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Conformity Assessment Guidance for Public Safety Equipment
InterAgency Board for Equipment Standardization and Interoperability. 04/22/2016This seven-page document was developed to assist with determining an appropriate method for assessing public safety equipment's conformance with standards or other requirements. It has been specifically developed to address equipment used by law enforcement and corrections personnel, but also has applicability for most equipment used by fire fighters, emergency services personnel, and other responders. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 23, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Largest U.S. Water Reservoir Shrinks to Record Low Amid Major Drought
The water in the largest reservoir in the U.S. has shrunk to the lowest level on record, following years of drought in California and surrounding states. Water levels at Lake Mead fell to 1,074 feet last week, down from an average of 1,084 feet in February, according to the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. The lake is currently at 37% of capacity, according to Bureau spokesperson Rose Davis. The region has suffered from a drought that has lasted more than a decade and the snowpacks that feed the lake—created during the Depression era—remain low. Recent images of the lake show just how far water levels have dropped w...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - May 23, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Justin Worland Tags: Uncategorized climate change Environment Source Type: news

New Beginnings for Emily Glenn
Effective June 1, Emily Glenn is moving to Omaha, Nebraska for her new position as Liaison Librarian with the Education and Research Services team at the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s McGoogan Library of Medicine. Since joining the NN/LM PNR as Community Health Outreach Coordinator, Emily helped to increase the visibility of National Library of Medicine (NLM) resources through paper and poster presentations, most recently presenting about HealthReach at the Northwest Regional African Immigrant Health Conference, and as pictured here, at the Alaska Public Health Association’s Annual Health Summit in Anchor...
Source: Dragonfly - May 23, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Catherine Burroughs Tags: News From NN/LM PNR Source Type: news

Survivors Recall Deadly Joplin Tornado
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A sky-darkening storm was working its way into southwest Missouri around dinnertime on a Sunday evening, zeroing in on the city of Joplin. JEMS: Many Dead After Missouri Tornado; Joplin Hospital Among Worst Struck Will Norton was among 400 graduates of Joplin High School emerging from their commencement ceremony. Liz Easton was watering plants in her yard, while Mark Lindquist was tending to residents of the group home where he worked. About 10 miles away, the county coroner, Rob Chappel, was at home. Forecasters knew the storm's potential was fierce and gave early warnings. Then, as storm siren...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - May 23, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Major Incidents Source Type: news

Yellow fever epidemic threatens to spread from Angola to China
The spread of yellow fever is a global health threat. In response to current outbreaks in Angola, other African countries, and China, WHO convened an emergency committee on May 19, 2016 to underscore the severity of the outbreak. Infectious disease authorities from South Africa and Singapore explain the epidemiology and ecology of YF and discuss the factors that can increase and decrease the likelihood of progression from outbreak to epidemic. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 23, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

India Installs Touch-Screen Helplines To Help Curb Child Trafficking
MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - India's much vaunted mobile telecom revolution has caused a lot of anguish at the country's only toll-free emergency helpline for street children and children in distress. Set up in 1996 when most calls came from telephone booths and manned public-call offices, Childline has watched uneasily as public landlines have disappeared over the past decade. That has spurred innovation so children can still seek help. "Until 10 years ago, four out of 10 calls were from street children themselves. Now, marginalized children hardly ever call - it's others calling to say they've seen a child beggi...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 23, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Cardiac Arrest Survivor Thanks Lifesavers: Her Great-Grandchildren
BAKERSFIELD, CA— Every parent and grandparent hope the lessons and values they instill in their children will make a difference. For retiree Irene Sample, she never imaged that the skills she taught her great-grandchildren would one day save her life—yet, that is exactly what happened. Last July, Sample and her great-granddaughter Eunique Latchison, were walking home in the heat of the Bakersfield summer (the high reached 107ºF that afternoon) from picking up some books that they were going to donate to their church. As she entered her residence, it became obvious that the extreme heat had taken a toll on her, so sh...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - May 23, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Cardiac & Resuscitation Industry News Source Type: news

Cardiac Arrest Survivor Thanks Lifesavers: Her Great-Grandchildren
BAKERSFIELD, CA— Every parent and grandparent hope the lessons and values they instill in their children will make a difference. For retiree Irene Sample, she never imaged that the skills she taught her great-grandchildren would one day save her life—yet, that is exactly what happened. Last July, Sample and her great-granddaughter Eunique Latchison, were walking home in the heat of the Bakersfield summer (the high reached 107ºF that afternoon) from picking up some books that they were going to donate to their church. As she entered her residence, it became obvious that the extreme heat had taken a toll on her, so sh...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - May 23, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Cardiac & Resuscitation Industry News Source Type: news

Pediatric ER expansion on tap for Baptist
A $3 million building permit filed by Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp. will add 12 beds to the pediatric emergency department at the Spence & Becky Wilson Children’s Hospital. Since it opened in early 2015, the hospital has exceeded projected patient volume every month. The 19,000-square-foot facility opened with 10 exam rooms and 12 inpatient rooms, as well as an emergency room on the first floor. It also houses Baptist’s Pediatric Eye Center, which offers full eye care from diagnosis to… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 23, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Michael Sheffield Source Type: news

Tourists Injured in Train, Bus Crash in Switzerland
BERLIN (AP) — Seventeen tourists from Taiwan were injured when a German high-speed train collided with a tour bus in the Swiss lakeside town of Interlaken, Swiss police and a Taiwanese official said Saturday. Police in the nearby Swiss capital of Bern said in a statement the accident happened Friday night at a railway crossing involving a bus registered in neighboring Austria. Police were investigating the cause of the accident. Bern police spokesman Nicolas Kessler said none of the injured had sustained life-threatening injuries and most had already left a hospital. Taiwan's CNA news agency reported that 12 people sus...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - May 23, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Mass Casualty Incidents Source Type: news

20 Injured in SoCal Bus Crash
HIGHLAND, Calif. (AP) — A shuttle bus carrying nearly two dozen people returning from a women's church retreat overturned on a highway in Southern California's San Bernardino Mountains, leaving six people seriously injured and 14 with more minor injuries. Photos: 20 Injured in SoCal Bus Crash The bus turned on its side across State Route 330 shortly after 2 p.m., San Bernardino County Fire Capt. Jeremy Kern said. The bus carrying 22 people was one of several buses transporting about 200 women who were returning Sunday from an annual mountain retreat to their church in Downey, California, a church official said. "...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - May 23, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Mass Casualty Incidents Source Type: news

The Highs and Lows of Loperamide AbuseThe Highs and Lows of Loperamide Abuse
How an over-the-counter medication for diarrhea has become a worrying and potentially lethal drug of abuse. Medscape Emergency Medicine (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - May 23, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Emergency Medicine Expert Interview Source Type: news

Bangladesh’s Urban Slums Swell with Climate Migrants
Abdul Aziz stands with one of his children in Dhaka's Malibagh slum. He came here a decade ago after losing everything to river erosion, hoping to rebuild his life, but has found only grinding poverty. Credit: Rafiqul Islam/IPSBy Rafiqul IslamDHAKA, May 23 2016 (IPS)Abdul Aziz, 35, arrived in the capital Dhaka in 2006 after losing all his belongings to the mighty Meghna River. Once, he and his family had lived happily in the village of Dokkhin Rajapur in Bhola, a coastal district of Bangladesh. Aziz had a beautiful house and large amount of arable land.But riverbank erosion snatched away his household and all his belonging...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 23, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Rafiqul Islam Tags: Advancing Deserts Aid Asia-Pacific Biodiversity Climate Change Development & Aid Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity Labour Migration & Refugees Population Source Type: news

Yellow fever epidemic threatens to spread from Angola to China
(Elsevier Health Sciences) The spread of yellow fever is a global health threat. In response to current outbreaks in Angola, other African countries, and China, WHO convened an emergency committee on May 19, 2016 to underscore the severity of the outbreak. In the current issue of the International Journal of Infectious Diseases, noted infectious disease authorities from South Africa and Singapore explain the epidemiology and ecology of YF and discuss the factors that can increase and decrease the likelihood of progression from outbreak to epidemic. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 23, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Myanmar Seeks to Break Vicious Circle of Flood and Drought
People fetch water from the new well in the village of Htita, Myanmar. It is 600 feet deep and was built thanks to private donations. Credit: Sara Perria/IPSBy Sara PerriaHTITA, May 22 2016 (IPS)It has been two weeks now since the village of Htita, with its few bamboo houses hemmed in by parched, cracked earth and dried-out ponds, has enjoyed the novelty of its first ever water well.Young housewife Lei Lei Win walks to the noise of breaking soil to fill two yellow containers previously used for cooking oil. With the weight of the 20-litre ‘buckets’ balanced on a pole on her shoulder, it now takes her only one minute to...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 22, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Sara Perria Tags: Advancing Deserts Aid Asia-Pacific Climate Change Development & Aid Environment Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Inequity Natural Resources Population Poverty & SDGs Water & Sanitation Drought Floods Global Water Partner Source Type: news

Strengthening the Coordination of Emergency Medical Teams
It’s now just over a month since a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Ecuador. Luis De La Fuente, co-coordinator of Ecuador’s Emergency Medical Team (EMT), paces as he talks on the phone, “We have 21 national teamss and 7 international teamss from Colombia, Germany, Spain, Peru and United States on the ground at the moment,″ he tells Ian Norton, who spearheads WHO’s EMT Initiative in Geneva. (Source: WHO Feature Stories)
Source: WHO Feature Stories - May 22, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: emergencies [subject], emergency preparedness, crises, emergency preparedness Source Type: news

Zika concerns grow as the number of infected pregnant women swells in U.S.
The CDC says 279 pregnant women in the United States and its territories have tested positive for Zika virus, prompting new calls for emergency federal funding to combat the disease. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Meeting of the Emergency Committee Under the International Health Regulations (2005) Concerning Yellow Fever
World Health Organization. 05/19/2016This resource summarizes a meeting of the World Health Organization Emergency Committee, which was briefed on the history and impact of the Yellow Fever Initiative; the urban outbreak of yellow fever in Luanda, Angola; and its national and international spread to the Democratic Republic of Congo, China, and Kenya. The Committee was provided with additional information on the evolving risk of urban yellow fever in Africa and the status of the global stockpile of yellow fever vaccine. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 22, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

M7.8 Gorkha, Nepal Earthquake on April 25, 2015 and Its Aftershocks
Earthquake Engineering Research Institute. 05/18/2016This 185-page report describes the findings of a multidisciplinary reconnaissance team sent by the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute's Learning from Earthquakes program from May 31-June 7, 2015, to study the Nepal earthquake and its aftershocks. The team studied preparedness steps Nepal had taken prior to the event, the extent of damage caused by the earthquake series, and the unfolding process of recovery. The report's chapter topics include emergency response and post-earthquake safety evaluations; social, psychological, and cultural factors; and Section 6.1, H...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 22, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

From Concept to Reality: Operationalizing Social Media for Preparedness, Response and Recovery
U.S. Department of Homeland Security. 04/18/2016This 28-page report follows up on previous work focusing on how and why social media should be used in public safety, and the importance of operationalizing and institutionalizing its use. It addresses the need for integration of social media into all aspects of preparedness, response, and recovery, to ensure its longevity; and discusses social media's role in decision-making and information sharing in emergency response, how to operationalize social media in emergency response and for what purposes, and its associated challenges and barriers. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Res...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 22, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Education, Reminders Reduce Risky Prescriptions for EldersEducation, Reminders Reduce Risky Prescriptions for Elders
Education and electronic reminders can reduce the prescription of potentially inappropriate medication to older patients discharged from the emergency department, new research shows. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Emergency Medicine News Source Type: news

National EMS Memorial Capital-to-Capital Bike Ride Comes to an End
Entry 14: A Thousand Miles Pedaled Please forgive my slight tardiness in getting this last day of the ride's update to you, but, well … the celebrations at the conclusion of the Capital-to-Capital and National EMS Memorial Bike Rides went a little longer than anticipated and I felt it my duty to make sure I stayed diligent in my obligation to cover and experience said activities come hell or high hangover. I mean water. Hell or high water. Most of the riders I have spoken with, especially those who cycled the full 1,000+ miles over the past 13 days, agree it all seems like a big blur (a statement made before the celebrat...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - May 21, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Steve Berry Tags: Columns Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

On-premise alcohol establishments and ambulance calls for trauma, assault, and intoxication - Ray JG, Turner L, Gozdyra P, Matheson FI, Robert B, Bartsch E, Park AL.
Alcohol contributes to intentional and unintentional injury. We explored on-premise licensed alcohol establishments (LAEs) and emergency medical service (EMS) ambulance calls.We completed a retrospective population-based study in the Region of Peel, Ontari... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 21, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Freestanding emergency critical care during the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy: implications for disaster preparedness and response - Smith SW, Jamin CT, Malik S, Abrukin L, Tupchong KM, Portelli I, Asaeda G, Prezant DJ, Wang B, Hu M, Goldfrank LR, Meyers CM.
OBJECTIVE: To assess the impact of an emergency intensive care unit (EICU) established concomitantly with a freestanding emergency department (ED) during the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed records of all patients... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 21, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

How prepared are hospitals' emergency management capacity? Factors influencing efficiency of disaster rescue - Gao L, Wu Q, Li Y, Ding D, Hao Y, Cui Y, Kang Z, Jiao M, Liang L, Ferrier A, Ning N, Sun H.
OBJECTIVES: In light of government investment over the past decade, we explored the capacity for disaster response in Heilongjiang Province, identifying the factors that affect response capacity. METHODS: We surveyed 1257 medical staff in 65 second... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 21, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Impact of integrated health system changes, accelerated due to an earthquake, on emergency department attendances and acute admissions: a Bayesian change-point analysis - Schluter PJ, Hamilton GJ, Deely JM, Ardagh MW.
OBJECTIVE: To chart emergency department (ED) attendance and acute admission following a devastating earthquake in 2011 which lead to Canterbury's rapidly accelerated integrated health system transformations. DESIGN: Interrupted time series analysi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 21, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Work-related injuries sustained by emergency medical technicians and paramedics in Turkey - Gülen B, Serinken M, Hatipoğlu C, Özaşır D, Sonmez E, Kaya G, Akpınar G.
BACKGROUND: Evaluated in the present study were locations, descriptions, and results of work-related injuries (WRIs) sustained by emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics in Turkey's most crowded city, İstanbul. METHODS: After the prese... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 21, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Spike in U.S. Zika virus cases raises concern
The CDC is now saying that the number of pregnant women with the Zika virus in the U.S. and its territories has risen to 279. President Obama urged Congress to approve emergency funding for vaccine development and other measures to combat the virus. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

When Emergencies Last for Decades
For the millions of people whose lives have been uprooted by conflict and natural disasters the average amount of time before they can return home is now 17 years. Yet often the assistance provided to people living in these crisis situations is designed to only meet their short-term needs. They may receive food, water and […] (Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health)
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 20, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Lyndal Rowlands Tags: Aid Armed Conflicts Civil Society Climate Change Conferences Development & Aid Editors' Choice Education Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Global Global Geopolitics Global Governance Globalisation Headlines Health H Source Type: news

3 barriers keeping data from improving health outcomes
Access to actionable, real-time data can create opportunities for physicians to improve the health of their patients, but the current environment often prevents physicians from being able to access and use that data. Find out what three experts think the future holds for data usage and what they say needs to change first. How health data can—and does—save lives Experts recently spoke to the health IT community about current and future uses of data at Health Datapalooza in Washington, D.C. Though there are issues in the current health system that cause problems for data usage in practice, the panelists were first an...
Source: AMA Wire - May 20, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Troy Parks Source Type: news

emsCharts Announces New Products at Annual User Conference
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – May 19, 2016 – Today during the 2016 emsCharts Annual User Conference, emsCharts, Inc. announced a variety of new products and enhancements to its current product line. The new emsCharts products include a state-of-the-art fire module, a native tablet application, an improved analytics platform, and an enhanced User Interface (UI) on both the web and mobile platforms. Pete Goutmann, President and Chief Technology Officer at emsCharts, also demonstrated the newly redesigned user interface of the emsCharts Web Application, their flag-ship ePCR product. “The new emsCharts Web Application is de...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - May 20, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Documentation & Patient Care Reporting Product Announcements Source Type: news

emsCharts Announces New Products at Annual User Conference
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – May 19, 2016 – Today during the 2016 emsCharts Annual User Conference, emsCharts, Inc. announced a variety of new products and enhancements to its current product line. The new emsCharts products include a state-of-the-art fire module, a native tablet application, an improved analytics platform, and an enhanced User Interface (UI) on both the web and mobile platforms. Pete Goutmann, President and Chief Technology Officer at emsCharts, also demonstrated the newly redesigned user interface of the emsCharts Web Application, their flag-ship ePCR product. “The new emsCharts Web Application is de...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - May 20, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Documentation & Patient Care Reporting Product Announcements Source Type: news

Walgreens Pharmacies to Provide Narcan Without a Prescription
DEERFIELD, Ill., February 09, 2016 - Walgreens today announced the launch of a comprehensive new effort to combat drug abuse, introducing two programs that address key contributors to the crisis. In the first ongoing national effort of its kind by a retailer, Walgreens will install safe medication disposal kiosks in more than 500 drugstores in 39 states and Washington, D.C., primarily at locations open 24 hours. A full listing of the states to be included in the program is below. The program will make the disposal of medications — including opioids and other controlled substances — easier and more convenient while help...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - May 20, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Patient Care Source Type: news

Walgreens Pharmacies to Provide Narcan Without a Prescription
DEERFIELD, Ill., February 09, 2016 - Walgreens today announced the launch of a comprehensive new effort to combat drug abuse, introducing two programs that address key contributors to the crisis. In the first ongoing national effort of its kind by a retailer, Walgreens will install safe medication disposal kiosks in more than 500 drugstores in 39 states and Washington, D.C., primarily at locations open 24 hours. A full listing of the states to be included in the program is below. The program will make the disposal of medications — including opioids and other controlled substances — easier and more convenient while help...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - May 20, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Patient Care Source Type: news

Senate passes $1.1B Zika funding, now its up to the House
With mosquito season already starting in parts of the country, U.S. Senator Patty Murray says emergency resources are critical for controlling mosquitos that carry the Zika virus, raising awareness, expanding access to family planning services and accelerating development of a vaccine. Last month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed that the Zika virus that is spreading around the globe does cause babies to be born with unusually small heads— a condition known as microcephaly. Murray… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 20, 2016 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Coral Garnick Source Type: news

Sen. Murray pushes House to approve $1.1B for Zika funding
With mosquito season already starting in parts of the country, U.S. Sen. Patty Murray says emergency resources are critical for controlling mosquitos that carry the Zika virus, raising awareness, expanding access to family planning services and accelerating development of a vaccine. Last month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed that the Zika virus that is spreading around the globe does cause babies to be born with unusually small heads— a condition known as microcephaly. Murray… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 20, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Coral Garnick Source Type: news

Sen. Murray pushes House to approve $1.1B for Zika funding
With mosquito season already starting in parts of the country, U.S. Sen. Patty Murray says emergency resources are critical for controlling mosquitos that carry the Zika virus, raising awareness, expanding access to family planning services and accelerating development of a vaccine. Last month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed that the Zika virus that is spreading around the globe does cause babies to be born with unusually small heads— a condition known as microcephaly. Murray… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 20, 2016 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Coral Garnick Source Type: news

EMS Week 2016
(Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership)
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - May 20, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Administration and Leadership Slideshow Source Type: news

Collaborative Disaster Preparedness: Vietnam, the United States, and Regional Experiences (Proceedings from Da Nang, Vietnam, August 18-20, 2015)
RAND Corporation. 05/18/2016This 46-page report summarizes the workshop on Collaborative Disaster Preparedness that was conducted in August 2015 in Da Nang, Vietnam. The purpose of the workshop was for governmental, intergovernmental, nongovernmental, and military participants to discuss lessons to be learned from past emergency response and disaster risk management. The workshop identified several collaboration, preparedness, and response mechanisms, and enhanced participants' understanding of national and international actors' roles in collaborative disaster responses and recovery. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource G...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 20, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Emergency and disaster preparedness of school transportation staff and school buses in the United States: compliance with recommendations for school transportation safety - Olympia RP, Weber C, Brady J, Ho S.
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to determine the compliance of school transportation staff and school buses with recommendations for the safe transportation of children to and from school and school-related activities. METHODS: An electronic qu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 20, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

EMS activations for school-aged children from public buildings, places of recreation or sport, and health care facilities in Pennsylvania - Catherine AT, Olympia RP.
OBJECTIVES: To determine the etiology of emergency medical services (EMS) activations in 2011 to public buildings, places of recreation or sport, and health care facilities involving children aged 5 to 18 years in Pennsylvania. METHODS: Electronic ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 20, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Nonfatal playground-related traumatic brain injuries among children, 2001-2013 - Cheng TA, Bell JM, Haileyesus T, Gilchrist J, Sugerman DE, Coronado VG.
OBJECTIVE: To describe the circumstances, characteristics, and trends of emergency department (ED) visits for nonfatal, playground-related traumatic brain injury (TBI) among persons aged ≤14 years. METHODS: The National Electronic Injury Surveillance S... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 20, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news