Connections: Emergency preparedness for librarians and emergency management personnel (archive)
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DescriptionA symposium hosted by the University of Maryland, Baltimore, Health Sciences and Human Services Library on November 18, 2010. Presenters included Rebecca Hamilton, Cindy Love, Amy L. Major, Richard Muth and Rowan.
SponsorsThis project has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Contract ND1-LM6-3502 with the University of Maryland, Baltimore, Health Sciences and Human Services Library.
Connections: Emergency preparedness for librarians and emergency management personnel
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Connections: emergency preparedness for librarians and emergency management personnel in MarylandBerlanstein, Debra R.; Grier, Persko L., Jr.; Solomon, Meredith (2010-10)This poster describes a one-day event hosted by the University of Maryland Health Sciences and Human Services Library to bring together librarians from across Maryland with emergency planning personnel to share ideas, establish partnerships, and bring attention to how libraries and emergency agencies can work together in an emergency situation.
Factors affecting psychiatric inpatient hospitalization from a psychiatric emergency serviceUnick, George Jay; Kessell, Eric; Woodard, Eric K.; Leary, Mark, 1955-; Dilley, James W., 1951-; Shumway, Martha (2011-11)OBJECTIVE: As a gateway to the mental health system, psychiatric emergency services (PES) are charged with assessing a heterogeneous array of short-term and long-term psychiatric crises. However, few studies have examined factors associated with inpatient psychiatric hospitalization following PES in a racially diverse sample. We examine the demographic, service use and clinical factors associated with inpatient hospitalization and differences in predisposing factors by race and ethnicity. METHOD: Three months of consecutive admissions to San Francisco's only 24-h PES (N = 1,305) were reviewed. Logistic regression was used to estimate the associations between demographic, service use, and clinical factors and inpatient psychiatric hospitalization. We then estimated separate models for Asians, Blacks, Latinos and Whites. RESULTS: Clinical severity was a consistent predictor of hospitalization. However, age, gender, race/ethnicity, homelessness and employment status were all significant related to hospitalization. Alcohol and drug use were associated with lower probability of inpatient admission, however specific substances appear particularly salient for different racial/ethnic groups. DISCUSSION: While clinical characteristics played an essential role in disposition decisions, these results point to the importance of factors external to PES. Individual and community factors that affect use of psychiatric emergency services merit additional focused attention.