Disaster strikes – is your ICU prepared? Preparing Your ICU for Disaster Response serves as a step-by-step guide to help ICU professionals assess their current level of disaster preparedness. It provides information to help align your ICU response within an institutional disaster preparedness plan, as well as tips for how to translate this plan to accommodate your specific resource needs in the event of a critical care surge. Presented in an easy-to-follow format, this toolkit provides practical, usable resources for strategizing and implementing a standing plan for disaster preparedness.
Written by leaders in the field, Designing, Implementing, and Enhancing a Rapid Response System, contains the tools needed to plan, develop, enhance, and customize a rapid response system (RRS) in your hospital. This book includes a turnkey education and implementation program designed for a variety of clinical settings and will assist in defining your RRS depending on your hospital's personnel, patient population, and other factors. This product also contains customizable policies, procedures, protocols, algorithms, order sets, lanyard and pocket cards, posters, educational programs and examinations, promotional materials, and data collection forms. RRS will empower your staff and improve patient outcomes. Topics include key elements of an RRS, overcoming barriers, policy and procedures, education and case studies, and data collection and quality assurance.