Medical Response to the Boston Marathon Bombing: Lessons Learned

Miami , FL US
November 6, 2017

Despite the nature and severity of the injuries experienced by victims of the Boston Marathon bombing, the survival rate was astoundingly high. Adequate preparation, rapid logistical response, short transport times, immediate access to operating rooms, methodical multidisciplinary care delivery and good fortune all contributed to excellent outcomes. Even though mass casualty incidents from natural or man-made events remain a constant global threat, due to the workloads and other factors, healthcare providers may sometimes not recognize or may underprioritize the importance of their participation in emergency preparedness activities. Dr. Michael Zinner and Dr. Harry Salinas will describe firsthand the series of events and the lessons learned throughout and after the Boston Marathon Bombing.

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Target Audience

Emergency Medicine and Urgent Care Physicians, General Internists, Family Practitioners, Psychologists, Hospitalists, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Social Workers, Respiratory Therapists, Clinical Chaplains, Pharmacists, other interested healthcare providers and members of Emergency Medical Services/Fire Rescue, law enforcement, and public health service agencies.

Learning Objectives

  • Facilitate improved clinical outcomes during hospital responses to mass casualty incidents by having active physician participation in healthcare emergency preparedness planning, training and exercises.
  • Identify traumatic injury patterns commonly seen in victims exposed to the detonation of an improvised explosive device (IED).
  • Implement effective patient tracking strategies to utilize during hospital responses to mass casualties.
  • Incorporate appropriate psychological follow-up in the plan of care for victims of traumatic events.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Speaker Credit™
  • 2.00 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 2.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 2.00 Florida Board of Occupational Therapy
  • 2.00 Florida Board of Pharmacy
  • 2.00 Florida Board of Psychology
  • 2.00 Florida Board of Respiratory Therapy
  • 2.00 Florida Board of Clinical Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Mental Health Counselors
  • 2.00 General certificate of attendance
Course opens: 
09/29/2017
Course expires: 
11/24/2017
Event starts: 
11/06/2017 - 7:00pm
Event ends: 
11/06/2017 - 9:00pm
Miami Cancer Institute
8900 N. Kendall Dr
First floor Cafe
Miami , FL 33176
United States

Wayne Brackin
Chief Operating Officer
Baptist Health South Florida

John Braden, M.D.
Emergency Medicine, South Miami Hospital
Medical Director, Department of Emergency Preparedness & Security
Baptist Health South Florida

Harry M. Salinas, M.D.
Miami Cancer Institute
Baptist Health South Florida

Michael Zinner, M.D.
Founding CEO and Executive Medical Director
Miami Cancer Institute
Baptist Health South Florida

Due to the non-clinical nature of the content discussed, the speakers have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
This CME activity will not cover content that would involve products or services of commercial interests. Therefore no opportunity exists for a conflict of interest based on the financial relationships of faculty and those persons in control of content. Since these relationships are not relevant, no disclosure information was collected.

Baptist Health South Florida is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Baptist Health has been re-surveyed by the ACCME and awarded Commendation for 6 years as a provider of CME for physicians.


Baptist Health South Florida designates this live activity for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity has been approved for 2 credit hours, CE Broker Course #20-593375, by the Florida Boards of Medicine, Psychology (2 hours) and Osteopathic Medicine and by the Florida Council of Physician Assistants.

This activity has also been approved for 2 credit hours for Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Respiratory Care (personal growth), Pharmacy, Occupational Therapy and Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling.

Baptist Health South Florida CE Broker Provider #50-182.

Available Credit

  • 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Speaker Credit™
  • 2.00 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 2.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 2.00 Florida Board of Occupational Therapy
  • 2.00 Florida Board of Pharmacy
  • 2.00 Florida Board of Psychology
  • 2.00 Florida Board of Respiratory Therapy
  • 2.00 Florida Board of Clinical Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Mental Health Counselors
  • 2.00 General certificate of attendance

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
09/29/2017
Course expires: 
11/24/2017
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