Pediatric Disaster Planning

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A Manual for the Hospital
A Field Manual
Protocols for Managing Child Victims During a Disaster Surge
Staff Support - Staff Debriefing
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Peter Sternberg, L.C.S.W.

 Staff Support – Staff Debriefing


Regardless of the exact nature of a disaster, the hospital staff will be asked to perform familiar and unfamiliar tasks under extreme conditions.  In addition to that stress, staff may be dealing with concern and uncertainty about the well-being of their families.   Further, it is reasonable to assume that in a disaster staff will face:


In addition to training, drills and reasonable levels of support, the hospital should anticipate and be prepared to respond to the immediate emotional toll disaster response may exact on all staff.  To this end, the following protocols are in place: