Branch of medicine involved with management and organization of public health response to disasters and major events including the special health and medical needs of a community in a disaster.
Calamities producing great damage, loss of life, and distress. They include results of natural phenomena and man-made phenomena. Normal conditions of existence are disrupted and the level of impact exceeds the capacity of the hazard-affected community.
Procedures outlined for the care of casualties and the maintenance of services in disasters.
Use for general articles concerning medical education.
Men and women working in the provision of health services, whether as individual practitioners or employees of health institutions and programs, whether or not professionally trained, and whether or not subject to public regulation. (From A Discursive Dictionary of Health Care, 1976)
A country spanning from central Asia to the Pacific Ocean.
Travel beyond the earth's atmosphere.
Members of spacecraft crew including those who travel in space, and those in training for space flight. (From Webster, 10th ed; Jane's Aerospace Dictionary, 3d ed)
Situations or conditions requiring immediate intervention to avoid serious adverse results.
Hospital department responsible for the administration and provision of immediate medical or surgical care to the emergency patient.
Stipends or grants-in-aid granted by foundations or institutions to individuals for study.
A medical specialty concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of SLEEP WAKE DISORDERS and their causes.
The teaching staff and members of the administrative staff having academic rank in a medical school.
Programs of training in medicine and medical specialties offered by hospitals for graduates of medicine to meet the requirements established by accrediting authorities.
Uncontrolled release of radioactive material from its containment. This either threatens to, or does, cause exposure to a radioactive hazard. Such an incident may occur accidentally or deliberately.
A branch of internal medicine concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of INFECTIOUS DISEASES.
The field of biology which deals with the process of the growth and differentiation of an organism.
The full collection of microbes (bacteria, fungi, virus, etc.) that naturally exist within a particular biological niche such as an organism, soil, a body of water, etc.
Decrease in existing BODY WEIGHT.
A collective genome representative of the many organisms, primarily microorganisms, existing in a community.
Branch of medicine concerned with the prevention and control of disease and disability, and the promotion of physical and mental health of the population on the international, national, state, or municipal level.
Management of public health organizations or agencies.
Education and training in PUBLIC HEALTH for the practice of the profession.
The activities and endeavors of the public health services in a community on any level.
An acute or prolonged illness usually considered to be life-threatening or with the threat of serious residual disability. Treatment may be radical and is frequently costly.
The observation, either continuously or at intervals, of the levels of radiation in a given area, generally for the purpose of assuring that they have not exceeded prescribed amounts or, in case of radiation already present in the area, assuring that the levels have returned to those meeting acceptable safety standards.
A specialty field of radiology concerned with diagnostic, therapeutic, and investigative use of radioactive compounds in a pharmaceutical form.
Units that convert some other form of energy into electrical energy.
April 25th -26th, 1986 nuclear power accident that occurred at Chernobyl in the former USSR (Ukraine) located 80 miles north of Kiev.