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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.
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.
Optimal outcomes will depend on close collaboration between family physicians and public health officials. Is your practice ready?
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?
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.
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.
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.
This article will describe how one practice dealt with having a fire.
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.