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I. Prepare


Sample Emergency Response Plans:
  • California Hospital Bioterrorism Response Planning Guide (Source: CA Department of Health Services)
  • Wisconsin Hospital Disaster Plan (Source: Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services)

    Planning Resources:

  • How to Prepare your Hospital/Community (Source: American Nurse Association)
    Hospitals and Community Emergency Response - What You Need to Know
    (Source: OSHA - Occupational Safety and Health Administration)
  • OSHA Best Practices for Hospital-Based First Receivers of Victims from Mass Casualty Incidents
  • Involving the Release of Hazardous Substances (Source: OSHA - Occupational Safety and Health Administration)
  • Mass Casualty Disaster Plan Checklist: A Template for Healthcare Facilitites (Source: American Nurse Association)
  • Optimizing Surge Capacity: Hospital Assessment and Planning
    (Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Public Health Service)
  • Early Event Detection Functional Requirements and Process Flows
    (Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • Evaluating Detection and Diagnostic Decision Support Systems for Bioterrorism Response
    (Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

    Developing a Personal/Family Emergency Plan

  • Disaster Supply Kit (Source: American Red Cross)
  • Emergency Water and Food Supplies (Source: Center for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • Prepare Your Family for Disasters (Source: American Red Cross)
  • Terrorism: Prepare for the Unexpected (Source: American Red Cross)
  • Be Ready: Make a Plan (Source: www.makeaplan.org)
  • Your Family Disaster Plan (Source: American Red Cross)
  • Evacuation Plan (Source: American Red Cross)

    Special Needs Resources

  • Assisting People with Disabilities in a Disaster (Source: FEMA)
  • Virtual Binder from the Conference on Emergency Preparedness for People with Disabilities
    (Source: National Organization on Disability)
  • Supporting Special Needs and Vulnerable Populations in Disaster (Source: PrepareNow.org)
  • Emergency Evacuation Preparedness: A Guide for People with Disabilities and Other Activity Limitations
    (Source: Center for Disability Issues and the Health Professions)
  • Lamar University / Disaster-Research Special Needs Disaster Program (Source: Disaster Reasearch US)
  • Report on Special Needs Assessment for Katrina Evacuees (SNAKE) Project
    (Source: National Organization on Disability)
  • Prepare Yourself: Disaster Readiness Tips for People with Disabilities (Source: National Organization on Disability)
  • The Emergency Readiness Wheel for People with Disabilities (Source: National Organization on Disability)
  • Preparing the Workplace for Everyone: Accounting for the Needs of People with Disabilities
    (Source: U.S. Dept of Labor)
  • Guide on the Special Needs of People with Disabilities for Emergency Managers, Planners and Responders (Source: National Organization on Disability)
  • Disaster Preparedness Guide for Persons with Special Medical Needs
    (Source: Houston Office of Emergency Management)

    The following checklists were developed by the Independent Living Resource Center of San Francisco,
    with support from the American Red Cross Northern California Disaster Preparedness Response Network. Originally designed for earthquake preparedness, they offer useful disability preparedness information
    for any kind of emergency
    (Source: PrepareNow.org)

  • Tips for All People With Disabilities
  • Tips for People with Mobility Disabilities
  • Tips for People With Communication and Speech Related Disabilities
  • Tips for People With Psychiatric Disabilities
  • Tips for People With Cognitive Disabilities
  • Tips for People Who Are Hearing Impaired
  • Tips for People With Visual Disabilities
  • Tips for People with Environmental Illness or Chemical Sensitivities
  • Tips for People Who Use Life Support Systems (Dialysis, Respirator, Oxygen, Suction,
    Intravenous Pump or Infusion Therapy)

  • Tips for Service Animals and Pet Owners
  • Tips for Creating an Emergency Health Information Card
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