Disaster Planning

Telemedicine in the intensive care unit: its role in emergencies and disaster management.

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Mar 27, 2015

Disasters and emergencies lead to an overburdened health care system after the event, so additional telemedicine support can improve patient outcomes.

Mobile phone use among Medical Reserve Corps coordinators and volunteers: an exploratory study.

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Jul 26, 2014

OBJECTIVE: To better understand how mobile phones can be used during emergency response, this study identifies a) current mobile phone use among Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) volunteers and coordinators in their daily lives and during response; b) challenges for mobile phone use during response; an

Household disaster preparedness and information sources: Rapid cluster survey after a storm in New South Wales, Australia.

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Jul 07, 2008

BACKGROUND: A storm-related disaster in New South Wales, Australia in June 2007 caused infrastructure damage, interrupted essential services, and presented major public health risks. We investigated household disaster preparedness and information sources used before and during the disaster.

Mobile Health Systems that Optimize Resources in Emergency Response Situations.

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Feb 24, 2011

During mass casualty incidents, a large number of patients need to be triaged accurately in order to save the maximum number of lives.

Enhancing usability of augmented-reality-based mobile escape guidelines for radioactive accidents.

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Feb 12, 2013

When radioactive accidents occur, modern tools in information technology for emergency response are good solutions to reduce the impact.

Identifying and tracking disaster victims: state-of-the-art technology review.

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Dec 19, 2007

The failure of our nation to adequately track victims of Hurricane Katrina has been identified as a major weakness of national and local disaster preparedness plans.

Enhancing community-based disaster preparedness with information technology.

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Jan 25, 2008

A critical component of community-based disaster preparedness (CBDP) is a local resource database of suppliers providing physical, information and human resources for use in disaster response.

Disaster management and mitigation: the telecommunications infrastructure.

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Dec 16, 2008

Among the most typical consequences of disasters is the near or complete collapse of terrestrial telecommunications infrastructures (especially the distribution network--the 'last mile') and their concomitant unavailability to the rescuers and the higher echelons of mitigation teams.

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