Hospital Evacuation Decision Guide and Hospital Assessment and Recovery Guide – AHRQ – 24 June 2010

Posted on June 25, 2010. Filed under: Disaster Management | Tags: |

Hospital Evacuation Decision Guide  and  Hospital Assessment and Recovery Guide  –  AHRQ – 24  June 2010

New AHRQ Guides Offer Hospitals Advice on Emergency Evacuation, Assessment and Recovery

“Two new guides are now available to help hospital planners and administrators make important decisions about how to protect patients and health care workers and assess the physical components of a hospital when a natural or manmade disaster, terrorist attack, or other catastrophic event threatens the soundness of a facility. Published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), the guides examine how hospital personnel have coped under emergency situations in the past to better understand what factors should be considered when making evacuation, shelter-in-place, and reoccupation decisions.”

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