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Neonatal Disaster Preparedness

Neonatal patients have unique needs that distinguish them from most other hospitalized patients. Infants in the NICU are highly dependent on hospital staff for all aspects of their care. Many are critically ill and are heavily dependent on advanced technology for their survival. Any number of disasters has the potential to impact a NICU’s ability to care for their patients. CAN’s Neonatal Disaster Preparedness Toolkit provides guidance to NICU leadership on developing comprehensive disaster response plans that are in compliance with Joint Commission Standards and based on community best-practice models.