- 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.
Staffing, Exercises, Drills, and Training
Staffing, Exercises, Drills, and Training
- The disaster health core competencies were developed through an ongoing disaster health curriculum recommendations project based on the article, "Core Competencies for Disaster Medicine and Public Health." in Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness. It identifies 11 core competencies for all potential Emergency Support Function #8 (ESF-8) health system responders.
- 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.
- The Florida Department of Health put together this document in the Spring of 2011. It contains several template checklists and evaluation forms for hospital personnel competencies.
- This 35-page toolkit was developed by the Illinois Department of Public Health, Emergency Medical Services for Children program in February 2013.
- This 54-page guide was created by the Chicago Health System Coalition for Planning and Response to help hospitals design, implement, and evaluate emergency exercises following the The Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) format.
- The goal of this course is to provide childcare providers, of all sizes and with responsibility for children of all ages, with the knowledge and tools to analyze the hazards and threats at the site, to develop a plan to address these hazards and threats, and to implement processes to update and practice the emergency plan.
- Developed by the Center for Pediatric Emergency medicine for New York City in collaboration with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Healthcare Emergency Preparedness Program, this 152-page toolkit provides a detailed instruction on developing, conducting and evaluating pediatric-focused tabletop exercises.
- The purpose of this course is to provide guidance for Emergency Managers and implementers of children’s programs about meeting the unique needs that arise among children as a result of a disaster or emergency.
- This course covers basic information about developing, implementing, and maintaining a school emergency operations plan (EOP). The goal of this course is to provide students with an understanding of the importance of schools having an EOP and basic information on how an EOP is developed, exercised, and maintained.
- This course prepares students to effectively, appropriately, and safely plan for and respond to a disaster incident involving children, addressing the specific needs of pediatric patients in the event of a community based-incident.
- This course addresses the unique psychosocial needs of children in disasters. It is geared towards all health professionals. The lesson includes "In the Field", which provide examples of how healthcare practitioners applied concepts related to the psychosocial welfare of children after an event.
- This course discusses the unique needs of pediatric patients during and after exposure to radiation. This primer is targeted to healthcare providers who may be responsible for the medical assessment and management of pediatric patients affected by a radiation disaster, particularly a nuclear detonation.
- This is a manual for a 10-module training program that covers issues fundamental to the care of children involved in disasters. The Course structure comprises the delivery of lectures and then, the division of trainees in small workshops to develop hands-on activities, such as resolution of different scenarios and discussion of cases.
- HSEEP provides a set of guiding principles for exercise programs, as well as a common approach to exercise program management, design and development, conduct, evaluation, and improvement planning.
- ASPR’s Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange (TRACIE) was created to meet the information and technical assistance needs of regional ASPR staff, healthcare coalitions, healthcare entities, healthcare providers, emergency managers, public health practitioners, and others working in disaster medicine, healthcare system preparedness, and public health emergency preparedness. (2016)