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Evaluation of Spray-Based, Low-Tech Decontamination Methods under Operationally Challenging Environments: Cold Temperatures
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, National Homeland Security Research Center. 06/2017 This 83-page report describes a project that tested evaluated decontamination solution efficacy under challenging temperature conditions on two common building material surfaces: concrete and glass. The test decontamination solutions were applied with a low-tech spraying device. Low-tech applications were of particular interest for this project because in the event of a widespread urban bioterrorist incident, use of relatively inexpensive off-the-shelf materials could be critical for mobilizing an e...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

2nd Global Consultation on Migrant Health: Resetting the Agenda
International Organization for Migration. 09/2017 This Web page provides information and materials from a meeting held on February 21-23, 2017, to serve as a platform for multi-sectoral dialogue and political commitment to enhance the health of migrants. Its goals included sharing lessons learned, good practices, and research in addressing the health needs of migrants; identifying gaps, opportunities, and new challenges; and reaching consensus on key policy strategies to reach a unified agenda across regions on the health of migrants, reconciling acute large-scale displacement. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide ...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Assessment of the Decontamination of Soil Contaminated with Bacillus Anthracis Spores Using Chlorine Dioxide Gas, Methyl Bromide, or Activated Sodium Persulfate
The objective of this study was to provide an understanding of the performance (i.e., efficacy) of these decontamination technologies under a range of environmental conditions. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Protecting the Health and Well-Being of Communities in a Changing Climate: Proceedings of a Workshop
National Academies Press. 10/2017 This 116-page document summarizes presentations and discussions at a public workshop about public health and climate change held on March 13, 2017, by the Roundtable on Environmental Health Sciences, Research, and Medicine and the Roundtable on Population Health Improvement. Participants discussed regional, state, and local efforts to mitigate and adapt to health challenges arising from climate change, ranging from heat to rising water. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Zika Resources
Evidence Aid. 10/10/2017 This Web page provides a summary of the Zika virus outbreak, and a list of published related resources that detail Systematic Reviews, Vector Control in Dengue Virus, Diagnostic Reviews, and Guidelines. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Rethinking the Public Health Response to the Indirect Effects on War
Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health. 10/12/2017 This one-hour, 13-minute presentation discusses the need to understand and confront the epidemiology of the indirect effects of war - the effects due not to direct battlefield injuries but rather the destruction of the necessities of life, including water, food, shelter, and health services. Of special concern is the growing risk to health personnel and facilities operating in conflict settings. These concerns demand a reconsideration of public health strategies to assess, prevent, and mitigate the indirect effects of war. (Video or Multimedia) (Source...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Topic Collection: Epidemic/Pandemic Flu
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. 10/12/2017 This Topic Collection from TRACIE (Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange) provides resources that can help healthcare professionals and emergency medical planners prepare for the next influenza epidemic or pandemic. It discusses how important strong healthcare coalitions with tiered response strategies and coordinated incident management are to an effective pandemic influenza response. Resource topics include Antiviral Treatment; Epidemiology and Surveillance; Guidelines; Less...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Climate Change: Responses from the Public and Private Sectors
Harvard University, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. 10/13/2017 This one-hour panel discussion focuses on how climate-related programs face challenges from federal regulation rollbacks and proposed spending cuts. In response, some members of the public and private sectors have stepped in, announcing various commitments to take action to curb climate change. Speakers discuss what cities, states, research institutions, and businesses can do to lead the way on climate change and to make the greatest impact on the environment and public health. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster ...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

National Incident Management System: Third Edition, October 2017
Federal Emergency Management Agency [Department of Homeland Security]. 10/16/2017 This 133-page document, updated in 2017 from the last edition in 2008, details the National Incident Management System (NIMS), which guides all levels of government, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), and the private sector to work together to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to, and recover from threats, hazards, and incidents. The scope of NIMS includes all incidents, regardless of size, complexity, or scope, and planned events (e.g., sporting events). (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

NIMS (National Incident Management System) Doctrine Supporting Guides and Tools
Federal Emergency Management Agency [Department of Homeland Security]. 10/17/2017 This Web page provides information about the tools and guidance that have been produced by the National Integration Center for the National Incident Management System (NIMS), which is intended to be used by the whole community. Topics are Introduction, Background and Overview, NIMS Doctrine, and NIMS Supporting Guides, Tools, and Aids. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

National Incident Management System
Federal Emergency Management Agency [Department of Homeland Security]. 10/17/2017 This updated Web page provides information about the National Incident Management System (NIMS). NIMS is intended to be used by the whole community. The intended audience for this age is individuals, families, communities, the private and nonprofit sectors, faith-based organizations, and local, state, tribal, territorial, insular area, and federal governments. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Safe Spaces for Women and Girls (SSWG) Standardization and Technical Guidance: How to Set Up a SSWG in Practice
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. 10/17/2017 This 34-page document provides practical guidance on setting up a safe space for women and girls (SSWG) and its services, detailed in four steps. It also provides the Fundamentals of Setting-Up a SSWG; Non-Negotiables of Practice: The Fundamentals of Survivor-Centered Support and Core Gender-Based Violence Guiding Principles; Core Learning for Essential Skills and Competencies; and a Practical Toolkit. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

CARE International DEC (Disaster Emergency Committee) Ebola Emergency Response Project: Final Evaluation Report
CARE International. 12/30/2016 This 54-page report presents findings from a final evaluation of the CARE International Ebola Emergency Response project that addressed the impact of Ebola on water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) and health. The project was concentrated in the northern region of Sierra Leone. The report assesses the extent to which proposed outcomes and objectives have been achieved, the efficient and effective use of resources, and the extent to which the Code of Conduct standards and Sphere had been respected. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Enhancing Police Responses to Children Exposed to Violence: A Toolkit for Law Enforcement
International Association of Chiefs of Police. 02/2017 This 68-page toolkit provides practical tools and resources to assist law enforcement agencies in building or enhancing effective operational responses to children exposed to violence (with or without a mental health partner) or experiencing traumatic stress. It contains tools targeted to police leaders and frontline officers in three categories: Operational Protocols, Assessment Tools, and Operational Tools. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

WASH (Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene) in Emergencies Research Prioritisation Meeting: Briefing Paper
Enhancing Learning and Research for Humanitarian Assistance. 09/2017 This 17-page briefing paper summarizes a meeting held on June 29-30, 2017, to identify and discuss the priorities for water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) research, and consider a WASH research agenda for humanitarian crises. The document discusses barriers to WASH research, the need to create a research repository, key points, and recommendations. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Update for Chapter 5 of the Exposure Factors Handbook: Soil and Dust Ingestion
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. 09/2017 This 100-page updated document includes new information on soil and dust ingestion that has become available since the Exposure Factors Handbook: 2011 Edition was released. The recommended values have also been revised, as needed, to reflect the new information. This chapter explains the concepts of soil and dust ingestion, soil pica, and geophagy; defines these terms for the purpose of the handbook's exposure factors; and presents available data from the literature on the amount of soil and dust ingested. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Webinar: Enhancing Police Responses to Children Exposed to Violence: A Toolkit for Law Enforcement
International Association of Chiefs of Police. 09/27/2017 This one-hour, 24-minute webinar is a companion to the document, Enhancing Police Responses to Children Exposed to Violence: A Toolkit for Law Enforcement. It discusses how to recognize the role of police in identifying and responding to children following exposure to violence and overwhelming events, how this role aligns with the mission and duties of law enforcement, and how the role of police in identifying and responding to children exposed to violence can strengthen police-community relations; increase officer safety; and break the cycle of violence and victimi...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Community Health Maps: Using Mapping Tools During Disasters
National Library of Medicine [National Institutes of Health]. 10/12/2017 These presentation slides are from a Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC) webinar that provided an overview of the tools created by the Center for Public Service Communications, with the National Library of Medicine (NLM), by its Community Health Maps (CHM) initiative, and how to use these tools during disaster response. CHM's premise is that community-based organizations, environmental health groups, public health agencies, and emergency management departments are in a better position to serve their populations when they are able t...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

2017 California Wildfires
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. 10/16/2017 This Web page provides resources to help individuals, families, communities, and professionals stay safe in the face of the wildfires burning across northern California. Resources for professionals are in categories of Health Care, Public Health, and Worker Safety. Resources for individuals, families, and communities are in categories of Your State or Territory, Evacuating Safely, Air Quality, Safe Use of Drugs, Wound Care, and Mental and Behavioral Health. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide f...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Stop the Bleed: Apply Pressure
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. 12/2016 This instructional resource provides step-by-step guidance about identifying and treating serious or life-threatening bleeding. It asks questions, provides responses to each possible situation, provides a tourniquet glossary, and lists additional resources. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Particle Pollution and Your Patients' Health: Evidence-Based Training for Healthcare Professionals
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. 08/21/2017 This course explains particle pollution, also known as particulate matter or PM, which is the main component of haze, smoke, and dust. It explains what size particles are the greatest health concern, and where and when they are a problem. It identifies how particle pollution exposure affects the cardiovascular and respiratory systems, the general population, and patients with cardiovascular or respiratory disease. It explains the purpose and use of the Air Quality Index for advising patients how to protect their health. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disast...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Protective Action Area Map Templates
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. 09/2017 This eight-page guide, a companion document to the Environmental Protection Agency's Protective Action Guide (PAG) Manual, provides templates for state, local, and tribal governments that need to provide evacuation, sheltering, food, and/or drinking water guidance quickly to a population in a specific geographical area during a radiological emergency. It will help emergency responders prepare public communication materials prior to and during a radiological emergency. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Top 10 Considerations for Mental Health Professionals Working in Schools After a Disaster
Louisiana State University. 09/18/2017 This two-page resource, developed with the School of Medicine Terrorism and Disaster Coalition for Child and Family Resilience, lists 10 tips for mental health professionals working in a school after a disaster. Tips include working with the school system to identify the types of services that might be helpful, being flexible, and recognizing that everyone has been impacted in some way following a disaster. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Cascading Effects and Escalations in Wide-Area Power Failures: A Summary for Emergency Planners
University College London, Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction. 10/09/2017 This 16-page document, written with London Resilience, provides an overview of the cascading effects caused by wide-area power failures. It defines the recurrent impacts and sources of escalation to support the training and situational awareness of decision-makers and emergency operators. It includes an introduction of wide-area power failures policies and practices, and a table listing cascading effects and escalations caused by wide-area power failure, including the impacts on the health sector. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide fo...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Clean Up Safely After a Disaster
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 10/10/2017 This Web page provides eight resources for cleaning up after a disaster. Topics include Remediation and Infection Control Considerations for Reopening Healthcare Facilities Closed Due to Extensive Water and Wind Damage, Checklist for Infection Control Concerns When Reopening Healthcare Facilities Closed Due to Extensive Water and Wind Damage, and Healthcare Water System Repair Following Disruption of Water Supply. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Unprecedented Opioid Epidemic: As Overdoses Become a Leading Cause of Death, Police, Sheriffs, and Health Agencies Must Step Up Their Response
Police Executive Research Forum. 09/2017 This 92-page report summarizes the epidemic of overdoses by persons addicted to opioid drugs, and what was learned at a national conference held in April 2017. The Police Executive Research Forum focuses on the opioid crisis because despite the work that police and other agencies are doing, the epidemic is continuing to worsen. New concepts in the report include the use of synthetic opioids fentanyl and carfentanil, ways in which police agencies and their partners are developing ways to share information, and how police officers are saving lives with naloxone. (PDF) (Source: Disaste...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Preventing Opioid Misuse in the States and Territories: A Public Health Framework for Cross-Sector Leadership
Association of State and Territorial Health Officials. 09/20/2017 This framework provides a public health-facilitated approach for states and territories to respond to the nation's opioid crisis. It is a tool for state and territorial health agencies to organize resources within and across jurisdictions, engage in strategic conversations, and strengthen comprehensive response plans that promote multi-program, government-wide approaches to combatting opioid misuse. The framework is built around four key strategies: Monitoring and Surveillance, Prevention and Education, Reduce and Manage Access, and Treatment and Recovery. (...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Select Mass Violence Resources
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. 10/12/2017 This Web page from TRACIE (Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange) lists resources and Topic Collections that can help stakeholders prepare for, respond to, and help their communities recover from mass violence incidents. These events require efficiency and coordination among multiple response entities, and efforts may need to be directed toward doing the greatest good for the greatest amount of people. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Beating the Fear: Helping Disaster Survivors Overcome Trauma
Asian Disaster Preparedness Center. 11/01/2016 This four-page document discusses the psychological impacts of disasters that are often overlooked, despite the long-lasting trauma suffered by disaster survivors. It explores how a Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) trainer's workshop, conducted in 2011 by the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC), gave graduates the skills they need to support the psychosocial needs of those they are treating. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

How to Use Social Media to Better Engage People Affected by Crises: A Brief Guide for Those Using Social Media in Humanitarian Organizations
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. 09/2017 This 30-page document is a guide on how to use social media to better engage people affected by crisis. It is geared toward staff in humanitarian organizations who are responsible for official social media channels. It provides advice on how to use social media effectively to engage with, and be accountable to, affected people through practical tips and case studies from within the International Red Cross and Red Crescent movement and the wider sector. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Integrating Gender into Humanitarian Action: Good Practices from Asia-Pacific 5
Asian Disaster Preparedness Center. 10/06/2017 This 12-page document is the fifth compilation of good practices on integrating gender into humanitarian action in Asia, developed on behalf of the Regional Network Working Group on Gender in Humanitarian Action in the Asia-Pacific region. It highlights examples from the region that support equal treatment of all before, during, and after disasters. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Biodefense: Federal Efforts to Develop Biological Threat Awareness
U.S. Government Accountability Office. 10/11/2017 This 60-page report describes the types of actions that key federal agencies have taken to develop biological threat awareness, and how that information is used to support investment decisions. It discusses the extent to which these agencies have developed shared threat awareness, and how the Department of Homeland Security's National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Center determines what additional threat characterization knowledge to pursue. It analyzed federal policies, directives, and strategies related to biodefense, as well as agency documents such as threat a...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Disaster Cleanup and Recovery PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) Matrix
Occupational Safety and Health Administration [U.S. Department of Labor]. 10/2016 This two-page document and matrix will assist employers in determining the personal protective equipment (PPE) needed for the hazards that workers engaged in disaster cleanup and recovery activities may be exposed to. It also discusses respiratory protection, and sanitation and hygiene. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Rapid Risk Assessment: Public Health Risks Related to Communicable Diseases During the Hajj 2017, Saudi Arabia, 30 August-4 September 2017
European Union, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. 08/10/2017 This 13-page report assesses the potential health risks for communicable diseases and other health threats for European citizens during their stay in Saudi Arabia for the Hajj pilgrimage on August 30-September 4, 2017. The risk of communicable disease outbreaks is highest for food- and waterborne diseases and respiratory illnesses due to crowding, but the risk is not considered higher than expected for international mass gatherings. MERS-CoV activity continues to be reported in the Arabian Peninsula, and imported cases may be detected in Europe ...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

mhGAP (Mental Health Gap Action Programme) Training Manuals: For the mhGAP Intervention Guide for Mental, Neurological and Substance Use Disorders in Non-Specialized Health Settings, Version 2.0
World Health Organization. 09/2017 These 10 training manuals support implementation of the mhGAP Intervention Guide for Mental, Neurological and Substance Use (MNS) Disorders in Non-Specialized Health Settings, Version 2.0. They can be used to build capacity among non-specialist health care providers in the assessment and management of people with priority MNS conditions in low resource settings. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Desk Review of Programming Guidelines for Adolescents and Youth in Emergencies: Education, Health, Livelihoods and Durable Solutions
Norwegian Refugee Council. 09/20/2017 This 68-page report provides an overview of existing programming guidelines for adolescents and youth in emergencies and is a contribution to the goals of the Compact for Young People in Humanitarian Action. It specifically contributes to Action 1 of the Compact, which aims to promote and increase age- and gender-responsive and inclusive programs that contribute to the protection, health, and development of young women, young men, girls, and boys within humanitarian settings. It focuses on four sectors, including health. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Rapid Risk Assessment: Outbreak of Plague in Madagascar, 2017
European Union, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. 10/09/2017 This 10-page report assesses the likelihood of spread and the public health impact of the outbreak of plague in Madagascar, and the likelihood of spread to neighboring countries, including the European Union (EU) Outermost Regions (OMR) and Overseas Countries and Territories (OCT). It also assesses the risk for EU citizens residing in or traveling to the affected areas in Madagascar. Madagascar has been experiencing an outbreak of plague since August 23, 2017. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Infant and Young Child Feeding in Emergencies: Operational Guidance for Emergency Relief Staff and Programme Managers; Version 3.0
Emergency Nutrition Network. 10/2017 This 52-page document provides concise, practical guidance on how to ensure appropriate infant and young child feeding in emergencies. It applies to emergency preparedness, response, and recovery worldwide to minimize infant and young child morbidity and/or mortality risks associated with feeding practices, and to maximize child nutrition, health, and development. This Version 3.0 update was undertaken by the IFE Core Group in consultation with international, regional, and country informants, co-led by he Emergency Nutrition Network (ENN) and UNICEF, and coordinated by ENN. (PDF) (Sourc...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Interim Analysis of the HIFA Thematic Discussion and PHE Evidence Briefing on Knowledge Management for Global Health and Disaster Preparedness
United Kingdom Department of Health. 08/20/2017 This 12-page document from Healthcare Information For All (HIFA) and Public Health England (PHE) analyzes an evidence briefing looking at the role of libraries in providing support to disaster management teams and the general public during times of crisis. The purpose of the briefing was to identify existing work and gaps in the knowledge for this area of work, with a view to finding opportunities to provide further support. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Guiding Principles for Biosafety Governance: Ensuring Institutional Compliance with Biosafety, Biocontainment, and Laboratory Biosecurity Regulations and Guidelines
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. 09/2017 This 19-page document provides guiding principles and best practices for ensuring institutions have appropriate organizational and governance structures in place to ensure compliance with biosafety, biocontainment, and laboratory biosecurity regulations and guidelines. It provides an overview of the federal regulations, requirements, and guidelines that pertain to biosafety and biosecurity in the U.S., and a description of some of the voluntary laboratory accreditation systems and other standards that rela...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Public Health Emergency Preparedness: Core Competencies for EU (European Union) Member States
European Union, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. 10/05/2017 This 35-page report seeks to identify both the strengths and the areas for improvement of public health emergency preparedness (PHEP) in the European Union Member States. With the eventual goal of developing competency-based training programs intended to improve PHEP, an initial step toward this goal consisted of the development of a public health emergency preparedness logic model that focuses particularly on cross-border threats to health in the European context. This logic model provides a structure for assessing preparedness in the Member St...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Federal Response to the Opioid Crisis
U.S. Senate, Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. 10/05/2017 This three-hour, eight-minute Congressional hearing discusses how well the federal government has responded to the mounting public health crisis of the opioid epidemic. Speakers discuss the opioid crisis'two primary issues: the significant rise in opioid analgesic prescriptions that began in the mid-to-late 1990s; and a lack of health system and healthcare provider capacity to identify and engage individuals, and provide them with high-quality, evidence-based opioid addiction treatment, in particular the full spectrum of medication-assisted treatm...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Responding to Natural Disasters in Rural Communities
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. 06/21/2017 This one-hour, 11-minute webinar, cosponsored with the American Institutes for Research, provides information about the strategies of two rural communities as they responded to natural disasters. Speakers discuss the stages of disaster planning and response; and strategies to address the needs of children, youth, and families who have been victims of natural disasters in rural communities. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Beyond the Basics: The Impact of Zika Virus on Vision and Hearing
American Academy of Pediatrics. 09/05/2017 This 58-minute webinar describes the vision and hearing findings seen in infants born with congenital Zika virus syndrome, and discusses the landscape of research on the impact of the Zika virus on vision and hearing. Speakers discuss what guidance for evaluation, treatment, and long-term care a pediatrician can use when seeing a patient with possible or confirmed Zika virus syndrome. The webinar is part of the American Academy of Pediatrics Webinar Series on Zika Virus Syndrome. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Public Workshop: Antimicrobial Susceptibility and Resistance: Addressing Challenges of Diagnostic Devices, September 13, 2017
U.S. Food and Drug Administration. 09/13/2017 This Web page provides information, presentations, and webcast recordings from a workshop on Antimicrobial Susceptibility and Resistance, held on September 13, 2017, to promote discussion of the scientific and regulatory challenges associated with the efficient development of traditional devices for antimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST) and molecular or novel diagnostic technologies for the detection of antimicrobial resistance markers. Topics include Public Health Implications of Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance, and Efforts and Resources for Addressing Antimicrobial...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Strengthening GBV (Gender-Based Violence) Prevention and Response in Urban Humanitarian Settings
Women's Refugee Commission. 09/14/2017 This 42-minute webinar highlights learning from the Women's Refugee Commission's research and pilot interventions for gender-based violence (GBV) in diverse urban contexts: Beirut, Kampala, Quito, and Delhi. It reviews examples of GBV risk mitigation strategies tailored for at-risk urban refugees, including adolescent girls, LGBTI refugees, and refugees engaged in sex work. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Guidelines on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support
International Committee of the Red Cross. 10/2017 This 114-page document provides guidelines that outline the International Committee of the Red Cross's approach to mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) during and after armed conflict and other situations of violence. The guidelines encompass internationally recognized, evidence-based MHPSS standards and practices, combined with the expertise, experience, and views of mental health professionals who have worked in armed conflict and other violence. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Glasgow Coma Scale for Field Triage of Trauma: A Systematic Review
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. 01/2017 This 12-page document assesses the predictive utility, reliability, and ease of use of the total Glasgow Coma Scale (tGCS) versus the motor component of the Glasgow Coma Scale (mGCS) for field triage of trauma, as well as comparative effects on clinical decision-making and clinical outcomes. The Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS)11,12 is an instrument widely used to assess consciousness at the site of injury, in emergency departments, and in hospitals, and to monitor progress or deterioration during treatment. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) Guidelines for BLS/ALS (Basic Life Support/Advanced Life Support) Medical Providers
Committee for Tactical Emergency Casualty Care. 05/2017 This 15-page document provides guidelines for basic life support/advanced life support (BLS/ALS) medical providers in three categories: Direct Threat Care (DTC)/Hot Zone Guidelines, Indirect Threat Care (ITC)/Warm Zone Guidelines, and Evacuation Care (EVAC)/Cold Zone Guidelines. It also provides a list of Goals, Principles, and Skill Sets. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Fact Sheet for Healthcare Providers: Interpreting ADVIA Centaur ® Zika Test Results
U.S. Food and Drug Administration. 09/18/2017 This four-page document provides information about the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)'s issuing of an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) to authorize the use of the Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc. (Siemens) ADVIA Centaur ® Zika test. This assay provides in vitro qualitative detection of IgM antibodies to the Zika virus. It is intended for use in human serum and plasma specimens of individuals meeting Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Zika clinical and/or epidemiological criteria for testing. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medi...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news