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Psychological first aid: Guide for field workers

Snider, L.; Van Ommeren, M.; Schafer, A. World Health Organization (WHO) (2011) C_WHO
When terrible things happen in our communities, countries and the world, we want to reach out a helping hand to those who are affected. This guide covers psychological first aid which involves humane, supportive and practical help to fellow human beings suffering serious crisis events. It is writt... more
The Syrian Government’s Widespread and Systematic Use of Chemical Weapons
This Guide contains information, guidelines, diagrams and other materials addressed to medical practitioners who are engaged in the treatment of casualties of chemical weapons. It is made available to the public for information purposes, but is not intended to be used by the public. All decisions re... more
A chemical release may not always be immediately apparent given the fact that many agents are odourless and colourless, and some cause no immediately noticeable effects or symptoms. Be alert to the possible presence of a chemical. Arabic version available: http://www.who.int/environmental_health_e... more
Arabic version available: http://www.who.int/environmental_health_emergencies/deliberate_events/signs_symptoms_ar.pdf
Arabic version available: http://www.who.int/environmental_health_emergencies/deliberate_events/decontamination_poster_ar.pdf
Initial clinical management of patients exposed to clinical weapons: Emergency wet decontamination using the 'rinse-wipe-rinse' technique is simple, effective and requires minimal equipment and training. This technique may be adapted to the situation and available resources. Also available in Arab... more
"La finalidad del presente MANUAL DE LA OMS PARA LA GESTIÓN DE SALUD PÚBLICA DE LOS INCIDENTES QUÍMICOS es proporcionar una panorámica general de los principios y funciones de la salud pública en materia de gestión de incidentes y emergencias químicos. Aunque se brinda información para cada ... more
لإسعافات الأولية النفسية: دليل العاملين في الميدان This guide covers psychological first aid which involves humane, supportive and practical help to fellow human beings suffering serious crisis events. It is written for people in a position to help other... more
In 2005, the World Health Organization (WHO) Member States adopted the revised International Health Regulations (IHR) (2005). The Regulations provide a unique public health framework in the form of obligations and recommendations that enable countries to better p... more
This interim guidance is aimed at healthcare workers who may receive patients exposed to chemical weapons at their healthcare facilities. It provides questions to guide the identification of contaminated patients, recommendations on personal protection, procedures for decontamin... more
Stay­ing sa­fe in spi­te of a di­sas­ter. What can you do for your sa­fe­ty in the event of a di­sas­ter? In spring 2013, af­ter weeks of rain, who­le are­as of southern, eas­tern and nor­thern Ger­ma­ny we­re be­set by ca­ta­stro­phic floods. Sett­le­ments va­nis­hed in th... more
The health impact of radiological and nuclear emergencies can last for decades. Lessons learned from past radiological and nuclear accidents have demonstrated that the mental health and psychosocial consequences can outweigh the direct physical health impacts of radiation exposure. International rad... more