1. It is important for health education professionals to understand the history of health promotion so history doesn’t repeat itself. We can learn from others past mistakes and triumphs. One important discovery was made by the Egyptians. They were known for their cleanliness at the time and the healthiest. They opened other people’s eyes to hygiene and in 1500 B.C. the Hebrews put together the world’s first written hygienic code. This explained the importance of keeping our bodies clean and how to protect it against contagious diseases. The Greeks continued with this and were one of the first people to put a strong emphasis on disease prevention as well as the treatment of diseases. They emphasized a balance between physical, mental and spiritual
The benefits of having personnel trained with a tactical medic background can be extremely beneficial in many different situations. Tactical medicine can be implemented to save time, and lives, as well as educating individuals and crews on what to look for and how to react to an unstable and unsafe scene.
Secondly, the medically trained personnel must be taken into consideration. Without the most realistic training available, combat medics will not be as prepared to properly assess and treat casualties. A Marine Corps Staff Sergeant is quoted in saying, “I can honestly say that the military training that I received did not prepare me nearly as well as the live tissue training. I had to
Chapter 3 entitled “Medics” is particularly significant due to its illustration of the unique physical and psychological effects of the war on army medics. This response will assess the significance of the author’s goal in this chapter and discuss the methods he employs to achieve it. Ultimately, by looking at this small aspect of the war in Vietnam, one can gain a much deeper understanding of the unique and complex individuals involved.
Health promotion can be accomplished in various environments. Schools can be utilized for education purposes. Films, brochures, lectures, and class discussions can be routes of teaching about nutrition, hygiene, heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, and abuse. Health departments can distribute pamphlets concerning the importance of vaccinations and preventive strategies against sexually transmitted diseases. Hospitals and medical clinics can conduct health fairs that offer free blood pressure evaluations and cholesterol screenings. They can also educate the public about the serious signs and symptoms of a heart attack, stroke, dehydration, and heat exhaustion.
Irwin, CA. The NTC and JRTC have fixed training facilities with consistently assigned staff that provide year-round training for units who are in the training year prior to ready year for deployment. The Medical Readiness Command has three fixed training facilities at Ft. McCoy, WI, Ft. Hunter-Liggett, CA, and Ft. Gordon, GA that can be transformed to have a fully staffed training facility for medical units and provide training on a year round basis the same as NTC and JRTC provide for combat arms training. Ultimately, I would like to see the medical training integrated into NTC and JRTC and have the “casualties” flow from the training lanes directly into the combat support hospital’s AOR thereby exercising the whole Army rather than training in
In addition, the values of local governments and community leaders should have been acknowledged in the article due to that they are the main frontrunners on disaster recovery. In the article “Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Strategy Pre-Publication Edition” by HURRICANE SANDY REBUILDING TASK FORCE organization on Shaun Donovan and Laurel Blatchford it’s mentioned how these people epidictic is really important because they confront the problems to Federal Government for us. Then it makes it possible to get the fulfilling resources needed like how they say, “Sandy-affected region by attracting world-class talent to develop innovative projects that will protect and enhance our communities. Everybody has a part to play in building a stronger region,
Communication is widely regarded as one of the most essential elements in successfully managing an emergency situation. The dissemination of information, which is both timely as well as accurate, to the parties concerned goes a long way to lend a hand in ensuring that the recovery activities in an emergency situation, together with its management takes place effectively. For that reason, five critical assumptions are used to provide the basis of disaster management strategy.
When developing a EOP it that different ideal and principles to maintain that plan throughout its development. During an emergency the planning and development of that plan is essential for the success of the operation. Using the guideline provided by the ten principle plan to help identify the procedures needed for a reliable EOP. The planning concept provides the flow of a plan, understanding that phasing, branches, planning horizon and the forward and reverse planning supports the inner concept of the EOP, which deliveries the procedure and standards necessary to make the plan work throughout a condition without interruption. Without a plan or guideline to execute during a disaster be it man-made or natural it would lead to major loss of
Within the medical community you never want to hear about a doctor or nurse that received just-in-time medical training before performing a procedure. However, we actually do this more often that people realize. For instance, before I deployed to Iraq back in 2009, the U.S. Navy sent me to L.A. County hospital for three weeks to obtain more trauma experience. Then when the week weeks were over I was sent to Camp Lejeune in North Carolina to receive just-in-time tactical training. While at Camp Lejeune we did not focus on anything medical. Instead, we focused on how to shot pistols, how to egress from a rolled over High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV, pronounced “hum-vee”), and how to evade capture from enemy forces. At the time, I was not thinking in terms of just-in-time training, however, that is exactly what both of those training evolutions were.
Medical education in Iraq was one of the best educational systems in the region, especially during the 1980s. Following this golden period, the educational system suffered from regression and descent in both the academic curriculums that are taught and teaching techniques of both undergraduates and post graduates physicians. This was due to multiple factors including the wars, sectarian conflicts and financial sanctions which had a lasting effect on medical education and training. Today, medical education and training in Iraq face multiple challenges resulting from a lack of facilities, financial support, and doctors' migration due to violence and political unrest.1, 2 there are few articles published on the medical education in Iraq. The purpose
Natural disasters have been a growing problem throughout the world. Hurricanes, forest fires, and even floods are some of the concerns the world faces. According to Jennifer Collins, PhD, associate professor from the University of Florida noted that in 2016 the North Atlantic hurricane season was the most active season with seven hurricane storms(cite). These storms were watched and displayed through media sources throughout the United States by way of the Doppler radar system. Years prior, hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast in 2005 with destructive power destroying homes and businesses alike(cite). To this day, the New Orleans region feels the wrath of Katrina brought to the area destroying the local economy, landscape, and population. Using new technologies in the remote sensing field there are ways to pre-plan, react during, and recover efforts in disaster management.
On August 29, 2009, Hurricane Katrina struck the United States Gulf Coast. It was a Category 3 Hurricane, according to the Saffir Simpson Scale. Winds gusted to up to 140 miles per hour, and the hurricane was almost 400 miles wide . The storm itself did a tremendous amount of damage, but the storm’s aftermath was cataclysmic. Many claimed that the federal government was slow to meet the needs of the hundreds of thousands of people affected by the storm. This paper will examine the four elements of disaster management – preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation – as well as an analysis on the data presented.
The purpose of this paper is to identify one of the more common circumstances about why people panic in disasters. The paper will discuss fear and the lack of knowledge in which it make a person behave differently.