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Emergency Management Resources - General References

April 20, 2017

Disaster Behavioral Health - Unseen Effects on Survivors and Providers

ASPR-TRACIE has released a resource collection related to the behavioral health impacts of disasters. These resources include strategies for mobilizing providers and stakeholders, best practices in psychological first aid for individuals and families, and on-going mental health assistance for first responders and receivers. Read more.

Emergency Management Standards Supporting Collaboration Planning - 2016

The Joint Commission accredits the full spectrum of health care providers – hospitals, ambulatory care settings, home care, nursing homes, behavioral health care programs, and laboratories. For emergency management, many of the standards that apply to hospitals apply to other settings across the care continuum. As such, the Joint Commission’s emergency management standards provide a valuable foundation and guide for health care organizations to coordinate planning and response efforts and establish health care coalitions. Read more.

Emergency Management Lessons Learned

The Joint Commission has conducted post-disaster debriefs with multiple health care organizations, and has compiled lessons learned to help other organizations see how their peers have addressed complex challenges in preparedness, response, and recovery. Learn more.

Going Live: Utilizing NIMS to Transfer Electric Power to New Construction in an Intensive and Acute Care Setting.

JPS Health Network used NIMS to guide a multidisciplinary team of facilities managers, designers,  electrical contractors and others in concert with clinical units and administrative teams to safely transfer four branches of power, sequenced over the course of several nights while maintaining daily clinical operations. Learn more.

Hospital Disaster Preparedness Budget Model

The CDC's Disaster Preparedness Budget Model is an Excel-based tool designed to help healthcare executives estimate resource needs across key departments (facilities, emergency department, information technology, etc) and calculate reserves required for disaster response and recovery. Open the tool.

ASPR TRACIE - Technical Resources Assistance Center & Information Exchange

ASPR TRACIE is a resource and networking portal that provides timely and innovative disaster information, tools and practice guidance for hospitals and community-based providers across the health care coalition.  View more.

Religious Literacy Primer for Crises, Disasters, and Public Health Emergencies

The National Disasters Interfaith Network has developed a primer to support emergency managers and behavioral health responders in understanding various faith communities, and how their needs and perspectives may intersect with disaster preparedness, response, and recovery. Learn more.

Hospital Incident Command System Guidebook, 5th Edition

May 2014 - Disaster Health Information Resources from the U.S. National Library of MedicineRead more.


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