Patient Safety Tool: AHA Chemical and Bioterrorism Preparedness Checklist

Written by Sabrina Rodak | February 01, 2013 | Print  |

The Premier healthcare alliance offers a free chemical and bioterrorism preparedness checklist from the American Hospital Association to help hospitals assess their preparedness for chemical and biological incidents.

AHA developed the checklist based on a survey by David Mangelsdorf, PhD, and two of his students, Gina Savini and Dean Doering, at the U.S. Army-Baylor Graduate Program in Healthcare Administration in Waco, Texas.


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The checklist helps hospitals assess preparedness for chemical and biological incidents in the areas of communications and public affairs; access to care; business continuity plan; capacity; pharmaceuticals and equipment; medical treatment procedures; training and personnel; facility management/security; psychiatric services and crisis counseling; and diagnostic capabilities.  

Download the AHA chemical and bioterrorism preparedness checklist (doc) for use in your own facility.

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