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Healthcare Preparedness


It is important that the healthcare field prepare for a variety of emergency events that may effect or surge the healthcare system. This may include:

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  • Inter-operable communications systems
  • Bed tracking for hospitals
  • Personnel management
  • Fatality management planning
  • Decontamination capabilities
  • Isolation capacity
  • Pharmaceutical supplies
  • Hospital evacuation planning
  • Training, education, drills and exercises

Planning is a process, which takes time and resources; however, there are a number of resources available to healthcare organizations and facilities to get started.

Healthcare Facility Resources

Resources for Nurses

Resources for Health Insurers

Resources for Medical Offices and Clinics

Resources for Emergency Medical Services and Medical Transport Organizations

 



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