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Society guideline links: Health concerns following a hurricane
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Society guideline links: Health concerns following a hurricane

Introduction — This topic includes links to guidelines, UpToDate topic reviews, and UpToDate patient education topics related to health concerns following a hurricane. We will update these links periodically; newer versions of some guidelines may be available on each society's website.

Guidelines — The recommendations in the guidelines in this section may vary from those that appear in UpToDate topic reviews.

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United States

American Academy Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP)

Disaster Resource Center

Practice parameter on disaster preparedness

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

Children & disasters – Disaster preparedness to meet children's needs

-Clinician recommendations regarding return of children to areas impacted by flooding and/or hurricanes

-Hurricanes, tornados, and storms

-Flash floods/flood recovery

-Promoting adjustment and helping children cope

-Protecting children from carbon monoxide poisoning

American Psychiatric Association (APA): Coping after disaster – Trauma

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Crisis and Emergency Risk Communication (CERC) manual

Health Alert Network (HAN)

-Advice for providers treating patients in or recently returned from hurricane-affected areas, including Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands

-Hurricane Harvey – Clinical guidance for carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning

Natural disasters and severe weather

-Hurricane Harvey

-Hurricane Irma

-Hurricane Maria

Prevent illness and injury after a disaster

-Medical care of ill disaster evacuees – Additional diagnoses to consider

-Carbon monoxide poisoning after a disaster

-Emergency wound management for healthcare professionals

-Guidelines for the management of acute diarrhea after a disaster

-Infection control after a disaster

-Infectious disease after a disaster

-Information for disaster evacuation centers

-Mold after a disaster

-Tetanus prevention after a disaster

Safety information for health care professionals

-Immunizations after a disaster

-Medical management and patient advisement

Safety information for response and cleanup workers

-Emergency responders – Tips for taking care of yourself

-Hurricane season public health preparedness, response, and recovery guidance for health care providers, response and recovery workers, and affected communities

-Immunization recommendations for disaster responders

-Response worker health and safety

-Tips for managing and preventing stress – A guide for emergency response and public safety workers

International

Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)

[In Spanish] Protection of mental health in situations of disasters and emergencies

[In Spanish] Preparations in health, water and sanitation for the local response to disasters

[In Spanish] Evaluating health sector needs after floods and hurricanes

[In Spanish] Practical guide for mental health in disaster situations

[In Spanish] Technical guide for mental health in emergency and disaster situations

UpToDate topic reviews

Emergency medicine

Exertional heat illness in adolescents and adults: Epidemiology, thermoregulation, risk factors, and diagnosis

Exertional heat illness in adolescents and adults: Management and prevention

Heat stroke in children

Carbon monoxide poisoning

Environmental and weapon-related electrical injuries

Treatment of minor thermal burns

Initial management of trauma in adults

Trauma management: Approach to the unstable child

Minor wound preparation and irrigation

Closure of minor skin wounds with sutures

Closure of minor skin wounds with staples

Clinical manifestations and diagnosis of rhabdomyolysis

Acute compartment syndrome of the extremities

Drowning (submersion injuries)

Nephrology

Crush-related acute kidney injury (acute renal failure)

Surgery

Severe extremity injury in the adult patient

Surgical management of severe extremity injury

Infectious diseases

Epidemiology, microbiology, clinical manifestations, and diagnosis of leptospirosis

Treatment and prevention of leptospirosis

Tetanus

Tetanus-diphtheria toxoid vaccination in adults

Diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis immunization in children 7 through 18 years of age

Diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis immunization in infants and children 0 through 6 years of age

Soft tissue infections following water exposure

Vibrio vulnificus infections

Aeromonas infections

Approach to the adult with acute diarrhea in resource-rich settings

Approach to diarrhea in children in resource-rich countries

Approach to the adult with acute diarrhea in resource-limited countries

Approach to the child with acute diarrhea in resource-limited countries

Overview of cholera

Hepatitis A virus infection in adults: An overview

Overview of hepatitis A virus infection in children

Mucormycosis (zygomycosis)

Allergy and immunology

The role of fungi (molds) in human disease

Assessment of mold in the indoor environment

Stings of imported fire ants: Clinical manifestations, diagnosis, and treatment

Psychiatry

Posttraumatic stress disorder in adults: Epidemiology, pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, course, assessment, and diagnosis

Pharmacotherapy for posttraumatic stress disorder in adults

Psychotherapy for posttraumatic stress disorder in adults

Posttraumatic stress disorder in children and adolescents: Epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical manifestations, course, assessment, and diagnosis

Approach to treating posttraumatic stress disorder in children and adolescents

Psychosocial interventions for posttraumatic stress disorder in children and adolescents

Pharmacotherapy for posttraumatic stress disorder in children and adolescents

Acute stress disorder in adults: Epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical manifestations, course, and diagnosis

Treatment of acute stress disorder in adults

Unipolar depression in adults: Assessment and diagnosis

Unipolar major depression in adults: Choosing initial treatment

Unipolar depression in adults: Treatment of resistant depression

Primary care

Overview of occupational and environmental health

UpToDate patient education

The Basics

Patient education: Heat stroke (The Basics)

Patient education: Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning (The Basics)

Patient education: Electrical burns (The Basics)

Patient education: Taking care of cuts and scrapes (The Basics)

Patient education: Stitches and staples (The Basics)

Patient education: Rhabdomyolysis (The Basics)

Patient education: Acute compartment syndrome (The Basics)

Patient education: Acute kidney injury (The Basics)

Patient education: Leptospirosis (The Basics)

Patient education: Tetanus (The Basics)

Patient education: Diarrhea in adolescents and adults (The Basics)

Patient education: Diarrhea in children (The Basics)

Patient education: Hepatitis A (The Basics)

Patient education: Post-traumatic stress disorder (The Basics)

Patient education: Depression (The Basics)

Patient education: Medicines for depression (The Basics)

Beyond the Basics

Patient education: Acute diarrhea in adults (Beyond the Basics)

Patient education: Acute diarrhea in children (Beyond the Basics)

Patient education: Imported fire ants (Beyond the Basics)

Patient education: Depression in adults (Beyond the Basics)

Patient education: Depression treatment options for adults (Beyond the Basics)

Patient education: Depression in children and adolescents (Beyond the Basics)

Patient education: Depression treatment options for children and adolescents (Beyond the Basics)

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