Health Emergency Planning: A Handbook for Practitioners (2nd Edition)
Edited by Sarah Stuart-Black, Jim Stuart-Black and Eve Coles
- Health Protection Agency
- TSO (The Stationery Office)
'Health Emergency Planning: A Handbook for Practitioners' is designed as a resource tool that can be used by emergency planners in a health context to provide practical advice, ideas, resources and references to facilitate emergency planning. The Handbook provides some of the fundamental concepts of emergency planning whilst also encouraging readers to strive for best practice.
Topics covered in this 2nd Edition include:
an introduction to major incidents and disasters
a review of the legal framework
crisis management and organisational learning issues
hazard identification and risk management
emergency plans, including the types of plans, their structures and the planning process
plan evaluation and audit
planning exercises and training
roles and responsibilities of the Department of Health, the Health Protection Agency and the NHS, as well as relations between local and national healthcare bodies
chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) incidents, including decontamination, sheltering and evacuation issues
public relations and media management
organisational debriefing and reporting following major incidents.
This publication provides a supporting resource to the publication 'The NHS Emergency Planning Guidance' (Department of Health, 2005), which is available to download here (opens new window).
|Format||Paperback||Published||12 Aug 2008|
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