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Social Media Best Practice: Hospital Evacuation by Christina Thielst Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Thu 21 Jul 2011 12:00am It has been a while since I highlighted one of the best practices from my book companion and I'm really surprised I didn't highlight this one sooner.   This example comes to us from Children's Memorial Hospital Chicago and involves their use of a virtual world and avatars to facilitate emergency evacuation of the hospital.  Staf ... Read on »
Maldives on Collision Course with Permanent Evacuation, Cabinet Holds Meeting Underwater by Corbett K. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth MavenFacebook Posted Wed 28 Oct 2009 11:00pm This time last year, I told you about the looming crisis of permanent evacuation confronting the island nation of the Maldives. I referred to plans by the national government to evacuate all inhabitants permanently because of rising waters spawned by global warming. Since then, despite political change and renewed commitments to turn the tide ... Read on »
If CFL (compact fluorescent lamp) Bulb Breaks: 1. Evacuate Area, 2. Call EPA, 3. Pay Thousands in Hazardous Mercury Cleanup Fees by Lewis P. Healthy Living ProfessionalComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Sat 25 Oct 2008 4:48pm These spirally shaped bulbs are becoming more popular to save energy. Apparently these mercury-containing CFLs were designed with no thought of harm to you, garbage collectors, or people working in landfills when they break and leech deadly compounds into the air or water. You can read about a resident of Prospect, Maine, at the link below. Fo ... Read on »
Experts: Health Hazards in Gulf Warrant Evacuations by Chelsea Green Patient Expert Posted Fri 23 Jul 2010 7:30am By Rose Aguilar, Originally published by Truthout . When Louisiana residents ask marine toxicologist and community activist Riki Ott what she would do if she lived in the Gulf with children, she tells them she would leave immediately. “It’s that bad. We need to start talking about who’s going to pay for evacuations.” In 198 ... Read on »
Military Assists in Mentally Unstable Climber Evacuation by Jason Martin Posted Fri 09 Jul 2010 9:26am The American Alpine Institute just received the following email from Denali National Park A 25-year-old solo climber from Pennsylvania was evacuated from the 14,200-foot camp on Mt. McKinley on July 7 after his erratic behavior and alarming statements revealed signs of mental illness with a likelihood of causing serious harm to himself or othe ... Read on »
Sylmar Hospital Loses Power and Evacuates Patients – So Cal Fires by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sun 16 Nov 2008 3:00pm This is a pretty new state of the art facility and the back up power didn’t come on.  When you watch the raw video, it is pretty scary.  I am in Orange County where the fires have been roaring as well, but I am lucky that I am not in the affected areas, however, everything smells of smoke and there was a big “orange” moon in the sky last night fr ... Read on »
During the hurricane evacuation ... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 10 Nov 2008 4:17pm During the hurricane evacuation process, each headed different directions, but the doctor’s Blackberry notified him that he was need by a patient, and being both were in network and with electronic medical records, he was able to fill a prescription for her from a distance via e-prescribing as well as email the medical advice she needed. The ... Read on »
Permanent Evacuation of Carteret Islands Portend Future Impact of Rising Seas by Corbett K. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth MavenFacebook Posted Wed 03 Jun 2009 9:43am Nestled southeast of the Philippines and northeast of Indonesia are the Carteret Islands, coral atolls on which 2,600 people live, or, used to live. You see, the entire population of the Carteret Islands is preparing for permanent evacuation due to rising seas. For more than a decade, the Island nation of Tuvalu has been use ... Read on »
Strong Perfume Evacuates Office, Sends 30 to the Hospital and Paramedics to the Scene by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Fri 31 Jul 2009 10:18am Allergies must be among us, or at least they were at the Bank of America, but how does one confuse carbon monoxide with perfume unless it is one of those new blends that is supposed to smell that way (grin).  Employees complained of having chest pains and headaches and the ones that did not go to the hospital were treated on the scene.  Hazmat di ... Read on »
Hospital Evacuation - it can and does happen! by Christina Thielst Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 23 May 2011 12:00am St. John's Hospital in Joplin, MO had to evacuate last night.  I first learned they were hit by the tornado when I received their Twitter feed and then followed their link to the Facebook page.    As I watched the news, I thought I should post a reminder on hospital evacuations and offer my assistance to those who might want an ... Read on »