Guide to Developing Critical Supplies Lists for Health Centers and Clinics
A critical supplies list includes specific supplies that are likely to be needed in case of disaster. Lists are unique to the patient population, hazards profile, and facility’s services provided under normal operations.
Access to critical supplies during disasters is essential to ensuring the continuity of medical services and providing care to patients who may be directly or indirectly impacted by the disaster. The specific supplies needed can vary based on the services provided, population served, and potential impacts of the disaster. With proper planning, health centers can respond more quickly and effectively in support of their patients thereby helping mitigate the potential immediate and long-term impacts of the disaster. Being prepared with these essential items can contribute to better patient outcomes and overall community resilience.
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