Resources Sticky for Disaster Nursing

  1. I noticed that on some of the other threads that there are resources stickies for the varying specialities. Is it possible to get one for this thread?

    I did a internet search for disaster nursing but there did not seem to be much information.
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  3. by   gwenith
    Possibly why we have not done one yet. If you find any please share and we will "sticky" it as a starter so that everyone can add to it.
  4. by   Sharon
    The nice thing about Disaster Rescue and Relief is that research and resources are not usually divided by professional group. Disaster care is a very blended community, which I believe is its strong point. To find resources you would need to search by disaster type, phase, or function. Two examples on this board that list extensive resources are in the following threads "Major Incidents" and "Hospital Evacuation Planning" .
  5. by   nightingale
    The CDC sent this timely Group Conference call info. I have found, that the CDC, is an excellent resource for Disaster Info. There are also subheading for Bioterrorism, Mass Casualties, and others pertaining to National Disasters/Crisis. Their main website address is:

    Here is the info regarding the conference call in two weeks:

    The following updates were made to CDC information and guidance from
    March 6-13, 2006, or reflect current events.

    If you have any questions on these or other clinical issues, please write to us at

    Today's topics Include:

    Upcoming COCA Conference Call

    Avian Influenza

    Seasonal Influenza

    Hurricane Katrina

    Upcoming COCA Conference Call
    We are pleased to announce March's COCA Conference Call agenda:

    Title: Overview of CDC Operations and Natural Disasters
    Speaker: Dahna Batts, MD Commander, US Public Health Service
    Date/Time: March 28, 2006 @ 1 PM EST
    Toll-Free Dial-In Number: 800-988-9470
    Passcode: Disasters


    Define and discuss the National Response Plan
    Describe CDC activation during an emergency
    Describe CDC's disaster epidemiological activities during an emergency
    Dr. Batts has been a medical officer working in the areas of disaster epidemiology and health assessment at CDC since 1996. She is presently Acting Team Leader of the Disaster Epidemiology and Assessment Team, Health Studies Branch, National Center for Environmental Health at CDC.

    PowerPoint slides will be soon be available for this presentation at the following webpage:

    Avian Influenza
    Avian Influenza: Current Situation - Updated March 10
    Since February 1, 2006, the first cases of H5N1 or H5 infections in poultry or wild birds have been reported in the following countries: Iraq (H5), Nigeria, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Greece, Italy, Slovenia, Iran, Austria, Germany, Egypt, India, France, Bosnia and Herzegovina (H5), Slovak Republic, Switzerland, Niger, Hungary, Serbia and Montenegro (H5), Pakistan (H5), Albania, Poland and Georgia.

    Seasonal Influenza
    Flu Activity - Updated March 10
    During week 9 (February 26 – March 4, 2006), influenza activity increased in the United States. Seven hundred one specimens (21.6%) tested by U.S. World Health Organization (WHO) and National Respiratory and Enteric Virus Surveillance System (NREVSS) collaborating laboratories were positive for influenza. The proportion of patient visits to sentinel providers for influenza-like illness (ILI) was above the national baseline. The proportion of deaths attributed to pneumonia and influenza was below the baseline level. Twenty-five states and New York City reported widespread influenza activity; 13 states reported regional influenza activity; 8 states and the District of Columbia reported local influenza activity; and 4 states reported sporadic influenza activity.

    Flu Activity Reports & Surveillance - Updated March 10

    Hurricane Katrina
    Satellite Broadcast: Learning from Katrina
    Public Health Grand Rounds, a partnership project sponsored by CDC in collaboration with the University of North Carolina School of Public Health, will air a satellite broadcast, "Learning from Katrina: Tough Lessons in Preparedness and Emergency Response," on March 31, 2006, at 2:00 p.m. EST. This live broadcast will be transmitted from CDC and will focus on the public health implications and vulnerabilities of disaster preparedness. Please go to the following link for more information:

    MMWR Reports
    The March 10th issue of MMWR contains various reports relating to Hurricane Katrina including:

    Public Health Response to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita

    Surveillance for Illness and Injury After Hurricane Katrina

    Rapid Community Needs Assessment After Hurricane Katrina

    Carbon Monoxide Poisonings After Two Major Hurricanes

    Mortality Associated with Hurricane Katrina

    Please go to the following link to view the entire issue:


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