Graduation Date

Spring 5-4-2019

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Emergency Preparedness

First Advisor

Dr. Medcalf, Sharon

Second Advisor

Dr. Cieslak, Theodore

Third Advisor

Dr. ELRayes, Wael


Many hospitals conduct exercises every year, and they conclude the process with an After-Action Report and Improvement Plan. Therefore, there are thousands of AAR/IP’s across the country with limited opportunity to compare them or to learn from them collectively. Our project has gathered Improvement Plans (IP’s) and conducted a qualitative analysis which determined whether the “lessons learned” can be categorized into common themes.

Available for download on Saturday, October 26, 2019