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Prevention and treatment of injuries following hurricanes and tornadoes
  • Published Date:
    July 11, 2013
  • Language:
    English
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  • Corporate Authors:
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.). Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response. Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity. ; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.). Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response. Division of Emergency Operations. ; National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (U.S.). Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention.
  • Description:
    Nature’s wind & rain: injuries from hurricanes / John H. Armstrong -- Tornado injuries : prevention and response / David Sugarman.

    Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA) webinar, Thursday, July 11, 2013.

    Injuries following tornadoes and hurricanes result in significant morbidity and mortality. Both CDC and State Health Departments play important roles in providing assistance in disaster preparedness and response, including pre-hospital transport decision making, injury surveillance, and emergency risk communication. Following hurricanes and tornadoes, it is critical to have alternative treatment sites, appropriate wound management, injury data collection, and health messaging to reduce injuries. During this COCA call, subject matter experts will discuss the current state of science and epidemiology and state level response, with specific examples from Florida.

    At the conclusion of the session, the participant will be able to accomplish the following:

    • Describe the major challenges to provision of pre-hospital care

    • Discuss the patterns of injury seen after hurricanes and tornadoes, including appropriate initial management

    • Review appropriate emergency risk communication messages and the importance of data collection to improve messaging and response efforts

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