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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.
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, tr...
Ethics of Outbreaks Position Statement
Outbreaks of disease, especially those that are declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern, present substantial ethical challenges. Here we start a discourse (with a continuation of the dialogue in Ethics of Outbreaks Position Statement.
Environmental Health Criteria 213: Carbon Monoxide
World Health Organization (WHO) - Environmental Health Criteria 213: Carbon Monoxide. Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colourless, odourless gas that can be poisonous to humans. It is a product of the incomplete combustion of carbon-containing fuels and is also produced by natural pr...
Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology
Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology site provides information related to infection prevention. The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) is the leading professional association for infection preventionists (...
Tips for Managing and Preventing Stress
Tips for Managing and Preventing Stress: A Guide for Emergency Response and Public Safety Workers is a publication from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It provides suggestions for organizational and individual stress prevention and management approaches in th...
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...
Surge Capacity Principles
Care of the Critically Ill and Injured During Pandemics and Disasters: CHEST Consensus Statement. This article provides consensus suggestions for expanding critical care surge capacity and extension of critical care service capabilities in disasters or pandemics.
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.
Acute 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 ...
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.