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SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University

Department of Emergency Medicine

Selected Publications

Selected Journal Articles

  • Wallace, DJ. Arquilla B., Kramer, M., Anderson, T., Heffernen, R., Layton, M. Bernstein, D., Augenbraun, M., Multicenter Drill in Brooklyn; A Test of New York City Syndromic Surveillance using Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) Model, Academic Emergency Medicine. The Journal of American Journal of Emergency Medicine, American Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2009, 27, 419–423.
  • Arquilla,  B., Reich,  C., PaladinoL., Lucchesi, M., Brandler,  E., Celentano, J., Ibrahim,  J., Shetty, S.,Multi-hospital Response to a Mass Casualty Incident: A Model for Joint Triage, Journal of Emergencies, Trauma, and Shock, 2009, May-August, Vol.2, 2, 108-110.
  • Fertel, B.S., Kohlhoff, S.A., Roblin, P.M., Arquilla, B. “Lessons from the Clean Baby 2007” (pediatric decontamination drill) American Journal of Disaster Medicine, 2009, 4(2):77-85.
  • AK Das, SB Gupta,SR Joshi, P Aggarwal, LR Murmu, S Bhoi, T Sanson, KP O’Keefe, C Carruba, S Galwankar, B. Arquilla, R Mittal - White Paper on Academic Emergency Medicine in India:  INDO-US Joint Working Group (JWG)  - JAPI  2008, October ,Vol. 56.
  • Paladino L, Silverberg M, Charchaflieh JG, Eason JK, Wright BJ, Palamidessi N, Arquilla B, Sinert R, Manoach S., Increasing ventilator surge capacity in disasters: ventilation of four adult-human-sized sheep on a single ventilator with a modified circuit. Resuscitation, 2008, Apr: 77(1):121-6, Epub 2007 Dec 31.
  • Miller, A., Arquilla B., Chronic Diseases and Environmental Catastrophes: The Impact of natural Disasters on diabetic, renal and cardiac patients. Prehosp Disaster Med. 2008 Mar-Apr; 23(2):185-94.
  • Dayton, C., Ibrahim, J., Augenbraun, M., Brooks, S., Mody, K., Holford, D., Roblin, P., Arquilla, B., An Integrated Plan to Augement Surge Capacity. Prehosp Disaster Med. 2008, Mar-Apr; 23 (2):113-9.
  • Freyberg,C, Arquilla, B, Fertel,B, Tunik,M., Cooper,A., Heon, D, . Kohlhoff, S., Uraneck, K., Foltin,G., Disaster Preparedness: Hospital Decontamination and the Pediatric Patient Guidelines for Hospitals and Emergency Planners. Prehosp Disaster Med. 2008 Mar-Apr; 23(2):166-73.
  • Miller, A., Arquilla B., Disasters, Women’s Health and Conservative Society: Working in Pakistan with the Turkish Red Crescent following the Earthquake in Southeast Asia, Prehosp Disaster Med. 2007 Jul-Aug;22(4):269-73; discussion 274-5.
  • Goldman M., Anderson T., Zehtabchi S., Arquilla, B., Testing Hospital Disaster Communication Plan has Immense Value.  Disaster Manag Response. 2007 Apr-Jun; 5(2):27.

New York City Department of Health Web Publications

  • Geriatric Toolkit
    Hospital Guidelines for Geriatric Patients during Disaster
    New York Institute for All Hazard Preparedness, Geriatrics Disaster Preparedness Advisory Committee
  • The Pediatric Disaster Tool Kit
    Third Edition, Published December 2006. New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Accepted for Third Edition, August 2007.( endorsed and adopted by NYS, Minnesota, and Ohio)
  • An Integrated Plan to Augment Surge Capacity 2006
    Central Brooklyn Center for Bioterrorism and Preparedness Planning
  • Slippery Slope 2005 was a major full-scale, field, bioagent exercise conducted on January 19, 2005, in four Brooklyn hospitals, all participants of the Central Brooklyn Center for Bioterrorism Preparedness and Planning. The exercise was funded by DOHMH for the purpose of furthering the preparation of New York City hospitals to respond to an outbreak of a highly infectious respiratory disease.


Book Chapters

Pediatric Prehospital Disaster Resource
Pediatric Disaster Drill Design and Development
B. Arquilla

Featured Article

ACADEMIC PHYSICIAN & SCIENTIST Feature Article about Training Emergency Medicine Residents; Spotlight on Emergency Medicine: An inner-city hospital trains its emergency medicine residents in disaster preparedness; April 2007, pps. 2 Feature Article


Disaster Preparedness Newsletter

Disaster Preparedness Newsletter cover The Emergency Preparedness Newsletter is published by members of the Disaster Preparedness Division of the Emergency Department. It provides updates on division activities as well as educational articles on various disaster preparedness topics.
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