Clinical guidelines for adults exposed to the World Trade Center disaster - New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
This clinical guide describes how providers can learn to identify, evaluate, treat, and refer patients with physical and mental health conditions that could be associated with exposure to the September 11, 2001, disaster. It explains that physical, mental health, and substance abuse conditions are often intertwined and outlines a coordinated approach to behavioral health care. Recommended screening and treatment tools are also included. [Citation: City Health Information. August 2006; 25(7): 47-58.]
Ebola (Ebola virus disease): U.S. healthcare workers and settings - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (HHS, CDC, NCEZID)
This part of CDC's website provides information for health care workers serving patients in the United States and around the world who may have been exposed to or gotten sick with Ebola. It presents basic information for health care workers in U.S. hospitals, as well as guidance on diagnosis, testing, specimen management, and moving people with exposure to Ebola. It also includes information and materials to help with protection of health care workers, as well as links to resources grouped by U.S. health care settings and African health care settings.
National Center for PTSD - U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, National Center for PTSD (VA, PTSD)
This website is an educational resource developed by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. It contains research and information for all audiences to help increase the understanding of trauma and posttraumatic stress disorder and their effects. It contains the current edition of the Psychological First Aid Field Operations Guide, an essential tool for helping disaster survivors; resources for responding to disasters; and responder stress management information.
SAMHSA Behavioral Health Disaster Response App - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (HHS, SAMHSA)
SAMHSA's mobile application (app) helps behavioral health responders provide quality support to survivors. With the SAMHSA Disaster App, users can prepare for deployment by preloading useful resources to their mobile devices (e.g., treatment locator information) and share those resources with survivors in the field. The app also provides on-the-ground assistance and post-deployment resources¿all from one button on the home screen.
Screening, brief Intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (HHS, SAMHSA)
This website provides information on SBIRT, which is described as "a comprehensive, integrated, public health approach to the delivery of early intervention and treatment services for persons with substance use disorders, as well as those who are at risk of developing these disorders." The site identifies primary care centers, hospital emergency rooms, trauma centers, and other community settings as places where health professionals and others can conduct early intervention with people at risk for substance misuse.
Technical Assistance Publication 30 (TAP 30): Buprenorphine: A guide for nurses - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (HHS, SAMHSA)
This guideline is intended to provide nurses, including registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, nurse practitioners, and advanced practice nurses with current information about buprenorphine products-Suboxone® (buprenorphine and naloxone) and Subutex® (buprenorphine)-for the pharmacological treatment of opioid addiction. This guide can also serve as a resource to enable nurses working with physician prescribers to improve treatment outcomes for individuals receiving buprenorphine treatment for opioid addiction.