"The Need for Translational Research in Emergency Management" was published in the IAEM Bulletin in 2013. Roger Glick, NSPA board member and hospital representative was a contributing author on this work.
The stakes are high enough in hospital emergency management that on-the-job training and 'learning from experience' are no longer good enough. The facilities, lives and other resources that are on the line when disaster strikes force proper training and education of the emergency manager to the front of consciousness. The literature is still sparse with evidence-based, scientifically-validated research and that which does exist proves commonly held beliefs to be inaccurate. There is a significant and urgent need for translation research in the field of healthcare emergency management - and need that must be filled via cooperative effort of scientists, academicians and emergency managers.