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Emergency Preparedness

Family Emergency Health Information Sheet

ESAR-VHP

EMERGENCY SYSTEM FOR ADVANCED REGISTRATION-VOLUNTEER HEALTH PROFESSIONALS is a secure state-based system which encourages health care professionals with an active Indiana license to register as a health professional volunteer. In the event of a disaster, public health officials will identify potential health care volunteers based on the specific needs of the emergency response. If contacted to volunteer during an emergency and circumstances prevent your availability, the option to accept or decline any volunteer request exists. If the opportunity to volunteer is accepted, further instructions including where to report and what to bring will follow. 

SEASONAL INFLUENZA

  • Seasonal flu:  Info for health professionals, parents, special groups, recent flu activity, FAQs, vaccines, available in 5 languages..more
  • Wealth of free patient education: flyers for flu vaccination, facts & myths, adults, children, pregnant, high risk.  Also vaccine dosage chart.  Click here

PANDEMIC INFLUENZA

INFECTION CONTROL

Suggested Language/Template for Ambulatory Infection Control Policy for Rural Health Clinics 

ALL HAZARDS EMERGENCY PREPAREDENSS 

  • Ready.gov website offers information on:
    • natural disasters
    • pandemic
    • technological emergencies
    • terrorist hazards
    • option for protection
    • recovery from disaster
    • make a plan, build a kit, get involved with your community, business preparedness, ready for kids

CHEMICAL PREPAREDNESS

  • Chemical Agents: Facts about Personal Cleaning and Disposal of Contaminated Clothing, click here
  • CDC Emergency Preparedness and Response: Chemical Agents A to Z, click here
  • Chemical Terrorism, click here
  • RHC Chemical Exercise, NaOH, ppt., click here
  • Unidentified Chemical Exposure, click here

BIOLOGICAL PREPAREDNESS

  • CDC Emergency Preparedness and Response: Bioterrorism Agents / Diseases A to Z, click here
  • Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc.: Bioterrorism Agents, click here

RADIOLOGICAL PREPAREDNESS

  • CDC Emergency Preparedness and Response: Just In Time Radiation Training Video, click here

FAMILY PREPAREDNESS

Standard Operations Guidance (Policy) Templates for the following hazards are available upon request from the IRHA.

  • Evacuation
  • Fire Safety
  • Government Emergency Telecommunications Service Cards
  • Shelter-in-Place
  • Tornado
  • Winter Storm
  • Workplace Violence

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