Tintinalli, J. (2018). From the Front Lines of Hurricane Florence. Emergency Physicians Monthly.
The second story in this article discusses how telemedicine was implemented in shelters following hurricane Florence in 2018 to provide care, order prescriptions, and minimize transport to emergency departments (EDs). Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Branch Directors were assigned to each shelter, all of which had iPads to connect with the telemedicine application used by a local hospital ED, with power and internet service provided through generators and portable WiFi units.