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DETAILED SLIDE INDEX

  1. 1. Introduction
  2. 2. Collaborators
  3. 3. Disaster and SCI
  4. 4. Persons with SCI in disasters
  5. 5. UN convention
  6. 6. Objectives
  7. 7. Challenges and opportunities
  8. 8. Coordination & mobilization
  9. 9. Consultation-coordination-integration
  10. 10. Expertise - identification & preparation
  11. 11. Survey and assessment
  12. 12. Regional capacity
  13. 13. Haiti - global health cluster 2010
  14. 14. Individual data collection
  15. 15. Patient information form
  16. 16. Handicap International report
  17. 17. Survey & assessment recommendations
  18. 18. Acute care
  19. 19. Urgent and emergent
  20. 20. Acute care challenges- ISCOS summary
  21. 21. Field hospital critical needs
  22. 22. Best practice guidelines on surgical response
  23. 23. Rehabilitation
  24. 24. Health maintenance
  25. 25. Adapt to local needs
  26. 26. Tools and checklists
  27. 27. Equipment/terrain
  28. 28. Durable equipment
  29. 29. Community reintegration
  30. 30. Areas of evaluation
  31. 31. Post disaster considerations
  32. 32. Opportunities
  33. 33. Critical successes
  34. 34. Plan for the next disaster
  35. 35. Thank you
  36. 36. END

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TALK'S CITATION

O'Connell, C. (2012), "Spinal cord injury in natural disasters", in Saunders, N. (ed.), Neurotrauma: Basic research, clinical care and patients' perspectives, The Biomedical & Life Sciences Collection, Henry Stewart Talks Ltd, London (online at http://hstalks.com/?t=BL1313110)

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ABOUT THIS TALK

Speaker(s)

Prof. Colleen O'Connell Show Biography

SPEAKER BIOGRAPHY

Prof. Colleen O'Connell – Stan Cassidy Centre for Rehabilitation, Canada

Colleen O'Connell completed medical school at Memorial University of Newfoundland and residency in PM&R at Dalhousie University. She specializes in neurorehabilitation at the Stan Cassidy Centre for Rehabilitation in New Brunswick, holding faculty appointments with Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine and University of New Brunswick Institute of Biomedical Engineering. Her research activities include pain and spasticity management, and she sits on the National ALS Research Consortium, the Canadian Consortium for the Investigation of Cannabinoids, and the Executive of the Canadian Association for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. In addition to her clinical and research practice, Colleen is founder and chair of Team Canada Healing Hands, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing rehabilitation care and training in developing countries.

Publication Date

January, 2012

Topics Covered

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TOPICS COVERED IN THIS TALK

  • Disaster and spinal cord injury (SCI)
  • Persons with existing SCI in disaster zones
  • Co-ordination and mobilization
  • Expertise
  • Survey and assessment
  • Regional capacity
  • Haiti 2010
  • Acute care
  • Acute care challenges: ISCOS summary
  • Field hospital critical needs
  • Best practice guidelines on surgical response
  • Rehabilitation
  • Health maintenance
  • Adapting to local needs
  • Equipment
  • Community reintegration
  • Post disaster considerations
  • Planning for the next disaster

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