What are some of the key categories medical facilities need to consider when making all-hazard plans?
Categories include: Patient & staff safety, critical infrastructure (electric, sewage, water supplies, bio-disposal,) communication, continuity of services, supply management, mass-casualty response and communication - among others.
What are some tips to assist the dementia population during a disaster or evacuation?
Keep a "go-kit" that has items that may calm the individual with dementia, this can include tactile items such an activity quilt, a picture in case they wander and become lost, and head-phones with music of their liking if their temporary surroundings become to psychologically overwhelming.
What are some methods to minimize the psychological impact of terrorism on citizens?
The research shows that certain individuals are more susceptible to the psychological impact of terrorism, including children and those with pre-existing medical conditions. Tactics include maximizing social interaction with community organizations, such as church or community groups, in the wake of an attack. Additionally, accessing acute and long-term psychological resources provided in the community can assist in minimizing the long-term psychological impact and promote internal personal resilience.