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Caffarini, K.  Preparing for disaster.  American Medical News.  51(47):10-11, Dec. 15, 2008.

Ready or not? 2008:  Protecting the Public's Health from Disease, Disasters, and Bioterrorism.  Washington:  Trust for America's Health.  Dec. 2008.

Richter, P.  Use of amateur radio by hospitals during emergency operations.  Inside ASHE.  16(6):13-14, Nov./Dec. 2008.

Litch, B.  Building from the ground up:  Georgia Hospital survives a direct tornado hit.  Healthcare Executive.  23(6):28-35, Nov./Dec. 2008.

Zilm, F., Berry, R., and Pietrzak, M.  Integrating disaster preparedness and surge capacity in emergency facility planning.  Journal of Ambulatory Care Management.  31(4):377-385, Oct./Dec. 2008.

Turner, N.  "E-mergency" Management:  A model plan for continuing patient care during computer/communication system failures.  Joint Commission Perspectives on Patient Safety.  8(10):5-8 Oct. 2008.

Soper, M.  Pandemic ready.  Health Facilities Management.  21(10):49-54 Oct. 2008.

Germs Go Global.   Washington:  Trust for America's Health.  Oct. 2008.

Greeley, D.  A fiscally responsible guide to emergency responsive systems.  Inside ASHE.  16(5):16-20, Sept./Oct. 2008.

Wagner, W.  A process for determining sustainability during emergencies:  dealing with 96 hour rule.  Inside ASHE.  16(5):26-31, Sept./Oct. 2008.

Merritt, C.  A bombing in boulder.  Inside ASHE.  16(5):32-38, Sept./Oct. 2008.

Eagle, A.  When evacuation is not an option:  Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, Florida.  Inside ASHE.  16(5):40-42, Sept./Oct. 2008.

Eagle, A.  When evacuation is not an option:  Texas Children's Hospital, Houston, Texas.  Inside ASHE.  16(5):43-45, Sept./Oct. 2008.

Adcox, S.  Nuclear waste piles up at hospitals.  Barnwell, SC:  The Associated Press, Sep. 26, 2008.

Blesch, G.  Swamped.  Modern Healthcare.  38(38):44-45, Sept. 22, 2008.

Biosurveillance: A National Effort in EDs to Identify, Deal With Health Care ThreatsiHealthBeat.  Sept. 5, 2008.

Ablah, E., and others.  Community health centers and emergency preparedness: an assessment of competencies and training needsJournal of Community Health.  33(4):241-247, Sept. 3, 2008.  [free registration for viewing]

Thrall, T.  After the floods, CEO throws staff a lifeline.  H&HN.  82(9):22-23, Sept. 2008.

Griffin, L.  A new disaster preparedness tool.  Provider.   34(9):45-48, Sept. 2008.

AHRQ Hospital Surge Model.  Washington:  Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Sept. 2008.

Salinsky, E.  Strong as the Weakest Link: Medical Response to a Catastrophic Event.  Washington:  National Health Policy Forum, Aug. 8, 2008.

Meit, M., Briggs, T., and Kennedy, A.  Urban to Rural Evacuation: Planning for Rural Population Surge.  Rockville, MD:  Rural Health Research and Policy Centers (RHRC), Aug. 2008.

Rebmann, T.  Infectious-disease disaster planning.  Materials Management in Health Care.  17(8):31-33, Aug. 2008.

Pierce, R.  Testing the system:  managing hospital waste during a pandemic event.  Health Facilities Management.  21(8):36-38, Aug. 2008.

Emergency management goes full-time.  HealthLeaders.  11(8):22-23, Aug. 2008.

Hospital evacuates as Cedar River floods.  OR Manager.  24(8):9, Aug. 2008.

ED swing into action following helicopter crash.  ED Management.  20(8):89-90, Aug. 2008.

Mobile units let ED reopen after flood.  ED Management.  20(8):90-91, Aug. 2008.

Shehab, N., Anastario, M., and Lawry, L.  Access to care among displaced Mississippi residents in FEMA travel trailer parks two years after Katrina.  Health Affairs.  27(5):w416-w429, Aug. 2008.

Temporary hospital aids tornado-stricken city.  Healthcare Construction and Operations.  6(4):8, July/Aug. 2008.

Edwards, J., Kang, J., and Silenas, R.  Promoting regional disaster preparedness among rural hospitals.  Journal of Rural Health.  24(3):321-325, Summer 2008.

Hurricane Katrina: Trends in the Operating Results of Five Hospitals in New Orleans Before and After Hurricane Katrina.  Washington:  United States Government Accountability Office, July 17, 2008.

Lotstein, D., and others.  Using quality improvement methods to improve public health emergency preparedness:  prepare for pandemic influenza.  Health Affairs.  27(5):w328-w339, July 2008.

Knebel, A., and Phillips, S., editors.  Home Health Care During an Influenza Pandemic: Issues and Resources.  Rockville, MD:  Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, July 2008.

National Resource Center on Advancing Emergency Preparedness for Culturally Diverse Communities.  Philadelphia, PA:  Drexel University Center for Health Equality, June 23, 2008.

National Consensus Statement on Integrating Racially and Ethnically Diverse Communities into Public Health Emergency Preparedness.  Philadelphia, PA:  Drexel University Center for Health Equality, June 11, 2008.

Guiding Principles on Integrating Racially and Ethnically Diverse Communities into Public Health Emergency Preparedness.  Philadelphia, PA:  Drexel University Center for Health Equality, June 11, 2008.

O'Reilly, K.  Formula for rationing care:  task forces plan for disaster.  American Medical News.  51(22):1, 4, June 9, 2008.

Disaster surge fails to fluster ED staff.  ED Management.  20(6):63-64, June 2008.

Crumrine, R.  Designing for multiple disasters.  Healthcare Design.  8(6):43-48, June 2008.

Emergency Preparedness.  Washington:  United States Government Accountability Office, June 2008.

Felland, L., and others.  Developing Health System Surge Capacity: Community Efforts in Jeopardy.  Research Brief No. 5.  Washington:  Center for Studying Health System Change, June 2008.

Abramson, D., and others.  Prevalence and predictors of mental health distress post-Katrina: findings from the Gulf Coast child and family health studyDisaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness.  2(2):77-86, June 2008.

Raymond, A.  Pandemic influenza:  a simulated reponse.  AHIP Coverage.  49(3):16-24, May/June 2008.

Joch, A.  Second in commandHospitals and Health Networks Most Wired MagazineWeb Excclusive.  Spring 2008.

D.C. medical center unveils mass casualty design concepts.  Hospitals and Health Networks.  82(5):22, 24, May 2008.

Feuer, K.  When crisis comes.  Hospitalist.  12(4):40-41, Apr. 2008.

Appel, L., and others.  A defining night.  Hospitalist.  12(4):42-44, Apr. 2008.

Rush, J.  Pandemic planning part II:  Healthcare and public health aren't talking.  Supply Chain Strategies & Solutions.  2(2):3, 5, Mar./Apr. 2008.

Special focus issue-emergency management.  Patient Flor E-Newsletter.  5(1):1-4, Mar./Apr. 2008.

Virtual Reality Tools Help Responders Prepare for Emergencies Oakland, CA:  California HealthCare Foundation, Mar. 28, 2008.

Coleman, C., and Reis, A.  Potential penalties for healthcare professionals who refuse to work during a pandemic.
Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).  299(12):1471, Mar. 26, 2008. 

Disaster planning checklist for CFOs of healthcare organizations.  Healthcare Financial Management.  62(3):87-90, Mar. 2008.

LaPorte, M.  4,000 SNFs targeted for improvement.  Provider.  34(3):19, Mar. 2008.

Wagner, L.  Backups essential for resident records.  Provider.  34(3):22-35, Mar. 2008.

Public Health Preparedness: Mobilizing State by State.   Atlanta:  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Feb. 20, 2008.

Tye, G.  Disaster drill.  Radiology Management.  30(1):68, Jan./Feb. 2008.

Raymond, A.  Resilience in disaster's wake.  AHIP Coverage.  49(1):16-27, Jan./Feb. 2008.

Research Priorities in Emergency Preparedness and Response for Public Health Systems: A Letter Report.  Washington:  Institute of Medicine, Jan. 22, 2008.

Boyajian-O'Neill, L. and others.  Physician licensure during disasters:  a national survey of state medical boards.  Journal of the American Medical Association.  299(2):169-171, Jan. 9/16 2008.

Okie, S.  Dr. Pou and the hurricane-implications for patient care during disastersNew England Journal of Medicine.  358(1):1-5, Jan. 3, 2008.

Aldrich, N., and Benson, W.  Disaster preparedness and the chronic disease needs of vulnerable older adultsPreventing Chronic Disease.  5(1):1-9, Jan. 2008.

Annas, G., Mariner, W., and Parmet, W.   Pandemic Preparedness New York:  American Civil Liberties Union, Jan. 2008.

Barlow, R.  Pandemic readiness:  how prepared are facilities really?  Healthcare Purchasing News.  32(1):30-32, Jan. 2008.

Trainings, Drills and Exercises: Hospital and Primary Care Centers Tabletop Toolkit.  New York City:  The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Jan. 2008.

The Pandemic Influenza Workbook:  A Planning Guide for American Indian/Alaska Native Communities.  Rockville, MD:  Indian Health Service, Jan. 2008.

Community Pan-Flu Preparedness:  A Checklist of Key Legal Issues for Healthcare Providers.  Chicago:  American Health Lawyers Association, 2008.  (WA 546 AA1 C734p 2008).

Wenger, M.  No More Katrinas: How Reducing Disparities Can Promote Disaster Preparedness.  Washington:  Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies Health Policy Institute, 2008.

Trends in Disaster Preparedness and Recovery Technologies.  New York:  Vendome Group, 2008.  (Ref WX 185 T794 2008).

Lotstein, D., and others.  Prepare for Pandemic Influenza.  Santa Monica, CA:  Rand Corporation, 2008.

Russell, M., and Williams, E.  The Emergency Management Coordinator's Handbook for Hospitals.  Marblehead, MA:  HCPro, Inc., 2008.  (WX 185 R965e 2008).

Strategies for Nurse Managers, Inc.  Crisis Management Starts at Home But Doesn't End There.  Marblehead, MA:  HCPro, Inc., 2008.

Community Pan-Flu Preparedness:  A Checklist of Key Legal Issues for Healthcare Providers.  Chicago:  American Health Lawyers Association, 2008.  (WA 546 AA1 C734p 2008).

Emergency Management in Health Care:   An All-Hazards Approach.  Oakbrook, IL:  Joint Commission Resources, 2008.  (WX 185 E53 2008).

Community Pan-Flu Preparedness: A Checklist of Key Legal Issues for Healthcare Providers.  Washington:  American Health Lawyers Association, 2008.

Cosgrove, S., and others.  Tool for Evaluating Core Elements of Hospital Disaster Drills.  Rockville, MD:  Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 2008.

Brahmbhatt, M., and Dutta, A.  On SARS Type Economic Effects During Infectious Disease Outbreaks.  Washington:  World Bank Group, 2008. 

Davis, M., Kammersall, M., and Altevogt, B.  Dispensing Medical Countermeasures for Public Health Emergencies: Workshop Summary.  Washington:  The National Academies Press, 2008.

Managing Emergency Preparedness.  Washington:  Association of Academic Health Centers, 2008.

Committee on Implementation of Antiviral Medication Strategies for an Influenza Pandemic, Institute of Medicine.  Antivirals of Pandemic Influenza: Guidance on Devloping a Distribution and Dispensing Program.  Washington:  The National Academies Press, 2008.

Shartzer, A. Health Care in New Orleans Before and After Hurricane Katrina.  Menlo Park, CA:  The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, 2008.

Goldfrank, L., and Liverman, T., editors.  Preparing for an Influenza Pandemic: Personal Protective Equipment for Healthcare Workers.  Washington:  The National Academies Press, 2008.

McLaughlin, S.  Emergency Management Handbook.  Chicago:  American Society for Healthcare Engineering, 2008.  (WX 185 M478e 2008).

Greene, L., and others.  APIC Position Paper: Influenza Immunization of Healthcare Personnel.  Washington:  APIC, 2008.

Davis, M.  Dispensing Medical Countermeasures for Public Health Emergencies: Workshop Summary.  Washington: The National Academies Press, 2008.

 

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