It is becoming clear that no one knows when an emergency or disaster may occur and where. The 2017 hurricanes, floods, wildfires, mass shootings, terrorist attacks, and spread of the Zika virus have really hit home. The need for communities, healthcare professionals, and facilities to be prepared is a local, national, and global priority. Are you preparing your students with emergency management strategies and plans?
Presented below are the four phases of comprehensive emergency management and what they might look like for health professionals and the community.