Books & Articles

Books Written By Jim Rush

Unprepared - Authors: Jim Rush and Debbie Ramsey
While the nation settled into a false sense of security there were those with other plans. Tim Rausch is an analyst at the CIA and the data before him leads to only one conclusion. Will Tim be able to convince the agency of the threat facing the country or will the clock tick down to doomsday?

UNPREPARED is a cautionary tale about how a country can be lulled into complacency and suffer the consequences....


AHRMM’s Disaster Preparedness Manual for Healthcare Materials Management Professionals

This manual provides healthcare supply chain professionals with an overview of the specifi c value and expanded leadership roles they can play in the phases of disaster preparedness. Full of valuable ideas and suggestions, it shows what actions to take to help your organization function more effectively before, during, and after a disaster.

LEARN:

  • Who should be involved in the disaster planning process.
  • What Federal resources exist to help.
  • Where to obtain supplies and equipment when the demand for medical products overwhelms healthcare suppliers.
  • How to optimize support to the hospital.
  • Which leaders to team with to best contribute skills and experience to the overall hospital integrated disaster program.
  • What specifi c procedures should be incorporated into the disaster program.

JVR Health Readiness Articles

Is it Time for the United States to Unify Emergency Management? - Authors: Jodie Ryan and Jim Rush
The Haitian humanitarian catastrophe has shown that countless numbers of good people are willing to sacrifice their time and efforts and put their own health on the line to save lives and reduce suffering....


What Healthcare Executives need to know about FEMA disaster recovery funding - Author: Jodie Ryan
Recent media coverage regarding a flood of law suits filed against healthcare organizations connected to the 2005 hurricanes, points to a need for healthcare executives to focus on yet another challenge, Disaster Readiness....


Why the President’s Executive Order re Medical Countermeasures is bad medicine - Author: Jim Rush
Salado TX--The President’s Executive Order on medical countermeasures is an example where the President has been given terrible advice....


Why Emergency Managers need to answer the call to be Terror Ready - Author: Jim Rush
The Christmas Day, 2009 terrorist attempt to bring down another airliner refreshes our collective recognition that terrorist organizations are still at war with the United States and still devoted to killing innocent citizens...


JVR Health Readiness Inc. Suggestion "Supporting FEMA's ESF-6 Mission" - Author: Jim Rush
In the last decade, America has endured the terrorist attacks of 9-11, an Anthrax attack on Washington DC and New York and an apparent spike in hurricane and wildfire activities...


The Cost Effectiveness of Healthcare Disaster Readiness - Author: Jim Rush
On the heels of the 24 hour news coverage of the Swine Flu, I began thinking of what it might take to convince healthcare executives to re-examine the idea of “Medical Readiness” from a cost/benefit perspective...


Pandemic Preparedness - Decentralized Operational Capabilities - Author: Jim Rush
Public Health officials tell us that a Pandemic is only a matter of “when” and not “If.” If organizations plan to require employees to work from home during a Pandemic, it just makes sense to periodically test an organization’s ability to function in a decentralized mode before the actual Pandemic...


Adapting a Battlefield Medicine System to a Civilian Mass Casualty Events - Author: Jim Rush
As part of the disaster preparedness planning process, many emergency managers, especially in large metropolitan areas, are facing the realities of a possible London or Madrid-style mass casualty scenario...


Pandemic Preparedness - "Descending Into a Culture of Scarcity" - Author: Jim Rush
Experts agree that a Pandemic is inevitable and will have a devastating effect on mankind when it develops...


Training Citizens for Disaster - Author: Jim Rush
One of the many hats an Emergency Manager must now wear is that of a trainer.  Communities need training and familiarity with procedures that work in every day life as well as disasters...


The Emergency Manager’s Role in Healthcare and Public Health Readiness - Author: Jim Rush
We are seeing how well the Emergency Management Compact (EMAC) works in a regional disaster. Imagine a scenario where wildfires like the California fires were occurring in every city and in every state in America...


Persons with Disabilities On-Line Support Program - Author: Jim Rush
The persons with disabilities on-line support program will be an extraordinary forward-looking program which will be capable of providing timely supplies, equipment and services including evacuation tracking capabilities to all persons with disabilities throughout America and its possessions during disasters and “Events of National Significance.”...


Pandemic Planning; Healthcare and Public Health Aren’t Talking - Author: Jim Rush
There is a lack on communication in America regarding Pandemic Influenza planning and resourcing and it must stop immediately...


Establishing, Provisioning and Managing Special Needs Shelters - Author: Jim Rush
Have you been loosing sleep since reading report after report on the inadequacies of shelters to care for persons with special needs during the 2005 Hurricane season?  If so, you are not alone...


Distributing the Nation’s Stockpiles of Lifesaving Supplies, Emergency Distribution Concept of Operations (CONOP) - Author: Jim Rush
Beginning in 1999, HHS through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) began developing plans and systems to manage the National Pharmaceutical Stockpile Program...


Waste Management Concerns for Small Community Healthcare Facilities - Author: Tom Runyon
For many small community healthcare facilities, waste management is one of those tasks which becomes an “additional” duty for a laboratory manager, environmental services manager, or facilities manager...


Disaster Preparedness From a Deaf Person's Point of View - Author: Robin Wenz
At 9:15 a.m. November 1, the facility manager of a Federal building in Washington DC received a bomb threat, the third within the past month...


Additional articles written by Jim Rush can be found at www.bigmedicine.ca/jimrush.htm

 
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