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Children in Disasters: Hospital Guidelines for Pediatric Preparedness

Centers for Bioterrorism Preparedness Program Pediatric Task Force, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC DOHMH) Pediatric Disaster Advisory Group, and NYC DOHMH Healthcare Emergency Preparedness Program. (2008). Children in Disasters: Hospital Guidelines for Pediatric Preparedness.

This document highlights the efforts of the New York City Centers for Bioterrorism Preparedness Planning to assist the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene in preparing local hospitals to serve the needs of pediatric patients. The authors noted "hospitals of concern" (those which had limited pediatric services) and focused the report on 13 areas related to disaster preparedness (e.g., decontamination of children, family information and support, staffing, and security).
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