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Resources and Links

American Hospital Association
AHA maintains a site for disaster preparedness; periodically updated.  The site includes other important resources for crisis planning communications as well as social service resources for grief counseling for those suffering loss and post-traumatic stress.

American Academy of Family Practice
The AAFP provides numerous clinical resources focused on bioterrorism for medical practitioners.

American Medical Association and Journal
The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) has published numerous articles on bioterrorism

American Nurses Association
This site maintains updated information that may be helpful in planning

American Society for Healthcare Engineers (ASHE)
The ASHE Web site includes valuable information, updated periodically, on approaches to developing and renovating decontamination sites and procedures.

CDC
The CDC Emergency Preparedness and Response website is CDC’s primary source of information and resources for preparing for and responding to public health emergencies.

Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy
Under the direction of Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH, the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy, an academic health center based in Minnesota, maintains a comprehensive list of resources on bioterrorism.

FDA
The FDA offers comprehensive resources for:

FEMA
Website offers resources for emergency and disaster planning, preparation and mitigation.

Homeland Security
This site for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security includes basic information including development of a supply kit and a family communications plan.

Hospital Emergency Incident Command System
Incident Command Systems used by Fire Management systems has been adapted to healthcare. This system is now used almost universally by hospitals and other healthcare organizations. Two of the most commonly used and free resources are provided.

Surge Capacity – Minnesota Emergency Preparedness Education and Training (MERET)
The MERET site has six modules including one on isolation and one on how to develop Temporary Negative Pressure rooms (TNP).

National Library of Medicine
Journal articles on chemical and biological terrorism are readily retrieved from the NLM’s public library, known as “PubMed.” A search function provides easy access to abstracts.

NSI National Security Institute
The NSI hosts a Security Resource Net web page with information on products and services including terrorism as listed in the left column index. Links are provided for example, to National Terrorism Precautions, Letter and Package Bomb Indicators, Bomb Threats and Physical Security Planning.

U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services
HHS Response and Recovery Resources Compendium Project is an easy to navigate, comprehensive web-based repository of HHS resources and capabilities available to Federal, State, local, territorial and tribal stakeholders before, during, and after public health and medical incidents. The resources in this repository may also be useful for public health and medical emergency management officials. Each topic contains a list of the major HHS capabilities, products and services that support that function, a brief description of each and information on accessing them.