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Hospital and Healthcare Security, 6th Edition by Tony W York, Don MacAlister

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Chapter 25

Emergency Preparedness

Planning and Management

Abstract

Emergency preparedness is an essential component of healthcare organizational preparedness, against both intentional acts of terror and naturally occurring crises that have the potential to cause serious harm to large portions of the population. Incorporating an all-hazards approach to preparedness, beginning with an annual hazard vulnerability analysis (HVA); this chapter focuses on how the security practitioner can lead or support successful emergency management planning efforts within the healthcare organization. Weighing the effects of how an organization should mitigate risks, plan preparedness activities, respond to events and detail recovery procedures and efforts, this chapter ...

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