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(Disaster planning)
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  • Urban Food Supply Chain Resilience for Crises Threatening Food Security: A Qualitative Study. [Journal Article]
  • JAJ Acad Nutr Diet 2018 Nov 29
  • Hecht AA, Biehl E, … Neff RA
  • CONCLUSIONS: To ensure reliable access to safe food for all people, food system organizations must strengthen their operations to safeguard against a variety of potential threats. This study's examination of factors that contribute to resilience can help food system organizations, researchers, and government officials identify priorities for investigating vulnerabilities in diverse operations and potential strategies to improve resilience in the face of ongoing and growing threats.
  • Disaster Management in a Nephrology Service: Lessons Learned from Hurricane Maria. [Journal Article]
  • BPBlood Purif 2018 Dec 05; :1-6
  • Bonilla-Félix M, Suárez-Rivera M
  • CONCLUSIONS: A comprehensive emergency response plan should be developed, shared and discussed with the team and the patients prior to the hurricane. The needs of the staff should not be ignored to ensure their ability to participate as responders. Physical damage to facilities, lack of basic services, shortage of disposable products, and the inability to get to treatment centers are the most common threats. Preemptive dialysis can avoid serious complications. A contingency plan to move patients to another center should be prearranged in case the unit is rendered nonfunctional after the storm. Patients must receive preventive education about fluid and dietary restrictions and the possible use of potassium binding drugs if they cannot reach a dialysis unit. A list of alternative drugs that could be used if patients are not able to fill their medications is required. The Internet and social media proved to be an invaluable communication tool. A registry of patients with updated contact information, as well as contact information for relatives and a physical address where an emergency rescue team can be dispatched is essential. Water safety should be reinforced. Key Message: Our experience showed us that preparing for the worst is not enough. Advanced planning of a streamlined response is the best tactic to decrease harm.
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