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Back to Basics - Homeland Security - Medium
Rebooting emergency management
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This is a really great article written by my good friend and colleague Jonathan Gaddy - Director of Calhoun County EMA. He really knows what he's talking about!

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Emergency Response 10 Years After Katrina | Public Health Matters Blog | Blogs | CDC

Emergency Response 10 Years After Katrina | Public Health Matters Blog | Blogs | CDC | EM 575 & 873 | Scoop.it
CDC - Blogs - Public Health Matters Blog – Emergency Response 10 Years After KatrinaPublic Health Matters Blog - Sharing our stories on preparing for and responding to public health events
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Hospitals prepare for potential disaster at political conventions

Hospitals prepare for potential disaster at political conventions | EM 575 & 873 | Scoop.it
Hospitals in Cleveland and Philadelphia are keeping beds empty and trauma surgeons on call as they gird for Republican and Democratic national conventions.
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U.S. Is Not Prepared For Children Emergencies In Cases Of Natural Disasters, Epidemics, Or Terrorist Attacks | Consolidate Times

There may not be sufficient medical resources with the US for children affected in incidents like natural disaster, epidemic or terrorist attack, unveils a report from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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Prehospital Indicators for Disaster Preparedness and Response: New York City Emergency Medical Services in Hurricane Sandy. - PubMed - NCBI

Prehospital Indicators for Disaster Preparedness and Response: New York City Emergency Medical Services in Hurricane Sandy. - PubMed - NCBI | EM 575 & 873 | Scoop.it

Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2016 Jan 7:1-11. [Epub ahead of print]

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Prehospital and Disaster Medicine - The Gujarat Earthquake (2001) Experience in a Seismically Unprepared Area: Community Hospital Medical Response - Cambridge Journals Online

Prehospital and Disaster Medicine - The Gujarat Earthquake (2001) Experience in a Seismically Unprepared Area: Community Hospital Medical Response - Cambridge Journals Online | EM 575 & 873 | Scoop.it

Background: At 08:53 hours on 26 January 2001, an earthquake measuring 6.9 on the Richter scale devastated a large, drought-affected area of northwestern India, the state of Gujarat.

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Paris attacks and Boston Marathon bombings: How first responders worked - PRI

Paris attacks and Boston Marathon bombings: How first responders worked - PRI | EM 575 & 873 | Scoop.it
The emergency response to the terrorist attacks in Paris was credited with saving lives, but it was a different approach than the response Boston saw to the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.
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'Stop the Bleed' Aims to Turn Bystanders into 'By-doers' - AAFP News (blog)

'Stop the Bleed' Aims to Turn Bystanders into 'By-doers' - AAFP News (blog) | EM 575 & 873 | Scoop.it
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'Stop the Bleed' Aims to Turn Bystanders into 'By-doers'
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The 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, which killed three people and injured 264 others, was one of the incidents that prompted this effort.
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Amazing response by average citizens at the scene of the Boston Marathon bombing incident.

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Jerusalem hospital copes with treating victims and attackers - WHDH-TV

Jerusalem hospital copes with treating victims and attackers - WHDH-TV | EM 575 & 873 | Scoop.it
As a wave of violence sweeps across Jerusalem, victims and perpetrators are often surprised to be reunited - at each other's bedside in the city's largest emergency ward.
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Ten Years After Hurricane Katrina: Progress And Challenges Remain For US ... - Health Affairs (blog)

Ten Years After Hurricane Katrina: Progress And Challenges Remain For US ... - Health Affairs (blog) | EM 575 & 873 | Scoop.it
Ten Years After Hurricane Katrina: Progress And Challenges Remain For US Emergency Preparedness | The Policy Journal of the Health Sphere
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Good one for 575.

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The Katrina Files: A Disaster Medical Team And The Chaos At The New Orleans Arena - WWNO

The Katrina Files: A Disaster Medical Team And The Chaos At The New Orleans Arena - WWNO | EM 575 & 873 | Scoop.it
This month, as part of WWNO's ongoing Katrina 10 coverage, we bring you The Katrina Files: Reflections from First Responders. This series is based on oral
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Good read.

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Good read. First-hand accounts.

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Video: New EMS Trauma Series on ABC - JEMS.com

Video: New EMS Trauma Series on ABC - JEMS.com | EM 575 & 873 | Scoop.it
Series follows patients with serious, life-threatening emergencies from the field right into the hospital and features Boston EMS and three Boston-area hospitals.
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National Geographic Top Ten Natural Disasters

The World's Top Ten Disasters Natural Disasters Tsunami's Eathquakes Natural Disaster (Literature Subject),Disaster (Quotation Subject),Top,Storm,Natural ...
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Good documentary!

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Insights from emergency simulations to improve disaster management

Insights from emergency simulations to improve disaster management | EM 575 & 873 | Scoop.it
Computer-based emergency simulations can help officials better prepare for the real thing.
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CDC’s Response to the 2014–2016 Ebola Epidemic — Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone | MMWR

The Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) Series is prepared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
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Improving the Nation's Medical Countermeasure Stockpile

Improving the Nation's Medical Countermeasure Stockpile | EM 575 & 873 | Scoop.it
In cases of disasters such as a terrorist attack or influenza pandemic, state or local authorities can request assets from the Strategic National Stockpile.
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Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medic...

Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medic... | EM 575 & 873 | Scoop.it

A National Library of Medicine guide to disaster and public health preparedness literature and related information freely available on the Internet. | CBRN

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Disaster and Military Medicine

Disaster and Military Medicine | EM 575 & 873 | Scoop.it

Disaster and Military Medicine is the first fully open access journal focused on research into medically-related disaster preparation, response and recovery, as well as the preventative and interventional medical risks and needs of soldiers and...

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Emergency Preparedness in Hospital Settings - ADVANCE for NPs & PAs

Emergency Preparedness in Hospital Settings - ADVANCE for NPs & PAs | EM 575 & 873 | Scoop.it
ADVANCE for NPs & PAs Emergency Preparedness in Hospital Settings ADVANCE for NPs & PAs "The Johns Hopkins Hospital has developed a process or 'all hazards' approach to respond in the event of a crisis or disaster," explained Howard Gwon, senior...
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Approaching Zero: How West Africa is Crushing the Ebola Epidemic - Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies

Approaching Zero: How West Africa is Crushing the Ebola Epidemic - Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies | EM 575 & 873 | Scoop.it
The West African Ebola outbreak is finally starting to approach manageable levels, after nearly 18 excruciating months and over 11,000 lost lives.
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It's been a long and tough road for West Africa. The end of this terrible epidemic is in sight. Lots of good people gave their all for this to be so.

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Approaching Zero: How West Africa is Crushing the Ebola Epidemic - Gizmodo

Approaching Zero: How West Africa is Crushing the Ebola Epidemic - Gizmodo | EM 575 & 873 | Scoop.it
The West African Ebola outbreak is finally starting to approach manageable levels, after nearly 18 excruciating months and over 11,000 lost lives.
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After 18 long months we are reaching zero cases. Question is "Will Ebola Virus Disease remain at  low-level endemic levels in West Africa?" 

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The Katrina Files: A Disaster Medical Team And The Chaos At The New Orleans Arena

The Katrina Files: A Disaster Medical Team And The Chaos At The New Orleans Arena | EM 575 & 873 | Scoop.it
This month, as part of WWNO's ongoing Katrina 10 coverage, we bring you The Katrina Files: Reflections from First Responders. This series is based on oral
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Good read. First-hand accounts.

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UN must step up, apologize, and help drive cholera from Haiti - Boston Globe

UN must step up, apologize, and help drive cholera from Haiti - Boston Globe | EM 575 & 873 | Scoop.it
Although there is ample genetic evidence that peacekeepers brought cholera to Haiti, the UN has been tone deaf to appeals for help.
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Amen! 

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Examining New York City Hospitals’ Nonuse of Medical Volunteers in Disasters

Examining New York City Hospitals’ Nonuse of Medical Volunteers in Disasters | EM 575 & 873 | Scoop.it
Emergency Medicine Article: Examining New York City Hospitals’ Nonuse of Medical Volunteers in Disasters
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CDC - Health & Medical Concerns - Emergency Preparedness for Older Adults - Aging

CDC - Health & Medical Concerns - Emergency Preparedness for Older Adults - Aging | EM 575 & 873 | Scoop.it
Information on the specific health-related concerns older adults may face during emergenci
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Good to know.

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