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This article highlights a unique disaster staff notification system using a novel technology, an outside administrator, and a multilayer system of redundant communication. PMID: 28822217 [PubMed - in process]
In conclusion, although literature review and international research papers can provide appropriate information for both experts and managers, meeting the various needs of women living in the affected regions requires field-based surveys. PMID: 28822216 [PubMed - in process]
CONCLUSION: Family emergency plans and preparedness among medical practitioners in Zaria are extremely low. There is a gap between knowledge of what need to be done to enhance preparedness and internalizing preparedness recommendations in the study area. PMID: 28822215 [PubMed - in process]
CONCLUSIONS: Policy implications include the need to dedicate more resources to increasing accessibility and relevance of emergency communications technology for Deaf/HH populations. This could help increase adaptability before, during, and after emergencies among all groups of Deaf/HH people, particularly among young Deaf/HH professionals. PMID: 28822214 [PubMed - in process]
CONCLUSIONS: These regional exercises initiated the process of validating and refining Liberia's national and county-level SOPs. Liberia's participation in this exercise has provided a foundation for advancing its preparedness, response, and recovery capacities and could provide a template for other countries to use. PMID: 28822213 [PubMed - in process]
Authors: Silvestri S, Field A, Mangalat N, Weatherford T, Hunter C, McGowan Z, Stamile Z, Mattox T, Barfield T, Afshari A, Ralls G, Papa L Abstract OBJECTIVES: We compared Sort, Assess, Lifesaving Intervention, Treatment/Transport (SALT) and Simple Triage and Rapid Treatment (START) triage methodologies to a published reference standard, and evaluated the accuracy of the START method applied by emergency medical services (EMS) personnel in a field simulation. DESIGN: Simulated mass casualty incident (MCI). Paramedics trained in START triage assigned each victim to green (minimal), yellow (delayed), red (immedia...
Authors: Kim TE, Shankel T, Reibling ET, Paik J, Wright D, Buckman M, Wild K, Ngo E, Hayatshahi A, Nguyen LH, Denmark TK, Thomas TL Abstract OBJECTIVE: Numerous disasters confirm the need for critical event training in healthcare professions. However, no single discipline works in isolation and interprofessional learning is recognized as a necessary component. An interprofessional faculty group designed a learning curriculum crossing professional schools. DESIGN: Faculty members from four healthcare schools within the university (nursing, pharmacy, allied health, and medicine) developed an interdisciplinary cou...
This study aimed to compare disaster educational training and confidence levels among resident trainees from multiple specialties. DESIGN: A structured questionnaire assessed graduate medical training in disaster education and self-perceived confidence in disaster situations. Cross-sectional sampling of resident trainees from the departments of surgery, pediatrics, internal medicine, and EM was performed. SETTING: The study took place at a large urban academic medical center during March 2013. PARTICIPANTS: Among 331 available residents, a convenience sample of 157 (47.4 percent) was obtained. MAIN OUTCOME ...
Abstract ObjectivesTo evaluate predictors of long‐term survival for patients with chronic kidney disease primarily due to surgery (CKD‐S). Patients with CKD‐S have generally good survival that approximates patients who do not have CKD even after renal cancer surgery (RCS), yet there may be heterogeneity within this cohort. Patients and MethodsFrom 1997‐2008, 4,246 patients underwent RCS at our center. Median follow‐up was 9.4 years (IQR=7.3‐11.0). New baseline GFR was defined as highest GFR between nadir and 6 weeks after surgery. We retrospectively evaluated 3 cohorts: no‐CKD (new baseline GFR≥60ml/min/1....
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