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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

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Saudi Arabia

From 1 January through 31 January 2019, the International Health Regulations (IHR) National Focal Point of Saudi Arabia reported fourteen additional cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection, including three deaths.

Lassa Fever – Nigeria

From 1 January through 10 February 2019, 327 cases of Lassa fever (324 confirmed cases and three probable cases) with 72 deaths (case fatality ratio = 22%) have been reported across 20 states and the Federal Capital Territory, with the majority of cases being reported from Edo (108) and Ondo (103) States.

Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo

Despite slightly fewer cases reported during the past week (Figure 1), current epidemiological indicators highlight that the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak is continuing with moderate intensity. Katwa and Butembo remain the major health zones of concern, while simultaneously, small clusters continue to occur in various geographically dispersed regions.

Yellow fever – Brazil

Brazil is currently in the seasonal period for yellow fever, which occurs from December through May. The expansion of the historical area of yellow fever transmission to areas in the south-east of the country in areas along the Atlantic coast previously considered risk-free led to two waves of transmission (Figure 1). One during the 2016–2017 seasonal period, with 778 human cases, including 262 deaths, and another during the 2017–2018 seasonal period, with 1376 human cases, including 483 deaths.

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Oman

From 27 January and 31 January 2019, the International Health Regulations (IHR) National Focal Point of Oman reported five cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection.

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