Summary: Procedures outlined for the care of casualties and the maintenance of services in disasters.
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- Medical interventions following natural disasters: missing out on chronic medical needsE Y Y Chan
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Health Policy Unit, Department of Public Health and Policy, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, UK
Asia Pac J Public Health 19:45-51. 2007..Potential programmes might include the technical training of local staff, establishment of essential drug and supply lists, and the provision of a range of medical services that may address chronic health needs...
- An analysis of the current status of hospital emergency preparedness for infectious disease outbreaks in Beijing, ChinaZhang Hui
Department of Epidemiology, Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, School of Basic Medicine, Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, China
Am J Infect Control 35:62-7. 2007..The objective of our study is to understand the current status of hospitals preparedness for infectious disease outbreaks in Beijing and to provide basic information for infectious disease prevention and control in hospitals...
- Assessing hospital preparedness using an instrument based on the Mass Casualty Disaster Plan Checklist: results of a statewide surveyWayne Higgins
Department of Public Health, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY 42101 3576, USA
Am J Infect Control 32:327-32. 2004..Hospitals would play a critical role in a weapon of mass destruction (WMD) event. The purpose of this study is to assess preparedness for mass casualty events in short-term and long-term hospitals in Kentucky...
- Health impact in New York City during the Northeastern blackout of 2003Shao Lin
New York State Department of Health, Center for Environmental Health, Bureau of Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology, 547 River St, Room 200, Troy, NY 12180 2216, USA
Public Health Rep 126:384-93. 2011....
- Public health emergency preparedness exercises: lessons learnedPaul D Biddinger
Harvard School of Public Health Center for Public Health Preparedness, 677 Huntington Ave, Landmark Center, 3rd Floor East, Boston, MA 02115, USA
Public Health Rep 125:100-6. 2010....
- The importance of evidence-based disaster planningErik Auf der Heide
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, US Department of Health and Human Services, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
Ann Emerg Med 47:34-49. 2006b>Disaster planning is only as good as the assumptions on which it is based. However, some of these assumptions are derived from a conventional wisdom that is at variance with empirical field disaster research studies...
- Major issues and challenges of influenza pandemic preparedness in developing countriesHitoshi Oshitani
Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Sendai, Japan
Emerg Infect Dis 14:875-80. 2008..Such an event will inevitably have a global effect. Therefore, improving pandemic preparedness in every country, particularly developing ones, is urgently needed...
- Identifying vulnerable subpopulations for climate change health effects in the United StatesJohn M Balbus
Environmental Defense Fund, Washington, DC, USA
J Occup Environ Med 51:33-7. 2009....
- Social-ecological resilience to coastal disastersW Neil Adger
Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich, NR4 7TJ, UK
Science 309:1036-9. 2005..Disaster management requires multilevel governance systems that can enhance the capacity to cope with uncertainty and surprise by mobilizing diverse sources of resilience...
- Providing continuity of care for chronic diseases in the aftermath of Katrina: from field experience to policy recommendationsMartha I Arrieta
Center for Healthy Communities and Department of Internal Medicine, University of South Alabama, Alabama, USA
Disaster Med Public Health Prep 3:174-82. 2009....
- Public health, emergencies and the humanitarian impulseEgbert Sondorp
Bull World Health Organ 83:163. 2005
- Designing and conducting tabletop exercises to assess public health preparedness for manmade and naturally occurring biological threatsDavid J Dausey
RAND Corporation, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
BMC Public Health 7:92. 2007..This paper summarizes lessons learned from tabletop exercises about public health emergency preparedness and about the process of developing, conducting, and evaluating them...
- Consensus statements regarding the multidisciplinary care of limb amputation patients in disasters or humanitarian emergencies: report of the 2011 Humanitarian Action Summit Surgical Working Group on amputations following disasters or conflictLisa Marie Knowlton
Division of General Surgery, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Prehosp Disaster Med 26:438-48. 2011..Such monitoring can optimizepatient follow-up and foster professional accountability for the treatment of amputation patients in disaster settings and humanitarian emergencies...
- Developing post-disaster physical rehabilitation: role of the World Health Organization Liaison Sub-Committee on Rehabilitation Disaster Relief of the International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation MedicineJames Gosney
International Rehabilitation Forum Emergency Rehabilitation Work Group, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
J Rehabil Med 43:965-8. 2011..Authors are invited to submit papers on the topic for inclusion in this special series. JRM also encourages expert commentary in the form of Letters to the Editor...
- Providing critical care during a disaster: the interface between disaster response agencies and hospitalsJ Christopher Farmer
Program in Translational Immunovirology and Biodefense, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, and Center for Homeland Security, Texas A and M University Health Science Center, College Station, TX, USA
Crit Care Med 34:S56-9. 2006..e., patient transport and/or bringing care to the patient); 4) education shortfalls; and 5) the inability of hospitals to align disaster medical requirements with other competing priorities...
- Worldwide disaster medical response: an historical perspectiveSaqib I Dara
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
Crit Care Med 33:S2-6. 2005..The objective of this article is to provide a brief review of significant milestones in the history of disaster medicine with emphasis on applicability to present and future structures for disaster medical response...
- Community engagement: leadership tool for catastrophic health eventsMonica Schoch-Spana
UPMC Centre for Biosecurity, Baltimore, MD 21202, USA
Biosecur Bioterror 5:8-25. 2007....
- Surge capacity for healthcare systems: a conceptual frameworkAmy Kaji
Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, California corrected, USA
Acad Emerg Med 13:1157-9. 2006....
- Missed dialysis sessions and hospitalization in hemodialysis patients after Hurricane KatrinaAmanda H Anderson
Department of Epidemiology, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, Los Angeles, USA
Kidney Int 75:1202-8. 2009..16 (95% CI: 1.05-4.43). These findings suggest that when preparing for future disasters more emphasis needs to be placed on patient awareness and early execution of emergency plans...
- Assessing public health capabilities during emergency preparedness tabletop exercises: reliability and validity of a measurement toolElena Savoia
Center for Public Health Preparedness, Division of Public Health Practice, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
Public Health Rep 124:138-48. 2009..The purpose of this study was to develop a valid and reliable self-assessment performance measurement tool for tabletop exercise participants...
- Climate change and disaster managementGeoff O'Brien
School of Applied Sciences, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Disasters 30:64-80. 2006..A focus on development that neglects to enhance governance and resilience as a prerequisite for managing climate change risks will, in all likelihood, do little to reduce vulnerability to those risks...
- Evaluation of medical command and control using performance indicators in a full-scale, major aircraft accident exerciseDan Gryth
Department of Clinical Science and Education, Söderjukhuset, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm Prehospital Centre, Stockholm, Sweden
Prehosp Disaster Med 25:118-23. 2010..Command and control in disaster medicine organizations can benefit from objective results from disaster exercises to identify areas that must be improved...
- To evacuate or not to evacuate: lessons learned from Louisiana nursing home administrators following Hurricanes Katrina and RitaDavid M Dosa
Department of Medicine and Community Health, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA
J Am Med Dir Assoc 8:142-9. 2007....
- An update on spinal cord injuries in October 2005 earthquake in PakistanM F A Rathore
Spinal Cord 46:461-2. 2008
- Mental health in the aftermath of disasters: consensus and controversyMitchell G Weiss
Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, Swiss Tropical Institute, Basel, Switzerland
J Nerv Ment Dis 191:611-5. 2003
- Medical response to radiation incidents and radionuclear threatsIstván Turai
Department of Protection of the Human Environment, World Health Organization, Geneva 27, CH 1211, Switzerland
BMJ 328:568-72. 2004
- Epidemiology of tropical cyclones: the dynamics of disaster, disease, and developmentJames M Shultz
Center for Disaster Epidemiology and Emergency Preparedness, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Miami School of Medicine, FL 33136, USA
Epidemiol Rev 27:21-35. 2005
- Major influences on hospital emergency management and disaster preparednessLauren M Sauer
Department of Emergency Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21209, USA
Disaster Med Public Health Prep 3:S68-73. 2009..The continued progress of our medical response system in all-hazard emergencies and disasters depends in large part on the future guidance and support of these 4 key institutions...
- Challenge of hospital emergency preparedness: analysis and recommendationsJoseph A Barbera
The George Washington University, Washington, DC 20052, USA
Disaster Med Public Health Prep 3:S74-82. 2009..Strategies are proposed to promote consistent, reproducible, and objectively measured preparedness across the US health care industry. The article also identifies issues requiring research...
- Assessing public health emergency preparedness: concepts, tools, and challengesChristopher Nelson
RAND Corporation, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
Annu Rev Public Health 28:1-18. 2007..We also identify some emerging measurement techniques that might help address some of these challenges...
- Hospital disaster preparedness in Los Angeles CountyAmy H Kaji
Department of Emergency Medicine, Harbor UCLA Medical Center, 1000 West Carson Street, Box 21, Torrance, CA 90509, USA
Acad Emerg Med 13:1198-203. 2006..There are no standardized measures of hospital disaster preparedness or hospital "surge capacity."..
- Risk communication for public health emergenciesDeborah C Glik
School of Public Health, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1772, USA
Annu Rev Public Health 28:33-54. 2007....
- Health impact of the 2004 Andaman Nicobar earthquake and tsunami in IndonesiaDebarati Guha-Sapir
Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters School of Public Health, Catholic University of Louvain, Brussels, Belgium
Prehosp Disaster Med 24:493-9. 2009....
- Identifying and mapping community vulnerabilityB H Morrow
International Hurricane Center, Florida International University, USA
Disasters 23:1-18. 1999..Effective disaster management calls for aggressively involving these neighbourhoods and groups at all levels of planning and response, as well as mitigation efforts that address the root causes of vulnerability...
- Information technology and public health management of disasters--a model for South Asian countriesDolly Mathew
School of Social Sciences, Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi, India
Prehosp Disaster Med 20:54-60. 2005..It is hoped that this exercise will result in a viable and practical model for use in public health management of disasters by South Asian countries...
- Getting back to basics during a public health emergency: a framework to prepare and respond to infectious disease public health emergenciesA T Craig
Communicable Disease Surveillance and Response, World Health Organization, Regional Office for the Western Pacific, Manila
Public Health 124:10-3. 2010....
- Quarantine for pandemic influenza control at the borders of small island nationsHiroshi Nishiura
Theoretical Epidemiology, University of Utrecht, 3584 CL Utrecht, The Netherlands
BMC Infect Dis 9:27. 2009..Motivated by the situation of small island nations, which will probably experience the introduction of pandemic influenza via just one airport, we examined the potential effectiveness of quarantine as a border control measure...
- Applying community engagement to disaster planning: developing the vision and design for the Los Angeles County Community Disaster Resilience initiativeKenneth B Wells
Center for Health Services and Society, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Am J Public Health 103:1172-80. 2013..A CR toolkit and demonstration comparing its implementation with individual preparedness were codeveloped. Community-partnered participatory research was a useful framework to plan a CR initiative through knowledge exchange...
- Domestic terrorism with chemical or biological agents: psychiatric aspectsC DiGiovanni
Department of Neurology, National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Md 20889 5000, USA
Am J Psychiatry 156:1500-5. 1999..This article highlights the mental health consequences of a domestic terrorist incident involving chemical or biological weapons...
- Physiological-social score (PMEWS) vs. CURB-65 to triage pandemic influenza: a comparative validation study using community-acquired pneumonia as a proxyKirsty Challen
Emergency Medicine and Planning, University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester, UK
BMC Health Serv Res 7:33. 2007..We developed the Pandemic Medical Early Warning Score (PMEWS) to track and triage flu patients, taking into account physiological and social factors and without requiring laboratory or radiology services...
- BioSense--a national initiative for early detection and quantification of public health emergenciesJohn W Loonsk
Information Resources Management Office, CDC, 1600 Clifton Rd, Mailstop D 45, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 53:53-5. 2004..g., clinical laboratories, hospital systems, ambulatory care sites, health plans, U.S. Department of Defense and Veterans Administration medical treatment facilities, and pharmacy chains)...
- Evidence of the effectiveness of health sector preparedness in disaster response: the example of four earthquakesRichard A Bissell
Department of Emergency Health Services, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD 21250, USA
Fam Community Health 27:193-203. 2004....
- Civilian hospital response to a mass casualty event: the role of the intensive care unitVered Avidan
Department of Surgery, Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel, and University of California, San Francisco General Hospital, USA
J Trauma 62:1234-9. 2007....
- Public health impacts of floods and chemical contaminationEuripides Euripidou
Chemical Hazards and Poisons Division London, Health Protection Agency, Guy s and St Thomas Hospital Trust, Avonley Road, London SE14 5ER
J Public Health (Oxf) 26:376-83. 2004..In 2002-2003 many counties in England experienced severe floods. Floods are particularly important in public health terms as they may have multiple environmental consequences...
- The south Asian earthquake six months later--an ongoing crisisRichard J Brennan
International Rescue Committee, New York, USA
N Engl J Med 354:1769-71. 2006
- Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar: lessons for public health preparedness for cyclonesDebarati Guha-Sapir
Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters, School of Public Health, Catholic University of Louvain, Brussels, Belgium
Am J Disaster Med 4:273-8. 2009..This leads to lessons how excess mortality can be reduced in future high-ranked cyclones, whose recurrence in this region will only be a matter of time...
- Designing an emergency medical information system for the early stages of disasters in developing countries: the human interface advantage, simplicity and efficiencyAgung Budi Sutiono
The University of Electro Communications, Graduate Department Social Intelligence and Informatics, Tokyo, Japan
J Med Syst 34:667-75. 2010....
- An emergency medical communications system by low altitude platform at the early stages of a natural disaster in IndonesiaAndri Qiantori
Graduate Department Social Intelligence and Informatics, The University of Electro Communications, Tokyo, Japan
J Med Syst 36:41-52. 2012..11 technology. To confirm that the suggested network would satisfy the emergency medical service requirements, a communications experiment, including performance service measurement, was carried out...
- Prioritizing industrial chemical hazardsVeronique D Hauschild
U S Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine, Aberdeen Proving Ground Edgewood Area, Maryland, USA
J Toxicol Environ Health A 68:857-76. 2005..Users of this or any other chemical priority list are cautioned that the derivation of such lists is largely influenced by subjective decisions and significant variability in chemical-specific data availability and quality...
- Mother nature's disasters and their health effects: a literature reviewJoan Jones
MSN Family Nurse Practitioner Program, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL, USA
Nurs Forum 41:78-87. 2006..The purpose of this article is to review existing data and alert nurses to the potential threats they may face following a natural disaster...
- Pandemic influenza and major disease outbreak preparedness in US emergency departments: a survey of medical directors and department chairsMelinda J Morton
Department of Emergency Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Am J Disaster Med 4:199-206. 2009..Preparedness assessed using a novel score of 15 critical preparedness indicators. Data analysis consisted of summary statistics, chi2, and ANOVA...
- Natural disastersAnthony D Redmond
Keele University, North Staffordshire
BMJ 330:1259-61. 2005
- Evaluation of Golestan Province's Early Warning System for flash floods, Iran, 2006-7Ali Ardalan
Health in Emergency and Disaster Department, School of Public Health and Institute of Public Health Research, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Int J Biometeorol 53:247-54. 2009....
- The National Response Plan: a new framework for homeland security, public health, and bioterrorism responseBrian Kamoie
George Washington University, USA
J Health Law 38:287-318. 2005..A close working relationship between the Departments of Health and Human Services and Homeland Security should enable a unified response to bioterrorism and other public health emergencies in support of state and local efforts...
- Disability and health-related rehabilitation in international disaster reliefJan D Reinhardt
International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine ISPRM, Rehabilitation Disaster Relief Committee, Assenede, Ghent, Belgium
Glob Health Action 4:7191. 2011..Natural disasters result in significant numbers of disabling impairments. Paradoxically, however, the traditional health system response to natural disasters largely neglects health-related rehabilitation as a strategic intervention...
- Optimal resource allocation model to mitigate the impact of pandemic influenza: a case study for TurkeyMelik Koyuncu
Department of Industrial Engineering, Cukurova University, Adana, Turkey
J Med Syst 34:61-70. 2010..The data set collected from various sources for Turkey is used and analyzed in detail as a case study...
- To evacuate or shelter in place: implications of universal hurricane evacuation policies on nursing home residentsDavid Dosa
Division of Primary Care, Providence VA Medical Center, Providence, RI, USA
J Am Med Dir Assoc 13:190.e1-7. 2012..To examine the differential morbidity/mortality associated with evacuation versus sheltering in place for nursing home (NH) residents exposed to the 4 most recent Gulf hurricanes...
- The effect of an 18-hour electrical power outage on an urban emergency medical services systemDavid A Rand
Empress Emergency Medical Services, Yonkers, New York, USA
Prehosp Emerg Care 9:391-7. 2005..To describe the experience of an urban, commercial ambulance provider during the multistate August 2003 electrical power outage (EPO) and to identify how such an event can affect an emergency medical services (EMS) system...
- A national survey of terrorism preparedness training among pediatric, family practice, and emergency medicine programsShelly D Martin
San Antonio Military Pediatric Center, USA
Pediatrics 118:e620-6. 2006....
- The gaping hole: physicians are missing from the front line of disaster preparedness trainingRalph M Shealy
South Carolina Area Health Education Consortium, USA
J S C Med Assoc 102:11-3. 2006
- Impact of 2003 power outages on public health and emergency responseJames C Kile
Division of Emergency and Environmental Health Services, National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Prehosp Disaster Med 20:93-7. 2005..In 2003, a major power outage occurred in the midwest and northeast United States affecting some 50 million people. The power outages affected multiple systems in state and local municipalities and, in turn, affected public health...
- An assessment of telemedicine possibilities in massive casualties situationsA Paunksnis
Telemedicine Center of Kaunas University of Medicine, Lithuania
Rocz Akad Med Bialymst 50:201-3. 2005....
- Impact of a citywide blackout on an urban emergency medical services systemJohn Freese
Office of Medical Affairs, New York City Fire Department, Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA
Prehosp Disaster Med 21:372-8. 2006..An analysis of such a widespread disaster on emergency medical service (EMS) operations may assist in planning for and managing such disasters in the future...
- Hurricane Katrina deaths, Louisiana, 2005Joan Brunkard
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
Disaster Med Public Health Prep 2:215-23. 2008..Our objectives were to verify, document, and characterize Katrina-related mortality in Louisiana and help identify strategies to reduce mortality in future disasters...
- Resource allocation for epidemic control in metapopulationsMartial L Ndeffo Mbah
Yale School of Public Health, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America
PLoS ONE 6:e24577. 2011..Our model provides new insights for policy makers in the optimal deployment of limited resources for control in the event of epidemic outbreaks at the landscape scale...
- A qualitative and quantitative study of the surgical and rehabilitation response to the earthquake in Haiti, January 2010Anthony D Redmond
Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute, University of Manchester, UK
Prehosp Disaster Med 26:449-56. 2011..The disaster response environment in Haiti following the 2010 earthquake represented a complex healthcare challenge. This study was designed to identify challenges during the Haiti disaster response...
- Emergency preparedness: addressing a residency training gapSayeedha Ghori Uddin
Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Acad Med 83:298-304. 2008....
- Implementation of evidence-based humanitarian programs in military-led missions: part I. Qualitative gap analysis of current military and international aid programsErik J Reaves
Department of Preventive Medicine and Biometrics, Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, USA
Disaster Med Public Health Prep 2:230-6. 2008..Whereas this would align military-led projects closer to the standards of the international aid community, how this process will be developed and implemented within the military has not yet been determined...
- Evaluation of the patterns of potentially toxic exposures in Mississippi following Hurricane KatrinaRobert Cox
Medical Toxicology Service, Department of Emergency Medicine, The University of Mississippi Medical Center, 2500 North State St, Jackson, Mississippi 39216 4505, USA
Clin Toxicol (Phila) 46:722-7. 2008..To describe the changes in the frequency of selected toxic exposures reported to the state poison control center following Hurricane Katrina...
- Chronic health needs immediately after natural disasters in middle-income countries: the case of the 2008 Sichuan, China earthquakeEmily Y Y Chan
Chinese University of Hong Kong, School of Public Health and Primary Care, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong
Eur J Emerg Med 18:111-4. 2011..Chronic health needs constituted a significant proportion of emergency care during the acute phase in the study population. Effective post-disaster assistance requires attention to demographic and epidemiological population profiles...
- Factors that may influence the preparation of standards of procedures for dealing with mass-casualty incidentsBruria Adini
Emergency and Disaster Management Division, Ministry of Health, Israel
Prehosp Disaster Med 22:175-80. 2007..The aim of this study was to identify the characteristics of hospitals that have an impact on the preparation of SOPs...
- Risk factors for injuries due to the 1990 earthquake in Luzon, PhilippinesM C Roces
Department of Health, San Lazaro Compound, Sta Cruz, Manila, Philippines
Bull World Health Organ 70:509-14. 1992..People should be taught proper evasive actions to take during earthquakes, and training in basic first aid and methods of rescue should be an integral part of community preparedness programmes...
- Nuclear medical expertise delivered by telemedicine in a 'dirty bomb' exerciseBettina Pieper
Bundeswehr Institute of Radiobiology, Munich, Germany
J Telemed Telecare 13:154-6. 2007..A special camera was used for capturing skin images. Advice for patient treatment and strategies for safeguarding personnel and the environment during the exercise was provided almost immediately...
- Teaching emergency preparedness to restricted-budget familiesShannon E Mack
The University of Portland School of Nursing, Portland, Oregon, USA
Public Health Nurs 23:354-60. 2006..The purpose of this study is to introduce that plan...
- Truth hurts--hard lessons from Australia's largest mass casualty exercise with contaminated patientsNicholas A Edwards
Intensive Care Unit, Royal Adelaide Hospital, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Emerg Med Australas 18:185-95. 2006....
- Medical rehabilitation after natural disasters: why, when, and how?Farooq A Rathore
International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, Rehabilitation Disaster Relief Committee, Geneva, Switzerland
Arch Phys Med Rehabil 93:1875-81. 2012..responding teams, physical and rehabilitation medicine (PRM) has historically been underemphasized in global disaster planning and response...
- The effectiveness of disaster training for health care workers: a systematic reviewJefferson Williams
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency, Department of Emergency Medicine, Boston, MA 02215, USA
Ann Emerg Med 52:211-22, 222.e1-2. 2008..We systematically review the recent literature to report whether training interventions in disaster preparedness improve knowledge and skills in disaster response...
- Emergency medical rescue efforts after a major earthquake: lessons from the 2008 Wenchuan earthquakeLuLu Zhang
Institute of Military Health Management, Second Military Medical University, Shanghai, China
Lancet 379:853-61. 2012....
- High-reliability teams and situation awareness: implementing a hospital emergency incident command systemPamela Autrey
School of Nursing at Birmingham, University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL 35294 1210, USA
J Nurs Adm 36:67-72. 2006..Then strategies for increasing SA and team reliability through education, training, and improved communication systems are discussed...
- Meeting the challenges of spinal cord injury care following sudden onset disaster: lessons learnedAnthony S Burns
University of Toronto, Lyndhurst Centre, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, Toronto, Canada
J Rehabil Med 44:414-20. 2012....
- Vulnerable populations: Hurricane Katrina as a case studyRichard M Zoraster
Los Angeles County Emergency Medical Services Agency, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Prehosp Disaster Med 25:74-8. 2010..These risk factors must be considered when planning for disaster preparation, mitigation, and response...
- Improved staff procedure skills lead to improved managment skills: an observational study in an educational settingAnders Rüter
Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Centre for Teaching and Reserach in Disaster Medicine and Traumatology, Linkoping Sweden
Prehosp Disaster Med 24:376-9. 2009..The aim of this study was to demonstrate the possibility that these indicators can be used as a tool for studying the relationship between good management skills and good staff procedure skills...
- Public experiences of mass casualty decontaminationHolly Carter
Emergency Response Department, Health Protection Agency, Salisbury, United Kingdom
Biosecur Bioterror 10:280-9. 2012....
- Bioterrorism: Evaluating the preparedness of pediatricians in MichiganCurt Stankovic
Division of Emergency Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Children s Hospital of Michigan, Detroit, MI 48201, USA
Pediatr Emerg Care 25:88-92. 2009..The main objective of this study was to assess the self-reported level of bioterrorism preparedness of pediatricians practicing in Michigan...
- Measures of effectiveness of hospital incident command system performanceJeffrey L Arnold
Prehosp Disaster Med 20:202-5. 2005
- Public health systems research in emergency preparedness: a review of the literatureElena Savoia
Center for Public Health Preparedness, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Am J Prev Med 37:150-6. 2009..The purpose of this study was to conduct a systematic literature review in order to identify and characterize the PHSR literature produced in the U.S. in the past 11 years in the field of public health emergency preparedness...
- Disasters and mass casualties: I. General principles of response and managementChristopher T Born
Orthopaedic Surgery, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, USA
J Am Acad Orthop Surg 15:388-96. 2007b>Disaster planning and response to a mass casualty incident pose unique demands on the medical community...
- Hurricane Katrina: response at the Houston AstrodomeThomas F Gavagan
Community Health Department of Family and Community Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, 3701 Kirby Suite 600, Houston, TX 77098, USA
South Med J 100:926-7. 2007
- Emergency preparedness and professional competency among health care providers during hurricanes Katrina and Rita: pilot study resultsLynn A Slepski
United States Public Health Service, Graduate School of Nursing, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Gaithersburg, MD, USA
Disaster Manag Response 5:99-110. 2007..The objective of this pilot study was to collect, explore, and describe background data on professional competencies from health care providers who were involved in the Hurricanes Katrina and/or Rita disaster responses...
- The new International Health Regulations and the federalism dilemmaKumanan Wilson
Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
PLoS Med 3:e1. 2006
- Providing healthcare to evacuees in the wake of a natural disaster: opportunities to improve disaster planningJessica H Bailey
Department of Medicine, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, Mississippi, USA
Am J Med Sci 336:124-7. 2008..As the storm passed through Jackson, serious damage occurred to the municipal infrastructure. In this article, we asked how that experience has affected health planning for the care of sheltered populations...
- Are we ready and how do we know? The urgent need for performance metrics in hospital emergency managementEliot J Lazar
New York Presbyterian Hospital, USA
Disaster Med Public Health Prep 3:57-60. 2009..We suggest that this can be remediated through the application of traditional health care quality paradigms, coupled with novel analytic approaches to develop meaningful performance data in hospital emergency management...
- Implementation of evidence-based humanitarian programs in military-led missions: part II. The impact assessment modelErik J Reaves
Department of Preventive Medicine and Biometrics, Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, USA
Disaster Med Public Health Prep 2:237-44. 2008....
- Improving Latino disaster preparedness using social networksDavid P Eisenman
Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research, Department of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California, Los Angeles UCLA, Los Angeles, California 90095 1736, USA
Am J Prev Med 37:512-7. 2009..Culturally targeted, informal social networking approaches to improving disaster preparedness have not been empirically tested...
- Developing a disaster preparedness campaign targeting low-income Latino immigrants: focus group results for project PREPDavid P Eisenman
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1736, USA
J Health Care Poor Underserved 20:330-45. 2009..They rated promotoras de salud highly as potential teachers. Results will guide the development of a disaster preparedness program tailored to the needs of low-income Latino immigrants...
- Effects of the August 2003 blackout on the New York City healthcare delivery system: a lesson for disaster preparednessDavid J Prezant
Pulmonary Division, Montefiore Medical Center, New York, NY, USA
Crit Care Med 33:S96-101. 2005....
- Blackout of 2003: public health effects and emergency responseMark E Beatty
Division of Disease Control, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, New York, NY, USA
Public Health Rep 121:36-44. 2006..Areas identified for improvement included communications during the event, DOHMH dependence on an external source of electricity, facility management during the response, and lack of readily available and appropriate emergency supplies...
- A fundamental, national, medical disaster management plan: an education-based modelAhmadreza Djalali
Karolinska Institute, Department of Clinical Science and Education, Södersjukhuset KI SOS, Stockholm, Sweden
Prehosp Disaster Med 24:565-9. 2009..This tree-shaped model is recommended as a cost-benefit and rapid approach for conducting training programs and developing a disaster management plan in the health system of a developing country...
- Comparision of health needs of older people between affected rural and urban areas after the 2005 Kashmir, Pakistan earthquakeEmily Y Y Chan
School of Public Health and Primary Care, The Chinese University of Hong Kong Princes of Wales Hospital Shatin, NT, Hong Kong
Prehosp Disaster Med 24:365-71. 2009..This study was conducted in February 2006 in the Neelum Valley of Kashmir, Pakistan, four months after the earthquake...
- Terrorism preparedness: Web-based resource management and the TOPOFF 3 exerciseLenworth M Jacobs
Department of Traumatology and Emergency Medicine, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, and the Trauma Program, Hartford Hospital, Hartford, Connecticut 06102 5037, USA
J Trauma 60:566-71; discussion 571-72. 2006..The State of Connecticut has taken a lead in preparedness and was selected as a site for the US Department of Homeland Security's Top Officials Three Exercise (TOPOFF 3), the largest and most extensive antiterrorism drill ever conducted...
- The UK medical response to the Sichuan earthquakeA D Redmond
Hope Hospital, Stott Lane, Salford M6 8HD, UK
Emerg Med J 28:516-20. 2011..0 struck the Wenchuan area of Sichuan province, China. A decision to offer/receive UK medical assistance was agreed at a Sino/British political level and a medical team was despatched to the earthquake area...
- SAFEHAVEN: Decision Support for Nursing Home Resident Disaster EvacuationsVincent Mor; Fiscal Year: 2010..However, NHs have not traditionally been incorporated into disaster planning at any level, a deficiency that must be remedied to avert a recurrence of the tragic events that occurred in ..
- Investigating Health Effects of Climate-Related Disasters in the United StatesBrooke Anderson; Fiscal Year: 2013..risks for all-cause mortality and morbidity, including cardiovascular and respiratory risks, would inform disaster planning and response...
- The Role of Social and Behavioral Factors on Disaster Planning in Home CareRobyn R M Gershon; Fiscal Year: 2013..Information from this study will serve to inform important policy strategies that will lead to a reduction in risk of adverse disaster-related outcomes in this vulnerable population. ..
- A novel post-disaster mental health training for black communitiesDANIELLE LABORDE; Fiscal Year: 2012..The disparities in disaster-related mental health problems highlight the highlighted the need for local pre-disaster planning in black communities living in high stress areas...
- Adversity and Resilience after Hurricane KatrinaMARY C WATERS; Fiscal Year: 2012..The findings of our research will be relevant to both policy-makers involved in disaster planning, and well as practitioners who treat those who have experienced disaster-related trauma.
- Preparing Long-Term Care Facilities for Natural and Man-Made DisastersSusan Harrington; Fiscal Year: 2007..reduced cognitive functioning, diminished sensory awareness, and chronic health conditions, create unique disaster planning challenges...
- A Web-based Hospital Computerized Disaster Information and Management SystemCHARLES MEDARIS LITTLE; Fiscal Year: 2010Current hospital disaster planning and management does not take advantage of modern information technology...
- Pediatric Disaster Preparedness and Response ConferenceDavid Markenson; Fiscal Year: 2002PROBLEM: Children have needs that are often poorly considered and have been rarely studied, if at all, in disaster planning and response. These efforts need to be directed by a scientific base...
- Mental health in NYC after WTC disasterDavid Vlahov; Fiscal Year: 2005..hypotheses that have previously been formulated through research after smaller disasters and to guide future disaster planning and response...
- Disaster Planning and ManagementGarrick Wallstrom; Fiscal Year: 2007..unreadable] The communication between HiFIDE and an external system will be PHIN-compliant.[unreadable] 3. To evaluate the utility of HiFIDE for estimating outbreak features from a spike in surveillance data. ..
- PPM-PREP: Peer-Mentored Preparedness for Adults with Developmental DisabilitiesDAVID PAUL EISENMAN; Fiscal Year: 2010..Lessons learned will lend support for rigorously testing this intervention in broader samples. ..
- Bloodborne Pathogen Risk in Home Healthcare WorkersRobyn Gershon; Fiscal Year: 2007..This study will improve our understanding of the risks facing home health care workers and allow us to focus our risk management energies and resources appropriately. ..
- Innovative HCW Training: Infectious Disease RiskRobyn Gershon; Fiscal Year: 2002..The results of this study may have important implications for effective health and safety training for nurses. ..
- BLOODBORNE EXPOSURE MANAGEMENTRobyn Gershon; Fiscal Year: 2001..This study will identify barriers to appropriate implementation of the Guidelines and allow us to focus our energies and resources on specific improvements in order to minimize the risk of infection to exposed employees. ..
- BBP EXPOSURE AND RISK FACTORS IN NON-HOSPITAL BASED HCWSRobyn Gershon; Fiscal Year: 2002..This study will improve our understanding of the risks facing non-hospital HCWs and allow us to focus our energies and resources appropriately. ..
- Child & Family Disaster Research Training & EducationBetty Pfefferbaum; Fiscal Year: 2008..6) To design a modular, multidisciplinary research-training curriculum on child and family disaster mental health incorporating modern principles of public mental health and a scientifically informed developmental psychopathology model. ..
- Oral Health Outcomes of Early Childhood MalnutritionWalter Psoter; Fiscal Year: 2006..Given the universality of PEM pathophysiology, this study's findings will be generalizable to subsets of U.S. children having 9 oral health disparities. [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- WTC Impact, Familial Transmission and Child PTSDChristina Hoven; Fiscal Year: 2004....
- QUALITY OF LIFE AND RELATIONSHIPS AFTER BMTJohn Wingard; Fiscal Year: 2001..This information is essential to subsequent planning and implementation of relevant, well-aimed interventions to minimize psychosocial disruption and enhance growth in future BMT recipients and their loved ones. ..
- Alcohol Use Reduction in Methadone Individuals with HCVAdeline Nyamathi; Fiscal Year: 2007..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- PATHWAYS TO OVERCOMING DISPARITIES IN DEPRESSIONKenneth Wells; Fiscal Year: 2007..The continuation application uses mixed methods and the investigators are an interdisciplinary team of clinicians, anthropologists, sociologists, statisticians, and cultural experts. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Hospital Closure and Healthcare QualityDerek DeLia; Fiscal Year: 2008..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Adolescent Health Literacy: Improving Use of Preventive Health ServicesMICHAEL LEE PRELIP; Fiscal Year: 2010..abstract_text> ..
- Violence and Mental Health: Children of First RespondersChristina W Hoven; Fiscal Year: 2010....
- Eugene P. Cronkite SymposiumNicholas Dainiak; Fiscal Year: 2006..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Ethical Challenges in Lead Poisoning Prevention ResearchNancy Kass; Fiscal Year: 2005..The investigators hypothesize that our approach can produce models for education of diverse communities and EH scientists. ..
- Reducing Transmission of Influenza by Face MasksARNOLD MONTO; Fiscal Year: 2008..Such a reduction could have a major public health impact during a pandemic. In the second year, the study can be expanded or modified based on findings in the first. ..
- Developing Metrics for Measuring Hospital Response Capability for Mass Casualty IMelissa McCarthy; Fiscal Year: 2008..This conference grant is viewed as a first step in the development of a method to measure hospital response capability for MCIs in a reliable and valid way. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Comparative Study of Influenza Vaccines in AdultsARNOLD MONTO; Fiscal Year: 2006..Results will help to determine how the vaccine may be used as part of the strategy to combat influenza in varying situations. [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- PREDICTING DEPRESSION OUTCOMES IN MEDICALLY ILL ELDERSHarold Koenig; Fiscal Year: 2003..It will also provide important information to both guide future clinical trials and identify barriers to effective treatment of depression in these patients. ..
- TB/HIV RISK REDUCTION WITH HOMELESS AND DRUG ADDICTEDAdeline Nyamathi; Fiscal Year: 2002....
- Community-Based Approach to Designing an AIDS Program for HIV+ Mothers in IndiaAdeline Nyamathi; Fiscal Year: 2008..These findings will lead to future funding to actually develop and test a newly designed program. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Generation of Genetically Attenuated RickettsiaeAbdu Azad; Fiscal Year: 2009..The underlying hypothesis tested is whether recombinant strains with altered genes maintain their immunogenicity within mammals and provide cross protection to subsequent challenge with virulent strains. ..
- INCIDENT REPORTING IN NURSING HOMESNicholas Castle; Fiscal Year: 2008..This information will further our development of a standardized incident reporting mechanism recommended by the Institute of Medicine and others. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Maryland's Approach to Cultural Competency in HealthcareOlivia Carter Pokras; Fiscal Year: 2008..An asthma intervention in the adult emergency department incorporating health professional training in cultural competency and national asthma guidelines will be conducted, and changes in asthma patient outcomes assessed. ..
- IRON, ZINC AND FOLATE AND PRETERM DELIVERYDavid Savitz; Fiscal Year: 2001..Although all are strongly suspected of influencing risk of preterm delivery, this study should provide evidence relevant to screening practice for infection and vitamin use during pregnancy. ..
- Immunodominant Stress Proteins of Porphyromonas gingivalisDennis E Lopatin; Fiscal Year: 2010..Understanding the way this happens can lead to treatments for chronic diseases that are the result of long-lasting, unresolved periodontitis. ..
- Multidimensional Assessment and Intervention for Elder Self-NeglectCarmel B Dyer; Fiscal Year: 2010..We intend to test the hypothesis that this approach will improve the quality of care and outcomes provided to these seniors by state protective service agencies. ..
- The HIV Risk Behavior and the Urban EnvironmentDavid Vlahov; Fiscal Year: 2009....
- Relationship between Periodontal Disease and Gestational Diabetes MellitusXu Xiong; Fiscal Year: 2008..Improving oral health and treating periodontal disease before and during pregnancy may reduce maternal and perinatal morbidity associated with GDM and prevent type 2 diabetes after pregnancy. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Relationship between Bio and Psych Correlates of PTSDRachel Yehuda; Fiscal Year: 2005..abstract_text> ..
- BIOLOGY AND IMMUNOLOGY OF MALARIA PARASITE LIVER-STAGESAbdu Azad; Fiscal Year: 2005..falciparum EE-stages. Finally, we will define the contribution of P. yoelii liver-stage gene products in protective immunity via DNA immunizations. ..
- Toward Developing Postdisaster Community InterventionsFran Norris; Fiscal Year: 2004..Proposed products include integrative reviews of the literature and a preliminary program model and research design. ..
- NASD Academic ED Collaborative - UC San DiegoTheodore Chan; Fiscal Year: 2004..UCSD ED investigators will be responsible for following up on difficult to reach) patients. Local data and survey results will be submitted to the R-25 and R-21 sites for analysis. ..
- Ethnopharmacological Studies in Oral MedicineMichael Colvard; Fiscal Year: 2004..The proposal will form the basis of a program aimed at the discovery and development of botanically derived oral medications for non-microbial originating oral diseases and conditions. ..
- EPIDEMIOLOGY OF EXERTION, STRESS, AND PRETERM DELIVERYDavid Savitz; Fiscal Year: 2004..abstract_text> ..
- Statistical Models for AnthraxRonald Brookmeyer; Fiscal Year: 2003..This work will depend on results from specific aims 1 and 2. ..
- Prevalence/Correlates: Psychological Impact of WTCDavid Vlahov; Fiscal Year: 2002..and its correlates is necessary to guide both current provision of services in NYC as well as future disaster planning and response...
- TRANSPORTING FAMILY THERAPY TO ADOLESCENT DAY TREATMENTCYNTHIA ROWE; Fiscal Year: 2002..The sample will be primarily minority (approximately 60 percent Hispanic, 30 percent African American, and 10 percent Caucasian), and virtually all will have current or past juvenile justice involvement. ..
- Biology of Risk of PTSD in Holocaust Survivor OffspringRachel Yehuda; Fiscal Year: 2006..The subjects will be further subdivided so that there are 40 in each group with and without PTSD; half of each subgroup will have a current depressive disorder. Thus, we will recruit a total of 20 subjects in each of 12 subgroups. ..
- ICUH - 4th Annual ConferenceDavid Vlahov; Fiscal Year: 2005....
- Primary Care For Trauma-related Mental Health ProblemsLisa Meredith; Fiscal Year: 2006....
- Family-Based Drug Services for Young Disaster VictimsCYNTHIA ROWE; Fiscal Year: 2008..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Social Messages and Teen Sexual Health: Voices of Urban African American YouthMolly Secor Turner; Fiscal Year: 2007..In addition, field notes will be recorded. The proposed study will be conducted with the guidance of established community consultants. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Psychosocial outcome after chemical incidentsLisa Page; Fiscal Year: 2008..g., presence of an odour and media coverage) and other social factors. Multi level modeling will be used to assess the relative importance of these diverse factors. [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Research Education in Disaster Mental HealthFran Norris; Fiscal Year: 2007..These include criterion based evaluations, consumer surveys, and quasi-experimental designs, among other approaches. ..
- EVALUATING SUPERVISED HAART IN LATE STAGE HIV IN IDUSDavid Vlahov; Fiscal Year: 2002..abstract_text> ..
- HEALTH DISPARITIES AMONG HEALTHCARE WORKERSCraig Slatin; Fiscal Year: 2004..This setting will hopefully provide an adequate multidimensional range of factors to permit a meaningful examination of physical and social/behavioral risks and the complex pathways that produce disparities in population health status. ..
- Novel Application of Infection Control Strategies to Limit Transmission of ESBL'SEbbing Lautenbach; Fiscal Year: 2008..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Training in Translational Lung ResearchNeil Schluger; Fiscal Year: 2008..abstract_text> ..
- Clinical Impact of Quinolone-Resistant E.coli carriageEbbing Lautenbach; Fiscal Year: 2007..unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Quinolone resistant E coli in long term care facilitiesEbbing Lautenbach; Fiscal Year: 2009..abstract_text> ..