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Office of the Press Secretary.  Executive Order--Medical Countermeasures Following a Biological Attack.  Washington: White House, Dec. 30, 2009.

Wallask, S.  Twitter can play key role in disaster managementHealthLeaders Media. Dec. 30, 2009.

Ready or Not? Protecting the Public's Health from Diseases, Disasters, and Bioterrorism.  Washington:  Trust for America's Health, Dec. 15, 2009.

Interim Implementation Guide for The National Health Security Strategy of the United States of America.  Washington:  United States Department of Health and Human Services, Dec. 2009.

Farrar, J. A. National emergency declaration creates H1N1 options for EDS. ED Management.  21(12):133-35, Dec. 2009.

Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response.  Improving the Health, Safety, and Well-Being of America. Washington:  U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Dec. 2009.

Rega, P., and others. Pandemic readiness: a plan for Catholic parishes. Health Progress. 90(6):68-75, Nov./Dec. 2009.

Influenza Pandemic: Monitoring and Assessing the Status of the National Pandemic Implementation Plan Needs Improvement.  GAO-10-73, November 24, 2009.  Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d1073high.pdf.

Enforcement Procedures for High to Very High Occupational Exposure Risk to 2009 H1N1 Influenza. Occupational Safety and Health Administration Directive no. CPL-02-02-075, Nov. 20, 2009.

H1N1 Guide on Device Use -- Tips for Respirator Use, Reuse and Extended Use - Respiratory Protection for H1N1: Consideration for Use, Prioritization and Conservation of Supplies. Charlotte, NC: Premier Safety Institute, Nov. 20, 2009.

Weiss, S.  Surviving flu seasonHH&N.  Nov. 11, 2009.

Function 5: utilities management: avoiding utilities failure during a disaster. Environment of Care News. 12(11) 6-9, Nov. 2009.

Ford, R., and others.  Balancing Patient and Employee Interests: Health Care Employer Responses to the H1N1 Pandemic.  Jones Day, Nov. 2009.

Commins, J.  ANA urges nurses to get H1N1 vaccinesHealthLeaders Media.   Oct. 28, 2009.

Updated Interim Recommendations for the Use of Antiviral Medications in the Treatment and Prevention of Influenza for the 2009-2010 Season.  Washington:  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Oct. 16, 2009.

OSHA Statement re: H1N1-related Inspections.  Washington:  United States Department of Labor, Oct. 14, 2009.

Interim Guidance on Infection Control Measures for 2009 H1N1 Influenza in Healthcare Settings, Including Protection of Healthcare Personnel.  Washington:  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Oct. 14, 2009.

Questions and Answers Regarding Respiratory Protection For Preventing 2009 H1N1 Among Healthcare Personnel.  Washington:  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Oct. 14, 2009.

Loeb, M., and others. Surgical Mask vs N95 Respirator for Preventing Influenza Among Health Care Workers; a Randomized TrialJAMA. 302(17):early release posted on web, Oct. 1, 2009.

Influenza Pandemic: Key Securities Market Participants Are Making Progress, but Agencies Could Do More to Address Potential Internet Congestion and Encourage Readiness.  Washington:  United States Government Accountability Office, Oct. 2009.

H1N1 Challenges AheadTrust for America's HealthIssue Brief.  Oct. 2009.

Savoia, E., Rodday, A.M., and Stoto, M.A.  Public health emergency preparedness at the local level: results of a national survey.  Health Services Research.  44(5, Part II):1909-1924, Oct. 2009.

Preparing for a pandemic: lessons from the H1N1 outbreakThe Joint Commission Perspectives on Patient Safety.  9(10):7-8, 11, Oct. 2009.

DiGirolomo, J., and Rebmann, T. Preparing for disasters and the need for surge capacity: are we ready? Inside ASHE. 17(5):26-30, Sept.-Oct. 2009.

Guidance for Establishing Crisis Standards of Care for Use in Disaster Situations.  Washington:  Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, Sept. 24, 2009.

Video: RAND Congressional Briefing Series. The H1N1 Pandemic: Lessons Learned from the Cities Readiness Initiative.  Arlington, VA:  RAND Corporation, Sept. 14, 2009.

Comak, H.  Healthcare facilities should require staff vaccinations to prepare for H1N1HealthLeaders Media, Sept. 3, 2009.

Instituteof Medicine. Respiratory Protection for Healthcare Workers in the Workplace Against Novel H1N1 Influenza A; a Letter Report.  Washington, DC: National Academy Press, Sept. 3, 2009.

Local Pandemic Influenza Preparedness: Vaccine and Antiviral Drug Distribution and Dispensing. Washington, DC: U. S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General, Sept. 2009.

State and Local Pandemic Influenza Preparedness: Medical Surge. Washington, DC: U. S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General, Sept. 2009.

Planning for a pandemic. Hospitals & Health Networks. 83(9):16-17, Sept. 2009.

Putre, L. Hospital staff goes into overdrive during anthrax scare. Hospitals & Health Networks. 83(9):18, Sept. 2009.

Planning for a pandemic. Hospitals & Health Networks. 83(9):16-17, Sept. 2009.

Bush H. Planning for a pandemic. Hospitals & Health Networks.  83(9):16-17, Sept. 2009.

Putre, L. Hospital staff goes into overdrive during anthrax scare. Hospitals & Health Networks. 83(9):18, Sept. 2009.

Zigmond, J.  First line of defense: worried flare about H1N1 vaccinations for workers.  Modern Healthcare.  39(35):12, Aug. 31, 2009.

Clark, C.  Hospitals in nine states jeopardize patient safety with lack of H1N1 readinessHealthLeaders Media.  Aug. 27, 2009.

Prepping for disasters.  American Medical News.  52(19):30, Aug. 17, 2009.

Center for Medicaid and State Operations/Survey and Certification Group. Letter to State Survey Agency Directors Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA) Requirements and Options for Hospitals in a Disaster, Aug. 14, 2009.

President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology.  Report to the President on US Preparations for 2009-H1N1 Influenza.  Aug. 7, 2009.

Hendriks, L., and Bassi, S. Emergency preparedness from the ground floor up: a local agency perspective. Home Health Care Management Practice. 21(5):346-352, Aug. 1, 2009.

How to use social media to manage emergencies: Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and More. Environment of Care News. 12(8):1-10, Aug. 2009 .

Planning for a pandemic.  Materials Management in Health Care.  18(8):11-13, Aug. 2009.

Staff responsibilities in a disaster: examining the six critical functions of emergency management.  Environment of Care News. 12(8): 4-11, Aug. 2009.

Racette, R.J.  Will we be judged ready for the influenza pandemic? [and commentaries].  Healthcare Management Forum.  22(2):6-17, Summer 2009.

Thill, L.  Preparing for flu.  Journal of Healthcare Contracting.  6(4):45-47, July/Aug. 2009.

Wallask, S., and Sweeney, E.  How much personal protective equipment is enough during a pandemic? HealthLeaders Media.  July 6, 2009.

Considerations Regarding Novel H1N1 Flu Virus in Obstetric Settings.  Washington:  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, July 6, 2009.

Hurricane Katrina: Federal Grants Have Helped Health Care Organizations Provide Primary Care, but Challenges Remain.  Washington:  United States Government Accountability Office, July 2009.

National Strategic Plan for Emergency Department Management of Outbreaks of Novel H1N1 Influenza. Dallas, TX: American College of Emergency Physicians, July 2009.

Hospitals advised to play it safe when it comes to H1N1. Healthcare Benchmarks and Quality Improvement. 16(7):73-76, July 2009.

Interim Guidance-HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents: Consideration for Clinicians Regarding Novel Influenza A ( H1N1) Virus.  Atlanta: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, June 5, 2009.

Function 3: Emergency safety and security: Keeping patients and staff safe and secure during a disaster. Environment of Care News.12(6):6-11, June 2009.

Ponte, M.  Three cost centers in planning for a pandemic.  Healthleaders Media.  May 27, 2009.

Vaughan, C.  From Pac man to public health: virtual disaster planning technologiesHealthleaders Media.  May 19, 2009.

Wallask, S.  Hospitals used new communication tools during swine flu scareHealthleaders Media.  May 12, 2009.

Cole, B.  Commentary: as swine flu scare abates, lessons for the futureHealthleaders Media.  May 5, 2009.

Commins, J.  Swine flu just 'business as usual' for hospitalsHealthLeaders Media.  May 4, 2009.

Pandemic Influenza : A Guide to Recent Institute of Medicine Studies and Workshops.  Washington: Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, May 4, 2009.

OSHA's  role in disaster response and recovery: because all disasters are local.  Environment of Care News. 12(5):4-11, May 2009.

Learning from an explosive situation: Spectrum Health United Hospital decontaminates after local bomb incident. Environment of Care News. 2(5): 8-10, May 2009.

Hamblen, J.L., and others.  Cognitive behavioral therapy for postdisaster distress: a community based treatment program for survivors of Hurricane Katrina.  Administration and Policy in Mental Health.  36(3):206-214, May 2009.

Jones, K., and others.  Piloting a new model of crisis counseling: specialized crisis counseling services in Mississippi after Hurricane Katrina.  Administration and Policy in Mental Health.  36(3):195-205, May 2009.

Norris, F.H., and Rosen, C.S.  Innovations in disaster mental health services and evaluation: national, state, and local responses to Hurricane Katrina (introduction to special issue).  Administration and Policy in Mental Health.  36(3):159-164, May 2009.

Norris, F.H., and Bellamy, N.D.  Evaluation of a national effort to reach Hurricane Katrina survivors and evacuees: the crisis counseling assistance and training program.  Administration and Policy in Mental Health.  36(3):165-175, May 2009.

Norris, F.H., Hamblen, J.L., and Rosen, C.S.  Service characteristics and counseling outcomes: lessons from a cross-site evaluation of crisis counseling after Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma.  Administration and Policy in Mental Health.  36(3):176-185, May 2009.

Rosen, C.S., Matthieu, M.M., and Norris, F.H.  Factors predicting crisis counselor referrals to other crisis counseling, disaster relief, and psychological services: a cross-site analysis of post-Katrina programs.  Administration and Policy in Mental Health.  36(3):186-194, May 2009.

Eisenman, D.P., and others.  Developing a disaster preparedness campaign targeting low-income Latino immigrants: focus group results for Project PREP.  Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved.  20(2):330-345, May 2009.

MMWR - Novel Influenza A (H1N1) Virus Infections Among Health-Care Personnel --- United States, Apr./May 2009.

Interim Guidance for Screening for Swine-Origin Influenza A (H1N1) by State and Local Health Departments, Hospitals, and Clinicians in Regions with Few or no Reported Cases of Swine Influenca A (H1N1).   Atlanta, GA:  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Apr. 29, 2009.

Clark, C.  Swine flu: hospitals should get proactiveHealthLeaders Media.  Apr. 27, 2009.

Improving the Lives of African Americans and Other Communities fo Color Expanding Their Participation in the Areas of Politics and Public Policy.  Washington:  Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, Apr. 21, 2009.

Health Care Workers in Peril: Preparing to Protect Worker Health and Safety During Pandemic Influenza: A Union Survey Report.  Americam Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), Apr. 16, 2009.

Effective Emergency Management: Making Improvements for Communities and People with Disabilities. Washington, DC: National Council on Disability, Aug. 12, 2009.

Hick, J., Barbera, J., and Kelen, G.  Refining Surge Capacity: Conventional, Contingency, and Crisis Capacity.  American Medical Association and Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, Apr. 6, 2009.

Hick, J. L., Barbera, J. A., and Kelen, G. D.  Refining surge capacity: conventional, contingency, and crisis capacity. Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness.  Apr. 6, 2009.

Kelen G. D., and others.  Creation of surge capacity by early discharge of hospitalized patients at low risk for untoward eventsDisaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness.  Apr. 6, 2009.

Facing down Hurricane Ike: University of Texas Medical Branch plans, executes, and recovers from an evacuation. Environment of Care News. 12(4):1-5, Apr. 2009.

Help for when the sky is falling and you're facing evacuations: the National Weather Service and severe weather events. Environment of Care News. 2(4):6-10, Apr. 2009.

DeJohn, P. Meeting standards for disaster planning.  OR Manager.  25(4):26-30, Apr. 2009.

Commins, J.   Ice storm tests KY hospitals' mettleHealthLeaders Media.  Mar. 11, 2009.

Eisenman, D. P., and others.  Variations in disaster preparedness by mental health, perceived general health, and disability status.  Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness.  3(1):33-41, Mar. 1, 2009.

Kanter, R. K., and others.  Developing consensus on appropriate standards of disaster care for children.  Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness.  3(1):27-32, Mar. 1, 2009.

Chaffe, M.  Willingness of health care personnel to work in a disaster: an integrative review of the literature.  Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness.  3(1):42-56, Mar. 1, 2009.

EM's 6 critical functions: Function 2: Resources and assets: securing supplies for disaster survival. Environment of Care News. 12(3):4-10, Mar. 2009.

When all is calm: Anmed home care prepares for disaster before the storm. Environment of Care News. 12(3):8-11, Mar. 2009.

Shortchanging America’s Health 2009.  Washington: Trust for America’s Health, Mar.  2009.

Mathias, J.  Is your OR prepared for a natural disaster?  OR Manager.  25(3):21-22, Mar. 2009.

Hospitals Rising to the Challenge: The First Five Years of the U.S. Hospital Preparedness Program and Priorities Going Forward.  Washington:  U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Mar. 2009.

Emergency planning for the long haul: Mercy Health Partners creates "96-Hour Operational Impact Chart.” Environment of Care News . 12(2):4-6, Feb. 2009.

Caring throughout a crisis: emergency management in home care and hospice. Environment of Care News. 12(2):6-7, Feb. 2009.

Adams, L.  Surge readiness.  Nurse Leader.  7(1):16-18, Feb. 2009.

Influenza Pandemic: Sustaining Focus on the Nation's Planning and Preparedness Efforts.  Washington:  United States Government Accountability Office, Feb. 2009.

Public Health Preparedness: Strengthening CDC's Emergency Response.  Atlanta, GA:  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Jan. 16, 2009.

Health of Medicare Advantage Plan enrollees at 1 year after Hurricane KatrinaAmerican Journal of Managed Care.  Jan. 15, 2009.

Emergency management's six critical functions: Function 1: Emergency communications - how to keep the lines open. Environment of Care News. 12(1):6-10, Jan. 2009.

Barlow, R.  War games in the balance.  Healthcare Purchasing News.  33(1):44-45, 49, Jan. 2009.

Lessons learned from the storm fronts.  Healthcare Purchasing News.  33(1):46-47, 49, Jan. 2009.

Stokes, C., and Gans, D.  Ready or not, here comes disaster.  MGMA Connexion.  9(1):13-15, Jan. 2009.

Pediatric Hospital Surge Capacity in Public Health Emergencies.  Washington:  Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Jan. 2009.

Texas hospital leaders say Katrina's lessons helped them better prepare for Hurricane Ike.  Health Facilities Management.  22(1):5-7, Jan. 2009.

Altevogt, B., and others.  Guidance for Establishing Crisis Standards of Care for Use in Disaster Situations: A Letter Report.   Washington:  National Academies Press, 2009.

Hospital 2009 H1N1 Pandemic Influenza.  Atlanta, GA:  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2009.

Yarborough, M.  Disaster Planning Guide for Healthcare Facilities.  Atlanta, GA:  AHC Media LLC, 2009.  (WX 185 Y26d 2009).

Liverman, C., and others.  Respiratory Protection for Healthcare Workers in the Workplace Against Novel H1N1 Influenza A: A Letter Report.  Washington:  National Academies Press, 2009.

Willis, H., and others.  Initial Evaluation of the Cities Readiness Initiative.  Santa Monica, CA:  Rand Corporation, 2009.

McLaughlin, S., and Spaanbroek, S.  'We'll figure out what to do when the time comes:' the need for developing effective emergency operations exercises.  Journal of Healthcare Protection Management.  25(1):64-71, 2009.

Walsh, T., and others.  Medical Records Disaster Planning.  A Health Information Manager's Survival Guide.  Chicago:  American Health Information Management Association,2009.  (WX 173 W227m 2009).

Standards and guidelines for healthcare surge during emergencies:  roles to be played by hospital security.  Journal of Healthcare Protection Management.  25(1):72-80, 2009.

Kendig, J.  A team approach to preparing for hurricanes and other disasters.  Journal of Healthcare Protection Management.  25(1):81-89, 2009.

Recommendations for a National Mass Patient and Evacuee Movement, Regulating, and Tracking System.  Washington:  Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 2009.

Effectiveness of National Biosurveillance Systems: BioWatch and the Public Health System: Interim Report.  Washington:  National Academies Press, 2009.  

Willis, H., and others.  Are Communities Ready to Conduct Rapid and Large-Scale Dispensing of Medications During a Public Health Emergency?  Santa Monica, CA:  Rand Corporation, 2009.

Benjamin, G.  Assessing Medical Preparedness to Respond to a Terrorist Nuclear Event: Workshop Report. Washington:  The National Academies Press. 2009.

Preparing for the Flu: A Communication Toolkit for Businesses and Employers.  Washington:  U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2009.

Stroud, C., and others.  Crisis Standards of Care: Summary of a Workshop Series.  Washington:  National academies Press, 2009.

Ryan, J., editor.  Pandemic Influenza:  Emergency Planning and Community Preparedness. Boca Raton, FL: Taylor & Francis Group, 2009. ( WC 515 P189i  2009).

Mass Medical Care with Scarce Resources.  Rockville, MD:  Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 2009.

Walsh, T., and others.  Medical Records Disaster Planning:  A Health Information Manager's Survival Guide.  Chicago:  American Health Information Management Association, 2009.

Mass Evacuation Transportation Planning Model.  Rockville, MD:  Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 2009.

 

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