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The page below is a sample from the LabCE course Laboratory Emergency Preparedness. Access the complete course and earn ASCLS P.A.C.E.-approved continuing education credits by subscribing online.

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Resources

The CDC has resources available to help you prepare and plan how to respond to one of these health hazards, including:

  • Bioterrorism
  • Blast injuries
  • Radiological disasters
  • Chemical emergencies
The website with this information is available at: https://emergency.cdc.gov/planners-responders.asp
Information on specific types of emergencies is available at: https://emergency.cdc.gov/hazards-specific.asp
The CDC's information on Laboratory Emergency Preparedness can be found at: https://emergency.cdc.gov/labissues/index.asp
Another important aspect of planning that is addressed in this site is a document called Adapting Standards of Care Under Extreme Conditions: Guidance for Professionals During Disasters, Pandemics, and Other Extreme Emergencies. This document is from the nursing perspective and reviews issues associated with limiting care.