Tuesday, March 8, 2016

CDC Planning Guide for Public Health Emergencies

Peggy Connorton

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has developed a Long-Term, Health, and Hospice Care Planning Guide for Public Health Emergencies, and the purpose of this plan is to assist facilities to prepare for a public health emergency. This planning guide covers six topics:
  • Situational awareness 
  • Continuity of operations 
  • Facility or agency operations 
  • Crisis standards of care 
  • Staffing 
  • Fatality management 
This guide will assist you with your planning efforts for both public health emergencies and disaster preparedness. To use this guide please go to http://www.cdc.gov/phpr/healthcare/planning2.htm

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