Essentials: Emergency Preparedness

February 19, 2019 | Healthcare Risk, Quality, & Safety Guidance


Emergency preparedness includes planning, preparation, mitigation, response, and recovery. Organizations should take an all-hazards approach to planning for facility-based and community-based natural and humanmade disasters. Participation in annual community-based drill exercises is mandatory.

Use these action recommendations and Healthcare Risk Controlresources to plan and support your efforts to develop and evaluate patient safety, quality, and risk management activities.

**Action Recommendation: Ensure that both a facility-based and a community-based hazard vulnerability analysis are conducted at least annually. ...

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