We aspire to provide Canada with an independent and comprehensive source of the best ideas, evidence, and knowledge to advance emergency preparedness, and the delivery of clinical care in disasters
Not if, but when....
Disaster preparedness is a monumental challenge. The breadth and depth of hospital preparedness may be near impossible to imagine in the face of our daily 'disasters'. Fortunately, preparation for the infrequent disasters increases our capacity, thus raising the threshold for what constitutes a disaster. Immensely practical, this text includes guidance and checklists for vulnerability assessment, mass casualty events, chemical disasters, volunteer management, disaster psychiatry, incident communications, and more.
We aim to serve as a collaborative hub for first receivers to enable them to improve the preparedness of health care facilities by:
Interfacing efficiently with allies (including first responders, public health and other stakeholders);
Improving knowledge, skills and abilities in emergency management and decision making;
Providing and sharing expertise and resources;
Promoting research and knowledge translation in emergency preparedness