Public Health Practices: Enhancing Emergency Preparedness & Response
Public Health Practices
Enhancing Emergency Preparedness & Response
ASTHO - The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials

Mass Care

Healthcare System Preparedness for providing Mass Care

Guidelines for Accessing the Hospital PPE Stockpile (WI)

The Hospital PPE Stockpile is separate from the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS). Guidelines for accessing personal protective equipment (PPE) from the Strategic National Stockpile are incident-...

Mobile Vaccination Clinic for Reaching a South Dakota Reservation

The Pine Ridge Reservation, home to over 14,000 Oglala Sioux and other tribal members, encompasses two million acres in southwestern South Dakota. Access to healthcare services is limited due to a...

Healthcare Facility Inventory of Respiratory Protection Equipment (MN)

Minnesota healthcare facilities are attempting to conform to recent CDC guidance and OSHA inspection protocol regarding the use of respirators by healthcare personnel who work within six feet of...

Minnesota Pandemic Recommended Actions for Healthcare Facilities by Event Stage

This 10-page, color-coded chart provides detailed recommendations and guidelines for healthcare facilities during an influenza pandemic. The initial chart delineates activities in various areas (i.e...

Pandemic Influenza Planning Guidance for Healthcare Institutions (PA)

Philadelphia's Pandemic Influenza Planning Guidance for Healthcare Institutions addresses the needs and situations that may be experienced by hospitals during a pandemic. The guidance describes...

Emergency Preparedness Toolkit for Community Health Centers and Community Practice Sites

Columbia University's Emergency Preparedness Toolkit provides streamlined information, tools, and templates to encourage continuity of operations planning for Community Health Centers (CHCs) from...

Workbook for Healthcare Providers in Rural Communities (TX)

A workbook developed by the USA Center for Rural Public Health Preparedness and the Texas A&M School of Rural Public Health promotes strategies for engaging rural healthcare providers in all-...

Rapid Patient Discharge Tool (NY)

The Rapid Patient Discharge Tool (RPDT) was developed by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to assist hospital administrators and emergency managers during unexpected increases...

Standards and Guidelines for Healthcare Surge during Emergencies (CA)

The California Department of Public Health has outlined a process for dealing with the complex issues of clinical care surge capacity during a public health emergency. The tools could serve as an...

City Health Information Avian and Pandemic Influenza Preparedness for Primary Care Providers (NY)

The City Health Information document was developed by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene as a primer for primary care physicians. It provides information on several key issues...

Alternate Care Sites (MO)

Part of Missouri's strategy for countering surge during a pandemic includes using Mass Casualty Incident Trailers as alternate care sites. The unique approach relies on recruiting hospitals to host...

Alternate Care Site Primer for Volunteers (MN)

An online educational tool provides just-in-time training for volunteers who will be providing services at an alternate care site. It addresses the need for volunteers who must be trained quickly to...

Stockpiling Solutions: North Carolina's Ethical Guidelines for an Influenza Pandemic (NC)

Stockpiling Solutions represents a thoughtful collaboration between public health and medicine around ethics of care during an influenza pandemic. The task force carefully and thoroughly addressed...

Ketchikan Alternate Care Site Templates (AK)

The Alternate Care Site Templates from Ketchikan provide details for establishing an alternate care site, such as site selection criteria and building requirements; required supplies, staffing,...

New York City Ventilator Capacity Project (NY)

The Ventilator Capacity Project surveyed New York City hospitals in order to ascertain several key elements of surge capacity. The survey determined 1) an accurate number of ventilators in city...

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