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Lessons Learned From the Field of Emergency Preparedness: Slide Presentation

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Patient Care in Alternate Care Sites

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  • The Standard of Care is a moving target based on what a reasonable person with like training would do under similar circumstances.
  • Healthcare delivery in alternate care sites will vary from traditional hospital care and will be dependent on available resources.
  • Based on local surge needs, each identified ACS will include some mix of the following types of patients:
    • Outpatient.
    • Inpatient.
    • Critical/Acute.


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