Over the past decade, an increased recognition of the need for budgeting and planning in case of terrorist attacks, use of infectious agents as weapons or major weather disasters has brought emergency preparedness to the forefront within health care systems and federal organizations. Pharmacists have taken active roles in activities related to emergency preparedness and response. New training initiatives and a comprehensive understanding of the overall needs in emergency situations enables pharmacists to utilize their drug knowledge and accessibility to the public to provide vital medical care in stressful situations.
Kellner J, Daniels G, Moynihan M, Stecyk J, Bellmann K, DiPietro N. Pharmacists' Role in Emergency Preparedness and Response. PAW Review. 2014 Jul 01; 5(3):Article 6 34-40 . Available from: https://digitalcommons.onu.edu/paw_review/vol5/iss3/6. Free full text article.