Scanning the Headlines: Disaster Preparedness 2012-2010 (Archive)

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Ready or Not?  Protecting the Public from Diseases, Disasters, and Bioterrorism.  Trust for America's Health.  Dec. 2012.

Clark, C.  Mount Sinai innovates to absorg evacuated patients.  HealthLeaders Media.  Nov. 1, 2012.

Commins, J.  Q&A:  NJ health system CEO's post-Sandy appraisal. HealthLeaders Media.  Nov. 1, 2012.

Carrier, E., and others.  Emergency Preparedness and Community Coalitions:  Opportunities and Challenges.  Washington:  Center for Studying Health System Change, Nov. 2012.

Influenza vaccination coverage among health care personnel-2011-12 influenza season, United States. 61(38): 753-757, Sept. 28, 2012.

Gaffigan, M.  Additional Actions Needed to Improve Security of Radiological Sources at U.S. Medical Facilities.  Washington:  U.S. Government Accountability Office, Sept. 10, 2012.

Verni, C.  A hospital system’s response to a hurricane offers lessons, including the need for mandatory interfacility drills.  Health Affairs;31(8):1814-1821, Aug. 2012.

Mercy forges ahead with rebuilding - one step at a time.  Health Facilities Management.  May 2012.

Ferenc, J.  New emergency response center raises care level.  H&HN.  Apr. 2, 2012.

US Dept. of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. Healthcare preparedness capabilities: national guidance for healthcare system preparedness. Jan. 2012.

Preparedness and Partnerships:  Lessons Learned From the Missouri Disasters of 2011.  Jefferson City, MO:  Missouri Hospital Association, 2012.

National Research Council. Crisis Standards of Care: A Systems Framework for Catastrophic Disaster Response. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2012.

Universal Flu Immunization Programs for Health Care Personnel.  Harrisburg, PA:  The Hospital & Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania, Sept. 2011.

Bush H. Reliance on overseas manufacturers worries supply chain experts. Hospitals might be exposed to shortages during future pandemics, disasters. H&HN Daily podcast, June 22, 2011.

Developing and Acquiring Medical Countermeasures Against Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Agents.  Washington:  United States Government Accountability Office, Apr. 13, 2011.

Niska, R.W., and Shimizu, I.M.  Hospital preparedness for emergency response: United States, 2008.  National Health Statistics Reports;37, Mar. 24, 2011.

US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Public healthe preparedness capabilities: national standards for state and local planning. Mar. 2011.

Viswanathan, K., Wizemann, T., and Altevogt, B.  Rapporteurs; Forum on Medical and Public Health Preparedness for Catastrophic Events; Institute of Medicine. Preparedness and Response to a Rural Mass Casualty Incident: Workshop Summary. Washington, DC: National Academies Press, Feb. 2011.   

Committee on Effectiveness of National Biosurveillance and others.  BioWatch nd Public Health Surveillance: Evaluating Systems for the Early Detection of Biological Threats: Abbreviated Version.  Washington:  The National Academies Press, 2011.

Altevogt, B., and others.  Barriers to Integrating Crisis Standards of Care Principles into International Disaster Response Plans:  Workshop Summary.  Washington:  National Academies Press, 2011.

Hospital Preparedness Exercises Resources.  Rockville, MD.  Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Dec. 2010.

National Commission on Children and Disasters.  Rockville, MD:  Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Oct. 2010.

Simmons, J.  HHS reports on public health emergency countermeasuresHealthLeaders Media.  Aug. 20, 2010.

WHO Declares End to 2009 H1N1 Influenza Pandemic. News Release.  Washington:  U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Aug. 10, 2010.

Boothe, J. Proactive pandemic planning. The top 10 lesson s learned from H1N1: Part 2. Healthcare Purchasing News. 34(8):50, Aug. 2010.

Hospital Evacuation Decision Guide.  Rockville, MD:  Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.  June 21, 2010.

Mass Medical Care with Scarce Resources.  Rockville. MD:  Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.  June 17, 2010.

Rollins, G.  2010 Influenza survey: ready or notMatman Magazine.  June 6, 2010.

Sweeney, E.  Mandatory flu shots gain traction as the future of influenza preventionHealthLeaders Media.  June 2, 2010.

The State of America's Hospitals-Taking the Pulse.  Chicago: AHA, May 24, 2010.

Progress Report on Children and Disasters U.S. Agencies Take Modest Steps To Achieve Commission Goals.  Washington:  National Commission on Children and Disasters.  May 11, 2010.

Erickson, J. I.  Nurse leader’s perspective on disaster preparedness and response: experiences from Haiti. Voice of Nursing Leadership.:8-10, May 2010.

Hospital Assessment and Recovery Guide.  Rockville, MD:  Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.  May 2010.

Zane, R., and others.  Hospital Assessment and Recovery Guide.  Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, May 2010.

Zane, R., and others.  Hospital Evacuation Decision Guide.  Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, May 2010.

After the flood.  HFM. Healthcare Financial Management.  64(5):25-26, May 2010.

H1N1 Influenza and Quality Tools : What Have We Learned?  Milwaukee, WI:  American Society for Quality Quarterly Quality Report.  Mar. 2010.

Preparations enable children’s EDs to effectively handle H1N1 surge.  ED Management.  22(3):25-27, Mar. 2010.

Surges always bring surprises.  ED Management.  22(3):27, Mar. 2010.

Wallask, S.  Involve physicians in your  hospitals’s  disaster plans.  Healthleaders Media, Feb.24, 2010.

Zigmond, J.  Extreme makeover: HHS should offer more emergency guidance: GAO.  Modern Healthcare.  40(5):14.  Feb. 1, 2010.

Wallask, S.  Katrina settlement leaves questions about disaster prep for hospitals.  Marblehead, MA:  Healthleaders Media,  Feb. 1, 2010.

Ray, J.  New developments in liability protections for providers during a disaster: national guidance for establishing crisis standards of care.  AHLA Connections.  14(2):12-17, Feb. 2010.

Wallask, S.  Katrina death trial may raise stakes for hospital emergency planningHealthLeaders Media.  Jan 12, 2010.

Wallask, S.  Union and hospital system agree on pandemic pactHealthLeaders Media.  Jan. 5, 2010.

Planning Today for a Pandemic Tomorrow a Tool for Nursing Facilities.   Princeton,  NJ:  New Jersey Hospital Association, 2010.

Downey, E., and Hebert, A. Best practices of hospital security planning for patient surge—a comparative analysis of three national systems. Journal of Healthcare Protection Management. 26(2):55-74, 2010.

White, D. D. Blizzards! Savvy healthcare security strategies. Journal of Healthcare Protection Management. 26(2):75-82, 2010.

Puttkammer, J. Emergency preparedness: planning considerations for a response to a bomb threat or incident. Journal of Healthcare Protection Management. 26(2):83-88, 2010.

Bulson, J., and Bulson, T.  How can hospitals be better prepared? A case study of an exercise design program and its effect on a real-life event. Journal of Healthcare Protection Management. 26(2):89-94, 2010.

Altevogt, B., and others.  Medical Surge Capacity: Workshop Summary.  Washington:  National Academies Press, 2010.

Brodsky, M.  Planning for misery.  Horsham, PA :  Risk and Insurance Magazine, 2010.

Disaster Alternate Care Facilities: Report and Interactive Tools.  Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 2010.

Stroud C., and others.  Crisis Standards of Care: Summary of a Workshop Series.  Washington:  National Academies Press, 2010.

Wheatley, B., and Rapporteur.  Regionalizing  Emergency Care: Workshop Summary.  Washington :  National Academies Press, 2010.

Danna, D., and Cordray, S.  Nursing in the Storm:  Voices from Hurricane Katrina.  New York:  Springer Publishing Company, 2010.  (WZ 112.5 N8 D167n 2010).

The Public Health Emergency Medical Countermeasures Enterprise: Innovative Strategies to Enhance Products from Discovery Through Approval: Workshop Summary.  Washington:  National Academies Press, 2010.

Seeman, N., and others.  Assessing and responding in real time to online anti-vaccine sentiment during a flu pandemic.  Healthcare Quarterly. 13(Sp): 8-15, 2010

Stroud, C., and others.  Medical Countermeasures Dispensing: Emergency Use Authorization and the Postal Model : Workshop Summary.  The National Academies Press, 2010.

Getting  Medicines to Patients Who Need Them During a Crisis.  Washington:  Rx Response, 2008-2010. 


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