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Lessons Learned From the Field of Emergency Preparedness: Slide Presentation

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State Alternate Care Site Caches

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  • The alternate care site cache of supplies and equipment was designed using an all-hazards approach to provide for 10-14 days of care for 50 patients.
  • Each ACS Cache contain items separated into 9 groups:
    • IV Fluids.
    • Bandages and Wound Management.
    • Airway Intervention and Management.
    • Immobilization.
    • Patient Bedding, Gowns, Cots, Miscellaneous.
    • Healthcare Provider Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
    • Exam Supplies.
    • General Supplies.
    • Defibrillators and Associated Supplies—A special group that will be vendor managed off-site.


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