Introducing the NCBI (National Center for Biotechnology Information) Pathogen Detection Isolates Browser
National Library of Medicine [National Institutes of Health]. 03/21/2018 This 31-minute webinar discusses how to search for pathogen isolates, identify closely related isolates of interest, and find pathogens encoding particular antimicrobial resistance genes. The National Center for Biotechnology Informatio (NCBI) Pathogen Detection Project was created to use whole genome sequencing data for food-borne disease surveillance. Pathogens isolated from patients, food, and environmental samples, from state, federal, and other labs, are sequenced, and the data submitted in real time to NCBI. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disast...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - June 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Disaster Healthcare Resources Available in Spanish
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. 05/18/2018 This Web page from TRACIE (Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange) provides links to disaster healthcare resources available in Spanish. Categories are Chronic Illness Resources, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Emergency Preparedness Rule Resources, Disaster Behavioral/Mental Health Resources, General Emergency Preparedness Resources, Pediatric-Specific Resources, and Zika-Specific Resources. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - June 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

DRIVe (Division of Research, Innovation, and Ventures)
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. 06/2018 This program, established by the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), part of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), takes a new approach to tackle the biggest national health security threats by developing innovative technologies and practices for transformative solutions. It brings together the best ideas from the medical and scientific communities, together with government and venture capital investment, to drive innovation that will strengthen the natio...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - June 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

2018 International Health Security Poll: Initial Results and Analysis
Healthcare Ready. 06/05/2018 This 12-page document summarizes the results of a poll in 13 targeted countries worldwide to gain insights on patient-level perspectives on access to medicines, particularly during public health emergencies or following natural disasters. The poll found that a majority of people are satisfied in their ability to obtain the medications they need in normal times or during disasters. However, there is a significant risk to the population if its ability to obtain medication is compromised for almost any length of time during or after a disaster. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disas...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - June 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

PPHR (Project Public Health Ready) and PHAB (Public Health Accreditation Board) Accreditation: Making the Connections with Continuous Quality Improvement
National Association of County and City Health Officials. 04/30/2018 This 55-minute webinar describes performance improvement (PI) in the public health sector, Project Public Health Ready (PPHR) recognition, and Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) accreditation. PPHR is a training and recognition program for local health departments focused on all-hazards preparedness. The webinar discusses how to connect all three programs, using a crosswalk table. (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 - June 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak: 2018 Democratic Republic of the Congo, Bikoro
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Infectious Diseases. 05/18/2018 This Web page provides background and information about the outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in the Bikoro region of Equateur Province in the northwestern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It provides links to a travel notice, and health information for travelers and clinicians. It also provides a map of Ebola-Affected Health Zones in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - June 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA) and Stakeholder Preparedness Review (SPR) Guide: Comprehensive Preparedness Guide (CPG) 201; Third Edition
Federal Emergency Management Agency [Department of Homeland Security]. 05/29/2018 This 44-page document provides guidance for conducting the three-step process for a Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA) and the three-step process for a Stakeholder Preparedness Review (SPR), formerly State Preparedness Report. These processes are interconnected because communities can use them both to evaluate their preparedness. All types of communities can complete the THIRA/SPR as a way to better understand the risks they face and make important decisions on how to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to, a...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - June 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Evacuation Planning: Handbook 4 (2017)
Australian Government, Attorney-General's Department, Australian Emergency Management. 10/2017 This 48-page handbook, updated in October 2017, incorporates guidelines and considerations for developing community evacuation plans underpinned by an all-hazards approach. It uses the nationally recognized five stages of the evacuation process as a framework for planning an evacuation. It should be used to guide pre-event community evacuation planning, which will in turn maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of any evacuation that may be required. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - June 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Volcanic air pollution hazards in Hawaii: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2017-3017
U.S. Geological Survey. 04/2017 This four page fact sheet provides an overview of air pollutants, including sulfur dioxide gas, emitted from Kilauea Volcano on the Island of Hawaii. It provides a review of the health effects of the eruptive episodes that have been a frequent problem on the Island. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - June 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Diversity in Disaster
Australian Government. 04/2018 This Web page provides information about a conference held in Melbourne, Australia, on April 17-18, 2018, to explore how Australia can be more inclusive in its preparations and responses to natural disasters and emergency management. Participants examined how well emergency managers and responders respond to the needs of women, men, people of diverse gender and sexual identities, Aboriginal groups, culturally and linguistically diverse groups, people living with disability, and others. (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 - June 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Community Recovery: Handbook 2; Third Edition
Australian Government. 05/2018 This 148-page document introduces the disaster recovery process and the broad context in which the recovery manager works. It outlines national principles and foundational concepts for recovery, and effects of disasters on communities, including the four integrated environments. It also describes how to plan and manage community recovery, including preparedness, planning, and operationalizing community recovery. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - June 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Volcanic Eruptions: Natural Disaster Profile; Technical Hazard Sheet
World Health Organization. 02/13/2018 This Web page provides technical information about volcanic eruptions. Topics cover the Hazard, which includes the types of volcanic activity; Factors of Vulnerability; Main Causes of Mortality and Morbidity; Foreseeable Needs; and Don't Forget, which details mitigation measures to take. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - June 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Emergency Responder Health Monitoring and Surveillance (ERHMS) ™ Framework
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention]. 03/28/2018 This Web page provides information about the Emergency Responder Health Monitoring and Surveillance ™ (ERHMS) framework, which provides recommendations for protecting emergency responders during small and large emergencies in any setting. It is for use by all who are involved in the deployment and protection of emergency responders, including incident command staff; response organization leaders hip; health, safety, and medical personnel; and emergency responders. The page also contains supporting materials,...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - June 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Volcanic Ash Impacts and Mitigation: Health
U.S. Geological Survey. 05/16/2018 This Web page provides information and guidance about the health effects of volcanic ash, including links to health hazards pamphlets from the International Volcanic Health Hazards Network (IVHHN); and a table detailing volcanic ashfall: overview of health impacts, monitoring, and preventive measures. The column on the left provides links to pages on respiratory effects, eyes and skin, secondary effects, protective measures, volcanic gas guidelines, and case studies. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - June 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Scoping Paper on National HIV Response in Emergency Settings in Mozambique: Utilizing Case Studies from Gaza and Zamb ézia
International Organization for Migration. 05/2017 This 48-page report provides baseline information related to HIV and emergencies in Mozambique, which could guide decision-making regarding how HIV is addressed throughout the duration of interventions within emergency settings in the context of Mozambique. The scoping paper is a joint effort of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), UNICEF, National Institute of Disaster Management (Instituto Nacional de Gest ão de Calamidades [INGC]), and National AIDS Council (Conselho Nacional de Combate ao HIV/SIDA [CNCS]) to explore this issue. (PDF) (Source: Disas...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Chemical Assisted Suicide: Responder Information
International Association of Fire Chiefs. 11/2017 This two-page document provides a checklist for responding to a chemical assisted suicide and any unexpected chemical exposure concerns, including analyzing the problem and implementing a plan. It also includes a table of the chemical properties of hydrogen sulfide and hydrogen cyanide. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Local Humanitarian Assistance Center
Tufts University, Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Feinstein International Center. 2018 This resource provides a simple, searchable database of articles related to local humanitarian assistance. The database is for anyone attempting to design programs, policy, or new research based on the available evidence. It provides a filter function to narrow down search results, allowing users to click on multiple options in each dropdown menu. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

ERHMS (Emergency Responder Health Monitoring and Surveillance) Info Manager ™ User Guide
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention]. 02/2018 This 58-page document is the user guide for ERHMS (Emergency Responder Health Monitoring and Surveillance) Info Manager ™, a free software platform to track and monitor emergency response and recovery worker activities before, during, and after their deployment to an incident site. ERHMS Info Manager™ enables organizations to implement the ERHMS™ framework designed to help protect emergency responders throughou t the pre-deployment, deployment, and post-deployment phases of a response. (PDF) (Source...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Surveillance of Antimicrobial Consumption in Europe 2013-2014
European Union, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. 05/2018 This 102-page document is the fourth annual report of the European Surveillance of Antimicrobial Consumption Network (ESAC-Net) published by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). It is based on antimicrobial consumption data from the community (primary care sector) and the hospital sector reported to ECDC for 2013 and 2014 by 28 European Union (EU) Member States and two EEA (European Economic Area)/non-EU countries (Iceland and Norway). An analysis of EU/EEA data from the last five years did not reveal any significant trend...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Rhabdomyolysis in Wildland Fire Fighters: A Patient Population at Risk
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention]. 05/2018 This two-page fact sheet describes the factors that increase the risk of rhabdomyolysis for wildland fire fighters, and how healthcare providers can prevent its debilitating consequences. Among the elements of wildland fire response and training associated with an increased risk for rhabdomyolysis are carrying heavy loads, such as chainsaws and gear packs weighing up to 110 pounds, and high levels of exertion, such carrying heavy loads over rugged, steep terrain. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disast...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

What Wildland Fire Fighters Need to Know about Rhabdomyolysis
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention]. 05/2018 This two-page fact sheet provides information, questions, and answers about rhabdomyolysis (often called rhabdo), which is the breakdown of damaged muscle tissue that releases proteins and electrolytes into the blood. Because exertion in a hot environment is such a fundamental part of the job, fire fighters need to know the signs and symptoms of rhabdo to be able to quickly recognize the potential danger and get medical attention right away if they are not feeling well. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Prescription Opioids: Medicare Needs Better Information to Reduce the Risk of Harm to Beneficiaries
U.S. Government Accountability Office. 05/29/2018 This 17-page report is Congressional testimony that revisits the Government Accountability Office's analysis of Medicare's efforts to reduce inappropriate opioid prescribing. It suggests ways to help Medicare collect information on doctor investigations and at-risk beneficiaries that could help it determine whether its efforts are working. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

VA (Veterans Administration) Health Care: Progress Made Towards Improving Opioid Safety, But Further Efforts to Assess Progress and Reduce Risk Are Needed
U.S. Government Accountability Office. 05/29/2018 This 44-page report examines the extent to which the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) has met Opioid Safety Initiative (OSI) goals established in 2014, and the extent to which VHA providers adhere to key opioid risk mitigation strategies. It makes five recommendations, including that VHA document actions and develop measurable outcomes related to its OSI goals, ensure that providers are adhering to opioid risk mitigation strategies, and ensure that all its regional networks have implemented academic detailing programs and that all VHA medical facilities have a designate...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Digital Health: New Frontiers in Humanitarian Interventions
Johns Hopkins University. 04/25/2018 This one-hour, 19-minute presentation discusses new technologies and their possible applications in the context of humanitarian response, and the progress that has been made with them in the past five years. It describes the challenges of creating a hand-held device to diagnose health conditions in the field, and technologies needed in disaster areas with no electricity. (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 - May 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Opportunities for Improving Programs and Services for Children with Disabilities
National Academies Press. 05/2018 This 260-page report provides a comprehensive analysis of health outcomes for school-aged children with disabilities. It reviews and assesses programs, services, and supports available to these children and their families. It also describes overarching program, service, and treatment goals; examines outreach efforts and utilization rates; identifies what outcomes are measured and how they are reported; and describes what is known about the effectiveness of these programs and services. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Securing Cyber Resilience in Health and Care: A Progress Update
United Kingdom Department of Health. 02/2018 This 11-page report provides an update on the United Kingdom Department of Health and Social Care's work to strengthen cyber resilience across health and care. It details actions to make sure the National Health System is as prepared as possible for cyber-attacks; help National Health Service organizations to address infrastructure weaknesses; and provide security toolkits. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Crisis and Emergency Risk Communications in a Strategic National Stockpile Response
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response. 02/21/2018 This 49-minute webinar provides public health planners with key considerations related to crisis and emergency risk communications, and to an emergency medical countermeasure response that will inform, direct, and enhance comprehensive Strategic National Stockpile response plans. It identifies potential communication opportunities and challenges unique to Strategic National Stockpile planning and response operations; and describes the public's information and communication needs before, during, and after an incident re...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Heatwave Plan for England: Protecting Health and Reducing Harm from Severe Heat and Heatwaves, May 2018
United Kingdom Department of Health. 05/29/2018 This 43-page plan, updated in May 2018, is intended to protect the population from heat-related harm to health. It aims to prepare for, alert people to, and prevent, the major avoidable effects on health during periods of severe heat in England. It recommends a series of steps to reduce the risks to health from prolonged exposure to severe heat for the National Health Service, local authorities, social care, and other public agencies; professionals working with people at risk; and individuals, local communities, and voluntary groups. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guid...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Rapid Risk Assessment: Mass Gathering Event, FIFA World Cup, Russia 2018
European Union, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. 05/28/2018 This 13-page document assesses the health risks related to communicable diseases for European Union/European Economic Area citizens during their stay in Russia for the 2018 FIFA World Cup on June 14 to July 15, and the public health implications for European countries after travelers return to their countries. Surveillance for communicable diseases in Russia and European Union countries to which travelers and World Cup attendees return should be sensitive enough to detect threats at a stage when interventions are likely to prevent or reduce the ...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Librarians as Information Responders
National Library of Medicine [National Institutes of Health]. 05/2018 This 17-minute presentation explains the role of librarians in disaster information management, and provides details about training from the U.S. National Library of Medicine Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC) to become a disaster information management specialist. It discusses why librarians and libraries think of themselves as information responders, and how, when disasters or public health emergencies occur, decisions made by first responders, emergency managers, public health department workforce, healthcare providers, and others...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Latest Ebola Outbreak: What Has Changed in the International and U.S. Response Since 2014?
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. 05/25/2018 This issue brief examines what has changed in the larger international Ebola response landscape since 2014, and the current status of the U.S. Government engagement, including comparing the U.S. response now to a similar point in the trajectory of the 2014 outbreak. It details how the Democratic Republic of the Congo has experience with Ebola outbreaks, the World Health Organization has addressed important shortcomings, and an effective Ebola vaccine is available and being used. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Epidemic Risk Analysis: Informal Consultation, WHO (World Health Organization) Geneva, 21-22 March 2017
World Health Organization. 05/2018 This 24-page report summarizes a meeting held on March 21-22, 2017, to review progress to date and advise on next steps for elucidating an epidemic risk index to be used in anticipating and preparing for infectious disease outbreaks at the country level. The participants were supportive of the approach and methodology toward an epidemic risk tool that would provide countries and partner agencies with information about specific structural drivers of epidemics, enabling them to enhance preparedness and response measures. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Organic Peroxide Decomposition, Release, and Fire at Arkema Crosby Following Hurricane Harvey Flooding: Crosby, Texas
U.S. Chemical Safety Board. 05/13/2018 This 154-page document is the final investigation report into the August 31, 2017, fire at the Arkema chemical plant in Crosby, Texas. In the days leading up to the incident, an unprecedented amount of rain fell at the plant due to Hurricane Harvey, causing equipment to flood and fail. As a result, chemicals stored at the plant decomposed and burned, releasing fumes and smoke into the air. The report calls for more robust industry guidance to help hazardous chemical facilities better prepare for extreme weather events, like flooding, so that similar incidents can be avoided. (PDF) (So...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Stop the Bleed Familiarization Course
Alabama Department of Public Health. 05/17/2018 This one-hour webinar provided by the Stop the Bleed program covers the principles of bleeding control and providing first aid until the arrival of emergency responders. It discusses the national policy on increasing survivability following mass-casualty events called the Hartford Consensus; provides information on tourniquets and wound packing, and how they both should be used in appropriate cases; and provides an overview of Stop the Bleed Day and how to become involved. (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 - May 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Money and Microbes: Strengthening Clinical Research Capacity to Prevent Epidemics
World Bank. 05/18/2018 This 75-page report from the International Vaccines Task Force (IVTF) proposes ways in which national governments and development partners can finance investments in clinical research capacity, and strengthen low- and middle-income countries'capacity to conduct and participate in a late-stage vaccine trial during an outbreak. It discusses how in the last five years, the world has been tested with serious challenges from two viral diseases: the Ebola outbreak between 2014 and 2016 in West Africa, and the Zika Virus outbreak that began in early 2016. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disa...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

ACEP (American College of Emergency Physicians) Emergency Physician Survey Results
American College of Emergency Physicians. 05/22/2018 This five-page document details the results of a survey of emergency physicians taken on April 30-May 7, 2018, which found that nearly all (93 percent of 247 doctors) say their emergency departments are not "fully prepared" for patient surge capacity in the event of a natural or man-made disaster, or mass-casualty incident, with 49 percent saying they are "somewhat" prepared. It found that hospitals and emergency medical services continue to suffer significant gaps in disaster preparedness, as well as national drug shortages for essential emergency me...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Towards One Health Preparedness
European Union, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. 05/24/2018 This 22-page report summarizes an expert consultation held on December 11-12, 2017, to further explore and identify priority areas for action for strengthening One Health preparedness in Europe, and to determine what sectors and disciplines should be prioritized for collaboration, based on the key risk drivers and disease threats facing Europe. Participants also discussed what can be learned from the public health response to past zoonotic disease outbreaks, and how intersectoral preparedness strategies can best be implemented in a One Health co...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Infectious Disease Threats: Funding and Performance of Key Preparedness and Capacity-Building Programs
U.S. Government Accountability Office. 05/24/2018 This 38-page report describes funding the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has made available to awardees-states and other jurisdictions-to help them prepare for the next big disease outbreak through its key preparedness and capacity-building programs: Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity for Infectious Diseases (ELC), Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP), and Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP). It details these programs'performance measurement data on the awardees'infectious disease preparedness capacity. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for ...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Rapid Risk Assessment: Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak in Equateur Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo; First Update, 25 May 2018
European Union, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. 05/25/2018 This 11-page report provides a risk assessment of the current Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), which is the ninth outbreak there since the discovery of the virus in 1976. Under the coordination of the Ministry of Health in the DRC, the outbreak response is being implemented with the support of United Nations agencies and international partners. For European Union/European Economic Area (EU/EEA) citizens living in, or traveling through areas of DRC not known to have EVD cases, the risk of exposure ...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Illicit Opioids: While Greater Attention Given to Combating Synthetic Opioids, Agencies Need to Better Assess Their Efforts
U.S. Government Accountability Office. 03/2018 This 94-page report examines how U.S. agencies work with international partners to limit production of illicit synthetic opioids, and work domestically to limit the availability of and enhance their response to these drugs and how agencies can improve their effectiveness. It also discusses how the agencies measure performance in their documented opioid response strategies, and have adapted their approaches to prevention and treatment. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Anthrax: Developing Drugs for Prophylaxis of Inhalational Anthrax; Guidance for Industry
U.S. Food and Drug Administration. 05/2018 The purpose of this 16-page guidance is to assist sponsors in the development of drugs for the indication of prophylaxis of inhalational anthrax in persons who have or may have inhaled aerosolized Bacillus anthracis spores but who have not yet manifested clinical evidence of disease. The indication also applies to persons with anticipated exposure to B. anthracis spores (e.g., first responders for anthrax incidents); in such cases, initiation of antibacterial therapy would begin immediately before entering the B. anthracis-contaminated environment. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Res...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Topic Collection: Pre-Hospital (e.g., Emergency Medical Services [EMS], Rescue, First Responder, Mass Gathering)
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. 05/21/2018 This Topic Collection from TRACIE (Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange) provides resources with information on both traditional and evolving pre-hospital roles (e.g., mobile pre-hospital care and community paramedicine). Included are research articles, fact sheets, algorithms, and templates that describe the role of emergency medical services in disasters and public health emergencies, and can help first responders prepare for and respond to a variety of events. (Text) (Sour...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Gender-Transformative Child Protection: An Annotated Bibliography
Plan International. 05/23/2018 This 38-page annotated bibliography provides a brief overview of the state of evidence on gender-transformative child protection. Gender-transformative child protection seeks to challenge gender dynamics, and actively confronts gender norms and unequal gender relations that drive violence against children and hinder effective response systems. The document includes some important resources on child protection in emergencies, and the impact of humanitarian emergencies on interpersonal violence against children. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Introduction to Ebola Disease: Managing Infectious Hazards
World Health Organization. 05/09/2018 This 21-page document provides presentation slides from a course to help participants describe the signs, symptoms, and transmission of Ebola disease; list preventive and control measures; and describe main public health concerns during an Ebola disease outbreak. It also discusses the geographic distribution of Ebola, and Ebola disease laboratory diagnosis. (Presentation Slides) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Seventy-First World Health Assembly
World Health Organization. 05/10/2018 This Web page provides information and materials for the 71st session of the World Health Assembly, which takes place in Geneva on May 21-26, 2018. The Health Assembly is the supreme decision-making body of the World Health Organization (WHO). Documents for the Assembly include the Report of the Independent Oversight and Advisory Committee for the WHO Health Emergencies Programme; WHO's Work in Health Emergencies; Health, Environment and Climate Change; and Progress in Implementing Decision WHA70(10) (2017) on Review of the Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Framework. (PDF) (Source: Disa...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Notes for the Record: Consultation on Monitored Emergency Use of Unregistered and Investigational Interventions for Ebola Virus Disease (EVD)
World Health Organization. 05/17/2018 This six-page report is from a group of independent scientific experts convened on May 17, 2018, by the World Health Organization for the purpose of evaluating investigational therapeutics for Ebola virus disease (EVD) during the current outbreak. It summarizes key points from the expert panel's deliberations, and discusses several therapies, including ZMapp. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Violence on the Front Line: Attacks on Health Care in 2017
Safeguarding Health in Conflict. 05/18/2018 This 51-page document is the fifth global report on attacks on health workers and facilities, patients, and ambulances. It finds that in 2017, there were at least 701 attacks on hospitals, health workers, patients, and ambulances in 23 countries in conflict around the world. More than 101 health workers and 293 patients and others are reported to have died as a results of these attacks. The year 2017 was also catastrophic in terms of access to medical and humanitarian aid, as parties to conflict-both state militaries and armed groups-in several countries blocked the passage of ai...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

ZMapp Drill, Functional and Full-Scale Exercise Template Set
National Ebola Training and Education Center. 04/30/2018 This suite of 13 documents is designed to allow users to have the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) tools and documentation to conduct an operations-based exercise that tests essential capabilities for the procurement and administration of experimental treatments such as ZMapp, and the preparation of experimental treatments related to Ebola or other special pathogens. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Identify, Isolate, Inform: Assessment, Management, and Placement of PUI (Person Under Investigation)
National Ebola Training and Education Center. 01/25/2018 This course discusses best practices for the assessment, management, and placement of patients under investigation for exposure to Ebola and other special pathogens of concern. It explains the tiered system developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as a national framework to coordinate a networked approach to mitigate disease transmission and activate resources within a state and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) region. Participants will learn to identify the components of identifying, isolating, and informing of a person under investigati...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Special Pathogens of Concern
National Ebola Training and Education Center. 04/26/2018 This course describes pathogen-related factors that may warrant treatment in a biocontainment unit. Participants will be able to distinguish between concepts of infectious, communicable, and hazardous as they relate to Ebola and other special pathogens of concern. They will also be able to describe the clinical presentation of selected special pathogens from the two broad categories: viral hemorrhagic fevers, and the highly pathogenic respiratory viruses. (Video or Multimedia) Site requires free registration. (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news