Posts Tagged disaster preparedness

Taking Care of Patients, Come Hurricanes or High Water

In September 2018, Hurricane Florence hit eastern North Carolina. Flooding, power outages and days of rain caused billions of dollars in damage. As many communities struggled to hold on, hospitals across the central and eastern regions of the state had their own mission

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North Carolina Radiation Oncology Disaster Preparedness Conference June 22

South East AHEC is having a NC Radiation Oncology Disaster Preparedness conference on June 22 at the Embassy Suites in Wilmington. This conference was established following the devastating effects of Hurricane Florence, including its direct impact on the subpopulation of radiation oncology patients and their treatments. It

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North Carolina Radiation Oncology Disaster Preparedness Conference June 22

South East AHEC is having a NC Radiation Oncology Disaster Preparedness conference on June 22 at the Embassy Suites in Wilmington. This conference was established following the devastating effects of Hurricane Florence, including its direct impact on the subpopulation of radiation oncology patients and their treatments. It

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ASPR Seeks Input on National Disaster Pediatric Initiative

The US Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response seeks stakeholder input through April 26 on a proposed National Disaster Pediatric Initiative to enhance the nation’s pediatric care capability during disasters. The initiative will be part of

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ASPR Highlights Active Shooter Resources in Wake of Hospital Shooting

In the wake of the recent shooting at Mercy Hospital in Chicago, the US Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response encourages medical facilities to review its 2017 planning and response guide for active shooter incidents in health care

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A Day Like No Other: A Case Study of the Las Vegas Mass Shooting

A Day Like No Other is a special report from the Nevada Hospital Association of one of the worst mass-casualty incidents to occur in our nation’s history: the shooting in Las Vegas on Oct. 1, 2017. This case study is not an after-action document, but instead a

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American Red Cross issues clarifying statement on HIPAA regulation

NCHA supports the American Red Cross’ efforts to provide humanitarian assistance to families and individuals affected by disaster. They have recently issued a clarification regarding Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act regulations and the specific authority that covered entities like hospitals have in

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