The first decade of the twenty-first century has considerably raised an awareness of the
potential danger to modern civilization from disasters, both natural disasters and those
resulting from intentional human activities. The 2003 hurricane season was the sixth
most active on record. The hurricane season of 2004 was one of the deadliest and
costliest ever for the Atlantic Ocean basin. Four hurricanes raged across the state of
Florida with two of them making landfall near the same spot within a few weeks of one
Having worked in and traveled to many countries, most recently as the Ambassador
and Permanent Representative of Thailand to the United Nations, I have
seen people in different societies react to trauma in various ways. While experts
contributed to this important book, Trauma Psychology: Issues in Violence, Disaster,
Health, and Illness, I share my perspectives from serving the people of Thailand and
other nations and from my experiences in the aftermath of the 2004 tsunami that
struck the cities and towns in the Indian Ocean rim, including Thailand.
Welcome to the third edition of Understanding Medical
Surgical Nursing! We have fully updated all the material,
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to function as practical/vocational nurses. We are thankful to
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Policy framework for post-disaster for the affected groups rather
comprehensive. The Government shall provide special groups affected, and support measures
support level, policies on rescue and restore production as well as policy advocacy
relief. Policy in post-disaster recovery is a top-down approach, so that governments
level of response time and quick to minimize loss of human life and property and special
famine occurred the consequences of natural disasters. However, in the long run, policies
production recovery appears to be less drastic....
Natural disasters destroy more property and kill more people with each
passing year. Volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, hurricanes, tsunamis,
floods, landslides, fires and other natural events are becoming more
frequent and their consequences more devastating. Del Moral and
Walker provide a comprehensive summary of the diverse ways in which
natural disasters disrupt humanity and how humans cope. Burgeoning
human numbers, shrinking resources and intensification of the
consequences of natural disasters have produced a crisis of unparalleled
It is clear that most retirement communities have some level of disaster plans that tend to be based on two driving forces. The first force driving the creation of plans is as a response to regulations or laws that exist in their area or state. These tend to be drills rather than the more valuable exercises that bring all of the involved parties together to discuss interactions during a disaster response. The second driving force is what history suggests to be the most likely disaster. Although important and valuable in creation of disaster plans, this approach neglects the changing natural...
There is both controversy and confusion concerning appropriate stockpiling in order to be prepared for disasters. If we are to be self-sufficient and “on our own” for prolonged time periods, there must be some level of critical supplies stored on-site. Most documents acting as checklists, or that address LTC preparedness, will site the need for such stockpiling, but neglect to give recommendations or provide specific numbers (Department of Health and Human Services 2007; Montgomery County Advanced Practice Center for Public Health Preparedness and Response 2007; Krause 2007).
In response to a request by the Department of Homeland Security, the National Research
Council formed an ad hoc committee to organize a two-day workshop to discuss the use of social
network analysis (SNA) for the purpose of building community disaster resilience. The
workshop was held February 11-12, 2009, in Washington, D.C., and engaged a group of
approximately 30 researchers in the fields of SNA and resilience science as well as emergency
management practitioners from different regions of the country.
Tuyển tập các báo cáo nghiên cứu về y học được đăng trên tạp chí y học Critical Care cung cấp cho các bạn kiến thức về ngành y đề tài: Engendering enthusiasm for sustainable disaster critical care response: why this is of consequence to critical care professionals?
In addition, other emergency preparedness measures such as capacity building for national disaster
response teams (NDRT); standard operating procedures (SOP); volunteer management; and planning,
monitoring, evaluation, and reporting (PMER) capacity, which are addressed in country development
programmes, helped benefit the implementation of this DREF.
Against a backdrop of terrorist threats, natural disasters, and heightened concern about pandemic influenza, national security policy is now based on an all-hazards approach to disaster preparedness planning. Effective local planning is critical to disaster preparedness. Military installations and their
This study was conducted within RAND’s Public Safety and Justice program. RAND Public Safety and Justice conducts research and analysis that helps inform policymakers and communities in the areas of public safety, including law enforcement, terrorism preparedness, immigration, emergency response and management, and natural disasters; criminal justice, including sentencing and corrections policy, firearms, and community violence; and drug policy, which focuses on problems related to illegal drugs and substance abuse....
This tool kit is designed for schools that want to help students recover from traumatic experiences such as natural disasters, exposure to violence, abuse or assault, terrorist incidents, and war and refugee experiences. It focuses on long-term recovery, as opposed to immediate disaster response
Introduction and history:
The SOLAS Convention in its successive forms is generally regarded as the most important of all international treaties concerning the safety of merchant ships. The first version was adopted in 1914, in response to the Titanic disaster, the second in 1929, the third in 1948 and the fourth in 1960.
The purpose of this document is to provide product knowledge and design guidance about how to extend
the capacity of Storage Area Networks (SAN) using Cisco products.
This document is intended for network design architects and support engineers who are responsible for
planning, designing, and implementing storage area networks (SAN) for business continuance and
The chemical sensor plays an essential role in the fields of environmental conservation and monitoring, disaster and disease prevention, and industrial analysis. A typical chemical sensor is a device that transforms chemical information in a selective and reversible way, ranging from the concentration of a specific sample component to total composition analysis, into an analytically useful signal.
In conducting their operations, farmers are exposed to financial losses
because of production risks—droughts, floods, and other natural
disasters—as well as price risks. The federal government has played an
active role in helping to mitigate the effects of these risks on farm income
by promoting the use of crop insurance. RMA has overall responsibility for
administering the federal crop insurance program, including controlling
costs and protecting against fraud, waste, and abuse.
The NFPA Standards Council established the Disaster Management Committee in January
1991. The committee was given the responsibility for developing documents relating to pre-
paredness for, response to, and recovery from disasters resulting from natural, human, or
The first document that the committee focused on was NFPA1600, Recommended Practice for
Disaster Management. NFPA 1600 was presented to the NFPA membership at the 1995 Annual
Meeting in Denver, CO. That effort produced the 1995 edition of NFPA 1600.
This work collects the recent papers discussed in the International Workshop
on Debris Flows held in Kagoshima, Japan, in 1993, in response to the Inter-
national Decade of Natural Disaster Reduction Program. Although the debris
flow was called as a shadowy disaster about thirty years ago which often killed
a few hundreds people, the recent studies are going to clarify the mechanism
of the flow and ...