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Publications

HKJCDPRI Publications contain collaborative researches and publications with our partners and renowned academic institutions, other research and development projects that may be interested to practitioners, professionals and voluntary responders in the field. It has links to a comprehensive list of international guidelines, and it provides opportunities of blogging for responders who wish to share their knowledge, express their views and opinions in the discipline, and comment on major developments or news event.

2017

27/04/2017
The Government Flying Service (GFS) of Hong Kong is responsible for providing 24/7 emergency helicopter and fixed-wing flying support. The GSF and the Hong Kong College of Anaesthesiologists collaborated to organize the Air Crew Resuscitation Simulation Refresher Course for the Aircrew Officers to enhance their medical skills for search and rescue missions. In order to enhance learning outcomes, this training made use of high fidelity simulation search and rescue scenarios.
27/04/2017
With the increasing popularity of using virtual reality (VR) in training, there has been a paucity of studies showing that content retention in memory is better1, and compared to other simulations, VR bridges the gap of inconsistency of trainings, while allowing participants to be trained in a realistic yet safe environment2. In view of the first electric motor race in Hong Kong, the Federation Internationale d'Automobile (FIA) Formula E Hong Kong ePrix held in October 2016, a training for the medical community for such events was thus organized by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Disaster Preparedness and Response Institute. The aims of the course were to enhance command and coordination with different parties, including the marshal team, Chief Medical Officer, first aid team, extrication Team, and fire services. In the scene coordination session, participants were immersed in interactive simulated motor accident scenes created by a VR game-based tool to interact with each other to communicate.
26/04/2017
Between 2005 and 2014, disasters have caused total damage of US$1.4 trillion worldwide, with 1.7 billion people affected and 0.7 million killed. With climate change, urbanization, environmental degradation and poverty, the world has been experiencing disasters at a higher frequency and intensity. At the same time, global population is ageing at an unprecedented speed: between 2015 and 2030, the number of persons aged 60 years or over in the world is projected to grow by 56%, from 901 million to more than 1.4 billion. Older people therefore is going to be an increasingly important group, in terms of both their contribution and vulnerabilities, in the face of disasters. This paper discusses the disaster-related health risks of the older people in Hong Kong, and presents key policy recommendations for better protection of this vulnerable group.
26/04/2017
Climate change is one of the main global environmental changes the world is experiencing in the 21st century. Urban communities are vulnerable to climate impacts due to the high density of living arrangements and heavy reliance on life-line infrastructures for basic survival needs. This policy brief examines and discusses the human health impacts of climate change in Hong Kong, and presents key recommendations to support resilience building for the health challenges posed by climate change for the decades to come.

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