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.
Mitigation, preparation, response and recovery has become the mantra for emergency preparedness,” Dr. ... And it's important to develop these relationships ahead of time, according to Christopher Cannon, director of the Yale New Haven Center for
This disaster was mainly a tsunami disaster,” she said. “So there were really few injured people. ... 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.
It's all in the prep work,” advised John Maese, MD, MACP, at his session, “Disaster Response and Preparedness: Lessons from the Field.” Dr. ... In a disaster, you need to be able to do things by paper,” said Dr.
Ciottone, MD, director of the disaster medicine section in the division of emergency medicine at Harvard Medical School. ... Freeman Health System, which was in full disaster response mode.