Hospital Preparedness

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Personal Preparedness

  • Ready.Gov
    Launched in February 2003, Ready is a national public service campaign designed to educate and empower Americans to prepare for and respond to emergencies. The goal of the campaign is to get the public involved and ultimately to increase the level of basic preparedness across the nation.
  • Ready Colorado
    READYColorado is a public awareness campaign designed to help Coloradans protect life during disasters and emergencies.

Online Training Article - Article by Ric Skinner about the ONX System’s online training programs and how they can help you stretch your training budget.

OSHA Issues Directive on Workplace Violence - Health care organizations may be inspected after incidents or complaints occur so be sure to read this to prepare your facility.

Radiation Injury Treatment Network - The Radiation Injury Treatment Network® (RITN) provides comprehensive evaluation and treatment for victims of radiation exposure or other marrow toxic injuries. RITN develops treatment guidelines, educates health care professionals, works to expand the network, and coordinates situation response. RITN is a cooperative effort of the National Marrow Donor Program® (NMDP) and The American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation (ASBMT). Additional RITN resources:

The Response to the 2011 Joplin, Missouri Tornado: Lessons Learned Study - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) National Preparedness Assessment Division (NPAD) of the National Preparedness Directorate contacted Region VII to offer support to identify preliminary findings related to the Whole Community’s and FEMA’s contributions to the Joplin tornado response. With the approval of Region VII Regional Administrator Beth Freeman, a joint Region VII – NPAD team conducted in-person interviews, analyzed data, and identified preliminary findings.

FEMA’s Developing and Maintaining Emergency Operations Plans - Comprehensive Preparedness Guide (CPG) 101 provides guidance for developing emergency operations plans. It promotes a common understanding of the fundamentals of risk-informed planning and decision making to help planners examine a hazard or threat and produce integrated, coordinated, and synchronized plans. The goal of CPG 101 is to assist in making the planning process routine across all phases of emergency management and for all homeland security mission areas. This Guide helps planners at all levels of government in their efforts to develop and maintain viable, all-hazards, all-threats emergency plans.

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