- This is a database of links to disaster medicine and public health documents available on the Internet at no cost. Documents include expert guidelines, research reports, conference proceedings, training classes, fact sheets, websites, databases, and similar materials selected from over 700 organizations for a professional audience.
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Still at Risk: U.S. Children 10 Years After Hurricane Katrina 2015, National Report Card on Protecting Children in Disasters
- This report by Save the Children represents the first formal review of these recommendations. In each key area, the report provides a snapshot of progress to date – and gaps that remain – in meeting these recommendations.
- This sixth annual state-by-state assessment conducted by Save the Children looks at preparedness and safety standards for children in child care facilities and schools in the U.S. This year, the organization gives an ‘unsatisfactory’ mark to the country for gaps in preparedness that are putting children at risk. (2013)
- This article emphasizes key emergency response aspects of hospital preparedness for disasters involving children, in particular (1) hospital-based incident command, (2) strategies for operational continuity, (3) pediatric principles of surge capacity, (4) development of decontamination protocols, (5) infection control, (6) sheltering in place, and (7) evacuation strategies.
- This Topic Collection contains comprehensive list of resources relevant to general pediatric disaster planning. The page also contains several additional Topic Collections with pediatric sub-categories.
Health Resources on Children in Disasters and Emergencies from the Disaster Information Management Research Center
- This site is a compendium of resources related to medical and public health issues of children in disasters and emergencies. Links are provided to both journal articles and to other documents and materials that may be useful in preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery activities. The resources target health providers, emergency and community planners, and others in the disaster workforce who work with or on behalf of children. (December 2019)
CDC Public Health Grand Rounds: Addressing Preparedness Challenges for Children in Public Health Emergencies
- This session of the Public Health Grand Rounds discusses strategies to address the unique vulnerabilities of children in every stage of emergency planning. It highlights the strong progress that has been made in pediatric disaster readiness as well as the collaboration that is still needed between public health professionals and pediatric care providers to improve the outcomes for children during emergencies. (May 2021)
National Association of State EMS Officials (NASEMSO) Checklist Tool for Pediatric Disaster Preparedness
- This tool was developed by the National Association of State EMS Officials (NASEMSO) in 2014 as a tool for State EMS Offices to better prepare for disasters involving children. (2014)
Checklist of Essential Pediatric Domains and Considerations for Every Hospital’s Disaster Preparedness Policies
- Children have unique, often complex physiological, psychosocial, and psychological needs that differ from adults, especially during disaster situations; and unfortunately children are often involved when disasters occur. This Checklist is intended as a tool to help hospital administrators and leadership incorporate essential pediatric considerations into existing hospital disaster policies. (2014)