Disaster and Emergency Preparedness Resources
The information and resources found here will
provide a framework from which to begin the planning process in both readiness capabilities
and treatment in the inevitability of a disaster whether man-made or natural.
There are many imaginable scenarios and with this information we can become prepared for potential emergencies
while we treat both the public and the health care providers handling the injured and displaced.
You will find numerous tools for assessing, researching, and developing protocols and plans.
Find the organization you feel will best your needs.
Click on their name.
Specific resources have been made available for you on this page but if you want more utilize the organizations main link provided to you, as well.
Organizations With Their Resources
Page Last Updated: June 4, 2013
- The American Red Cross
Preparing and Getting Trained
- Choose from these recommendations:
- Prepare Your Home & Family
- Prepare School & Students
- Prepare Workplace & Employees
- Preparedness Fast Facts
- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Emergency Managers and Personnel
Government & Non-profit
Response and Recovery
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Emergency Preparedness and Response
- Chemical Emergencies
- Long-Term, Acute, and Chronic-Care Facilities
- Mass Casualties
- Natural Disasters & Severe Weather
- Outpatient Clinics & Urgent Care
- Pediatric Offices & Hospitals
- Physicians' Offices
- Radiation Emergencies
- Recent Outbreaks & Incidents
Coordinating Office for Terrorism Preparedness & Emergency Response (COTPER)
The Emergency Response Safety and Health Database
This tool is designed to estimate the baseline medical care requirements (i.e., the number of persons that would require medical care) of a displaced population following a disaster due to pre-existing medical conditions only and not
due to direct impact of the event.
- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC) (of the National Library of Medicine) "new"
Public Health Emergency
- Healthcare Preparedness Capabilities: National Guidance for Healthcare System Preparedness
Radiation Event Medical Management (REMM)
WISER: Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders | from the National Library of Medicine
- Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
Emergency Preparedness Atlas: U.S. Nursing Home and Hospital Facilities
Case Study: Oregon Adobe Acrobat Reader required
Hospital Assessment and Recovery Guide Adobe Acrobat Reader required
Hospital Evacuation Decision Guide Adobe Acrobat Reader required
Public Health Emergency Preparedness
- Rx Response Prescription Card Creator "new"
Rx Response's a downloadable medication card helps patients record their medical history and prescription doses. Armed with this information, healthcare professionals will be able to renew prescriptions for evacuees and effectively assist in the coordination of care while avoiding harmful prescription errors. There are numerous tools available for both healthcare professionals and the public to get prepared.
- American College of Physicians (ACP)
- Bioterrorism Resources
- (What to do to) Make it Through
The simple message from Puget Sound Agencies is be ready to survive on your own for a minimum of 3 Days following a disaster. For large disasters, you may not receive any government assistance for up to 7 Days.
- Oregon's Public Health Emergency Preparedness Program
This state-wide program seeks to develop plans and procedures to better prepare Oregon to respond and recover from all public health emergencies. This is being done through the coordination among tribes, local, state, and federal agencies, which includes numerous health care partners before, during, and after public health events.