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CAEP Position Statement – Hospital disaster preparedness

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  19 May 2020

Daniel Kollek
Affiliation:
McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Queen Mary University of London, Centre for Excellence in Emergency Preparedness, London, UK
Joshua Bezanson
Affiliation:
Canmore Fire-Rescue, Canada Task Force 2 HUSAR, Calgary, AB
Shawn Carby
Affiliation:
Emergency Management Unit, BC Ministry of Health, Victoria, BC
Sharf Chowdhury
Affiliation:
Horizon Health Network, Fredericton, NB
Robert Davidson
Affiliation:
Special Operations, Ottawa Paramedic Service, Ottawa, ON
Graham Dodd
Affiliation:
Department of Emergency Medicine, Royal Inland Hospital, Thompson Region Division of Family Practice, Kamloops, BC, World Association for Disaster and Emergency Medicine, Madison, WI
Vered Gazit
Affiliation:
Emergency Department, Dalhousie University, Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine IWK Health Centre, Halifax, NS
Adrien Hansen-Taugher
Affiliation:
Emergency Preparedness and Health Hazard, KFL&A Public Health, Kingston, ON
Max Hayman
Affiliation:
Emergency Management Consulting, ICU Liaison, and First Responder, Toronto, ON
Valérie Homier
Affiliation:
Department of Emergency Medicine, McGill University, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, QC
Carl Jarvis
Affiliation:
QEII Health Sciences Centre, Emergency Preparedness, Environmental Health and Safety, Halifax, NS
Elene Khalil
Affiliation:
McGill University Health Center, McGill University, Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Montreal Children's Hospital, Montreal, QC
Sharon Lyons
Affiliation:
NENA Inc. BC Children's Hospital, Vancouver, BC
Troy McQuinn
Affiliation:
Paramedic Emergency Manager
Michelle Welsford
Affiliation:
Division of Emergency Medicine, Department of Medicine, McMaster University, HHS Centre for Paramedic Education and Research, Hamilton Health Sciences, Hamilton, ON
Andrew Willmore
Affiliation:
Department of Emergency Management, The Ottawa Hospital, Regional Paramedic Program for Eastern Ontario, Ottawa, ON
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