Addressing Children's Needs in Disasters A Regional Pediatric Tabletop Exercise
Chung, S., Gardner, A.H., Schonfeld, D.J., et al. (2018). Addressing Children's Needs in Disasters: A Regional Pediatric Tabletop Exercise. Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness. 12(5): 582-586.
This article discusses a tabletop exercise focused on a multi-state smallpox outbreak, and its impact on participants’ “understanding of and con?dence in their roles during pediatric public health emergencies.” Exercise participants identified over 100 communication and collaboration strategies to support pediatric preparedness, and their knowledge and confidence level for responding to a pediatric public health emergency increased as a result of their participation in the exercise.