Tag: "disasters" at medical news
Disaster funding needs radical reform
... need to rethink the way we respond to large scale disasters
such as the recent tsunami, say international heal...to more extreme weather. Based on the premise that disasters
are here to stay, funding arrangements need radical reform, say the authors. Central to this is the ...
Disaster management: Better management of hospital resources and staff is the answer
...ces and staff could greatlyimprovepreparedness for disasters
such as the tsunami that hit South East Asia amonthago, according to an article by J Christopher Farmer and colleagues, to bepublished in the journal Critical Care. To date, disaster medical response has predominantly focused on pre-hospitalissues su...
Assessing the season: LSU hurricane experts learned lessons during Hurricane Season 2004
...hic's television arm is producing a documentary on disasters
around the world and representatives will be coming to LSU's campus in the coming months to find out more about hurricanes along the Northern Gulf Coast. Ivor van Heerden, director of LSU's Center for the Study of Public Health Impacts of Hurrica...
Envisat Symposium report day 4: Assistance from space to combat hazards and natural disasters
...civil protection authorities responding to natural disasters
worldwide. "SERTIT has participated in 17 Charter actions to date," Henry said. "Most recently was last month's activation triggered by wet-season flooding in the Darfur region of Sudan, making accessibility difficult for groups delivering humanita...
Case Western Reserve's Flight Nursing Academy holds camp for nurses in air medical services
... nations that have experienced terrorism and other disasters
have been training for these kinds of contingencies for years." The master's degree program in flight nursing and the summer camp prepare students to provide advanced assessment and care to patients in uncontrolled environments, care that is often a...
Emerging threats in health and medicine
... Trauma teams and first responders understand that disasters
and medical emergencies can happen in any realm. Not only must our healthcare system be prepared to respond to the threats of terrorists, but they must also be prepared for the non terrorist threats, such as infectious diseases, obesity and heart dis...
World Summit on the Information Society
...ement of natural resources, mitigate the impact of disasters
and facilitate the delivery of humanitarian aid. ESA is aware of the danger of the 'digital divide' and tries to ensure that satellite data is available to all who need it. "GMES" reports Aschbacher, "is the major European contribution to coordinate...
Post-Sept. 11 study results published by U. of Colorado Center
...ading repository of knowledge on human behavior in disasters
of all types, including natural and technological disasters
and those caused by terrorist acts. Topics of the 22 individual studies included creativity in emer...
New tools help families and schools prepare for disasters
...ls to help families and schools prepare for future disasters
and terrorism. This nationwide school preparedness initiative is endorsed by the U.S. Department of Education. The tools will help those who care for children assess and address various aspects of disaster planning, including safety, security and wel...
Controlled study after Dutch caf fire highlights teen mental-health problems after disasters
...s a priority for mental-health interventions after disasters
have occurred. Disasters greatly affect the mental health of children and adolescents, but quantification of such effects is difficult. On New Year's Day, 2001, a fire in a café in Volendam, Netherlands, wounded 250 adolescents and killed 14. ...
Study: Hurricane Floyd boosted long-term use of N.C. emergency rooms, outpatient services
...little work had been done to examine the impact of disasters
on actual health services use, the UNC researchers...es because of the insight we get about how natural disasters
affect health care service use and costs. "Of particular importance is that we looked at use and cos...
Assessment finds gaps in access to nations trauma centers
...eeded to adequately respond to mass casualties and disasters
when they occur," said Harry Teter, Jr., LLB, executive director of the American Trauma Society. The inventory of centers will be maintained and used to establish ongoing communications among centers as part of the Society's Trauma Information Excha...
Map data goes live with voice, gesture-based computer system
... an area's risk, impact and recovery from natural disasters
such as hurricanes, earthquakes and biological hazards including the West Nile Virus. But current GIS tools primarily support individual users rather than the teams of experts that plan emergency responses. "There's a huge amount of geospatial info...
Preparations for terrorist attacks and natural disasters linked, says University of Colorado prof
...me people who have been charged with responding to disasters
of any sort for decades: firefighters, police offi...the center's 27th annual international workshop on disasters
last July was the senior director for response and recovery of the U.S. Office of Homeland Security,...
Dead leave stain of distress on mortuary workers
Survivors of wars, terrorist attacks and natural disasters
are at particular risk of developing posttraumatic stress disorder, but similar signs of distress may appear in those who handle the human consequences of these events, according to a new study. Military personnel who were assigned to mortuary duty d...
Hopkins study dispels 'panic' myth and suggests ways to involve public in response to a bioterrorist attack
...ember 11th, the recent anthrax mailings, and other disasters
concluded that the public does not react with panic but with effective and adaptive action and can be an valuable response force and that should be considered in biodefense planning. The study will appear in the January 15, 2001 edition of Clinical ...
New PTSD study examines treatment methods
...t limited to, physical assault, accidents, natural disasters
and war-zone events can also contribute to mental distress. Once a patient is accepted into the study, she will be randomly assigned to one of two treatments, either prolonged exposure or present centered therapy. The patient will then receive the a...
Groups urge Bush: rethink natural hazards approach
...gadministration to take a new national approach to disasters
such ashurricanes, floods, earthquakes, and wildfi...e country's resilience to natural hazards. Natural disasters
are taking a tremendous toll on the country.For example, 1992's Hurricane Andrew resulted in 61 deat...
CDC funds will enable UNC-CH to help minimize domestic violence in flood areas
like last year's Hurricane Floyd continue to haunt some N.C. flood victims long after the last emergency vehicle has rolled away and exhausted personnel have gone back home. Increased stresses on disrupted and displaced families, heightened by money...
Hurricane tip sheet
... Two LSU researchers are studying the effects of disasters
on people -- in particular, they have looked at hurricanes and how people react in the wake of a storm that has destroyed their property and their communities. They study why people do or do not evacuate and who the victims relied upon when they had...