Disaster Planning Drills and Readiness Assessment: Bioterrorism and Health System Preparedness, Issue Brief No. 2

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Disaster Planning Drills and Readiness Assessment: Bioterrorism and Health System Preparedness, Issue Brief No. 2

Description

This issue brief examines resources that can assist hospitals and other health systems in preparing for bioterrorism disasters, and in conducting disaster drills in particular. It presents steps in the continuous cycle of disaster preparedness.

Topics addressed include:

  • Conventional disasters versus bioterrorism
  • Disaster planning: An ongoing community effort
    • Continuous effort
    • Key components
    • Community-wide plan
    • Hospital emergency incident command system
  • Disaster training and education
    • Training techniques
    • Conducting drills
    • Evaluating drills
  • Readiness assessment for hospitals

Developer:

AcademyHealth; Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Funding Sources:

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

History

Release Date: 2004
Original Summary: August 2004
Last Updated: 09/09/09

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