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

Ventilator Allocation Project (NY)

A pandemic workgroup convened by the New York State Department of Health and The Taskforce on Life and the Law created a guidance on ventilator allocation in hospitals. The workgroup reviewed...

California Primary Care Telemedicine Project (CA)

A brief grant proposal aims to incorporate California community clinics and health centers into emergency preparedness and response services. The California Primary Care Association (CPCA) is...

Surge Capacity Guidelines and Templates (IA)

The Surge Capacity Guidelines and Templates provide a broad and interconnected approach to managing patient overload in hospitals, medical clinics, and alternate care sites. The overall structure of...

Santa Clara Clinical Triage Guidelines (CA)

The Santa Clara Clinical Triage Guidelines include a protocol and a flow chart that use a modified pneumonia severity index to triage influenza patients. Patients are stratified by objective...

Alternate Care Facilities Project (WA)

A concept paper and site assessment tool from Seattle-King County provide specific and concrete information on establishing alternate care facilities (ACF). The concept paper focuses on useful...

Influenza Care Centers (ICC) (CA)

Santa Clara County has developed the concept of Influenza Care Centers (ICCs) as part of its Pandemic Influenza Plan. The proposal includes development of several ICC levels designed to cohort care...

Medical Coordination and Care Delivery Process (WA)

The concept of operations develops helpful processes to identify fairly specific triage and treatment objectives within a four-tiered medical response model. The concept develops three practices: 1...

Medical and public health surge in Alexandria (VA)

This document presents the concept of Community Care Stations (CCS). These facilities are designed to provide initial assessment triage and would be opened when the hospital system begins to become...

Influenza Specialty Care Units (MA)

A concept of operations for setting up alternate care sites details the plan for establishing Influenza Special Care Units (ISCUs) in Massachusetts. The documents indicate that hospitals should...

Pandemic Influenza Planning Kit for Outpatient Providers (GA)

The Pandemic Influenza Planning Kit for Outpatient Providers is a clear and concise guide that nicely summarizes key information. The materials represent an integration of trusted and useful...

Trainings, Drills & Exercises: Hospital and Primary Care Centers Tabletop Toolkit (NY)

New York City's toolkit can be used as a starting point to design, conduct, and evaluate tabletop exercises to enhance hospital preparedness for emergencies, such as pandemic influenza. The...

Creating Ambulatory Care Integration into Hospital Surge Event Response: MediSys Health Network Emergency Response (NY)

A process for integrating ambulatory care centers into hospital surge capacity response plans is described in this document. The workgroup involved in the process built on the assets of ambulatory...

Guidance Document for Development of Protocols for Management of Patients Presenting to Hospital Emergency Departments and Clinics with Communicable Diseases of Urgent Public Health Concern (NY)

The Guidance Document was prepared to assist hospitals in developing and updating their protocols for communicable disease screening and isolation. The materials are specific to New York City's...

Healthcare Coalition Council of King County (WA)

A coalition was formed between healthcare facilities in King County, Washington, and relevant results arose from the partnership. The general descriptions of the coalition and its sub-committees...

Appendix I: Alternate Care and Triage (NY)

Onondaga County's approach to alternate care and triage arranges for the operation of alternate care sites and transport of non-critically ill patients in a local jurisdiction. The protocols present...

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