Preparedness Tools

  • The ABC’s of Disaster Response

    O’Neill PA Abstract The readiness of our healthcare facilities to respond to terrorist acts or naturally occurring epidemics and disasters…

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  • Hospital Planning for Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents

    Perry RW, Lindell MK Abstract As terrorists attacks increase in frequency, hospital disaster plans need to be scrutinized to ensure…

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  • Organizational Self Assessment: Hospital Bomb Threat / Suspicious Package Event

    The Organizational Self-Assessment Tool is developed according to the Homeland Security Core Capabilities. Assessments are categorized by the four phases…

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  • The Ebola Fighters

    By David von Drehle, with Aryn Baker / Liberia Time December 2014 – “On the outskirts of Monrovia, the capital…

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  • Dark Night in Denver: Performance Violence and the Aurora Massacre

    By Eric Stern Emergency Management July 2012 – “As the dust settles and the facts begin to emerge regarding the…

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  • Colorado Theater Shooting Plunged Hospitals into Turmoil

    By Ashley Powers and Amina Khan Los Angeles Times July 2012 – “Dr. Tien Vu was fixing up a child’s…

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  • CDC Ebola Resources

    What Is Ebola? Ebola is a severe, often-fatal disease in humans and nonhuman primates (monkeys, gorillas, and chimpanzees) that has…

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  • HIE Supports Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Services

    By Lee Stevens, Rachel Abbey Health IT Buzz Blog As we approach 2014 National Hurricane Preparedness Week (May 25-31), it…

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  • Expecting the Unexpected

    By Karen B. DeSalvo, Gregg S. Margolis Health IT Buzz Blog The question isn’t whether or not we will have…

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  • Nurse Administrator Discusses How EHRs Helped Patients in Joplin

    By Parmeeth M.S. AtwaL Health IT Buzz Blog Dottie Bringle, R.N., was on her way to Ireland when the tornado…

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