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Developed Disaster Preparedness and Response in Texas Hospitals, Hospital Emergency Preparedness Planning, Bioterrorism and Response - Edition Two


As the developers of Disaster Preparedness and Response in Texas Hospitals, Part I, Hospital Emergency Preparedness Planning, Bioterrorism and Response, the Institute is qualified to coordinate, orient and train hospital personnel and regional disaster planners on bioterrorism preparedness. Disaster Preparedness and Response was designed to aid hospitals as they face the challenge of regionalized planning in a geographically large, ethnically diverse state such as Texas. This project addressed the needs of hospitals that are struggling to meet daily demands for healthcare services, manage a mass casualty or bioterrorism situation with community partners, and transition from a single organization mindset to that of a community focus.

Disaster Preparedness and Response was developed by more than 100 experts in emergency response and hospital planning from organizations throughout Texas. Disaster Preparedness and Response in Texas Hospitals: Part I, Hospital Emergency Preparedness Planning, Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response was designed to assist all Texas hospitals in their preparation for a bioterrorist act, contagious disease outbreak, or other public health threat or emergency. The document is the first publication of its kind to be developed for regional and community bioterrorist planning.

The Texas hospitals originally targeted to receive Disaster and Response included all licensed hospital facilities, state hospitals, Veteran's administration facilities, and military hospitals. Since the release of the 1st edition, it has become clear that while the original audience was specifically hospitals, the entire disaster response community finds the guidance document information useful as they participate in regionalized preparedness efforts. Therefore the 2nd edition is available to a wider audience via the Texas Department of Health (TDH) and Texas Institute for Health Policy web sites.

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