"This Pediatric Terrorism and Disaster Preparedness resource presents information on including children and families at all levels of terrorism and disaster planning. The Resource and the Summary will help the pediatrician: Understand the roles of government agencies in planning for and responding to disasters and bioterrorism; Understand the roles for the pediatrician in planning and responding; Know how to communicate and coordinate with government agencies at all levels; Recognize and care for mental health needs of children in the aftermath of a disaster; Learn how to develop an emergency preparedness plan for pediatric practices, and; Learn about the mechanisms and outcomes of various categories of terrorist events and natural disasters. This resource is intended primarily to educate, inform, increase awareness among, and assist pediatricians in recognizing and fulfilling their important roles in disaster preparedness and response. Families and communities turn to pediatricians for anticipatory guidance on all issues involving children. Pediatricians can help families plan their response to disaster by referring them to available resources."
AHRQ Publication No. 06(07)-0056
2006 American Academy of Pediatrics. Posted here with permission. Documents are for personal use only and are not for commercial profit
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