Chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive (CBRNE) events refer to the uncontrolled release of chemicals, biological agents or radioactive contamination into the environment or explosions that cause widespread damage. CBRNE events can be caused by accidents or by terrorist acts.
A disaster, whether nature or man-made, can strike anyone anywhere, including an academic research facility. To ensure their preparedness and resilience, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine has developed a report that outlines actions that can be taken to strengthen academic research facility disaster readiness.
Hospitals must be prepared to respond quickly to Chemical, Biological and Radiation events in mass casualty situations. The Yale New Haven Health System Center for Emergency Preparedness and Healthcare Solutions, in close collaboration with the members of the Yale New Haven Health System Clinical Advisory Committee and the Yale New Haven Health System Emergency Preparedness Committee, has developed Clinical Guidelines to help hospital workers treat and manage elements of disasters