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Preparedness for Persons with Mobility Impairments. By Catherine Rooney, Michael H. Fox, Glen W. White, and Jennifer Rowland Considerations in Emergency Preparedness: A Two Track Conference Mailman School of Public Health Columbia University
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Readiness for Persons with Mobility Impairments By Catherine Rooney, Michael H. Fox, Glen W. White, and Jennifer Rowland Considerations in Emergency Preparedness: A Two Track Conference Mailman School of Public Health Columbia University Washington, D.C. December 13-15, 2005

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Intro: “I have Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis and utilize a wheelchair.â  We had a bomb risk at work… Everyone emptied, except I was still left on the third floor by the stairwell for the firefighters to come get me. Be that as it may, nobody came. At last, I simply battled and I utilized unadulterated trepidation to get myself down the stairs…” (From: Nobody Left Behind On-line Consumer Survey, 2004). No one Left Behind Findings

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Disaster Preparedness for Persons with Mobility Impairments October, 2002 - September 2005 www.nobodyleftbehind2.org

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CDC gift honored to KU, RTC/IL, TS# 08040, Principle Investigators: Dr. Glen White and Dr. Michael Fox. Destinations: To figure out whether crisis readiness and reaction frameworks Meet the needs of persons with portability hindrances; Use reconnaissance frameworks to recognize persons with versatility impedances; Have components of developing best practices. No one Left Behind Findings

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Methods Identify Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced catastrophes between 1998 – 2003. Select an arbitrary example of 30 areas or proportionate units (districts, wards, urban communities) over each of the 10 government locales. Meeting the province crisis administrators. No one Left Behind Findings

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Methods (Cont.) Evaluate debacle arrangements and any projects for persons with versatility impedances. Distinguish conceivable best practices. Direct on-line customer review. Counsel with task consultants to prescribe changes. No one Left Behind Findings

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Nature of the Problem Lack of experimental information on the sheltered, productive departure of individuals with handicaps, including versatility hindrances. No one Left Behind Findings

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Research on Disasters and Persons with Mobility Impairments Few observational exploration studies were found. Two studies recognized connection in the middle of's incapacities and danger of death from quakes ( Chou, Y., Huang, N., & Lee, C., 2004; Osaki, Y. & Minowa, M., 2001).

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New Findings from Katrina Survey of evacuees in Houston sanctuaries discovered: 61% did not clear before the tempest. 38% were either physically not able to leave or tending to somebody who was physically not able to leave (Kaiser, Harvard, Washington Post ).

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Nature of the Problem Current departure frameworks are intended for non-impaired persons where strolling or running is obliged (survival of the fittest outlook). No one Left Behind Findings

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Nature of the Problem Restoration of open and other post-calamity living circumstances for persons with versatility weaknesses are frequently not tended to. No one Left Behind Findings

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Focus Areas of the Research Emergency Managers Training Surveillance Systems Local Emergency Management Plan Guidelines Inclusion of Persons with Mobility Impairments Nobody Left Behind Findings

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Findings on Emergency Managers Training 63% of the crisis chiefs had not taken the FEMA, G197, or comparative course on “special needs populations.” Nobody Left Behind Findings

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Elements of Best Practices in Emergency Managers’ Training Local crisis administration arrangement determines that preparation and activities include persons with handicaps. Drills incorporate clearing persons with versatility debilitations from diverse circumstances. No one Left Behind Findings

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Findings on Surveillance Systems Among the crisis directors, 57% don't know what number of individuals with versatility hindrances live inside of their ward. No one Left Behind Findings

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Surveillance Findings (Cont.) Among the individuals who had numbers on persons with versatility hindrances: 17% utilization database frameworks. 17% utilize an appraisal. 10% utilization statistics information . No one Left Behind Findings

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Elements of Best Practices with Surveillance Planning for Special ‘Medical’ Needs Shelter (cover for medicinal and power/hardware needs) Plan spreads distinguishing persons/needs, making database, asylum outline and area, shopper training. (Lamar University, Department of Nursing, Pam Moss, RN., Beaumont Emergency Management, Sgt. Robert Smith). No one Left Behind Findings

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Response to Katrina “Taking a lesson from New Orleans, Kansas Gov. Sebelius requested state crisis organizers to recognize occupants of Kansas’ real urban areas who might be not able to empty … whether because of a physical handicap or absence of transportation.” (From: Lawernce Journal-World , 9-8-05)

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Consumer Survey Collected on-line individual calamity encounters from persons with versatility constraints. From participants’ suggestions two debacle readiness publications were made. www.nobodyleftbehind2.org click on “Findings”

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Findings on Emergency Management Guidelines Only 20% of the crisis administrators reported having particular rules to help persons with versatility weaknesses amid debacles. No one Left Behind Findings

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Elements of Best Practices on Plan Guidelines Created Annex/Appendix on Persons with Disabilities. Made particular reference to the needs of persons with handicaps in the different areas of the nearby crisis arrangement. No one Left Behind Findings

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Findings on Inclusion of Persons with Mobility Impairments Little to no representation of persons with portability hindrances in arranging or update stages. No Best Practices Found Nobody Left Behind Findings

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Findings on Resources Needed To create rules for persons with portability hindrances, crisis directors need: 67% Financial assets. 33% Knowledgeable and prepared staff. 25% A FEMA, State, or County command. 17% Greater state funded instruction endeavors. No one Left Behind Findings

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Consumer Feedback No departure arranges in multi-story structures, leaving individuals why should incapable walk deserted at stairwells or at inoperable lifts without help. No one Left Behind Findings

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Consumer Feedback The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has been in presence for over 15 years, yet fiasco related or neighborhood administrations still can be observed to be blocked off and catastrophe related staff clueless of the needs and how to help individuals with incapacities. No one Left Behind Findings

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Consumer Feedback Other unnerving and now and then life-debilitating circumstances happen when frameworks fall flat, including electrical force blackouts and non-available transportation. No one Left Behind Findings

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Questions After Katrina Are there contrasts in a debacle readiness for persons who are impaired, seniors, or the genuinely sick, and inside of classes, races and among states? 4 years after 9/11, when will neighborhood crisis administration foundations be fortified?

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The Next Disaster: Avian & Pandemic Influenza Are You Prepared? Have You Prepared Your group, incorporating Persons with Disabilities?

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For more Information: www.nobodyleftbehind2.org No