Disaster planning

May/June 2012 Issue
Preparing for and Recovering From a Natural Disaster [Feature]

The authors describe how a medical practice hit by an EF5 tornado got up and running within three days, and it offers disaster planning advice for other practices.

Jul-Aug 2009 Issue
Preparing Your Office for an Infectious Disease Epidemic [Feature]

The article, based on the author's plenary at the 2007 Assembly, describes procedures that family medicine practices should take to prepare for pandemic influenza, natural epidemics and bioterrorism -- emphasizing detection, prevention and management.

Mar 2007 Issue
You, Your Public Health Department and the Next Flu Pandemic [Opinion]

Optimal outcomes will depend on close collaboration between family physicians and public health officials. Is your practice ready?

Jan 2006 Issue
Preparing for an Influenza Pandemic: Vaccine Prioritization [Feature]

The author offers advice on preparing the family practice for a flu pandemic. The article includes several reference tables and forms that would be useful in the event.

Jan 2006 Issue
Influenza Pandemic: Preparing for the Unpredictable [From The Editor]

How much should you prepare for a crisis that may not happen?

Jul-Aug 2005 Issue
How to Manage a Pertussis Outbreak in Your Practice [Feature]

Based on his office's experience, the author shares the lessons he learned during a pertussis outbreak and offers readers a practical approach to dealing with a similar outbreak.

Jan 2005 Issue
Preparing Your Office for a Medical Emergency [Feature]

Practices can take practical steps to prepare the office and its staff for caring for a patient in the midst of a medical emergency, and this article outlines those steps.

Oct 1999 Issue
A Last-Minute Y2K Survival Guide [Feature]

This article will offer last-minute tips related to practice management and computerization that practices can implement to protect their patients from harm and inconvenience as well as to protect the practice from disruption in operations or reimbursement.

Sep 1999 Issue
Rebuilding After a Fire [Feature]

This article will describe how one practice dealt with having a fire.

Sep 1999 Issue
Could Your Office Cope With Disaster? [Feature]

The author explains lessons learned when his practice was forced to close for one week due to a problem with its ventilation system. Includes sample disaster plan.

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