Emergency Preparedness for Anesthesiologists
Section on Emergency Preparedness from the perspective of an anesthesiology department. The entire manual is also available here.
IN PREPARATION FOR AN EMERGENCY, IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT YOU DEVELOP A FAMILY PLAN FOR SHELTERING IN PLACE AND EVACUATION. THE DOCUMENTS BELOW WILL ASSIST IN DEVELOPING YOUR PERSONAL PLAN.
Family Preparedness Checklist
Your Family Disaster Supplies Kit
Your Family Disaster Plan
Personal and Family Preparedness:
Ready.gov is a site that contains information on personal preparedness special areas are Ready America, Ready Business, and Ready Kids. It is sponsored by Homeland Security and the Citizen Corps.
Family Preparedness Guide
State of Florida Family Preparedness Guide, available in several languages
A child-friendly, age-appropriate preparedness guide for children.
An activity booklet for young children.
American Academy of Pediatrics Family Readiness Kit
Parent’s Guide to family preparedness.
Hospital and Departmental Preparedness:
Centers for Disease Control
This planning guide addresses emergency water supply planning for hospitals and health care facilities.
Hospital Preparedness Exercises Pocket Guide
Prepared by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to assist with the planning, conduction, and assessment of hospital preparedness exercises.
Hospital Preparedness website
Extensive set of frequently updated references. One of the best resources on all aspects of hospital preparedness.
Hospital Disaster Surge Modeling
Detailed logistical analysis of personnel and equipment over time for various scenarios.
Health Disaster Management: Guidelines for Evaluation and Research
Supplement of Prehospital and Disaster Management-2003
Hazard Vulnerability Analysis
Prepared by the University of North Texas. Details specific hazards for a variety of disaster scenarios.
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
This site which specifically addresses pediatric considerations in emergency preparedness has now been archived but many of the links are still valid and current.
General Disaster Sites:
PandemicFlu.Gov is an official U.S. Government Web site and is managed by the Department of Health and Human Services.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
This comprehensive website offers information on personal and family preparedness with many forms and brochures that can be downloaded. This site provides information regarding all types of hazards and is an excellent resource for anyone preparing for, responding to, or recovering from a disaster.
American Red Cross
Each year the American Red Cross responds to over 70,000 disasters across the country. This comprehensive website provides detailed information for personal, family and workplace preparedness, as well as information on classes and volunteer opportunities.
New York City Healthcare
Emergency preparedness information from the NYC Office of Emergency Management
The Center for Health Security
The Center for Health Security publishes a newsletter with up-to-date information regarding a broad range of threats.
This newsletter is published by an independent group and focused on first responders.
Pan American Health Organization
This newsletter addresses Disasters: Preparedness and Mitigation in the Americas.
Yale Center for Public Health Preparedness
This site provides newsletters, additional links, and educational resources.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
The Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response maintains a Public Health Emergency website that is frequently updated. It provides a fast reference for events in the United States and elsewhere.
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
National Preparedness Goals 2011-This publication describes the U.S. approach to preparing for the threats and hazards that pose the greatest risk to the security of the country.
Congressional Research Services
Congressional Primer on Major Disasters and Emergencies
Disaster Research/Evaluation Frameworks, Part 1: An Overview
NIH's Medline Plus
This page on Radiation Exposure provides an extensive list of links related to radiation exposure and patient management.
International Atomic Energy Agency
Wide range of information related to nuclear safety programs.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Radiation Emergency Medical Management: Guidance on diagnosis and treatment for health care providers.
Center for Disease Control, Radiation Emergencies
This site provides information on radiation emergencies for both professional and personal.
Chemical Hazards Management:
Chemical Hazards Emergency Medical Management: a new portal from the National Library of Medicine, intended as a one-stop source for first responders, first receivers, and emergency planners. Useful references for medical hazmat management are not all that common (ATSDR’s MHMI site being a notable exception).
Online Training Resources:
These courses, textbooks, and training sites offer self-study and home study courses at no charge or at a very nominal fee and offer a certificate of completion and, in most cases, offer continuing education credit.
A complete list of excellent resources and links
Borden Institute: Blast injury
CDC: Bombings-Injury Pattern and Care
CDC: Environmental Health
CDC: Preparing for a Bombing-A Common Sense Approach
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
Health & Human Services, Disasters
Homeland Security Digital Library
Institute for Biosecurity Quick Reference Guides
Medical Aspects of Biological Warfare
Medical Aspects of Chemical Warfare
Medical Consequences of Radiological and Nuclear Warfare
Medical Management of Radiological Casualties Handbook
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)