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Lynchburg Journal of Medical Science

Lynchburg Journal of Medical Science

Specialty

Emergency Medicine

Advisor

Dr. Thomas Colletti

Abstract

Disasters, both man-made and natural can significantly strain the healthcare system and negatively impact its response capabilities. In the aftermath of a disaster, rapid response is vital to minimize loss of life. Healthcare personnel, as well as governmental and non-governmental organizations (NGO) providing disaster relief, need adequate access to supplies, resources, and technology to respond effectively. Accordingly, research of the potential application of drones can ascertain if there is efficacy in its usage. By exploring the ways to utilize drones for disaster response, we can potentially strengthen our capacity to care for patients and increase our efficiency.

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