Medical illustrators, with their skills as communicators, can play a role in bringing about the best possible outcome of a disaster by (1) participating in Emergency Preparedness efforts and (2) being prepared to communicate medical information under adverse circumstances during an Emergency Response effort.

A five page document titled Introduction to Emergency Preparedness and Response in a Medical Illustration Curriculum: Communicating a Medical Emergency through Visual Imagery has been prepared by the AMI in conjunction with Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) Emergency Preparedness Project.  It is available as a pdf.

Download the "Emergency Preparedness" document in PDF format