Hospitals must be prepared to respond to natural and human-made mass casualty incidents that may cause sudden demand on services. One of the foci of hospital disaster planning has been the use of drills to train employees in and to test aspects of hospital response. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has released an evidence-based tool to help hospitals evaluate their disaster training drills.
Called “Evaluation of Hospital Disaster Drills: A Module-Based Approach,” the program is designed to help hospitals identify strengths and weaknesses in their responses during a disaster drill and improve their ability to fulfill required emergency management
Source: Disaster Research Newsletter 407 (May 28 2004)