Tips for Retainng & Caring Staff After a Disaster

Type: Planning and Response
Author: T.R.A.C.I.E. Assistant Secretary for Preparedness & Response
Year of Publishing: 2016
Description: When disasters strike, the ripple effects are significant. Survivors may be injured or displaced, or may have loved ones in similar situations. Healthcare providers and staff who maintain facility operations are no exception, and yet they are a critical component of the response phase and expected to care not only for their own loved ones, but community members and the facility, too. Leadership plays a vital role in ensuring staff feel cared for and safe. ASPR TRACIE has developed Tips for Retaining and Caring for Staff after a Disaster to provide general promising practices—categorized by immediate and short-term needs—for facility executives to consider when trying to retain and care for staff after a disaster.
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