Gregory R. Ciottone

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Hazard vulnerability analysis (HVA) is used to risk-stratify potential threats, measure the probability of those threats, and guide disaster preparedness. The primary objective of this project was to analyse the level of disaster preparedness in public hospitals in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, utilising the HVA tool in collaboration with the Disaster Medicine(More)
BACKGROUND Emergency Medical Services (EMS) play a central role in caring for patients with acute coronary syndromes (ACS). To date, no data exist on utilization of EMS systems in the Arab Gulf States. OBJECTIVE To examine EMS use by patients with ACS in the Gulf Registry of Acute Coronary Events (Gulf RACE). METHODS Gulf RACE was a prospective,(More)
INTRODUCTION The emerging need for tactical operations in law enforcement often places personnel involved at risk. Tactical operations often are carried out in environments in which access to emergency care is limited. With the war against terrorism expanding, special operations involving United States federal agents are occurring worldwide. Currently,(More)
DIORAMA system which is using rapid information collection and accurate resource tracking can assist incident commanders in their attempt to bring order to the chaos as they direct rescue operations for Mass Casualty Incidents (MCI). This system makes use of active Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags to identify the location and status of the(More)
In this paper we introduce DIORAMA-II system that provides real time information collection in mass casualty incidents. Using a mobile platform that includes active RFID tags and readers as well as Smartphones, the system can determine the location of victims and responders. The system provides user friendly multi dimensional user interfaces as well as(More)
1. Disaster Medicine Section, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts USA 2. Division of Disaster Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts USA 3. Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts USA 4. The Operational Medicine Institute, Harvard Medical Faculty Physicians,(More)
A standardized curriculum in emergency and disaster medical response for use in the former Soviet Union was implemented under an American International Health Alliance partnership program involving over 60 healthcare and educational institutions in the United States and the Commonwealth of Independent States. The core curriculum was based on U.S. standards(More)
UNLABELLED Introduction Hospitals are meant to be places for respite and healing; however, technological advances and reliance on monitoring alarms has led to the environment becoming increasingly noisy. The coronary care unit (CCU), like the emergency department, provides care to ill patients while being vulnerable to noise pollution. The World Health(More)
In this paper we introduce DIORAMA based interactive visual analytics tools that enable forensic analysis of mass casualty incidents. Using visualization tools we can get an overview of data collections as well as zoom into interesting details and filter datasets by comparing the data items based on some attribute values (e.g. display all the red patients,(More)
BACKGROUND Makkah (Mecca) is a holy city located in the western region of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Each year, millions of pilgrims visit Makkah. These numbers impact both routine health care delivery and disaster response. This study aimed to evaluate hospitals' disaster plans in the city of Makkah. METHODS Study investigators administered a(More)