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Crit Care Nurs Clin North Am. 2010 Dec;22(4):465-80. doi: 10.1016/j.ccell.2010.10.005.

Keeping PEDIATRICS in pediatric disaster management: Before, during, and in the aftermath of complex emergencies.

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Ben Taub General Hospital, Harris County Hospital District, Houston, TX 77030, USA. Frances_kelly@hchd.tmc.edu

Abstract

From 1900 there have been more than 9800 natural disasters affecting more than 67 million children worldwide. Because of unique physical, developmental, and psychosocial characteristics of children, caring for them during complex emergencies is different to caring for adults. However, planning for these unique physical, developmental, and psychosocial needs has not been well addressed when planning for complex emergencies. Therefore, the purpose of this article is to review those characteristics of children that place them at higher disaster risk, and discuss the preparations necessary to meet their needs before, during, and in the aftermath of complex emergencies.

PMID:
21095555
DOI:
10.1016/j.ccell.2010.10.005
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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