Mass Casualties: Related Links
- Glasgow Coma Scale
The Glascow Coma Scale was designed and should be used to assess the depth and duration coma and impaired consciousness.
- Disasters and Emergency Preparedness
From the Medlineplus Health Information Website
- Preparing for the Psychological Consequences of Terrorism: A Public Health Strategy (2003)
From the Board on Neuroscience and Behavioral Health (NBH)
and the Institute of Medicine (IOM)
- State & Local Health Departments
- Emergency Planning for Schools From the U.S. Department of Education Website
- U.S. Department of Homeland Security Website
- American Red Cross
Focuses on meeting people’s immediate emergency needs after a disaster, such as shelter, food, and physical and mental health services. They also feed emergency workers, handle inquiries from concerned family members outside the disaster area, provide blood and blood products to disaster victims, and help those affected connect with other resources.
- Anxiety Disorders Association of America (ADAA)
Informs the public, healthcare professionals and legislators that anxiety disorders are real, serious and treatable. The ADAA promotes early diagnosis and treatment of anxiety disorders, and works to improve the lives of the people who suffer from them.
- National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (NCPTSD)
Is part of the Department of Veterans Affairs. They work to improve the clinical care and social welfare of America's veterans through research, education, and training in the science, diagnosis, and treatment of PTSD and stress-related disorders. NCPTSD works with many different agencies and groups including veterans and their families, government policymakers, scientists and researchers, doctors and psychiatrists, journalists, and the public. This website is provided as an educational resource concerning PTSD and other consequences of traumatic stress.
- National Institute on Mental Health (NIMH)
Is part of the U.S. government’s National Institutes of Health. NIMH is responsible for research on mental health and mental disorders, including research on the mental health consequences of and interventions after disasters and acts of mass violence.
- Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Alliance
Is an alliance of professional and advocacy organizations that provide educational resources to individuals diagnosed with PTSD and their loved ones; those at risk for developing PTSD; and medical, healthcare and other professionals.
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Agency (SAMHSA)
Is the lead mental health services agency of the Department of Health and Human Services. SAMHSA helps assess mental health needs and mental health training for disaster workers. SAMHSA also helps arrange training for mental health outreach workers, assesses the content of applications for federal crisis counseling grant funds, and addresses worker stress issues and needs.