Emergency & Disaster Response Plans in Healthcare Settings


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Disaster preparedness is an important element for patient safety should an emergency occur. Which of the following contains the process of disaster response?

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1. What are some of the most important staff responsibilities in disaster preparedness?

2. The disaster plan is a clear guide to assist staff and leaders to navigate emergency situations. Leadership is responsible to establish which of the following?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Evaluate how much you know about emergency response plans in healthcare with this quiz and worksheet. The five questions in the quiz cover details about related processes and responsibilities.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will confirm your knowledge of the following:

  • The process of disaster response
  • Important staff responsibilities in disaster preparedness
  • What leaders are responsible for establishing
  • Critical sections for healthcare disaster management
  • The term for sorting patients who need medical care

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about emergency response plans in healthcare, such as what leadership must set up during an emergency
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding staff responsibilities in disaster preparedness
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about the process of sorting patients who need medical care and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Further your understanding of this topic with the lesson titled Emergency & Disaster Response Plans in Healthcare Settings. Here are a few examples of what you'll find in this lesson:

  • How disaster processes begin
  • The hospital incident command system (HICS)
  • Getting assistance from outside agencies
  • Life-maintenance services