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Emergency Preparedness Toolkit

Emergency Preparedness Toolkit

 OVERVIEW  | REGULATIONS & GUIDELINES | BEST PRACTICES | INSTRUCTIONAL RESOURCES | PATIENT RESOURCES  


Overview             

Emergencies can happen at any time, and they can vary in type. Are you prepared for an emergency in your office, home, or community? Whether it be a fire alarm and the need to promptly evacuate your office or an outbreak of pandemic flu, do you have an emergency action plan in place? Please take some time to review the resources that we offer on this page and make sure that you are prepared the next time that an emergency strikes!

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Regulations & Guidelines                     

 FEMA

(1) Ready.gov

(2) Ready.gov Business

National Preparedness Month Coalition

(1) America’s Prepareathon

CDC

(1) Emergency Preparedness and Response

(2) Response Guide

(3) Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA)

(4) Hurricane Readiness

 OSHA

(1) Emergency Response and Preparedness

(2) Evacuation Plans and Procedures eTool

 ADA

(1) Emergency Planning & Disaster Recovery in the Dental Office

(2) Disaster Response (Medical Surge Capacity)

(3) Guides and Resources

 ASTDD (1) Oral Health and Medical Response Teams
Florida Dental Association (1) The Florida Dental Association’s Five Step Guide for Disaster Preparedness & Recovery 
 MedlinePlus (1) Disaster Preparation and Recovery

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Best Practices                  
Key Learnings as of April 2015

Dentists and staff members may need to act in a natural or man-made emergency in order to help safeguard themselves or their patients, and they must be prepared.

Related Articles

(1) New Law Incorporates Dentists in Emergency Response Plans

(2) Learn how HIPAA applies in emergency situations

(3) New Emergency Preparedness Information Available For Dental Offices

(4) Dentists can contribute expertise in a major public health disaster

(5) Red Cross Launches New Emergency Preparedness Online Tools

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Instructional Resources                  
Videos

(1) How To Assemble a Disaster Preparedness Kit

(2) Disasters and Mental Health Research

(3) Prep Check!

Slides

Slide Show: Emergency and Public Health Preparedness

 Fact Sheets

(1) CDC - Clean Hands Save Lives: Emergency Situations

(2) CDC - Cleaning and Sanitizing with Bleach after an Emergency

(3) CDC - Natural Disasters and Severe Weather

(4) CDC - Disabilities: Emergency Preparedness Training

(5) American Red Cross – Recovering After a Disaster or Emergency

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Patient Resources               
MedlinePlus

(1) Disaster Preparation and Recovery


(1) Are You Ready? An In-depth Guide to Citizen Preparedness

(2) Spanish

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