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Oconnell is co_s.disaster.symp.panel.isprm1
Oconnell is co_s.disaster.symp.panel.isprm1
Oconnell is co_s.disaster.symp.panel.isprm1
Oconnell is co_s.disaster.symp.panel.isprm1
Oconnell is co_s.disaster.symp.panel.isprm1
Oconnell is co_s.disaster.symp.panel.isprm1
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  • 1. International Spinal Cord SocietyDisaster Committee
  • 2. ISCOS
    50 year history
    International membership
    Scientific meeting, journal Spinal Cord
    SCI training workshops for low-resourced settings - Thailand, India, South Africa
    International Data Sets and ICF
  • 3. Disaster Committee
    Struck to examine issues specific to SCI following Haiti earthquake
    Members are all SCI experts (surgical, rehab, organizational), with direct experience in disasters and/or low-resourced settings
    Members have worked with International organizations including HI and MSF
    Disaster experience covers Haiti, China, Pakistan, SE Asia Tsunami, Japan
  • 4. Disaster Committee
    Members experience and expertise bridges continuum to longer term capacity building within SCI care in Vietnam, Bangladesh, Haiti, Botswana, Uganda, Nepal, Cambodia, SE Asia…
  • 5. Committee Objective
    Identify and evaluate potential gaps and/or needs in the continuum of SCI care from prevention to community reintegration following disasters
    Determine role ISCOS may have in optimizing outcomes for persons affected by SCI in disasters
  • 6. Caveats
    SCI is catastrophic, and requires specialized interventions of trained providers
    SCI can result in lifelong specialized needs, that typically benefit from interventions long after disaster response has ended
    Needs from international community and local providers will be very specific to each disaster situation
  • 7. Key Proposed Activities
    Development of a rapid assessment tool for identification and first-responder care of persons with SCI
    Investigate partnerships through key emergency responders – ex MSF and HI
    Prepare/train rapid-response SCI teams who can be mobilized at request
    Rapid scan of needs
    Direction for emergency SCI care
  • 8. Proposed Activities
    Roster regional teams
    Generation basic educational curriculum and how-to guides
    Establish key collaborations

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