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1 Canadian Field Hospital in Haiti: surgical experience in earthquake relief.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature122035
Source
Can J Surg. 2012 Aug;55(4):271-4
Publication Type
Article
Date
Aug-2012
Author
Max Talbot
Bethann Meunier
Vincent Trottier
Michael Christian
Tracey Hillier
Chris Berger
Vivian McAlister
Scott Taylor
Author Affiliation
1 Canadian Field Hospital, Canadian Forces, Montreal, QC. max_talbot@hotmail.com
Source
Can J Surg. 2012 Aug;55(4):271-4
Date
Aug-2012
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Canada
Disaster Planning - organization & administration
Earthquakes
Female
Haiti
Hospitals, Packaged - organization & administration
Humans
International Cooperation
Male
Multiple Trauma - etiology - surgery
Operating Rooms
Relief Work - organization & administration
Surgical Procedures, Operative - statistics & numerical data
Abstract
The Canadian Forces' (CF) deployable hospital, 1 Canadian Field Hospital, was deployed to Haiti after an earthquake that caused massive devastation. Two surgical teams performed 167 operations over a 39-day period starting 17 days after the index event. Most operations were unrelated to the earthquake. Replacing or supplementing the destroyed local surgical capacity for a brief period after a disaster can be a valuable contribution to relief efforts. For future humanitarian operations/disaster response missions, the CF will study the feasibility of accelerating the deployment of surgical capabilities.
Notes
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PubMed ID
22854149 View in PubMed
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[1000 liters alcohol to Bosnia. Interview by Siv Barstad.]

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature11828
Source
J Sykepleien. 1992 Sep 7;80(14):18-9
Publication Type
Article
Date
Sep-7-1992
Author
H. Ostvedt
Source
J Sykepleien. 1992 Sep 7;80(14):18-9
Date
Sep-7-1992
Language
Norwegian
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Bosnia-Herzegovina
Disinfectants
Humans
Methanol
Norway
Relief Work
PubMed ID
1463650 View in PubMed
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The aftermath of an industrial disaster.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature209965
Source
Acta Psychiatr Scand Suppl. 1997;392:1-25
Publication Type
Article
Date
1997
Author
A. Elklit
Author Affiliation
Institute of Psychology, University of Aarhus, Denmark.
Source
Acta Psychiatr Scand Suppl. 1997;392:1-25
Date
1997
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Accidents, Occupational - psychology
Adaptation, Psychological
Adolescent
Adult
Asphyxia - psychology
Blast Injuries - psychology
Burns - psychology
Crisis Intervention
Denmark
Explosions
Female
Humans
Industry
Male
Middle Aged
Personality Inventory - statistics & numerical data
Psychometrics
Relief Work
Ships
Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic - diagnosis - psychology - therapy
Abstract
An explosion in a Danish supertanker under construction in 1994 caused the death of six workers and injured 15. Six months later 270 workers took part in this study, which analyses the relationships between objective stressors, the workers' own feelings and the reactions of their families after the explosion together with training, attitude to the workplace, general out-look, and received crisis help. Traumatisation, coping style and crisis support was assessed via the Impact of Event Scale (IES), the Coping Styles Questionnaire (CSQ) and the Crisis Support Scale (CSS). Emotionally, workers and their families were strongly affected by the explosion. The IES-score was 17.6 and the invasion score 9.1. The degree of traumatisation was higher in the group who had an 'audience position' than in the group who was directly hit by the explosion. Training in rescue work did not protect against adverse effects. Rescue work had a strong impact on the involved. Social support was a significant factor, that seems to buffer negative effects. High level of social integration, effective leadership in the situation, and professional crisis intervention characterised the disaster situation. All the same, 41 per cent of the workers reached the caseness criteria by Horowitz (IES > or = 19).
PubMed ID
9284976 View in PubMed
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All in the family: husband and wife RN team provide relief during humanitarian disasters.

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Source
Alta RN. 2012;68(2):16-7
Publication Type
Article
Date
2012
Author
Dave Bateman
Susie Wingfield
Source
Alta RN. 2012;68(2):16-7
Date
2012
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Alberta
Canada
Humans
Nursing
Red Cross
Relief Work
Spouses
Volunteers
PubMed ID
22913040 View in PubMed
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An introduction to disaster medicine in Europe.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature215688
Source
J Emerg Med. 1995 Mar-Apr;13(2):211-6
Publication Type
Article
Author
J. de Boer
Author Affiliation
Department of Surgery-Traumatology, Free University Hospital, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Source
J Emerg Med. 1995 Mar-Apr;13(2):211-6
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Disaster planning
Disasters
Education, Medical, Graduate
Emergency Medical Services - organization & administration
Emergency Medicine - education
Humans
International Cooperation
Netherlands
Red Cross
Relief Work
Sweden
Transportation of Patients
Triage
Abstract
Disaster medicine, which is based primarily on military and emergency medicine, is a young branch on the old tree of medicine. It touches on various disciplines within and outside the medical field. The subject is being taught on the academic and postacademic levels at many universities throughout Europe. The first chair in disaster medicine was established in Linkoping, Sweden; the second is now in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Some aspects of disaster medicine specifically oriented toward Europe are presented.
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Comment In: J Emerg Med. 1996 Jan-Feb;14(1):978655949
Comment In: J Emerg Med. 1996 Jan-Feb;14(1):988655950
PubMed ID
7775793 View in PubMed
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[A snow avalanche in Vassdalen. Medical experiences]

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature57304
Source
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen. 1989 Mar 10;109(7-8):807-13
Publication Type
Article
Date
Mar-10-1989
Author
M. Rostrup
M. Gilbert
H. Stalsberg
Source
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen. 1989 Mar 10;109(7-8):807-13
Date
Mar-10-1989
Language
Norwegian
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Accidents
Adult
Disasters
English Abstract
Humans
Male
Military Personnel
Natural Disasters
Norway
Prognosis
Relief Work
Resuscitation
Snow
Weather
Abstract
Of 31 soldiers caught by an avalanche in Northern Norway, one was not buried, 13 were partly buried and 17 were completely buried by the mass of snow. Only one of the completely buried soldiers survived. On admission to hospital after being buried by snow for three hours he had moderate hypothermia. The cause of death in the other 16 was most probably general compression of the body with acute respiratory and circulatory failure. Five of the 13 partly buried had physical traumas. None of the nine attempts at resuscitation succeeded. Self-rescue and rescue by friends were most important to the soldiers who survived. We discuss aspects of the organized rescue operation.
PubMed ID
2705163 View in PubMed
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Source
Int J Emerg Ment Health. 1999;1(3):189-93
Publication Type
Article
Date
1999
Author
P. Athalsteinsson
Author Affiliation
Landsbjörg, Association of Icelandic Rescue Teams, Reykjavík.
Source
Int J Emerg Ment Health. 1999;1(3):189-93
Date
1999
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Crisis Intervention
Disasters
Humans
Iceland
Peer Group
Relief Work
Social Support
Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic - psychology - therapy
Abstract
This report will explain the unique nature of the two avalanche accidents at Súthavík and Flateyri in the western part of Iceland. The report will describe the difficult conditions encountered by the rescuers, the medical personnel and all the other people involved. Finally, the implementation of Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) will be described.
PubMed ID
11232389 View in PubMed
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Beyond our borders. How to get involved in international development.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature208531
Source
Can Nurse. 1997 May;93(5):24-30
Publication Type
Article
Date
May-1997

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