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The Patient’s Guide will assist you or your family member who has a chronic or terminal condition anticipate and prepare for challenges in the event a public health crisis or catastrophic event occurs. Being prepared and taking appropriate, precautionary measures is one of the best ways to reduce adverse health outcomes and panic, ensuring that those most in need will receive appropriate attention during times of community or nation-wide emergencies.
The Guide is useful for individuals with and the family members caring for those who has a chronic or terminal condition. Also, hospital executives and administrators; emergency physicians and nurses; public health officials; homeland security and emergency management personnel; first responders; and members of the general public who are interested in how to prepare for a major public emergency.