This toolkit was developed to assist Greater New York Hospital Association (GNYHA) member hospitals with developing and improving their mass casualty response plans. The toolkit includes suggested preparedness and response actions for clinical and non-clinical departments that would be involved in mass casualty incident response, as well as related training, drills, and exercises.
The local and international response to infectious disease epidemics, such as the severe acute respiratory syndrome and west African Ebola virus epidemic, revealed serious shortcomings which bioterrorists might exploit when intentionally initiating an epidemic.
This report provides specific guidance to medica examiners, death investigators, and public health officials. This report can help bridge gaps that exist in local terrorism preparedness and response planning.
The UK biological security strategy draws together for the first time the work taking place across government to protect the UK and its interests from significant biological risks, no matter how these occur and no matter who or what they affect.
From vaccines to apps, myth-busting to health training, officials are looking at myriad options to better prepare the nation for what many fear is its inevitable future.
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA), with input from industry, has developed a detailed Foreign Animal Disease Preparedness and Response Plan, which focuses on foot and mouth disease (FMD) along with other foreign animal diseases.
Huntsville Hospital, University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital, and the University of South Alabama Medical Center will be the assessment hospitals in a Serious Infectious Disease Network.
This report offers recommendations for improving preparedness and response based on lessons learned from Ebola cases in US cities.
Researchers developed a checklist that outlines action steps for medical and public health officials to assess and strengthen the resilience of their community’s health sector.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) field epidemiology program has trained surveillance officers and is developing laboratory capacity.