Disaster preparedness should be way of life

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Being ready for a disaster is a good idea for all, but it's crucial for health care workers.How familiar are you with your facility's plan if a catastrophic event happens?.FEMA requires hospitals to be adequately equipped and prepared to be operational for at least 96 hours under catastrophic conditions.Being prepared for a disaster “should be a way of life, not a game-time ‘pull out the manual’ type of response,” one expert says.An emergency plan for your family is also needed, because you might be separated for several days