HHS releases civil unrest preparedness resources for hospitals

The HHS released a set of resources to help hospitals prepare for the effects of civil unrest in the communities they serve.

The HHS' Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response reviewed existing resources and conducted a search online for others to put together the new set.

New materials include articles on preparing for civil unrest and lessons learned by healthcare facilities in the midst of it. Information on injuries and treatment strategies related to riot control tools, such as pepper spray, tear gas and rubber bullets, and hospital lockdown strategies are included.

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