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Flashcards in Veterinary Disaster Management Deck (21)
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1

What is a hazard?

A danger or risk of an event occuring

It can be known or unknown
Can morph into disasters
Is in the same categories as disasters

2

What are some examples of natural disasters?

Hurricanes, floods, forest fires, tsunami, tornado, earthquake etc

3

What are some examples of man made disasters?

Oil spills or oil rig explosions, transportation accidents etc (non-intentional)
Bioterrorism - intentional

4

What is agroterrorism?

The malicious attempt to disrupt or destroy the agricultural industry and or food supply system of a population through the use of plant or animal pathogens to cause devastating disease in the agricultural sectors

5

Why plan for disasters?

Reduces loss of life and property
Enhances response and recovery
improves communications
helps maintain essential functions

6

What does a lack of disaster planning cause?

Increased chaos
Decreased trust in authorities
Increased recovery time

7

What are the four phases of disaster management?

Preparedness
Response
Recovery
Mitigation

8

What is the mitigation phase of disaster management?

An attempt to prevent hazards from developing into disasters altogether

or

To reduce the effects of disasters when they occur

9

Does the mitigation phase of disaster management focus on long term or short term measures?

long term!

Can be part of recovery
can be structural (like building a dam to prevent flooding)
Can be non structural (like changing protocols)

10

What is included in the preparedness phase of disaster management?

Plans and preparations made to save lives and property, and to facilitate response operations

Provisions to ensure that all resources/services needed to cope with a disaster can be rapidly mobilized and deployed

11

What are some examples of veterinary preparedness?

Emergency and evacuation plans
Unobstructed escape routes
Emergency lighting
Multiple exits
Adequate animal transportation etc etc

12

What is does the response phase of disaster management focus on?

Actions taken to provide emergency assistance, save lives, minimize property damage, and speed recovery

13

Actions taken to return to a normal or improved operating condition following a disaster, is considered what phase of disaster management?

recovery

14

How do companion animals come into play during a natural disaster?

People won't evacuate bc of their pets
Animal abandonment
Animal identification and logistics of care (equipment, space, shelter animals etc)
Reuniting animals and owners or adopting animals out

15

What is the purpose of the County Animal Response Team (CART)?

Intended for use by local government and agencies to take immediate action in providing a means of care to minimize animal suffering in the event of a large scale disaster

**rapid response - local

16

What is the purpose of State Animal Response teams (SART)?

Interagency organizations dedicated to preparing, planning, responding, and recovering during animal emergencies

It is a public and private partnership

17

Veterinary Medical Assistance Team and National Veterinary Response Team are examples of animal disaster response organizations at the ______ level

Federal

18

What is VMAT?

Veterinary medical assistance team

operated under the AVMA, funded through AVMF
They provide operational assistance to state animal health authorities

19

T/F: The national veterinary response team is a fully supported federal program

TRUE

Part of the department of Health and Human service's national disaster medical system

20

What organization what established to respond to exotic disease outbreaks and other disasters which affect livestock, poultry, companion animals, and wildlife?

National animal health emergency response corp (NAHERC)

21

What are some major problems identified with past disasters?

Communication issues
Command and Control problems
No standardized plan
Training
No common operating plan