TITLE

Steps to prepare for a disaster

AUTHOR(S)
Earnhart, Stephen W.
PUB. DATE
February 2009
SOURCE
Same-Day Surgery;Feb2009, Vol. 33 Issue 2, p15
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article provides information on the measures for preparing for a disaster offered by Stephen W. Earnhart, chief executive officer of Earnhart & Associates. It discusses how health facilities in the United States will be able to manage disasters and prepare for the influx of patients and for possible physical destruction of hospital structures.
ACCESSION #
36262279

 

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