Resources Within ‘For Leadership’

Terrorism and Disaster: Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers

Continuing Medical Education series created through Uniformed Services University and RUSH Medical School collaboration.

Terrorism and Disaster: Pneuomic Plague

Continuing Medical Education series created through Uniformed Services University and RUSH Medical School collaboration.

Terrorism and Disaster: Sarin

Continuing Medical Education series created through Uniformed Services University and RUSH Medical School collaboration.

Terrorism and Disaster: Staphyloccocal Enterotoxin B

Continuing Medical Education series created through Uniformed Services University and RUSH Medical School collaboration.

Terrorism and Disaster: Emergency Mental Health After A Suicide Bombing

Continuing Medical Education series created through Uniformed Services University and RUSH Medical School collaboration.

Leadership and Supervision for Body Recovery in Mass Death

When the magnitude of death and destruction from an event is severe, many different groups of workers are involved and often work in isolation from each other. Some will undergo

Leadership Stress Management

The magnitude of death and destruction in this event require special measures for leaders to deal with their own stress. Leadership is paramount in maintaining organized, efficient work for continuity

Leadership in the Wake of Disaster

This document is a selection of excerpts from an excellent article about leadership in the wake of disaster, by Prudence Bushnell, the US Ambassador to Kenya in 1998. The author’s

Japan Disaster: Overview for American Military Leaders

The earthquake, tsunami and ongoing radiation event at the nuclear power plant in Japan have resulted in significant human tragedy and distress. Over 10,000 people have died, hundreds of thousands

Sustaining Caregiving and Psychological Well-Being While Caring for Disaster Victims

The magnitude of death and destruction in disasters and the often difficult nature of the medical response require special attention to the needs of health care providers. Supporting caregivers and

Hazardous Materials Cleanup and Continous Operations

Hazardous materials recovery teams can perform for long periods of time with the right support. Civilian and military personnel have long been expected to operate at an acceptable level of

Guidelines on Notifying Families of Dead or Missing Loved Ones

This document is written for leaders, health care providers, and disaster workers who assist local and national authorities following natural disasters, terrorist actions, or other events that result in large

Funerals and Memorials: A Part of Recovery

A memorial service is an important step in the chain of events that occurs after a death. For many, it may be difficult because it brings reminders of the loss

Business Leadership in Bioterrorism Preparedness

The workplace has been the primary target of terrorism in the United States. The events of 9/11, the anthrax attacks of 2001, the Oklahoma City bombing, and the 1993 World

Body Recovery and Stress Management for Leaders and Supervisors

The magnitude of death and destruction in this event require special measures to manage body recovery. Physical safety and security of body handlers takes priority over providing psychological counseling. Supervision

Media Management in Body Recovery from Mass Death

The media are often the major means of communication about disasters. Accurate information about such events is critical for the public perception of what has transpired and likely next steps.

Recovery in the Aftermath of Workplace Violence: Guidance for Supervisors

Supervisors face particular challenges following any violent incident in the work setting. Even after the work area is secured, and victims or perpetrators are no longer present, emotional reactions and

Courage to Care: Psychological First Aid

As a healthcare provider, first responder, leader or manager of disaster operations, this fact sheet describes an evidenced-based approach for helping victims cope in the immediate aftermath of a disaster

Courage to Care: Helping National Guard and Reserve to Re-Enter Workplace

This fact sheet explains the emotional and psychological issues that reservists may experience transitioning from active duty into their former job or workplace. It is written for both the military