Preparedness Tools

  • Hospital All-Risk Emergency Preparedness in Ghana

    Norman ID, Aikins M, Binka FN, Nyarko KM Abstract Objective: This paper assessed the emergency preparedness programs of health facilities…

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  • Assessing Levels of Hospital Emergency Preparedness

    Adini B, Goldberg A, Laor D, Cohen R, Zadok R, Bar-Dayan Y Abstract Introduction: Emergency preparedness can be defined by…

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  • Health Information Exchange Services In Support Of Disaster Preparedness And Emergency Medical Response

    By Scott Afzal, Genevieve Morris, Stephen Palmer Assessment of Opportunity in California and the Gulf Coast Executive Summary: Over the…

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  • The Crisis in United States Hospital Emergency Services

    Harrison JP, Ferguson ED Abstract Purpose: Emergency services are critical for high-quality healthcare service provision to support acute illness, trauma…

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  • Wireless Priority Service (WPS)

    During emergencies cellular networks can experience congestion due to increased call volumes and/or damage to network facilities, hindering the ability…

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  • Blast Injuries: Fact Sheets for Professionals

    In an instant, an explosion or blast can wreck havoc; producing numerous casualties with complex, technically challenging injuries not commonly…

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  • Boston Marathon Bombing

    April 15, 2013 While hospitals along the Boston Marathon route typically prepare for a surge of patients on race day,…

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  • Hospital Available Beds for Emergencies and Disasters (HAvBED)

    2013 HAvBED Drill HAvBED is a federally-mandated program that requires states to collect and report local hospital available bed data.…

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  • Statewide Medical Health Exercises

    Archived Information Select previous exercises to access available information by year: 2014: Emerging Infectious Disease 2013: Food-borne Event 2012: Loss…

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  • The Great California ShakeOut

    With earthquakes as an inevitable part of our future, healthcare partners should make plans and take actions to ensure that…

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