Healthcare Facilities

There are several excellent sites that can assist South Dakota healthcare facilities in planning for emergencies. The sites selected below are ones recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). You can access the CDC site at

Bioterrorism Readiness Plan:
A Template for Healthcare Facilities

Hospital Preparedness for Mass Causalities
Forum provided by the AARP.

OSHA Best Practices for Hospital-Based First Receivers of Victims
Information to assist hospitals in developing & implementing emergency management plans for protecting hospital-based emergency department personnel during the receipt of contaminated victims from mass casualty incidents occurring at locations other than the hospital. Provided by the U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA).

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