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Best Practices for Decontamination with Special Populations

American Public Health Association (APHA)

October 27, 2008

Emergency plans are generally created for individuals who can hear, speak, and understand English, and who have the ability to walk, run, or drive as directed. However, there are large segments of the population who cannot do one or more of these. They are more vulnerable when disaster occurs. Sinai Health System conducted a Hazardous Material drill on August 1, 2007. Participant composition reflected our patient population