Emergency Preparedness Plan
Emergency health disasters can occur when least expected. As evidenced by the readings, it is important to anticipate and prepare for such events.
Develop an Emergency Operations Plan, outlining disaster preparedness for Saudi Arabia to deal with flooding. Review flooding in the Jeddah region for a better understanding of the seriousness and causes of the situation. Below are some websites to help you begin your research:
Jeddah Flooding, 2009, video
Saudi Arabia: Top 10 Natural Disasters
Saudi Arabia: Disaster & Risk Profile
In your plan, be sure to address answers to problems regarding organizing, training, equipping, and correcting efforts to provide effective collaboration.
Your plan should meet the following structural requirements:
4-5 pages in length, not including the cover and reference pages;
Include the following headings:
Scope and Purpose
Priorities for Action
Communication and Dissemination
Formatted according to APA
Provide support for your statements with in-text citations from a minimum of four scholarly articles.
Abdullah, N. N., & Othman, M. B. (2015). Disaster Management: Empirical Study of 2009
Jeddah Flood. Scholars Journal of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, 3(5), 1083-1087.
Abosuliman, S. S., Kumar, A., Alam, F., & Rasjidin, R. (2012). Disaster planning and
management in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. In Proc. 2013 International Conference on
Economics and Social Science (ICESS 2013) (pp. 20-21).
Bajow, N. A., & Alkhalil, S. M. (2014). Evaluation and analysis of hospital disaster preparedness
in Jeddah. Health, 6(19), 2668.
Boyd, A., Chambers, N., French, S., Shaw, D., King, R., & Whitehead, A. (2014). Emergency
planning and management in health care: priority research topics. Health Systems, 3(2), 83-92.
Lurie, N., Manolio, T., Patterson, A. P., Collins, F., & Frieden, T. (2013). Research as a part of
public health emergency response. The New England Journal of Medicine, 268, 1251-1255.
McCormack, L., Sheridan, S., Lewis, M., Boudewyns, V., Melvin, C. L., Kistler, C., Lux, L.J., Cullen, K. & Lohr, K. N. (2013). Communication and dissemination strategies to facilitate the use of health-related evidence.
Revere, D., Nelson, K., Thiede, H., Duchin, J., Stergachis, A., & Baseman, J. (2011). Public health emergency preparedness and response communications with health care providers: a literature review. BMC Public Health, 11(1), 337.
Waugh, W. L., & Streib, G. (2006). Collaboration and leadership for effective emergency
management. Public administration review, 66(s1), 131-140.