Hospital Response and Recovery Resources
IOM's report "Guidance for Establishing Crisis Standards of Care for Use in Disaster Situations: A Letter Report." The report directly builds on the series of regional meetings that the Forum organized in the spring of 2009.
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A template being used in Minnesota for their Regional All Hazard Health and Medical Response and Recovery Plan. The template was standardized to assure consistency across the state and to facilitate intrastate backfill for regional coordination roles during an incident.
A manual on temporary methods for negative pressure isolation. This user guide was written to assist hospitals in developing strategies for temporary negative pressure isolation and provides instruction on the use of equipment used for airborne infectious disease management. Preventative maintenance schedules and a sample log for measuring particle counts are included for performance improvement planning.
Medicare Annouces Disaster Response Plan for Individuals with Kidney Failure, (July 26, 2006)
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today announced that CMS and other Federal Agencies have joined with organizations and healthcare providers in the kidney community to form the Kidney Community Emergency Response Coalition and to develop a nationwide disaster response plan.
- Ready or Not? Protecting the Public's Health in the Age of Bioterrorism 2004
Trust for America’s Health, (December 2004)
- AHRQ: 'Community-Based Mass Prophylaxis: A Planning Guide for Public Health Preparedness' (September 20, 2004)
This planning guide is designed to help communities ensure all Americans have needed drugs and vaccines in the event of a natural epidemic or bioterrorist attack. Developed by researchers at Weill Medical College of Cornell University and New York-Presbyterian Hospital, the guide complements a Strategic National Stockpile guidebook prepared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which includes a chapter on dispensing medications and vaccines.
- CDC: 'Smallpox Vaccine Storage and Handling' (August 26, 2004)
Web-based training course also includes information on ordering vaccine from the Strategic National Stockpile, monitoring temperature, and using proper equipment, reconstituting the vaccine, and developing a vaccine disaster recovery plan. The training is intended for clinicians, pharmacists, health educators, and other staff in hospitals, public health, and other health care settings.
- ACEP: Disaster Medicine Experts Highlight Strategies for Managing Hospital Patient Surges Following a Terrorism Event (July 20, 2004)
- AHRQ: New Tool Helps in Surge Capacity Planning (July 2004)
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has released a tool to help state and local officials quickly locate alternate health care sites if hospitals are overwhelmed by patients due to a bioterrorism attack or other public health emergency. The tool allows regional planners to locate and rank potential alternative sites such as stadiums, schools and recreation centers based on whether they have adequate ventilation, plumbing, food supply, kitchen facilities and other factors. Produced by Denver Health, a partner in AHRQ's Integrated Delivery System Research Network.
- Disaster/Emergency Preparedness Guidelines for Directors of Volunteer Services in Healthcare Facilities (July 2003)
The ASDVS website features a monthly topic geared to assist directors of volunteer services in their daily operations which includes being well prepared for unexpected challenges that may arise. For the month of July, the website topic focuses on Disaster Preparedness. Visit the website to view Disaster/Emergency Preparedness Guidelines for Directors of Volunteer Services in Healthcare Facilities
- MMRW Special Issue on September 11-related Injuries and Illnesses (September 11, 2002)
- OSHA: Hospitals and Community Emergency Response --What You Need to Know Emergency Response Safety Series. U.S. Department of LaborOccupational Safety and Health Administration (1997)
- Push Packages: CDC's National Pharmaceutical Stockpile Information (November 2001)
- NPS Factsheet
- NPS Information for Hospitals
- National Pharmaceutical Stockpile Content List
- National Pharmaceutical Stockpile Power Point Presentation
- Antibiotic Treatment Dosing Guidelines for The National Pharmaceutical Stockpile Components
- Antibiotic Post Exposure Prophylaxis Dosing Guidelines For The National Pharmaceutical Stockpile Components
- Notification Procedures for Local and State Public Health Department Leaders
Flowchart of protocol of Local and State public health departments in the event of a bioterrorist incident.
- Regional Public Health Services Emergency Coordinators
Provides contact information for the Regional Emergency Coordinators in the 10 Federal regions.
- State Emergency Management Agencies
Click on the links below to visit each State Emergency Management Agency.
- Hospital Emergency Incident Command System (HEICS)
By the San Mateo County Department of Health Services, Emergency Medical Services Agency (June 1998)
Emergency management system that employs a logical management structure, defined responsibilities, clear reporting channels, and a common nomenclature to help unify hospitals with other emergency responders. Based upon public safety's Incident Command System, HEICS has already proved valuable in helping hospitals serve the community during a crisis and resume normal operations as soon as possible. HEICS is fast becoming a standard for health care disaster response.
- Managing Hazardous Material Incidents
The Managing Hazardous Material Incidents series is a three-volume set (with a video) comprised of recommendations for on-scene (pre-hospital) and hospital medical management of patients exposed during a hazardous materials incident. (2001)