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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30044493/challenges-of-service-coordination-for-evacuees-of-hurricane-maria-through-the-national-disaster-medical-system
#1
Neil M Vora, Aaron Grober, Bradley P Goodwin, Michelle S Davis, Chris McGee, Sara E Luckhaupt, Jennifer A Cockrill, Selena Ready, Laura Nichole Bluemle, Lauren Brewer, Angela Brown, Cassidy Brown, Julie Clement, Diane L Downie, Michael R Garner, Ruby Lerner, Margaret Mahool, Shirley A Mojica, Leisha D Nolen, Melanie R Pedersen, Mary Jane Chappell-Reed, Edecia Richards, Jonathan Smith, Kitichia C Weekes, Jeanette Dickinson, Charles Weir, Thomas I Bowman, Jeanne Eckes
OBJECTIVE: To describe the challenges of service coordination through the National Disaster Medical System (NDMS) for Hurricane Maria evacuees, particularly those on dialysis. DESIGN: Public health report. SETTING: Georgia. REPORT: On November 25, 2017, there were 208 patients evacuated to Georgia in response to Hurricane Maria receiving NDMS support. Most were evacuated from the US Virgin Islands (97 percent) and the remaining from Puerto Rico (3 percent); 73 percent of these patients were on dialysis, all from the US Virgin Islands...
May 2018: Journal of Emergency Management: JEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30044492/emergency-preparedness-collaboration-on-twitter
#2
DeeDee Bennett
Agency collaboration is an important function in the management of disasters and catastrophes. For effective emergency management, the need for intergovernmental collaboration grows as the scale of the disaster increases. Several researchers have examined the use of social media by emergency management (and other governmental agencies) during large-scale disasters; however, few have examined the use of social media for intergovernmental collaboration. This study explores the use of social media platforms as a means to establish and maintain intergovernmental collaboration for emergency management-related agencies...
May 2018: Journal of Emergency Management: JEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30044491/potential-contaminants-in-rainwater-after-a-bushfire
#3
Kirstin E Ross, Harriet Whiley, Emmanuel Chubaka, Malinda Steenkamp, Paul Arbon
Using roof harvested rainwater held in domestic rainwater tanks is a common practice in Australia, particularly in rural areas. This rainwater might become contaminated with ash and other contaminants during or after a bushfire. Current advice from Australian Health Departments can include the recommendation that landholders drain their tanks after a bushfire, which can cause additional distress to landholders who have already been through a traumatic event. This study created artificially contaminated water, spiked with chemicals likely to be associated with bushfires, including chromated copper arsenate-treated timber ash and firefighting foam to determine the possibility of contamination...
May 2018: Journal of Emergency Management: JEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30044490/individual-and-organizational-factors-associated-with-professional-quality-of-life-in-florida-fire-personnel
#4
Anastasia Miller, Lynn Unruh, Tracy Wharton, Xinliang Liu, Ning Zhang
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine a baseline level of compassion satisfaction, burnout, and secondary traumatic stress (STS) in firefighters, as well as to examine how these constructs related to perceived organizational support, perceived coworker support, psychological resilience, and debriefing in the fire personnel. DESIGN: This was done through a voluntary nonrandom, cross-sectional administration of surveys. SETTING: The study was carried out in the state of Florida...
May 2018: Journal of Emergency Management: JEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30044489/the-dermal-exposure-risk-management-and-logic-etookit-characterizing-and-managing-dermal-exposure-during-emergency-management-operations
#5
Naomi L Hudson, G Scott Dotson, A Maier
OBJECTIVE: Emergency management and operations (EMO) personnel require up-to-date information to make informed decisions during natural and man-made disasters. However, information gaps present challenges for accessing human health risk assessment and risk management strategies for dermal exposure. This article describes the development of a decision support system, the Dermal Exposure Risk Management and Logic (DERMaL) eToolkit. DESIGN: The DERMaL eToolkit provides information on key resources used in emergency incidents...
May 2018: Journal of Emergency Management: JEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30044488/using-systems-evaluation-theory-to-improve-points-of-dispensing-planning-training-and-evaluation
#6
Ralph Renger, Brenda Granillo
Recurring throughput problems served as a catalyst to search for a better approach to planning, training, and evaluating points of dispensing (POD) exercises. The paper begins with a discussion of the potential of systems thinking and systems theory to improve exercise planning, training, and evaluation. The paper then illustrates how systems concepts guided a POD design team in improving their planning, training, and evaluation strategy. The paper concludes by suggesting the application of systems thinking and systems theory to other emergency response strategies (eg, incident command, emergency operating centers) shows great promise, warranting further investment in testing its efficacy...
May 2018: Journal of Emergency Management: JEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30044487/hurricane-knowledge-and-interpretation-of-forecasted-error-cone-and-wind-potential-graphics
#7
Kathleen Sherman-Morris, Karla B Antonelli
OBJECTIVE: The purpose was to examine how participants understand, interpret, and make decisions using hurricane forecast graphics. DESIGN: A four-part online survey was administered. Participants were provided an error cone graphic and one of three experimental potential for damaging winds graphics. Hurricane knowledge was also measured. SUBJECTS: Two hundred eighty-six individuals initially responded to the survey. A subset of the sample was used for analysis (N = 203, with 130 responding to questions in all four parts)...
May 2018: Journal of Emergency Management: JEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791006/examining-the-influence-of-professional-emergency-management-coordinators-driving-preparedness-and-resilience-on-university-campuses
#8
Stephen A Murphy, Maureen Lichtveld
OBJECTIVE: To characterize the compliance with disaster management recommendations of ensuring a full-time, dedicated professional is responsible for coordinating disaster management programs. This research targets a subset of institutions of higher education (IHEs) in the United States at risk of annual hurricane threats or having experienced an active shooter incident near campus. DESIGN: A comprehensive Web-based assessment was conducted to determine the Web presence of emergency management of 265 IHEs with student enrollment greater than 2,000 in coastal states at risk of annual Atlantic Hurricane landfalls...
March 2018: Journal of Emergency Management: JEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791005/no-one-left-behind-postevent-experiences-of-differently-abled-individuals-in-denmark
#9
Adnan Todorovac, Louise Damsbo Simonsen, Ask Elklit
PURPOSE: This descriptive study explored barriers and difficulties faced by individuals with a physical disability (IPD) in Denmark in situations of disaster and in everyday problems. METHODS: Semistructured interviews were conducted with 12 IPD who had experienced a possible traumatic event. Due to a lack of participants who experienced a traumatic event, the authors expanded their recruitment strategy to include IPD, who had experienced other critical situations (eg, accidents and personal crises)...
March 2018: Journal of Emergency Management: JEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791004/stories-after-disaster-survival-preparing-heeding-warnings-and-self-reliance
#10
Timothy S Killian, Zola K Moon, Charleen C McNeill, Joanna Person-Michener, M E Betsy Garrison
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of the study was to examine the content of stories told by people personally impacted by disasters. DESIGN: Semistructured, qualitative interviews. SETTING: Northwest part of a mid-south state. PARTICIPANTS: Fourteen disaster survivors who were recruited through their attendance at an emergency preparedness-related fair. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Interview schedule based on previous research using the family resilience framework...
March 2018: Journal of Emergency Management: JEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791003/evacuate-or-shelter-in-place-a-view-from-the-water-s-edge
#11
Mark P Jarrett, Ziv Schwartz, Mark Solazzo, Eugene Tangney
Hospitals are faced with the difficult decision as whether to evacuate their patients or shelter in place when a strong hurricane is predicted to affect the facility. This decision must balance for patients the risk of transport with the risk of staying. This article discusses the experience of a hospital faced with this problem in two consecutive years. The approach taken differed and the evaluation of the implications are discussed.
March 2018: Journal of Emergency Management: JEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791002/optimizing-stadium-evacuation-by-integrating-geocomputation-and-affordance-theory
#12
Joslyn Zale, Bandana Kar, David Cochran
Football is culturally and economically important in the United States, and football stadiums are part of the country's critical infrastructure, thus receiving government protection against hazard events. In this project, an agent-based evacuation model was implemented to optimize evacuation time from The University of Southern Mississippi's M.M. Roberts Stadium (football) by accounting for evacuees' age, gender, physical fitness, alcohol consumption, and prior experience with hazard events. The findings revealed that (i) the age and gender of an individual impact his/her locomotion speed and (ii) evacuation route choice is influenced by evacuees' perception of its safety and effectiveness...
March 2018: Journal of Emergency Management: JEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791001/plain-language-emergency-alert-codes-the-importance-of-direct-impact-statements-in-hospital-emergency-alerts
#13
Kristopher J Prickett, Kay Williams-Prickett
The nature of an emergency is not predictable, and no two emergencies are alike. In response to this unpredictable nature, healthcare facilities across the nation have adopted a system of emergency codes to notify staff of an emergent situation, often without alerting patients and visitors to the crises. However, the system of emergency codes varies significantly within most states and even within healthcare coalition regions. This variation in codes leads to not only the potential for staff confusion, considering many healthcare providers work within multiple healthcare centers, but also decreases the amount of transparency a healthcare center projects to its patients and visitors...
March 2018: Journal of Emergency Management: JEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29542101/managing-the-worried-well-during-a-large-scale-incident
#14
William Bullock, E Reed Smith, Craig Heligman
A number of recent incidents in the United States resulted in a large number of citizens reporting to the Emergency Room seeking reassurance that they were okay. These citizens are being referred to in the medical community as the "Worried Well." We conducted a review of a transportation incident involving a chemical release and fire, which resulted in over 100 people reporting to the local emergency room for evaluation. Few, if any of the patients seen in the hospital had a potential exposure to the chemical or combustion byproducts...
January 2018: Journal of Emergency Management: JEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29542100/disaster-related-communication-preferences-of-homeless-and-nonhomeless-va-patients
#15
Alicia R Gable, Claudia Der-Martirosian, Laura N Pinnock, Aram Dobalian
OBJECTIVE: To identify the communication preferences of homeless (H) and nonhomeless (NH) Veterans Affairs (VA) patients for receiving information about the impact of natural disasters on VA healthcare services. DESIGN: Probability-based sampling design stratified on age categories, urban/rural, coastal/noncoastal, and homelessness. SETTING: Northeast United States. PARTICIPANTS: Eligible NH and H participants included those who lived in and had at least one healthcare visit to a VA medical center/clinic in the region in the previous 24 months...
January 2018: Journal of Emergency Management: JEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29542099/amateur-radio-communications-in-a-disaster-preparedness-simulation-when-all-else-fails-amateur-radio
#16
Randy McCamey, Jennifer Yeager
During natural disasters, communications can be disrupted, which negatively impacts response time of first responders thus diminishing the level of care provided to disaster victims. In the fall of 2014, as part of a larger community-based participatory research study, the Tarleton Area Amateur Radio Club (TAARC) joined the Department of Nursing, Tarleton State University, and provided amateur radio communications during a disaster preparedness simulation. The simulation was conducted to determine the ability of the university to provide rapid response and render quality, acute healthcare to its neighbors during a natural disaster...
January 2018: Journal of Emergency Management: JEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29542098/managing-uncertainty-lessons-from-volcanic-lava-disruption-of-transportation-infrastructure-in-puna-hawaii
#17
Karl Kim, Pradip Pant, Eric Yamashita
A recent lava flow in Puna, Hawaii, threatened to close one of the major highways serving the region. This article provides background information on the volcanic hazards and describes events, responses, and challenges associated with managing a complex, long-duration disaster. In addition to the need to better understand geologic hazards and threats, there is a need for timely information and effective response and recovery of transportation infrastructure. This requires coordination and sharing of information between scientists, emergency managers, transportation planners, government agencies, and community organizations...
January 2018: Journal of Emergency Management: JEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29542097/displacement-during-hurricane-sandy-the-impact-on-mental-health
#18
Rebecca M Schwartz, Rehana Rasul, Samantha M Kerath, Alexis R Watson, Wil Lieberman-Cribbin, Bian Liu, Emanuela Taioli
OBJECTIVE: To assess the effect of displacement due to Hurricane Sandy on mental health outcomes among residents of the greater New York City (NYC) area. DESIGN: Prospective, cross sectional. SETTING: NYC area residents, including Queens, Staten Island, and Long Island. PARTICIPANTS: In a 4.25 year period (June 2012 to September 2016), a convenience sample of 1,615 adult residents from the greater NYC area completed validated measures of hurricane exposure (including displacement), perceived stress, depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms as well as indicators of alcohol, illicit substance, and tobacco use...
January 2018: Journal of Emergency Management: JEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29542096/remotely-piloted-life-saving-effort-vehicles-and-emergency-management-an-analysis-on-revolutionizing-humanitarian-assistance-in-pakistan
#19
Ali Bin Nadeem, Ysa Chandna
The majority of the Pakistani public has known little of the unmanned aerial vehicles, also known for their onomatopoeically inspired name "drones," except the fact that it regularly rains Hellfire missiles in Pakistan, claiming the lives of many innocent Pakistanis settled in the western provinces. In actuality, in addition to their destructive capacities, these remotely piloted vehicles have been used since the turn of the century in a variety of live-saving and risk-reducing roles. This research article primarily addresses the third stage of Emergency management-response, with Pakistan being the primary region of research...
January 2018: Journal of Emergency Management: JEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29308600/use-of-social-media-and-e-government-in-disasters-2016-louisiana-floods-case-study
#20
Daniel Bosch
The case study analyzes the use of social media as a component of disaster response during and after the Louisiana Floods of August 2016. The study analyzes the survey responses of thirty social media users on a series of questions regarding social networks they regularly used during the flooding events, the extent to which users contacted government agencies via those networks, other uses of social media connected with the disaster, and whether social media served as a primary means of communication during cell carrier service interruptions...
November 2017: Journal of Emergency Management: JEM
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