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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810984/impact-of-a-7-day-field-training-on-oral-health-condition-in-japan-ground-self-defense-force-personnel
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Koji Yamashita, Takeshi Nishiyama, Emi Nagata, Atik Ramadhani, Miki Kawada-Matsuo, Hitoshi Komatsuzawa, Takahiko Oho
INTRODUCTION: In the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF), personnel periodically perform intensive training that mimics the conditions seen in battle and during natural disasters. Military training involves intensive, stressful conditions, and changes in immune responses have been found in personnel following training. Good oral condition is important for military personnel to fulfill their duties; however, they have difficulty performing daily oral care under training conditions...
July 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806490/challenges-and-resources-for-nurses-participating-in-a-hurricane-sandy-hospital-evacuation
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Nancy VanDevanter, Victoria H Raveis, Christine T Kovner, Meriel McCollum, Ronald Keller
PURPOSE: Weather-related disasters have increased dramatically in recent years. In 2012, severe flooding as a result of Hurricane Sandy necessitated the mid-storm patient evacuation of New York University Langone Medical Center. The purpose of this study was to explore, from the nurses' perspective, what the challenges and resources were to carrying out their responsibilities, and what the implications are for nursing education and preparation for disaster. DESIGN: This mixed-methods study included qualitative interviews with a purposive sample of nurses and an online survey of nurses who participated in the evacuation...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Nursing Scholarship
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806098/social-media-monitoring-2016-zika-response-in-nyc
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Tamer Hadi, Jennifer MacGregor, Lauren Mann
From the Field is a semi-regular column that explores what it means to be a local health professional on the front lines of an emergency. National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) members share their stories of preparing for and responding to disasters, epidemics, and other major health issues. Through exploring the analysis of the challenges faced and the solutions developed, readers can learn how these public health champions keep their communities safe even in extreme situations. Readers may submit topics of interest to the column's editor, Meghan McGinty, PhD, MPH, MBA, at mmcginty@naccho...
August 14, 2017: Health Security
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803583/cross-sectional-survey-of-long-term-care-facilities-in-the-rockaway-peninsula-preparedness-and-response-during-hurricane-sandy
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Lynn Jiang, Christopher Tedeschi, Saleena Subaiya
BACKGROUND: Few studies have described the challenges experienced by long-term care facilities (LTCFs) following Hurricane Sandy. This study examined LTCF preparedness and experiences during and after the storm. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey was conducted 2 years after Hurricane Sandy to assess LTCF demographics, preparation, and post-storm resources. Surveys were conducted at LTCFs located on the Rockaway Peninsula of New York City. All LTCFs located in a heavily affected area were approached...
August 14, 2017: Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799520/paramilitary-provision-of-adequate-disaster-response-and-advancement-of-public-health-the-case-of-the-texas-state-guard-and-operation-lone-star
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Ralph Jay Johnson
OBJECTIVE: This article reports on State Defense Forces (SDFs) as tools for providing coordinated, disciplined, trained, and uniformed volunteers to augment civilian disaster response and advance public health. METHODS: This report draws on and describes the example of the Texas State Guard's Medical Brigade and its Operation Lone Star. RESULTS: Although SDFs have downsides, since they are largely self-sufficient, they are far less expensive and burdensome yet nonetheless effective alternatives...
August 2017: Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794693/human-genetics-in-troubled-times-and-places
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REVIEW
Peter S Harper
The development of human genetics world-wide during the twentieth century, especially across Europe, has occurred against a background of repeated catastrophes, including two world wars and the ideological problems and repression posed by Nazism and Communism. The published scientific literature gives few hints of these problems and there is a danger that they will be forgotten. The First World War was largely indiscriminate in its carnage, but World War 2 and the preceding years of fascism were associated with widespread migration, especially of Jewish workers expelled from Germany, and of their children, a number of whom would become major contributors to the post-war generation of human and medical geneticists in Britain and America...
2018: Hereditas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792075/analysing-news-media-coverage-of-the-2015-nepal-earthquake-using-a-community-capitals-lens-implications-for-disaster-resilience
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Subas P Dhakal
South Asia is one of the regions of the world most vulnerable to natural disasters. Although news media analyses of disasters have been conducted frequently in various settings globally, there is little research on populous South Asia. This paper begins to fill this gap by evaluating local and foreign news media coverage of the earthquake in Nepal on 25 April 2015. It broadens the examination of news media coverage of disaster response beyond traditional framing theory, utilising community capitals (built, cultural, financial, human, natural, political, and social) lens to perform a thematic content analysis of 405 news items...
August 9, 2017: Disasters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792068/towards-a-politics-of-disaster-response-presidential-disaster-instructions-in-china-1998-2012
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Peng Tao, Chunliang Chen
China's disaster management system contains no law-based presidential disaster declarations; however, the national leader's instructions (pishi in Chinese) play a similar role to disaster declarations, which increase the intensity of disaster relief. This raises the question of what affects presidential disaster instructions within an authoritarian regime. This research shows that China's disaster politics depend on a crisis threshold system for operation and that the public and social features of disasters are at the core of this system...
August 9, 2017: Disasters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789754/development-testing-and-psychometric-qualities-of-the-nash-duty-to-care-scale-for-disaster-response
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Tracy Jeanne Nash
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Although nurses struggle with the decision to report for work during disaster events, there are no instruments to measure nurses' duty to care for disaster situations. The purpose of this study was to describe the development, testing, and psychometric qualities of the Nash Duty to Care Scale. METHODS: A convenience sample of 409 registered nurses were recruited from 3 universities in the United States. RESULTS: Exploratory factor analysis resulted in a 19-item, 4-factor model explaining 67...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Nursing Measurement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789726/disaster-coverage-predication-for-the-emerging-tethered-balloon-technology-capability-for-preparedness-detection-mitigation-and-response
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Saeed H Alsamhi, Mohd Samar Ansari, Navin S Rajput
OBJECTIVE: A disaster is a consequence of natural hazards and terrorist acts, which have significant potential to disrupt the entire wireless communication infrastructure. Therefore, the essential rescue squads and recovery operations during a catastrophic event will be severely debilitated. To provide efficient communication services, and to reduce casualty mortality and morbidity during the catastrophic events, we proposed the Tethered Balloon technology for disaster preparedness, detection, mitigation, and recovery assessment...
August 9, 2017: Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780916/assessing-and-improving-hospital-mass-casualty-preparedness-a-no-notice-exercise
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Daniel A Waxman, Edward W Chan, Francesca Pillemer, Timothy Wj Smith, Mahshid Abir, Christopher Nelson
In recent years, mass-casualty incidents (MCIs) have become more frequent and deadly, while emergency department (ED) crowding has grown steadily worse and widespread. The ability of hospitals to implement an effective mass-casualty surge plan, immediately and expertly, has therefore never been more important. Yet, mass-casualty exercises tend to be highly choreographed, pre-scheduled events that provide limited insight into hospitals' true capacity to respond to a no-notice event under real-world conditions...
August 7, 2017: Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771649/implementing-a-disaster-preparedness-curriculum-for-medical-students
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Edward H Jasper, Gregory K Wanner, Dale Berg, Katherine Berg
OBJECTIVES: Training in disaster medicine and preparedness is minimal or absent in the curricula of many medical schools in the United States. Despite a 2003 joint recommendation by the Association of American Medical Colleges and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, few medical schools require disaster training for medical students. The challenges of including disaster training in an already rigorous medical school curriculum are significant. We evaluated medical students' experiences with mandatory disaster training during a 2-year period in a medical university setting...
August 2017: Southern Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771646/assessing-disaster-preparedness-among-select-children-s-summer-camps-in-the-united-states-and-canada
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Megan Chang, Alan Sielaff, Stuart Bradin, Kevin Walker, Michael Ambrose, Andrew Hashikawa
OBJECTIVE: Children's summer camps are at risk for multiple pediatric casualties during a disaster. The degree to which summer camps have instituted disaster preparedness is unknown. We assessed disaster preparedness among selected camps nationally for a range of disasters. METHODS: We partnered with a national, web-based electronic health records system to send camp leadership of 315 camp organizations a 14-question online survey of disaster preparedness. One response from each camp was selected in the following order of importance: owner, director, physician, nurse, medical technician, office staff, and other...
August 2017: Southern Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764818/emergency-response-of-iranian-hospitals-against-disasters-a-practical-framework-for-improvement
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Ali Janati, Homayoun Sadeghi-Bazargani, Edris Hasanpoor, Mobin Sokhanvar, Elaheh HaghGoshyie, Abdollah Salehi
OBJECTIVE: Hospital emergency management is a continuous process that requires monolithic integration of planning and response attempts with local and national schemes. The aim of the current study is to evaluate emergency response by hospitals against potential disasters in Tabriz, north-west Iran. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted in the city of Tabriz, in Iran, in 2016. The study population included all hospitals in Tabriz. A total of 18 hospitals were assessed...
August 2, 2017: Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760165/diagnostic-imaging-in-disasters-a-bibliometric-analysis
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Bo Gong, Mohammed F Mohammed, Savvas Nicolaou, Muazzam Nasrullah, Bruce B Forster, Faisal Khosa
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the role of diagnostic imaging in the clinical diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up management of patients in response to disasters. METHODS: A MEDLINE (OVID) search of original research articles identified 177 articles on this topic published since 2000. A bibliometric analysis was conducted on the top 100 articles ranked by average yearly citation. RESULTS: The most frequently studied disaster categories were disease outbreak (55 articles), armed conflict (23 articles), terrorist incident (10 articles), and earthquake (7 articles)...
August 1, 2017: Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760164/acute-chemical-incidents-with-injured-first-responders-2002-2012
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Natalia Melnikova, Jennifer Wu, Alice Yang, Maureen Orr
Introduction First responders, including firefighters, police officers, emergency medical services, and company emergency response team members, have dangerous jobs that can bring them in contact with hazardous chemicals among other dangers. Limited information is available on responder injuries that occur during hazardous chemical incidents. METHODS: We analyzed 2002-2012 data on acute chemical incidents with injured responders from 2 Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry chemical incident surveillance programs...
August 1, 2017: Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759883/challenges-to-the-census-international-trends-and-a-need-to-consider-public-health-benefits
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REVIEW
R T Wilson, S H Hasanali, M Sheikh, S Cramer, G Weinberg, A Firth, S H Weiss, C L Soskolne
The Canadian government decision to cancel the mandatory long-form census in 2010 (subsequently restored in 2015), along with similar discussions in the United Kingdom (UK) and the United States of America (USA), have brought the purpose and use of census data into focus for epidemiologists and public health professionals. Policy decision-makers should be well-versed in the public health importance of accurate and reliable census data for emergency preparedness planning, controlling disease outbreaks, and for addressing health concerns among vulnerable populations including the elderly, low-income, racial/ethnic minorities, and special residential groups (e...
July 28, 2017: Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755049/maternal-newborn-and-child-health-after-the-2015-nepal-earthquakes-an-investigation-of-the-long-term-gendered-impacts-of-disasters
#18
Jan Brunson
Introduction Natural disasters in resource-poor countries have differential effects on socially disadvantaged groups such as women. In addition to the acute reproductive health needs of women during the immediate response phase of a disaster, research suggests that maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH) may continue to be seriously impacted for numerous months, even years, after the event. Methods This ethnographic field research investigates the impacts of the 2015 Nepal earthquakes on mothers and children under five on the 6-month anniversary of the earthquakes...
July 28, 2017: Maternal and Child Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750691/the-use-of-interpreters-in-medical-triage-during-a-refugee-mass-gathering-incident-in-europe
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Lykourgos Christos Alexakis, Anastasia Papachristou, Chiara Baruzzi, Angeliki Konstantinou
Introduction During a refugees' mass-gathering incident in Kos Island, Greece, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF; Brussels, Belgium) teams provided emergency medical care. A case report of the event focusing on difficulties encountered by the interpreters during triage and emergency response was prepared. METHODS: Data collected during the event were reviewed from the patient's register and qualitative interviews were obtained from the MSF interpreters involved in the response. In addition, a description of the event and a literature review were included...
July 28, 2017: Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748777/reflection-on-lessons-learned-an-analysis-of-the-adverse-outcomes-observed-during-the-hurricane-rita-evacuation
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Karen Baker
In September 2005, nearly 3.7 million people evacuated the Texas coastline in advance of Hurricane Rita's landfall, making the event the largest emergency evacuation in US history. The Rita evacuation underscored the importance of planning for domestic mass-evacuation events, as the evacuation itself led to over 100 of the at least 119 deaths attributed to the storm. In the days preceding Rita's landfall, several cascading, interrelated circumstances precipitated such adverse outcomes. This article explores the series of events leading up to the evacuation's poor outcomes, the response following Rita to amend evacuation plans, and how Texas successfully implemented these changes during later storms to achieve better outcomes...
July 27, 2017: Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness
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