The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is offering hospitals a tool to assess their disaster response programs so they can participate in the Department of Health and Human Services' ... The Tool for Evaluating Core Elements of Hospital
This issue's main topics include disaster response, osteoporosis, and nutritional insufficiency. ... You'll also learn tips from those on the front line about preparing for disaster events at your own facility.
The voices of hospitalists should be included in disaster planning discussions, said Dr. ... Developing a strong incident command structure is another component of effective disaster response at hospitals, preparedness experts say.
Vincent's Hospital Manhattan in New York City activated its emergency external disaster plan. ... And it's important to develop these relationships ahead of time, according to Christopher Cannon, director of the Yale New Haven Center for Emergency
Freeman Health System, which was in full disaster response mode. ... first two months following the disaster.“ All of that money was unsolicited,” said Mr.
Many months after a devastating earthquake and tsunami, Japanese physicians deal with the continuing effects of the disaster. ... Perhaps, though, the disaster will help encourage some longer-term change, he wrote.
As the commander of a federal disaster medical assistance team (DMAT) in North Carolina, Dr. ... Today, Mr. Lake manages California's disaster response efforts as an employee of BLU-MED, a mobile hospital distributor.
John Maese, MD, MACP, at his session,“ Disaster Response and Preparedness: Lessons from the Field.” Dr. ... Practicing hospital response with drills should provide better outcomes during and after disasters, according to Dr.