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Disaster Readiness

Weapons of mass destruction: Pro-active hospital planning. American Hospital Association; 2000. This 60 minute audiotape provides important information hospitals and other health care facilities need in order to be prepared for the devastation that can be caused by weapons of mass destruction. Make sure that your current health care emergency plans addresses more than a way to respond to natural causes or limited mass causality incidents. As the use of chemicals and biological weapons is an ever-increasing threat, you need to gain the knowledge that will prepare you for the casualties that will result from these events.

(Call No. Audio 561-155)

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When disaster strikes. Opus Communications & The Greeley Company; 2000. It is important to remember that different healthcare facilities deal with disasters in different ways. This book will give you a look into the real-life experiences of various hospitals around the country and how they dealt with man-made and natural disasters. What did they do right? What did they do wrong? How could they have been better prepared? The appendix also provides tools, checklists, and valuable information to help better prepare your facility for when disaster strikes.

(Call No. Safety 152-076)

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Preparing for mass-casualty incidents: Hospital readiness for biological, chemical, and radiological disasters. Steven A. MacArthur. Opus Communications & The Greeley Company; 2002. This publication reviews: Assessing readiness for terrorist-related MCIs, planning for biological, chemical, and radiological disasters, training staff in established protocols, establishing proper disaster communications systems, dealing with the media. The author's experience includes consulting and presenting lectures on JCAHO Environment of Care standards, OSHA, EPA, DEP, DPH, and performance improvement activities. He works with hospitals, ambulatory care, long term care, home care, behavioral health, and physician practice services in preparing for and responding to JCAHO accreditation and OSHA compliance.

(Call No. Safety 152-101)

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Disaster planning guide for healthcare facilities. AHC Media LLC; 2009. Chapters include natural disasters, manmade emergincies, terrorism, pandemics, psychological first aid, public relations functions and Joint Commission standards.

(Call No. Safety 152-125)

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Emergency management training for frontline staff: Protect your facility and comply with The Joint Commission. HCPro; 2009. The Joint Commission’s focus on emergency preparedness has never been stronger. Frontline staff members have important responsibilities when it comes to emergency management—and now you can help them understand these requirements as they prepare to handle community emergencies or participate in disaster exercises.

(Call No. DVD 002-552)

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