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1. Topic Collection: Pediatric
Date Published: 6/25/2019
Format: Text
Annotation: This Topic Collection from TRACIE (Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange), updated in June 2019, provides resources that can help healthcare facilities, healthcare coalitions, and other health and medical providers to consider the specialized care and resources needed for children prior to, during, and after an incident. Resources are categorized in topics that include Access and Functional Needs; Burns; Explosives and Mass Shootings; Family Reunification and Support; Healthcare Facility Evacuation/ Sheltering; and Hospital Surge Capacity and Immediate Bed Availability....[more] [less]
Authors: Alberts, Eric; Dziuban, Eric; Frost, Patricia; et al.
Type: Bibliography/Resource List
ID: 12638. From: Disaster Lit®a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
2. Natural Disasters 2018
Date Published: 6/21/2019
Format: PDF
Annotation: This eight-page report, published with UCLouvain and the U.S. Agency for International Development, provides information and statistics about natural disasters in 2018, which was characterized by 315 natural disaster events recorded with 11,804 deaths, over 68 million people affected, and $131.7 billion in economic losses across the world. 2018 was a standout year for wildfires (10 events) and volcanic activity (7 events). Data come from the Emergency Events Database (EM-DAT)....[more] [less]
Authors: Below, Regina; Wathelet, Valentin; Yaghmaei, Nima
Type: Report
ID: 19524. From: Disaster Lit®a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
3. Educational Continuity: The Role of Schools in Facilitating Disaster Recovery
Date Published: 6/19/2019
Format: Text
Annotation: This report, part of the Research Counts: Children and Disasters Special Collection, discusses research that shows that when adequately prepared, schools can and do buffer the negative impacts of disaster. It details the need for sufficient capital and capacity, robust planning, Continuity of Operations (COOP) plans, and strong leadership and school management. It explains that for written plans to be successful, they need to be well-informed, practiced frequently, and shared widely with all those who may be impacted by an event....[more] [less]
Authors: Tobin, Jennifer
Type: Report
ID: 19519. From: Disaster Lit®a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
4. Medical Experts: Inadequate Federal Approach to Opioid Treatment and the Need to Expand Care
Date Published: 6/19/2019
Format: Video or Multimedia
Annotation: This three-hour, 19-minute Congressional hearing examines why so many patients and families in need of opioid and substance abuse treatment are unable to obtain it; whether the responses to date from the Executive Branch and Congress have been adequate to address this generational crisis; and a bill, the Comprehensive Addiction Resources Emergency (CARE) Act, which is intended to increase access to evidence-based treatment and wraparound services critical to supporting sustained recovery....[more] [less]
Authors: Cummings, Elijah; Bailey, Susan; Evans, Arthur; Gray, Angela; Olsen, Yngvild; et al.
Type: Hearing/Testimony
ID: 19520. From: Disaster Lit®a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
5. Ebola in Democratic Republic of the Congo
Date Published: 6/19/2019
Format: Video or Multimedia
Annotation: This one-hour webinar from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Emergency Partners Information Connection (EPIC) and CDC’s National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases discusses the current Ebola situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and how organizations sending U.S.-based workers to areas with Ebola can ensure the health and safety of their workers before, during, and after deployment. Speakers also address response efforts and challenges, and the travel health notice for the areas....[more] [less]
Authors: Choi, Mary; Roohi, Shah; Shoemaker, Trevor
Type: Instructional/Training Material
ID: 19521. From: Disaster Lit®a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
6. David E. Barmes Global Health Lecture: Global Health in a Changing World; Science Knows No Country
Date Published: 6/19/2019
Format: Video or Multimedia
Annotation: This one-hour David E. Barnes Global Health Lecture is delivered by a leader in global health research who discusses his work on infectious and tropical diseases in many countries, and the successes achieved in global health during the past decades. He also discusses current health and vaccination challenges, and details the impacts of climate change on human health today and in the future....[more] [less]
Authors: Farrar, Jeremy
Type: Instructional/Training Material
ID: 19523. From: Disaster Lit®a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
7. Adopt AWaRe: Handle Antibiotics with Care
Date Published: 6/2019
Format: Text
Annotation: This new tool was created to reduce antimicrobial resistance and ensure access. It uses the AWaRe classification (Access, Watch, Reserve), in the context of a comprehensive review of the optimal antibiotic choices for many common infectious syndromes in adults and children. The overall goal is to reduce the use of Watch Group and Reserve Group antibiotics (the antibiotics most crucial for human medicine and at higher risk of resistance), and to increase the use of Access antibiotics where availability is low....[more] [less]
Type: Guideline/Assessment Tool
ID: 19518. From: Disaster Lit®a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
8. Data Note: Public Awareness Around Antibiotic Resistance
Date Published: 6/2019
Format: Text
Annotation: This data note examines the public’s knowledge and concerns about antibiotic resistance, a topic of increasing importance to both the United States and the wider global health community. Figures describe statistics that include Most Say Overuse Of Antibiotics Is A Major Problem; One-Third Say They Are Very Worried About Personal Effects Of Opioid Epidemic, Fewer Say So About Antibiotic Resistance; and Most Of The Public Unaware Antibiotic Resistance Is Unrelated To The Outbreak Of Viruses Such As Measles....[more] [less]
Authors: Munana, Cailey; Kirzinger, Ashley; Lopes, Lunna; Hamel, Liz; Brodie, Mollyann
Type: Report
ID: 19525. From: Disaster Lit®a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
9. Spreading Plague: Lessons and Recommendations for Responding to a Deliberate Biological Event
Date Published: 6/2019
Format: PDF
Annotation: This 24-page report presents key findings and recommendations for urgent improvements to avoid catastrophic consequences of deliberate and other high-consequence biological events. It provides key findings from a tabletop exercise designed to explore command, control, and coordination of an international response to an unusual and rapidly spreading biological event, and and offers recommendations from the event organizers, shaped around four emergent themes: International Coordination, Information Sharing, Investigation and Attribution, and Financing for Response and Preparedness....[more] [less]
Authors: Cameron, Elizabeth; Katz, Rebecca; Konyndyk, Jeremy; Nalipinski, Michael; Nalabandian, Michelle
Type: Report
ID: 19526. From: Disaster Lit®a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
10. Emerging Microfluidics Technology and Its Implications for Chemical, Biological, and Nuclear Weapons
Date Published: 5/2019
Format: PDF
Annotation: This 23-page report details how microfluidics and nanofluidics have various implications for both the offensive and defensive sides of chemical, biological, and nuclear threats. It explores both extant and potential implications, including dual use issues, and explains how both biological and nuclear weapons also require chemistry, indicating potential applications for microfluidics....[more] [less]
Authors: Jabbari, Cyrus; Bleek, Philipp
Type: Report
ID: 19522. From: Disaster Lit®a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
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