Continuous Cycle of Preparedness

 Below is an excerpt from Disaster Planning Drills and Readiness Assessment presenting a continuous cycle of disaster preparedness.  The emphasis of the entire brief is on bioterrorism planning for hospitals.

The Continuous Cycle of Disaster Preparedness

  • Assemble an interdisciplinary team of key stakeholders for disaster planning.
  • Review current resources, strengths, and weaknesses.
  • Develop a detailed, written disaster response plan.
  • Disseminate and practice the plan through education and drills.
  • Evaluate the adequacy of knowledge, skills, and resources.
  • Revise the plan based on objective data and lessons learned.
  • Modify education and training as needed to target areas of weakness.
  • Continuously repeat these steps.
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