katrina and her latest story, “Lost in the Storm”, tracks the Dailey family’s attempts to be rescued during Hurricane Harvey in Texas.


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