Oconnell is co_s.disaster.symp.panel.isprm1

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Oconnell is co_s.disaster.symp.panel.isprm1

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

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