Tag: "evacuation" at medical news
Floods and fires across Europe captured from space
...hames to burst its banks on Wednesday, forcing the evacuation
of hundreds of homes in Britains university city of Oxford. The flooding across England and Wales has left tens of thousands without electricity and water. The Environment Agency still has three severe flood warnings in place two on the Thames aroun...
Catastrophic events can affect a person's sleep
..., causing loss of lives, extensive damage, and the evacuation
of hundreds of thousands of residents. Disasters such as Hurricane Katrina are more likely to affect the quality and the quantity of a person's sleep, according to a research abstract that will be presented Tuesday at SLEEP 2007, the 21st Annual Mee...
Chinese space agency joins the International Charter 'Space and Major Disasters'
...oding to hit Uruguay for half a century caused the evacuation
of 12 000 people in the provinces of Durazno, Treinta y Tres and Mercedes. Charter members provided satellite images, providing key information on the stricken areas....
Hurricane Katrina evacuees had deep distrust of public health authorities
...ust likely played a role in residents' response to evacuation
warnings and advice. "The statements of distrust...rchers had been querying the residents about their evacuation
experiences, including how they had been evacuated and who had helped them. They got answers to thos...
Extended family ties influenced evacuation decisions during Hurricane Katrina
...ecisions, access to shelter and how they perceived evacuation
messages. These ties both facilitated and hindered their evacuation. IMPACT: Disaster plans should take into account the influence that extended family ties and social networks have in decision-making among vulnerable and minority communities. ...
Effective medical response reduced deaths of critically injured after London bombings
...salities are assigned to a high priority for early evacuation
and treatment. They found that the Royal London's Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (London-HEMS) achieved low over-triage rates (33%) at Aldgate and King's Cross when compared with the other sites and other previous events, such as the Madrid tra...
Individualized strategies needed for prevention of malaria in long-term travelers
...ountries. Long-term travelers should also consider evacuation
insurance for medical emergencies," they write. "Presumptive antirelapse therapy should be considered for long-term travelers who have been intensively exposed to P vivax. Because inconsistent recommendations undermine the adherence to any preventive...
CHEST 2006 abstract briefs
...0 PM EST) Multiple, complex issues led to the poor evacuation
response during Hurricane Katrina, says a new stud...ence. Of the variety of cited reasons for the poor evacuation
response, researchers included issues, such as poor hospital infrastructure, lack of planning and co...
Predicting an answer to the threat of flooding
...developments should be sited and, where necessary, evacuation
planning. Developed by the multidisciplinary Flood Risk Management Research Consortium (FRMRC), these animations are based not only on state-of-the-art computer modeling tools identified and adapted by consortium researchers, but also on data pinpo...
Katrina survey shows many suffered extreme adversity and show signs of post-traumatic stress
...g areas from the baseline survey: recollections of evacuation
preparations, post-evacuation stressful experience...d the mass media messages about the key aspects of evacuation
preparation. Three-fourths of those in the New Orleans Metropolitan Area and nearly one-third ...
Hurricane Katrina Community Aadvisory Group Survey Findings
...l areas, including: participants' recollections of evacuation
preparations, post-evacuation stressful experiences, current practical problems and proposed solutions, ratings of helper agencies and organizations, residential mobility plans, post-traumatic stress reactions, and post-traumatic personal growth. ...
Researcher develops better way to detect shock
... injured patient is faring, especially during long evacuation
flights. "It is not uncommon for injured soldiers in Iraq to be considered stable only to destabilize during transport (to Germany or the United States)," said Dr. Babs Soller of the University of Massachusetts Medical School. "Our device should he...
Carnegie Mellon receives grant to study security issues
...he implications of alternative communication about evacuation
or sheltering in place for different attack scenarios, according to Morgan. Other recent security work conducted by EPP faculty and students has included analysis of how best to detect and limit the impacts of biological attacks, how to make the el...
Evacuation not automatically best for health during chemical incidents
Sheltering at home may be more appropriate than evacuation
for protecting the health of local residents close...rchers compared the effects of both sheltering and evacuation
on the local population during a fire at a Devon plastics factory which resulted in hazardous chemic...
Annals of Internal Medicine, tip sheet, April 19, 2005
...nic, disintegration of the medical infrastructure, evacuation
and decontamination costs, and the current federal decision to stockpile only 75 million doses of anthrax vaccine nationwide (Editorial, p. 667). Metformin and Lifestyle Changes Slow Metabolic Syndrome An analysis of data from a large randomized, ...