Hospital and Health Facility Emergency Exercises
Guidance Materials
WPRO Nonserial Publication
WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific
ISBN-13    9789290614791 ISBN-10    929061479X
Order Number    15200140 Format    Paper Back
Price    CHF    25.00 / US$    30.00 Developing countries:    CHF    17.50
English     2010        100   pages
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Practice is crucial to prepare for emergencies. Health organizations may have preparedness and contingency plans yet only when these plans are put to a test through drills can managers determine gaps and areas that needed strengthening. Hospital drills are essential components to ensure that health professionals are prepared to face emergencies and disasters.

This resource aims to guide hospital management in preparing for and conducting exercises for emergencies and disasters. After introducing basic principles in emergency exercises, it proceeds into describing the process of planning for and conducting them. It presents five exercise types: orientation, drill, tabletop, functional and full-scale.

Hospital managers and supervisors will find this document useful in preparing for their emergency drills and preparedness plans. The document will also provide good information to disaster preparedness and risk reduction advocates and trainers especially those who are working within the health sector.