Scanning the Headlines: Disaster Preparedness

Updated on August 2, 2006

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Fredman, E.  Disaster planning: what have we learned?  Hospitals and Health Networks.  Web Exclusive.  Aug. 1, 2006.

Lurie, N., Wasserman, J., and Nelson, C.  Public health preparedness:  evolution or revolution?  Health Affairs.  25(4):935-945, July/Aug. 2006.

Fairchild, A., Colgrove, J., and Jones, M.  The challenge of mandatory evacuation:  providing for and deciding for.  Health Affairs.  25(4):958-967, July/Aug. 2006.

Katz, A., Staiti, A., and McKenzie, K.  Preparing for the unknown, responding to the known: communities and public health preparedness.  Health Affairs.  25(4):946-957, July/Aug. 2006.

Cantrell, S.  Before the dust settles:  respiratory care when disaster strikes.  Healthcare Purchasing News.  30(7):32-34, July 2006.

Gray, B., and Hebert, K.  After Katrina: Hospitals in Hurricane Katrina.  Washington:  The Urban Institute, July 2006.

McBride, M.  Wireless patient tracking in disaster management.  Health Management Technoloty.  27(7):8-13, July 2006.

HIPAA Privacy Rule: Disclosures for Emergency Preparedness - A Decision Tool.  U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.  June 27, 2006.

Weisfeld, V.  Lessons from KatrinaHealth.  June 13, 2006.

Braun, B., and others.  Integrating hospitals into community emergency preparedness planning.  Annals of Internal Medicine.  144(11):799-811, June 6, 2006.

Cappiello, J.  A surge of relief.  The Hospitalist.   10(6):14-18, June 2006

Larkin, H.  12-step disaster plan.  Hospital & Health Networks.  80(5):46-48, May 2006.

Preparing for a pandemic.  Joint Commission Perspectives on Patient Safety.  6(5):4-7, May 2006.

Emergency System for Advance Registration of Volunteer Health Professionals:  Legal and Regulatory Issues Report.  Rockville, MD:  Health Resources & Services Administraton, May 2006.

Keeping patients safe during a disaster.  Joint Commission Perspectives on Patient Safety.  6(5):1-3, May 2006.

Houser, S., and Houser, H.  Are we preparing health services administration students to respond to bioterrorism and mass casualty management?  Journal of Health Administration Education.  23(2):169-180, Spring 2006.

Voelker, R.  Mobile hospital raises questions about hospital surge capacity.  Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).  295(13):1499-1503, Apr. 5, 2006.

Carol, R.  Lessons from Katrina.  Journal of AHIMA.  77(4):46-50, Apr. 2006.

Brideau, J., and others.  Witness to disaster.  Health Affairs.   25(2):478-490, Mar/Apr. 2006.

Burt, T., and Mages, M.  After the storm:  experiences and insights from the front.  Healthcare Executive.  21(2):24-34, Mar./Apr. 2006.

Lessons learned from Hurricane Wilma.  Joint Commission Perspectives.  26(3):5-7, 15, Mar. 2006.

Myers, B.  Homeland Preparedness 101:  tiered approach helps agencies prepare as a team.  Journal of Emergency Medical Services (JEMS).  31(3):52-61, Mar. 2006.

Disaster Preparedness:  Preliminary Observations on the Evacuation of Hospitals and Nursing Homes Due to Hurricanes.  Briefing for Congressional Committees.   Washington, DC:  U.S. Government Accountability Office, Feb. 16, 2006.

Jossi, F.  Disaster preparedness.  Healthcare Informatics.  23(2):26-28, Feb. 2006.

Bolster, C.  Mobile hospital provides care when disaster strikes.  Healthcare Financial Management.  60(2):114-118, Feb. 2006.

Meyers, S.  Disaster preparedness:  hospitals confront the challenge.  Trustee.  59(2):12-14, 19, Feb. 2006.

Cantrell, S.  Biological terrorism:  are you prepared?  Healthcare Purchasing News.  30(2):32-35, Feb. 2006.

Egan, E.  Limits for disaster responders.  The Hospitalist.  10(1):10, Jan. 2006.

Neil, R.  A pandemic plan for success.  Materials Management in Health Care.  15(1):28-31, Jan. 2006.

Huff, C.  Are we ready for the avian flu?  Hospitals and Health Networks.  80(1):38-44, Jan. 2006.

Simmons, F.  Stormy weather:  preparing for and recovering from disasters.  MGMA Connexion.  6(1):44-47, Jan. 2006.

A typical patient profiles common after disasters.  ED Management.  18(1):3-5, Jan. 2006.

Preparing for a Pandemic Influenza: a Primer for Governors and Senior State Officals.  Washington:  NGA Center for Best Practices, 2006.

Disaster Preparedness for Healthcare Facilities:  Stories, Statistics, Solutions.  Atlanta:  Thomson American Health Consultants, 2006.  (WX 185 D611 2006).

Farmer, J.  Are You Prepared?  Hospital Emergency Management Guidebook.  Oakbrook Terrace, IL:  Joint Commission Resources, 2006.  (Ref WX 185 F233 2006).

Davis, L.,  and others.  Public Health Preparedness:  Integrating Public Health and Hospital Preparedness Programs.  Santa Monica, CA:  RAND Corporation, 2006.

Wasserman, J., and others.  Organizing State and Local Health Departments for Public Health Preparedness.  Santa Monica, CA:  RAND Corporation, 2006.

Health Care and Hurricane Katrina.  Kaiser Family Foundation.  2006.

Protecting the Public's Health from Diseases, Disasters and Bioterrorism, 2005.  Washington, DC:  Trust for America's Health, Dec. 2005.

Compton, M., and others.  Incorporating community mental health into local bioterrorism response planning:  experiences from the DeKalb County Board of Health.  Community Mental Health Journal.  41(6):647-663, Dec. 2005.

Colias, M.  The disaster after the disaster.  Trustee.  58(10):8-12, Nov./Dec. 2005.

Grene, J.  Katrina teaches disaster planning lessons.  OR Manager.  21(11):7, 9, Nov. 2005.

The time is now to make sure your emergency plan is up to date.  Medical Records Briefing.  20(11):1-3, Nov. 2005.

Mann, G., and Carlton, P.  'Surge' hospitals:  a new concept in disaster medical care.  Healthcare Design.  5(5):14-18, Nov. 2005.

Henderson, G.  Triaging tragedy.  New England Journal of Medicine.  353(15):1551, Oct. 13, 2005.

Berggren, R.  Unexpected necessities - inside Charity Hospital.  New England Journal of Medicine.  353(15):1550-1553, Oct. 13, 2005.

Nieburg, P., Waldman, R., and Krumm, D.  Evacuated populations - lessons from foreign refugee crises.  New England Journal of Medicine.  353(15):1547-1549, Oct. 13, 2005.

Greenough, P., and Kirsch, T.  Public health response - assessing needs.  New England Journal of Medicine.  353(15):1544-1546, Oct. 13, 2005.

Cranmer, H.  Volunteer work - logistics first.  New England Journal of Medicine.  353(15):1541-1544, Oct. 13, 2005.

Evacuate or 'hunker down?'  ED experts ponder options as Katina wreaks havoc.  ED Management.  17(10):109-112, Oct. 2005.

Heroic efforts keep supplies coming in wake of Katrina.  Hospital Materials Management.  30(10):1, 8-10, Oct. 2005.

Staffing up helps EDs handle Katrina surge.  ED Management.  17(10):112-113, Oct. 2005.

Canizaro, J.  What it takes:  health care responds to Hurricane Katrina.  Healthcare Financial Management.  59(10):28-29, Oct. 2005.

Greene, J., and Patterson, P.  Generators, strong teams helped ORs stay open during Gulf disaster.  OR Manager.  21(10):1, 5, 9, 11, Oct. 2005.

Occ-health nurses have a role in terror planning.  Occupational Health Management.  15(10):113-114, Oct. 2005.

Romano, M.  At capacity and beyond.  Modern Healthcare.  35(39):6-7, 16, Sept. 26, 2005.

Niska, R., and Burt, C.   Bioterrorism and mass currently preparedness in hospitals: United States, 2003.  Advance Data. (364):1-15,  Sept. 27, 2005.

Use of Former ("Shuttered") Hospitals to Expand Surge Capacity.  Rockville, MD:  Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Sept. 2005.

Goldman, J.  Balancing in a crisis?  Bioterrorism, public health and privacy.  Journal of Health Law.  38(3):481-527, Summer 2005.

Holden, P.  The London attacks - a chronicle:  improvising in an emergency.  New England Journal of Medicine.  353(6):541-543, Aug. 11, 2005.

Redhead, J., Ward, P., and Batrick, N.  The London attacks - response: prehospital and hospital care.  New England Journal of Medicine.  353(6):546-547, Aug. 11, 2005.

Ryan, J., and Montgomery, H.  The London attacks - preparedness:  terrorism and the medical response.  New England Journal of Medicine.  353(6):543-545, Aug. 11, 2005.

Hines, S., and others.  Bombs under London:  the EMS response plan that worked.  Journal of Emergency Medical Services (JEMS).  30(8):58-60, 62, 64-67, Aug. 2005.

Peterson, T.  Disaster may be closer than you think.  MGMA Connexion.  5(6):5-6, July 2005.

Terrorism drill shows ED response plan flaws.  ED Management.  17(7):78-79, July 2005.

Impostors targeting U.S. hospitals:  could terrorists come to your ED?  ED Management.  17(6):61-63, June 2005.

Anatomy of an incident:  impostors thwarted.  ED Management.  17(6):63-64, June 2005.

Emergency System for Advance Registration Volunteer Health Professionals:  Interim Technical and Policy Guidelines, Standards, and Definitions.  Rockville, MD:  Health Resources & Services, June 2005.

Mariner, W.  Law and public health:  beyond emergency preparedness.  Journal of Health Law.  38(2):247-285, Spring 2005.

Kamoie, B.  The national response plan:  a new framework for homeland security, public health, and bioterrorism response.  Journal of Health Law.  38(2):287-318, Spring 2005.

Altered Standards of Care in Mass Casualty Events: Bioterrorism and Other Public Health Emergencies.  Rockville, MD:  Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Apr. 2005.

Hagland, M.  Power plans.  Healthcare Informatics.  22(4):26-28, Apr. 2005.

Heightman, A., Mohlenbrok, S., and Eckstein, M.  Disaster on the rails.  Journal of Emergency Medical Services.  30(4):46-50, 52-67, Apr. 2005.

Walsh, D., and Christen, H.  The new normalcy.  Journal of Emergency Medical Services.  30(4):68-77, Apr. 2005.

McFee, R., and Leikin, J.  Radiation terrorism.  Journal of Emergency Medical Services.  30(4):78-92, Apr. 2005.

Pouring over the plan:  keeping patients safe during a flood.  Joint Commission Perspectives on Patient Safety.  5(4):5-6, Apr. 2005.

Baldwin, F.  Emergency preparedness.  Healthcare Informatics.  22(2):46-50, Feb. 2005.

Koeller, D.  Save yourself!  The importance of disaster recovery.  MGMA Connexion.  5(2):28-29, Feb. 2005.

May, E.  Scarred but smarter:  lessons learned from Florida's 2004 hurricanes.  Healthcare Executive.  20(1):22-25, Jan./Feb. 2005.

Will portable hospital answer need for disaster response?  Washington hospitals view model.  Health Care Strategic Management.  23(1):9, Jan. 2005.

Miller, G., and others.  Bioterrorism:  EMS response to deadly infections.  Journal of Emergency Medical Services (JEMS).  30(1):70-80, Jan. 2005.

Gold, M.  Emergency preparedness keeps danger at bay.  Provider.  31(1):22-34, Jan. 2005.

Chung, S., and Shannon, M.  Hospital planning for acts of terrorism and public health emergencies involving childhood.  Archives of Disease in Childhood.  90:1300-07, 2005.

Blair, J., and Edwards, J.  Critical issues for homeland security and health care sector readiness.  Journal of Healthcare Risk Management.  25(3):17-21, 2005.

Barlow, R.  Financials stalling outbreak of disaster planning efforts.  Healthcare Purchasing News.  28(11):10-12, Nov. 2004.

Belmont, E., and others.  Emergency preparedness, response & recovery checklist:  beyond the emergency management plan.  Journal of Health Law.  37(4):503-565, Fall 2004.

Braun, B., and others.  Hospital bioterrorism preparedness linkages with the community:  improvements over time.  American Journal of Infection Control.  32(6):317-326, Oct. 2004.

Surge Capacity-Education and Training for a Qualified Workforce.  Rockville, MD:  Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Oct. 2004. 

Cohen, H., Gould, R., and Sidel, V. The pitfalls of bioterrorism preparedness:  the anthrax and smallpox experiences.  American Journal of Public Health.  94(10):1667-1671, Oct. 2004.

Vickery, K.  Florida facilities down but not out.  Provider.  30(10):65-70, Oct. 2004.

Are you prepared for bioterrorism?  Healthcare Purchasing News.  28(10):26, Oct. 2004.

Are you prepared for a full-scale evacuation?  Healthcare Security and Emergency Management.  3(10):1-2, Oct. 2004.

Q&A:  focus on hospital emergency management.  Emergency Management.  3(10):10-11, Oct. 2004.

When disaster strikes:  treating patients when your department shuts down.  ED Management.  16(10):109-111, Oct. 2004.

Space, staff concerns in ED surge capacity plans.  ED Management.  16(10):112-113, Oct. 2004.

ED managers should interface with community.  ED Management.  16(10):113-114, Oct. 2004.

Hardaway, R.  "This is no drill": Pearl Harbor as a mass-casualty event.  Bulletin.  89(9):21-26, Sept. 2004.

Bernard, S., and McGeehin, M.  Municipal heat wave response plans.  American Journal of Public Health.  94(9):1520-1522, Sept. 2004.

"Be prepared" more than a motto for hospitals in hurricane path; supplies, evac plans ready.  Health Care Strategic Management.  22(9):4, Sept. 2004.

Build a user-friendly disaster plan.  Healthcare Security and Emergency Management.  3(8):1, 4-5, Aug. 2004.

Neil, R.  Partners in preparedness.  Materials Management in Health Care.  13(8):19-21, Aug. 2004.

Murphy, J.  After 9/11:  priority focus areas for bioterrorism preparedness in hospitals.  Journal of Healthcare Management.  49(4):227-235, Juyl/Aug.  2004.

Illinois to deploy satellite-based health warning system.  iHealth Beat.  July 12, 2004.

Locate Alternate Care Sites During an Emergency: Rocky Mountain Regional Care Model for Bioterrorist Events.  Rockville, MD:  Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, July 2004.

The Joint Commission is watching:  is your disaster response plan in order?  ED Management.  16(7):73-75, July 2004.

Ten ways to get the most of your emergency drills.  Healthcare Security and Emergency Management.  3(7):1-3, July 2004.

Martin, W.  Legal and public policy responses of states to bioterrorism.  American Journal of Public Health.  94(7):1093-1096, July 2004.

Wynia, M., and Gostin, L.  Ethical challenges in preparing for bioterrorism:  barriers within the health care system.  American Journal of Public Health.  94(7):1096-1102, July 2004.

Aftermath:  housekeeping's role in emergency management. Health Facilities Management.  17(6):50-56, June 2004.

All together now.  Healthleaders.  7(6):64-66, June 2004.

Homeland security and HIM.  Journal of AHIMA.  75(6):56A-56D, June 2004.

Lurie, N., and others.  Local variation in public health preparedness:  lessons from California.  Health Affairs Web Exclusives.  :W4-157-W4-353, Jan./June 2004.

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