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Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

Prior to opening a healthcare facility that has undergone extensive water and wind damage, inspections need to be conducted to determine if the building is salvageable. If the decision is made to proceed with recovery and remediation, building and life safety inspections must be completed before any restoration work is done to the facility. Parts I – IV describe those activities that need to be completed. Parts V – VII provide guidance for infection control review of facilities to be done before the hospital can reopen.

Prior to opening any portion of a facility such as emergency rooms or clinics, adequate support services need to be available to provide quality care in a safe environment. Contracting with outside services could be considered.

Certification for occupancy must be obtained prior to reopening the facility. Regulations regarding healthcare facility certification and licensing differ from state to state. Refer to specific state and local government resources for more information.

Checklist for Infection Control Concerns When Reopening Healthcare Facilities Closed Due to Extensive Water and Wind Damage

CMS Requirements


CHEMM – Chemical Hazards and Emergency Management

Enable first responders, first receivers, other healthcare providers, and planners to plan for, respond to, recover from, and mitigate the effects of mass-casualty incidents involving chemicals.

Provide a comprehensive, user-friendly, web-based resource that is also downloadable in advance, so that it would be available during an event if the internet is not accessible.

CHEMM was produced by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response, Tactical Programs Division, Office of Emergency Management, in cooperation with the National Library of Medicine, Division of Specialized Information Services, and many medical, emergency response, toxicology, and other types of experts.

CHEMM

Quick Response Guide

In the First Minutes of an Incident — The Basic Overview

Information for the First Responders

Information for the Hospital Providers

Information for Incident Preparedness

 


Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is the lead Federal agency charged with improving the safety and quality of healthcare for all Americans. AHRQ develops the knowledge, tools, and data needed to improve the healthcare system and help consumers, healthcare professionals, and policymakers make informed health decisions.

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s (AHRQ)

Congressional District Health Dashboard

City Health Dashboard


National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)

The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (the 9/11 Commission), recognized NFPA 1600 as our National Preparedness Standard®. Widely used by public, not-for-profit, nongovernmental, and private entities on a local, regional, national, international and global basis, NFPA 1600 has been adopted by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security as a voluntary consensus standard for emergency preparedness.

NFPA 1600® Standard on Continuity, Emergency, and Crisis Management

CodeFinder® Tool


Physician Support Line

Our mission at Physician Support Line is to offer free and confidential peer support to American physicians and medical students by creating a safe space to discuss immediate life stressors with volunteer psychiatrist colleagues who are uniquely trained in mental wellness and also have similar shared experiences of the profession.

Physician Support Line


Crisis Text Line

Crisis Text Line provides free, 24/7, high-quality text-based mental health support and crisis intervention by empowering a community of trained volunteers to support people in their moments of need.

Our Mission: At the intersection of empathy and innovation — we promote mental well-being for people wherever they are.

Crisis Text Line



Administration for Strategic  Preparedness and Response (ASPR)

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Administration for Strategic  Preparedness and Response (ASPR) leads the country in preparing for, responding to, and recovering from the adverse health effects of emergencies and disasters. This is accomplished by supporting the nation’s ability to withstand adversity, strengthening health and emergency response systems, and enhancing national health security. ASPR’s Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) enables the health care delivery system to save lives during emergencies and disaster events that exceed the day-to-day capacity and capability of existing health and emergency response systems. HPP is the only source of federal funding for health care delivery system readiness, intended to improve patient outcomes, minimize the need for federal and supplemental state resources during emergencies, and enable rapid recovery. HPP prepares the health care delivery system to save lives through the development of health care coalitions (HCCs) that incentivize diverse and often competitive health care organizations with differing priorities and objectives to work together. ASPR developed the 2017-2022 Health Care Preparedness and Response Capabilities guidance to describe what the health care delivery system, including HCCs, hospitals, and emergency medical services (EMS), have to do to effectively prepare for and respond to emergencies that impact the public’s health. Each jurisdiction, including emergency management organizations and public health agencies, provides key support to the health care delivery system.

2017-2022 Health Care Preparedness and Response Capabilities

NIMS Implementation for Healthcare Organizations Guidance



Florida EMS for Children (EMSC)

 

 

 

 

 

Florida EMS for Children (EMSC) is a nationally funded grant program working to improve health care in the field for children.  It is our goal to ensure that pediatric patients receive the best care possible in the prehospital setting.  Often viewed as “little adults,” children actually have very different and specific medical needs.

Introduction to Florida Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) State Partnership Program

Florida Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC)

Florida PEDReady

Pediatric Emergency ABCs and More*

National Pediatric Disaster Coalition

Pediatric Readiness in the Emergency Department

Family Reunification Following Disasters: A Plan

National Model EMS Clinical Guideline (2022)

Prehospital Pediatric Readiness EMS AGENCY CHECKLIST

Florida Poison Information Center Network

Neonatal Resuscitation

Pediatric Basic and Advanced Life Support

Adult Basic and Advanced Life Support

Algorithms

National EMS Information System (NEMSIS)

EMS HeatTracker

Quick-reference guide: Selecting the appropriate PPE

The Pediatric Emergency Care Coordinator Training

 


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