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 Four Phases of Effective Emergency Management
The Joint Commission defines emergency management as a process of:
 
Mitigation: Make plans ahead of time to lessen the severity and impact of an emergency.
 
Preparation: Build needed organization facilities, including supplies, equipment, agreement with vendors, staff orientation and training, a planning process and organization-wide drills.
 
Response: Define actions staff would take when confronted by an emergency, such as reporting to pre-arranged locations. Plan for a warning and notification process, priority setting, and liaison with other organizations.
 
Recovery: Take steps to restore a essential services and resume normal operations, plan for staff support and community response.
Click here for further discussion of the emergency management standards and what it entails, review the December 2001 issue of Joint Commission Perspectives on "Emergency Management In The New Millennium."

 

 Contact Numbers
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
770-488-7100
 
FBI (NJ)
973-792-3000
NJ Dept of Health
609-392-2020
Office of Emergency Management (NJ)
609-882-2000
 
NJ State Police
609-882-4201
US Dept of Health & Human Services,
Office of Emergency Preparedness
National Disaster Medical System
301-443-1168




 

 


Code Triage
Your link to Online Disaster Preparedness Resources

Hospital Leadership Emergency Preparedness Incident Command/Management Training course now available
here: http://training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/IS/crslist.asp
Forward any questions to Philip Solomon, Trinitas
Emergency Preparedness Coordinator 908-527-5222 x22
 

FOR CLINICAL & EMERGENCY PERSONNEL:

 

Databases

 

 

Hazardous Substance Data Bank (TOXNET)

 

 

Material Safety Data Sheets/Micro-organisms

 

 

NJ Right to Know Hazardous Substance Fact Sheet
 

 

Emergency & 1st Responders

 

 

Eye Safety

 

 

Self-Care Tips for Emergency & Disaster Response Workers
 

 

Nuclear, Chemical & Biological Disaster (NBC)

 

 

Bioterrism Agent Wall Chart
This wall chart provides information for the more likely biological weapons, common presenting signs/symptoms, communicability, decontamination methods, recommended isolation precautions, prophylaxis for exposed persons and therapy.

   

Chemical & Biological Terrorism: Research & Development to Improve

   

Civilian & Medical Response (National Academy Press)

   

DOD Center for Biological Defense

   

Initial Management of Irradiated or Radioactively Contaminated

   

Managing Radiation Emergencies: Hospital Emergency Care

   

Managing Radiation Emergencies: Prehospital Emergency Services

   

Medical Management of Biological
Warfare Agent Casualties (Virtual Naval Hospital)

   

Medical Management of Radiological Casualties (Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Inst)Medical NBC Online

   

Medical NBC Online

 

 

Personnel Contamination Management (Virtual Navy Hospital)

 

 

Treatment of Biological Warfare
Agent Casualties (Virtual Naval Hospital)

 

 

US Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense

 

 

USAMRICD Medical Chemical & Biological Defense
 

 

Organizations

 

 

American Red Cross Home Page

 

 

Centers for Disease Control

 

 

APIC (Assoc Professionals in Infection Control Bioterrorism Resources)
 

 

Preparedness & Response

 

 

AHA Disaster Readiness

 

 

APIC Mass Casualty Disaster Plan Checklist

 

 

Biological & Chemical Terrorism: Strategic Plan
This plan developed from the CDC addresses deliberate dissemination of biological or chemical agents. Success of the plan relies on strengthening relationships between medical and public health professionals and building partnerships with emergency management, the military and law enforcement professionals.

 

 

Bioterrorism as a Public Health Threat

 

 

Bioterrorism fact sheets

 

 

CDC Public Health Emergency Preparedness Response

   

CDC Strategic Plan for Readiness & Response

 

 

ER Procedures in Chemical Hazard Emergencies: A Job Aid

 

 

MMWR Biological & Chemical Terrorism Strategic Plan for Preparedness & Response

 

 

National Hurricane Center
 

 

Video Links (Real Player or Windows Media Player)

 

 

Dark Winter

 

 

Medical NBC Online (US Army) [Click on Training]

 

 

What Every Clinician Should Know: Anthrax (CD)

 

 

What Every Clinician Should Know: Smallpox (CDC) updated July 2003
 

 

FOR THE GENERAL PUBLIC:

 

Additional Resources

 

 

Applying Lessons from Anthrax Case History to Other Scenarios
CDC uses a Baltimore hospital as a test case

 

 

JACHO PERSPECTIVES
Joint Commission newsletter

 

 

UMDNJ & Coriell Research Library Biological, Chemical & Nuclear Disaster website
 

 

Articles: JAMA (HTML & PDF)

 

 

Aftermath of a Hypothetical Smallpox Disaster, CDC, Special Issue, July/Aug 2002

 

 

"Anthrax as a Biological Weapon"

 

 

Anthrax Facts: Reemergence of ancient disease calls for update of management, Postgraduate Medicine January 200

 

 

"Botulinum Toxin"

 

 

How to survive a "dirty bomb", Cohen, CNN.com June 10, 2002

 

 

The Medical Impact of a Bioterrorist Attack: all media hype or clearly a potential nightmare?, Postgraduate Medicine August 1999

 

 

"Smallpox"
 

 

Bird Flu Information

 

 

Bird Flu

 

 

CDC Bird Flu Fact Sheets

 

 

Pandemic Preparedness Checklist
 

 

Emotional Well-being & Recovery

 

 

Coping After Terrorism (DOJ)

 

 

Helping Children & Adolescents Cope with Violence & Disasters

 

 

How Do I Deal With My Feelings?

 

 

How Do I Talk to My Children About Terrorism: 20 Tips for Parents

 

 

OVC Handbook for Coping After Terrorism

 

 

Recommended Books on Grief Trauma,
PTSD, Survivor Guilt: for adults (PDF/NJHA)

 

 

Self-Care & Self-Help Following Disasters Fact Sheet

 

 

Tips for College Students: Coping with Disaster


 

 

    

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