Planning Considerations for Persons with Access and Functional Needs in a Disaster
American College of Emergency Physicians. (n.d.). Planning Considerations for Persons with Access and Functional Needs in a Disaster. (Accessed 6/2/2022.)
This resource includes all papers in a 3-part series developed by the American College of Emergency Physicians focused on planning considerations for persons with access and functional needs in a disaster. Part one identifies who is included in this population and reviews related disaster legal considerations; part 2 discusses evacuation and sheltering and the CMIST (communication, medical needs, independence, supervision, and transportation) framework, with a focus on mental health; and part 3 highlights the medical aspect of CMIST, with care recommendations for individuals at increased risk during a disaster.