Emergency Preparedness

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1. Two types of disasters can occur, an internal and external disaster. What is the definition of an external disaster?

  a. An incident that happens on a hospital campus

  b. An incident that happens at a hospital that results in damage to the property or injury to hospital employees.

  c. An incident that happens outside of the hospital

  d. None of the above


2. What are the elements that a coordinated hospital or health care establishment response should entail?

  a. Dedicated emergency operations center

  b. Planning/Finance coordination

  c. Operational support

  d. Logistical Support

  e. All of the above


3. In an emergency situation, is it advisable to turn off local fans or ventilation units and shut down air handling system in the building. if possible?

  a. True

  b. False


4. In an emergency situation at a hospital, is it advisable to maintain a list of key personnel who should be contacted during off hour emergencies?

  a. True

  b. False


5. When building a personal emergency supply kit, what are some of the important items to consider?

  a. Prescription medications and glasses

  b. Infant formula and diapers

  c. Pet food and extra water for your pet

  d. Cash or traveler’s checks and change

  e. All the above


6. Which are the following are considered global specific hazards?

  a. Anthrax

  b. Chemical hazards

  c. Oil spills

  d. Pandemic Influenza

  e. All of the above


7. What is Anthrax?

  a. Acute infectious disease caused by a spore-forming bacterium called Bacillus anthracis

  b. Not generally acquired by contact with antrax-infected animals

  c. Not generally acquired by contract with antrax-contaminated animal products

  d. Not used as a biological warfare agent


8. Chemicals have the ability to react when exposed to other chemicals or certain physical conditions.

  a. True

  b. False


9. To determine whether or not workers are exposed to dangerous levels of toxic chemicals in an oil spill, who might one contact? A) OSHA B) EPA – Environmental Protection Agency C) NOAA - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

  a. OSHA

  b. EPA – Environmental Protection Agency

  c. NOAA - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

  d. All of the above


10. What is the definition of a pandemic?

  a. A global disease outbreak

  b. A local disease outbreak

  c. An outbreak only specific to a town or city

  d. None of the above


11. How could a worldwide Influence pandemic effect the global economy?

  a. travel

  b. trade

  c. tourism

  d. Food

  e. All the above


12. What are some common examples of emergency call codes in the hospital?

  a. Code blue for cardiac arrest

  b. Code yellow for bomb threat

  c. Code orange for chemical spill

  d. Code red for fire

  e. all of the above