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Rescue Efforts Tax Houston-Area Emergency Resources

Rescue Efforts Tax Houston-Area Emergency Resources | Disaster Articles | Scoop.it
As first responders rushed to perform 3,000 rescues across Houston, a chaotic picture was emerging from the floodwaters of Harvey as the region faces days of more rain and the disaster continues to unfold.
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National Healthcare Coalition Preparedness Conference

National Healthcare Coalition Preparedness Conference | Disaster Articles | Scoop.it
National Healthcare Coalition Preparedness Conference. Online registration by Cvent
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When Climate Change Meets Sprawl: Why Houston's ‘Once-In-A-Lifetime' Floods Keep Happening

When Climate Change Meets Sprawl: Why Houston's ‘Once-In-A-Lifetime' Floods Keep Happening | Disaster Articles | Scoop.it
Unchecked development remains a priority in the famously un-zoned city, creating short-term economic gains for some, but long term flood risk for everyone.
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Congress Pushes Back on HPP, PHEP, EMPG Cuts

Congress Pushes Back on HPP, PHEP, EMPG Cuts | Disaster Articles | Scoop.it
Congress is pushing back on the President's proposed funding cuts to key programs that drive state and local disaster mitigation and preparedness for Nation's emergency management, public health, and the healthcare systems. Congressional sub-committees have rebuked the White House's desired cuts to ASPR, CDC, and FEMA.

 
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Insights from emergency simulations to improve disaster management

Insights from emergency simulations to improve disaster management | Disaster Articles | 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 | Disaster Articles | 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... | Disaster Articles | 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

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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 | Disaster Articles | 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 | Disaster Articles | 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 | Disaster Articles | 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 | Disaster Articles | 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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Why You Need Disaster Recovery Planning

Why You Need Disaster Recovery Planning | Disaster Articles | Scoop.it
No one wants to think about risks that threaten your business but Disaster Recovery Planning could be the difference between life and death for your business
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Lessons Learned After A North Dakota Flood

Lessons Learned After A North Dakota Flood | Disaster Articles | Scoop.it
Twenty years ago, 50,000 residents were evacuated from Grand Forks, N.D., after a devastating flood. Mayor Michael Brown talks with Lulu Garcia-Navarro about the town's new flood protections.
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Good story. I've been to Grand Forks and have seen the area that was flooded and the subsequent mitigation measures employed. If you have to build it back, make it better. Lessons learned!
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EHRs at Houston hospitals remain resilient against Hurricane Harvey

EHRs at Houston hospitals remain resilient against Hurricane Harvey | Disaster Articles | Scoop.it
While the vast majority of facilities remain operational, about a dozen have evacuated patients because of rising flood waters.
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Disaster Resilience & Recovery | SBP

Disaster Resilience & Recovery | SBP | Disaster Articles | Scoop.it
SBP shrinks the time between disaster and recovery. Learn about how we eliminate unnecessary suffering by helping those affected by disasters.
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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 | Disaster Articles | 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 | Disaster Articles | 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 | Disaster Articles | 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 | Disaster Articles | 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 | Disaster Articles | 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) | Disaster Articles | 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 | Disaster Articles | 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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