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Emergency Preparedness and Response

In 1984, the Los Angeles Chapter of the American Red Cross created a booklet titled Disaster Preparedness for the Disabled and Elderly. ...
http://www.redcross.org/services/disaster/0,1082,0_603_,00.html
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Brain Injuries and Mass Casualty Events
Emergency Preparedness and Response CDC
Glasgow Coma Scale
http://www.emergency.cdc.gov/masstrauma/gscale.asp
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Sponsor: FEMA/CSEPP. Department of Homeland Security, FEMA, Emergency Management Institute ... Non governmental Links. Journal of Emergency Medical Services ...
http://www.revere.org/citizen_safety.htm
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Emergency preparedness for the 54 million disabled Americans continues to improve, but a large gap still exits between the specific training responders need ...
http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_hb4722/is_200405/ai_n17292240/
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This web page contains basic information on emergency preparedness, .... into account the needs of the elderly, disabled, and transit dependent populations. ...
http://www.dotcr.ost.dot.gov/asp/emergencyprep.asp
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Emergency Preparedness for the Disabled. The City of West Hollywood has a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) that includes community members with ...
http://www.weho.org/index.cfm/fuseaction/detail/navid/373/cid/4144/
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http://www.nod.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=Page.ViewPage&PageID=11&
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Other topics covered include evacuation, emergency public shelters, animals in disaster, ... Some of the links on this page require a plug-in to view them. ...
http://www.fema.gov/areyouready/
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Neurological Emergencies Treatment Trials Network (NETT)
“Emergency Research - Respect, Humility, Transparency”

NETT is a clinical trial network of medical centers around the USA testing potential new medical therapies for patients with neurological emergencies. NETT is funded by the National Institutes of Health through a 5 year grant. Research involves medical therapies for such conditions as intracranial hemorrhage (bleeding stroke) and traumatic brain injury. The research revolves around early intervention treatments in ambulances and hospitals. The coordinating center is at the University of Michigan Health System. There is also a Statistical and Data Management Center at the Medical University of South Carolina. There are 17 hub centers at major medical centers. Each hub has at least 3 additional hospitals which thereby expand the network even further. For example, the additional hospitals in the Temple University hub are Temple-Episcopal, Temple University Children’s Medical Center, Northeastern Hospital and Hahnemann Hospital. NETT states that it is striving to be transparent and that it is striving to include patients from minority groups in its trials.

The Coordinating Center:
Clinical Coordinating Center
Neurological Emergencies Treatment Trials
University of Michigan Health System
Department of Emergency Medicine
24 Frank Lloyd Wright Dr.
Lobby H, 3rd Floor
Ann Arbor, MI 48106
734-232-2142
734-232-2122 - Fax

The “Hub” medical systems are located at:

Emory University (near Atlanta, Georgia)
Henry Ford (in Detroit, Michigan)
Medical College of Wisconsin (in Milwaukee, Wisconsin)
Neurological Institute of New York – Presbyterian Hospital (in New York, New York)
Oregon Health and Science University (in Portland, Oregon)
Stanford University Medical Center (in Palo Alto, California)
Temple University (in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
University of Arizona (in Tucson, Arizona)
University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) (in San Francisco, California)
University of Cincinnati (in Cincinnati, Ohio)
University of Kentucky (in Lexington, Kentucky)
University of Maryland Medical Center (in Baltimore, Maryland)
University of Miami (in Miami, Florida)
University of Minnesota (in Minneapolis, Minnesota)
University of Texas Medical Center (in Houston, Texas)
Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center (VCU) (in Richmond, Virginia)
Wayne State University (in Detroit, Michigan)

Projects of NETT include RAMPART (Rapid Anticonvulsant Medication Prior to Arrival Trial), ALIAS (High Dose Albumin Therapy for Neuroprotection in Acute Ischemic Stroke) and PROTECT (Progesterone for Traumatic Brain Injury Experimental Clinical Treatment). Other research projects are contemplated.

RAMPART is testing a medication (an anti-seizure injection) for people in ambulances with status epilepticus (prolonged seizure lasting over 30 minutes). Because people in this status are unconscious, a waiver of informed consent was required from the FDA prior to implementation of the study. However, the researchers state that the patient and family are informed as soon as possible, and they make the determination as to whether or not to subsequently continue treatment. The main center for this research is the University of Michigan.

ALIAS, High Dose Albumin Therapy for Neuroprotection in Acute Ischemic Stroke research is being conducted through the leadership of University of Miami in Florida.
PROTECT, Progesterone for Traumatic Brain Injury: Experimental Clinical Treatment is being conducted through the leadership of Emory University in Georgia.
http://www.nett.umich.edu/nett/welcome
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Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) ... USGS earthquake information page: links to earthquake information Fires FEMA - U.S. Fire Administration ...
http://www.preparenow.org/links.html
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Disabled and Special Needs. Special Needs Instructional Video ... For information and tools related to emergency preparedness for persons with disabilities ...
http://www.ready.gov/america/getakit/disabled.html
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