The Healthcare Disaster Exercises Toolkit

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The Healthcare Disaster Exercises Toolkit

Mary Russell, EdD, MSN, CEN, RN

You can never be too prepared for a disastrous event. Ensure realistic and effective emergency training with the practical advice and tools in The Healthcare Disaster Exercises Toolkit, from emergency preparedness expert Mary Russell, EdD, MSN, CEN, RN.

This book is your go-to resource for planning emergency disaster exercises. Use the scenarios and templates to conduct exercises for your healthcare organization, carry out hazard vulnerability analyses, design victim profiles, and evaluate the effectiveness of your training. You’ll receive insight on how to respond quickly and efficiently during an emergency, as well as how to ensure that all staff understand their responsibilities.

This book will show you how to:

  • Prepare detailed plans for emergency exercises
  • Conduct hazard vulnerability assessments
  • Evaluate your training to judge whether staff are prepared for disastrous situations
  • Plan for a diverse set of situations to ensure readiness for multiple scenarios


Table of Contents:

Chapter 1: Involving Staff, Agencies, and the Community in Exercises

Chapter 2: Prioritizing Exercises

Chapter 3: Scheduling Exercises

Chapter 4: Locations for Exercises

Chapter 5: Methods for Conducting Exercises

Chapter 6: Exercise Plan Format

Chapter 7: Evaluating Exercises

Chapter 8: Corrective Action Planning and Performance Improvement

The book also provides readers with disaster-specific scenarios, hazard vulnerability analyses, victim profiles, and evaluation forms to help staff prepare to respond to any kind of emergency.


About the Author:

Mary Russell, EdD, MSN, CEN, RN, has been involved in a spectrum of emergency preparedness planning at the local, county, and state levels, including serving on several national committees. Her background includes sustained active practice as an emergency nurse at Boca Raton (Florida) Regional Hospital; as an emergency preparedness coordinator during multiple disaster events; and as a chairperson and steering committee member for the Healthcare Emergency Response Coalition in Palm Beach County, Florida. She is also the author of multiple emergency management books.

Published: November 2015

Page count: 188
Dimensions: 8.5x11
ISBN: 978-1-55645-835-4