Preparing Hospitals and Clinics for the Psychological Consequences of a Terrorist Incident or Other Public Health Emergency
Produced by the LA County Dept of Health Svcs, EMS Agency and the RAND Corp (funded by the HPP Grant)

Large-scale disasters can stress the capacity of hospitals and clinics to deal with the psychological consequences of the events for patients, families, and staff members. Health care facilities usually have general disaster plans for dealing with the medical consequences of emergencies however, most of their disaster plans do not address the psychological consequences of such events.

This training manual is designed to fill the gap by providing a curriculum that can be used to train hospital and clinic staff about how to prepare for and respond to the psychological consequences of large-scale disasters. The training has three modules that are intended to be used either as standalone training or in combination depending on the facility and audience needs.