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SCCM Pod-122 Disaster Management in Haiti
Barbara McLean, ACNP, CCNS-NP, discusses her recent volunteer efforts in Haiti following the January 12, 2010, earthquake that devastated the area. McLean discusses general disaster management strategies as well as patient populations and care challenges specific to the event.
Acute Flaccid MyelitisAcute Flaccid Myelitis
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers resources and references related to Acute flaccid myelitis (AFM). AFM is a rare but serious condition. It affects the nervous system, specifically the area of spinal cord called gray matter, which causes the muscles ...
Intentional and Natural Outbreaks of Infectious Disease
This chapter from Fundamental Disaster Management aims to:
Explain the general principles of surveillance for intentional and natural outbreaks of infectious disease. Describe the clinical presentation of category A and category B agents and the related diagnostic tests, t...
Biohazard Disasters: Natural and International Outbreaks
This complimentary lesson module from SCCM’s Fundamental Disaster Management (FDM) course addresses, among other things, the differences between outbreaks and conventional disasters and implementing appropriate and effective infection control measures.
Disasters Produced by Natural Phenomena
Disasters produced by natural phenomena are sudden ecological events of sufficient magnitude to require external assistance. In recent years, these events have been affecting increasing numbers of people throughout the world. Since 2000, an average of 400 natural disasters a y...
Public health issues in disasters
This article outlines a number of important areas in which public health can contribute to making overall disaster management more effective.
A Guide to Managing Stress in Crisis Response Professions
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services provides an easy-to-use pocket guide focusing on general principles of stress management and offering simple, practical strategies that can be incorporate...