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Haiti Earthquake Resources for Clinicians
The January 12 earthquake in Haiti has resulted in a huge response effort involving our global, domestic, government, and non-government partners. CDC has already deployed staff to assist in the effort and anticipates many more will be working in Haiti over the coming months. You may also be actively engaged in the response, or may become involved over time. The health and safety of the Haitian people is the focus of the response efforts. In order for that to be achieved, relief workers and volunteers must also be protected from injury and illness.

CDC has updated several fact sheets that provide information healthcare providers and responders can utilize before, during and after an earthquake.

Please find attached the most up-to-date versions of the following documents:

Guidance for Relief Workers and Others Traveling to Haiti for Earthquake Response
http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/content/news-announcements/relief-workers-haiti.aspx
  
Emergency Wound Management for Healthcare Professionals
http://emergency.cdc.gov/disasters/emergwoundhcp.asp
  
After an Earthquake: Management of Crush Injuries & Crush Syndrome
http://emergency.cdc.gov/disasters/earthquakes/crush.asp

Health Recommendations for Relief Workers Responding to Disasters
http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/content/relief-workers.aspx

Again, you may sign up for these email updates at http://www.bt.cdc.gov/coca/

Attached resource:

Link leads to: http://www.bt.cdc.gov/disasters/earthquakes/

Summary: Haiti Earthquake Resources for Clinicians
The January 12 earthquake in Haiti has resulted in a huge response effort involving our global, domestic, government, and non-government partners. CDC has already deployed staff to assist in the effort and anticipates many more will be working in Haiti over the coming months. You may also be actively engaged in the response, or may become involved over time. The health and safety of the Haitian people is the focus of the response efforts. In order for that to be achieved, relief workers and volunteers must also be protected from injury and illness.

CDC has updated several fact sheets that provide information healthcare providers and responders can utilize before, during and after an earthquake.

Please find attached the most up-to-date versions of the following documents:

Guidance for Relief Workers and Others Traveling to Haiti for Earthquake Response
http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/content/news-announcements/relief-workers-haiti.aspx
  
Emergency Wound Management for Healthcare Professionals
http://emergency.cdc.gov/disasters/emergwoundhcp.asp
  
After an Earthquake: Management of Crush Injuries & Crush Syndrome
http://emergency.cdc.gov/disasters/earthquakes/crush.asp

Health Recommendations for Relief Workers Responding to Disasters
http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/content/relief-workers.aspx

Again, you may sign up for these email updates at http://www.bt.cdc.gov/coca/

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA)

Publication Date: January 17, 2010

Language: English

Keywords: emergency relief, Haiti, International Partnerships, Work & Volunteer Abroad

 
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