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When the unthinkable happens, having a plan that you have practiced regularly can make all the difference.
Three days after an EF5 tornado hit the town of Joplin, Mo., this small family medicine practice was up and running.
If your practice doesn't have a written preparedness plan, now is the time to develop one.
Optimal outcomes will depend on close collaboration between family physicians and public health officials. Is your practice ready?
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?
A physician shares the lessons he learned after unknowingly exposing patients and staff to whooping cough.
It needn't be expensive or time-consuming to prepare your office to respond.
Doing some simple contingency planning now will enable your practice to run smoothly in January even if the dire predictions are true.
The physicians in this practice didn't think disaster would strike. Learn from their experience and don't get caught unprepared.