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The EU COncORDE Project: Networked Communication

 

In response to higher than ever risk of mass casualty incidents, the European Union States united their effort to form a unified response system. This is a major challenge as different countries have different triggering bodies and thresholds for activation! 

TEN Recommendations for Building Hospital CBRN Programs

In 2015-16, the CBRNE Collaborative reviewed the literature and obtained the input of at risk health care providers to assemble a document called "TEN Recommendations to Consider When Establishing a Chemical, Biological, Radiological-Nuclear (CBRN) Program for Hospitals". In discussing risk with the health care providers, it became clear that most important and powerful form of protection was NOT advanced personal protective equipment, but recognizing the threat. Why?

ACERT Mixer - November 15th-16th

This scenario was run on the second day for the top three teams. They competed in the MCI Exercise to see which team could deal with the situation the best,and each casuatly was attached to a judge. What a great learning experience for these young adults who are in school to be a healthcare professional or just volunteer their time at school as a first responder. Way to go guys! You all did fantastic work this weekend and we hope to see you again soon.

Critical aspects of the safe use of personal protective equipment

The ongoing Ebola epidemic demonstrates that the risk of transmission to healthcare workers (HCWs) is not limited to the worst affected West African countries. It also underscores the relevance of staff safety and protection.

This ECDC tutorial presents the fundamental concepts of personal protective equipment (PPE) and barrier nursing to support preparedness in hospitals across Europe. It provides practical information on the proper use of PPE at the point of care, including technical requirements and procurement aspects.

Ebola Clinical Care Guidelines

Each of the societies contributed participants for the working group who could provide particular knowledge, skills, and/or experience relevant to the management of patients with Ebola.  Among the working group members there is representation from a variety of clinical backgrounds including both adult and paediatric providers as well as members of the group who have experience in treating patients with Ebola in Africa during the current outbreak as well as prior outbreaks.  In addition to the core working group members, many other members of the societies and other clinical experts contribu

CBC NEWS

Dr.Mazurik talks with CBC Report Ian Hanomansing about preparing Canada's front line for Ebola and keeping healthcare workers safe.

 

 

Families Separated by a Community Crisis

Presenter: Alan Dick
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Spray Germ Challenge

We challenge your frontline team to take the "Spray Germ Challenge!" to check out your PPE.
We put on our PPE recommended for MERS and then looked to where it didn't cover us. You can use glow germ or just coloured water or even just icy water mixed with cornstarch. GET CREATIVE! -you will see areas you can work on to improve your protection. 
 

MERS

The University of Waterloo, in Kitchener, Ontario trains pharmacy students in infectious disease outbreaks and public health emergencies. The course is run by Olla Wasfi, a pracitioner trained in microbiology and public health. Dr. Laurie Mazurik, the CBRNE Collaborative Project Lead runs outbreak simulations for the students. "The students have been fantastic!" says Dr.

The Story of the G20 Dashboard

In 2010 TCLHIN went to extraordinary lengths to support their Stakeholders as they prepared for very real threats to their ability to deliver patient care during the 2010 G20 Summit. The journey was a fascinating exploration of relationships and innovative thinking. All those involved applaud their initiative and leadership. Please review our G20 Dashboard PowerPoint Presentation to learn more.

 

 

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World Updates

Cholera – Kenya

Since the beginning of 2017, Kenya is experiencing an upsurge of cholera cases. The first cholera outbreak reported in 2017 was in Tana River County. The outbreak started on 10 October 2016 and was controlled by April 2017.

Dengue fever – Sri Lanka

From 1 January to 7 July 2017, the Epidemiology Unit of the Ministry of Health (MoH) Sri Lanka reported 80 732 dengue fever cases, including 215 deaths. This is a 4.3 fold higher than the average number of cases for the same period between 2010 and 2016, and the monthly number of cases exceeds the mean plus three standard deviations for each of the past six months. Based on sentinel site surveillance for the past seven years the expected peak months of May to July coincides with the south-western monsoon which commences in late April.

Human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus – China

On 19 June 2017, the National Health and Family Planning Commission of China (NHFPC) notified WHO of five additional laboratory-confirmed cases of human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus in China. On 24 June 2017, the NHFPC notified WHO of 10 additional laboratory-confirmed cases of human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus in China. On 30 June 2017, the NHFPC notified WHO of six additional laboratory-confirmed cases of human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus in China.

Human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus – China

On 19 June 2017, the National Health and Family Planning Commission of China (NHFPC) notified WHO of five additional laboratory-confirmed cases of human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus in China. On 24 June 2017, the NHFPC notified WHO of 10 additional laboratory-confirmed cases of human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus in China. On 30 June 2017, the NHFPC notified WHO of six additional laboratory-confirmed cases of human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus in China.

Cholera – Nigeria

On 7 June 2017, World Health Organization (WHO) was notified of a cholera outbreak in Kwara State, Nigeria, where the event currently remains localized. The first cases of acute watery diarrhoea were reported during the last week of April 2017 and a sharp increase in the number of cases and deaths has been observed since 1 May 2017. However, the number of new cases reported has shown a decline over the last four reporting weeks.

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