Emergency Readiness

As part of America's vital health care infrastructure, hospitals play a key role in disaster readiness throughout our country.

Hospitals have increasingly stepped up their readiness efforts in order to be better prepared in responding to disasters and mass casualty events of any scope, including disasters both natural and man-made.

As vital community resources, hospitals must be among the best prepared, alongside police, fire, rescue, and other public safety services.

As hospitals' national voice, the AHA will support at the national level what our members will be working to achieve in their communities: the readiness of people and resources.

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Ebola

This page contains a number of resources for the treatment and management of Ebola Virus. In addition, it catalogs lessons learned from the 2014-2015 Ebola outbreak in Africa and the treatment and response to cases treated in the U.S.

Zika

This page contains a number of resources on the treatment and management of Zika virus on health care settings. In addition, the CDC offers a 24/7 Zika hotline, at (770) 488-7100, that can provide rapid access to CDC clinical experts, as well a dedicated e-mail address for pregnancy-re...

MERS

In 2013–2014, two imported cases of MERS, or Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, were detected among 490 U.S. persons under investigation. Continued awareness is needed for early case detection and implementation of infection control measures. This page contains resources for health care...

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