Emergency preparedness/disaster response

Innovations

Program Modeled on Emergency Preparedness Plan Features In-Unit Vaccinations and Morning "Lockdown," Increasing Employee Influenza Immunization Rates 03/01/11

Flushing Hospital Medical Center's annual employee influenza vaccination program features a 2-day “push/pull” drill that uses key features of the hospital's emergency preparedness plans. For the...

Hospital Integrates Census Management for Disaster Planning Into Operations, Leading to Better Capacity Management and Increased Throughput 04/23/10

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center developed a capacity management plan to be used in the event of a natural or manmade disaster that allows the hospital to reduce its inpatient census to...

Children's Hospital–Based Safety Store Offers Low-Cost and Free Child Safety Products, Leading to Reports of Lives Saved, Injuries Prevented 01/18/09

The Indiana University School of Medicine Safety Education and Outreach department, formerly known as Community Education and Child Advocacy, operates a not-for-profit Safety Store that offers low...

Data-Driven Community Education and Defibrillator Placement Increase Bystander-Administered CPR and Cardiac Arrest Survival Rates in Atlanta 01/14/08

The American Heart Association spearheaded a public education campaign (called “Restart Atlanta's Hearts”) to teach Atlanta area residents to identify individuals who are experiencing cardiac...

QualityTools

Natural Disaster Public Service Announcements (PSAs) and Podcasts 02/02/12

This toolkit features public service announcements (PSAs) and podcasts that provide messages with safety tips on how to protect consumers during a natural disaster. Health officials and state and local health departments can tailor messages based...

Common Ground: Public Health Preparedness Toolkit 12/07/11

The Common Ground Project was designed to assist chronic disease and preparedness departments in public health agencies by documenting and defining business processes common to each of them and identifying the requirements for information systems...

Flu.gov 11/23/09

This Web site provides comprehensive government-wide information on seasonal, H1N1 (swine), H5N1 (bird), and pandemic influenza for the general public, health and emergency preparedness professionals, policymakers, government and business leaders...

Helping Children and Adolescents Cope with Violence and Disasters: What Rescue Workers Can Do 03/19/08

This booklet describes what police, fire, and other first responders can do to help children who experience trauma due to violence or disaster.

This booklet provides the following information:

  • Coping with trauma after violence...
Helping Children and Adolescents Cope with Violence and Disasters: What Parents Can Do 03/19/08

This booklet describes what parents and family members can do to help children who experience trauma due to violence or disaster.

This booklet provides the following information:

  • Coping with trauma after violence and disasters...

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