Disaster Operational Planning

Disasters that result in a large number of victims can occur at any time, and at any place. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), under the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is tasked with responding to and mitigating the effects of these disasters. However, successful management begins with the local response. Planning and preparing for medical disaster operations is essential for effective response and mitigation.

911 PhotoThere are a myriad of guidelines and plans, seemingly complex and difficult to achieve. CMEDDS provides clarity and practical approaches to medical disaster planning. Topics of training may include:

CMEDDS consultants work closely with the client to ensure that a plan of operation developed for the organization is achievable and conforms to generally accepted practices and principles. Whenever possible, a “best-practices” approach is used to ensure the efficient and effective delivery of services during a major catastrophe.