|Disasters Preparedness and Mitigation - Issue No. 20 - July, 1984 (PAHO)|
|Organization of medical care units in the disaster area|
|Agencies meet on emergency assessment|
|Schools of public health update|
|Review of publications|
16-20: Comprehensive review of basic principles and practices, and latest developments in the field of environmental radiation surveillance. Designed for professional personnel who have responsibility for collecting environmental samples and interpreting data resulting from their analyses. For further information write: Environmental Radiation Surveillance, Office of Continuing Education, Dept. A, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, U.S.A.
4-7: 50 hospital directors, nursing-supervisers and hospital administrators will take part in the second national course on hospital disaster preparedness in Honduras. The course will be held in San Pedro Sula. The first national course was held in Tegucigalpa.
24-26: 7th National Trauma Symposium for physicians, nurses, administrators, and psychosocial clinicians, Baltimore Convention Center. Will review the expanding spectrum of trauma care and the management of the trauma patient from the acute phase through rehabilitation. Emphasis on specific problems commonly encountered by EMS and trauma center personnel. Break-out sessions around resuscitation, surgical intervention, critical care, rehabilitation, and post acute care of the trauma patient. For further information write: Patricia McAllister, MIEMSS, University of Maryland at Baltimore, 22 S. Greene Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21201, U.S.A.
15-19: The Ministry of Health of El Salvador will sponsor a national course for hospital directors, nurses and administrators to familiarize them with key concepts in disaster preparedness and emergency health management in hospital settings. The course will take place in San Salvador.
21-24: EMERGENCY 85, Washington, D.C. International Conference and Exhibition for Emergency, Disaster Preparedness and Relief. Further information will be provided in coming issues of this Newsletter.
4-7: The Fourth World Congress on Emergency and Disaster Medicine will be held in Brighton, England. The congress is being supported by the League of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, the British Association for Immediate Care and the Club of Mainz. Among the many topics to be covered, natural disasters, health personnel in emergency teams, emergency medical systems in developing countries and aircraft accidents are included. For further information and registration cards, write: Dr. Peter Baskett, Department of Anaesthesia, Frenchay Hospital, Bristol BS16 ILE, England.