Public Health Emergency Preparedness

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Public Health is Working Behind the Scenes to Keep You Safe

By | April 3rd, 2017|Licensing, Preparedness|

Note: This week is National Public Health Week. This week I have a five-part public health series that explores the vast network of programs and services that help improve the health and wellness of all Arizonans.  Public health includes programs that work to ensure that we are safe whether in everyday life or during an [...]

Tabletop Exercise Highlights Crisis Standards of Care Planning

By | May 27th, 2015|Preparedness|

Arizona is one of America's leading states in developing a plan for Crisis Standards of Care.  Crisis Standards of Care are those standards that are implemented when a catastrophic event occurs and there are shortages of space, supplies, and staff within the hospital and healthcare community.  These protocols can serve as a planning platform from [...]

What’s the Medical “Standard of Care” in an Emergency?

By | January 23rd, 2014|Preparedness|

Good question.  Disasters and public health emergencies can stress health care systems to the breaking point and disrupt delivery of vital medical services. For example-  hospitals and long-term care facilities may be without power; trained staff, ambulances, medical supplies, and beds could be in short supply; and alternate care facilities may need to be used.  [...]

Strategic National Stockpile Readiness

By | February 27th, 2013|General, Preparedness|

The CDC's “Strategic National Stockpile” is a large quantity of medicine and medical supplies that are available to states in case there’s a public health emergency (flu outbreak, asteroid, etc.) severe enough to cause local health supplies to run out.  Once federal and local authorities agree that the stockpile is needed, meds and supplies are [...]