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New Planning Tool Targets Hospitals' Emergency Response



The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has released a questionnaire that hospitals and other health care facilities can use to plan and evaluate their readiness for a public health emergency involving a chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear or explosive event.


By CleanLink Editorial Staff   Health Care Facilities

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has released a questionnaire that hospitals and other health care facilities can use to plan and evaluate their readiness for a public health emergency involving a chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear or explosive event.

The questionnaire addresses eight areas: administration and planning; education and training; communication and notification; patient capacity; staffing and support; isolation and decontamination; supplies, pharmaceuticals and laboratory support; and surveillance.

For more information, visit http://www.ahrq.gov/prep/cbrne/.


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  posted on 4/30/2007   Article Use Policy




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