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Emergency Management Resources - General References

April 10, 2018

Chemical Hazards Medical Emergency Management

CHEMM was produced by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, Tactical Programs Division, Office of Emergency Management, in cooperation with public and private agencies and experts to enable first responders, first receivers, other healthcare providers, and planners to plan for, respond to, recover from, and mitigate the effects of mass-casualty incidents involving chemicals. CHEMM was designed to provide a comprehensive, user-friendly, web-based resource that is also downloadable in advance, so that it would be available during an event if the internet is not accessible. Read More

From Katrina to Wildfires: Leveraging Technology in Disaster Response

Recommendations for leveraging technology to strengthen communication, clinical information sharing, and access to vulnerable patients during and after disasters. Read More.

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.

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