Disaster planning

September/October 2020 Issue
Building an Outdoor Urgent Care Clinic During a Pandemic: One Clinic's Experience [Feature]

When an infectious disease outbreak strikes, an outdoor clinic can reduce the risk of transmission and conserve personal protective equipment.

November/December 2018 Issue
How to Prepare for and Survive a Violent Patient Encounter [Feature]

When the unthinkable happens, having a plan that you have practiced regularly can make all the difference.

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

Three days after an EF5 tornado hit the town of Joplin, Mo., this small family medicine practice was up and running.

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

If your practice doesn't have a written preparedness plan, now is the time to develop one.

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]

Here’s how to determine which patients and employees in your practice should receive the influenza vaccine if a pandemic occurs.

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]

A physician shares the lessons he learned after unknowingly exposing patients and staff to whooping cough.

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

It needn't be expensive or time-consuming to prepare your office to respond.

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

Doing some simple contingency planning now will enable your practice to run smoothly in January even if the dire predictions are true.

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