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How to improve emergency preparedness for pandemics

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As published by HealthLeaders, August 12 2020.

 

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has exposed emergency preparedness weaknesses in the U.S. healthcare system.

 

In the early stage of the COVID-19 pandemic, hospitals in New York City struggled mightily to cope with an epic surge of coronavirus patients. Across the country, the pandemic has strained supply chains for critically important materials and equipment such as personal protective equipment (PPE) and ventilators.

 

It is not too soon for health systems and hospitals to examine what policies and procedures failed them during this COVID-19 event.”

Brian Armstrong, MBA, BSN, NRP, FP-C, CCEMTP

Senior Consultant, Philips

There were three primary reasons why health systems and hospitals were ill-prepared for the COVID-19 pandemic …

 

Read the full article by HealthLeaders at How to improve emergency preparedness for pandemics.

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