Preparedness for Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosive Events, Questionnaire for Health Care Facilities: Questionnaire Respondent's Guide   [open pdf - 841KB]

"With the attacks of September 11, 2001, Hurricane Katrina, and more recently the potential of a flu pandemic, public attention has increasingly focused on the ability of our Nation's health care system to respond to mass casualty incidents. In response to this concern, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and Health Resources and Services Administration, developed 'Preparedness for Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosive (CBRNE) Events: Questionnaire for Health Care Facilities.' The questionnaire, funded by HRSA, was developed through an AHRQ contract with Booz Allen Hamilton, with the advice and consultation of an expert panel. The panel consisted of medical subject matter experts trained and experienced in the hospital care of victims of chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and/or explosive events. While the questionnaire covers major areas of hospital preparedness, it should not be considered definitive. Each hospital must take into account specific preparedness needs related to its own environment, facilities, staff, and patient population. The CBRNE questionnaire is designed to collect information on CBRNE preparedness activities and, in particular, response activities that are the responsibility of and under the control of hospital leadership. The questionnaire covers activities that could be executed by both large and small hospitals."

Report Number:
AHRQ Publication No. 07-0016-EF
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United States Department of Health and Human Services, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: http://www.ahrq.gov/
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