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Impact of Tabletop Exercises on Participants Knowledge of and Confidence in Legal Authorities for Infectious Disease Emergencies

Savoia, E., Biddinger, P.D., Fox, P. et al. (2009). Impact of Tabletop Exercises on Participants Knowledge of and Confidence in Legal Authorities for Infectious Disease Emergencies. (Abstract only.) Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness. 3(2): 104 110.

An infectious disease scenario that combined training with a tabletop exercise was analysed as effective in advancing knowledge about legal authorities, policies and procedures and assisted in identification of local gaps that could impact confidence in operationalizing isolation and quarantine measures, restriction in public movement and public spaces, and mass prophylaxis. Participants were more aware that legal authorities existed than policies and procedures associated with how to implement them.
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