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- Where high-tech medicine was irrelevant. Beller, George A. // Journal of Nuclear Cardiology;Mar2005, Vol. 12 Issue 2, p143
The article discusses the importance of providing basic medical care for large groups of people affected by natural disasters. It is asserted that such victims require low-technology emergency and urgent care to save their lives, while high technology may be used to improve the logistics of...
- Singapore prepared. // Crisis Response Journal;Dec2009, Vol. 6 Issue 1, p21
The article offers information on the factors that influence the success of the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF). Commissioner Peter Lim states that innovation, people and technology are the elements that drive the success of Light Fire Attack Vehicle (LFAV), Personnel Decontamination...
- Volunteers keep communicating in 60 years of bad weather conditions. Jones-Berry, Stephanie // Emergency Nurse;Dec2013, Vol. 21 Issue 8, p9
The article discusses the efforts of Radio Amateurs' Emergency Network volunteer group to help keep emergency services running in Great Britain at the onset of cold weather in winter, including providing support to emergency responders when communication networks fail or become overloaded.
- DISASTER RESPONSE IN AN EARTHQUAKE. Dolan, Brian // Emergency Nurse;Apr2011, Vol. 19 Issue 1, p12
The recent earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand posed several challenges to emergency service personnel charged with rescuing civilians trapped in collapsed buildings and to medical teams, who were required to treat patients in emergency departments and makeshift treatment centres. This...
- Twister Rips Into Missouri Hospital. BUSH, HAYDN // H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks;Jun2011, Vol. 85 Issue 6, p14
The article discusses the May 22, 2011 tornado that struck Joplin, Missouri, which damaged St. John's Regional Medical Center, causing the death of five patients, and forcing the evacuation of 183 patients to nearby hospitals.
- PROVIDING OUT OF HOURS URGENT CARE. Tachakra, Sapal; Lloyd, David; Selwyn, Alan; Jahn, Eddie; Ward, Caroline // Emergency Nurse;Mar2002, Vol. 9 Issue 10, p17
Describes a type of partnership working initiative which will help to modernize the delivery of emergency healthcare in Great Britain. Reasons for the need in changing the delivery of emergency healthcare; Opportunity presented by the National Health Service NU-Care Centre at Northwick Park...
- Emergency service. NASH, KATE // Charter;Feb2013, Vol. 84 Issue 1, p66
The article discusses chartered accountant Rolf Garda's volunteering with the State Emergency Services (SES) in New South Wales. It highlights Garda's experiences working with SES as well as helping people during natural disasters for the past 25 years. Garda says that there is something about...
- Wave of devastation. Clausen, Lisa // Time International (South Pacific Edition);8/3/1998, Issue 31, p38
Reports on effects of the tsunami that struck the north coast of Papua New Guinea on July 17, 1998. Description of wave; Number killed and injured; Medical efforts, including emergency aid from Australia, Japan and New Zealand; Other natural disasters that have hit the country in the 20th century.
- Aftermath. // National Nurse;Dec2013, Vol. 109 Issue 10, p10
The article discusses the work done by Registered Nurse Response Network (RNRN), the disaster relief program of the U.S.' National Nurses United, in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan that hit the Philippines in November 2013. The disaster caused by Typhoon Yolanda as it is known locally, resulted...