Public Health Emergency Preparedness
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Atlas of Resources and Tools
Hospital Preparedness Exercises Atlas of Resources and Tools was created to give hospital emergency planners a structured compendium of available resources and tools that can help them plan for, design and develop, conduct, evaluate, and improve hospital preparedness exercises. These resources and tools can be used throughout the exercise cycle to help hospital preparedness planners meet federal funding requirements and accreditation standards, as well as strengthen an organization's preparedness systems.
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Weill Cornell Medical College
New York, NY
Melissa Cheung, M.P.H.
Anh-Thu Vu, M.S.
Doris Varlese, Esq.
Wei Xiong, Ph.D.
Nathaniel Hupert, M.D., M.P.H.
Section I. Resources and Tools Table
Part One (Accreditation or Regulatory Program, Discussion-Based or Operations-Based Exercise, Exercise Phase)
Part Two (Document Format)
Part Three (Exercise Topic)
Section II: Resources and Tools Alphabetical Listings
Section III: Resources and Tools Indexes
Index by Author or Resource/Tool Sponsor
Index by Category
The Hospital Preparedness Exercises Atlas of Resources and Tools was prepared for AHRQ by Weill Cornell Medical College with funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response under Contract No. HHSA29020060000181.
Hospital Preparedness Exercises Atlas of Resources and Tools was written with the assistance of the following individuals:
Jason Barell, MHA
New York Presbyterian Hospital
Nicholas Cagliuso, MPH
Continuum Health Partners
Robert Gougelet, MD
Dartmouth Medical School and New England MMRS
Weill Cornell Medical College
Summer Research Assistant: Anh-Thu Vu, M.S.
Part-Time Research Assistants: Elizabeth Foley, Benjamin Frank, Elizabeth Franzek, Marta Galecki, Sarah Haseltine, Vishal Hegde, Eric Heintz, Jad Husseini, Marilyn Michelow, David Nissan
Subject Matter Expert Meeting Participants
Katie Brewer, MSN, American Nurses Association; Peter Brewster, Veterans Health Administration; Mark E. Chambers, North Carolina Office of EMS; Charlotte S. Clark, AS, CHSP, CHEC-III, Grady Health System; Sandra Cosgrove, Dept. of Health & Human Services, Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response; Sarah Field, JD, Dept. of Health & Human Services, Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response; Andy Flacks, Veterans Health Administration; Eric Gebbie, MA, MIA, Illinois Public Health Preparedness Center; Jennifer Hannah, Dept. of Health & Human Services, Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response; Cynthia K. Hansen, Dept. of Health & Human Services, Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response; Keith Holtermann, DrPH, Dept. of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency; Kelly Johnson, MPH, Dept. of Health & Human Services, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; Catherine Kane, American Red Cross Disaster Services; Russell Phillips, Russell Phillips & Associates, LLC; David Rykken, MPH, Dept. of Health & Human Services, Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response; Kristine Sanger, BS, MT (ASCP), The Center for Biopreparedness Education, University of Nebraska Medical Center; Roslyne Schulman, MHA, MBA, American Hospital Association; Ralph M. Shealy, MD, FACEP, Medical University of South Carolina; Rebecca Siceloff, Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency; Christa-Marie Singleton, MD, MPH, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Coordinating Office for Terrorism Preparedness and Emergency Response; Randall Snelling, Det Norske Veritas Healthcare, Inc; Italo Subbarao, DO, MBA, American Medical Association; Steve Trogdon, Texas Department of State Health Services; Margaret Van Amringe, MHS, The Joint Commission; Lann Wilder, EMT-P, San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center
Document Review Task Force (California)
Lisa Angell, Watsonville Community Hospital; Mary Ann Codeglia, San Ramon Regional Medical Center; Glynis Foulk, University of California—Davis; Loni Howard, Sutter Health; Bob Kiuttu, Enloe Medical Center; Betsey Lyman, California Department of Health; Mary Massey, California Hospital Association; Tami Prior, Tahoe Forest Hospital District; Lann Wilder, San Francisco General Hospital
Document Review Task Force (Georgia)
Charles Bunn, Northside Hospital; Rudy Castorina, Piedmont Fayette Hospital; J. Phillip Carpenter, Athens Regional Medical Center; Charlotte Clark, Grady Memorial Hospital; Amy Davis, Ridgeview Institute; Gloria Evans, Washington County Regional Medical Center; Kathy Jackson, Washington County Regional Medical Center; Bill Matthews, Piedmont Hospital; Kelly Nadeau
Document Review Task Force (Nebraska)
Lisa Bloss, Southeast District Health Department; Linda Branting, Johnson County Hospital; Connie Elliot, Crete Area Medical Center; Keith Hansen, The Center for Biopreparedness Education, University of Nebraska Medical Center; Kay Kiechel-White, St. Mary's Community Hospital; Julie Kernes, Community Memorial Hospital; Shari Michl, Fillmore County Hospital; Kristi Sanger, The Center for Biopreparedness Education, University of Nebraska Medical Center
Document Review Task Force (New York)
Robert Bristow, MD, New York Presbyterian Hospital—Columbia campus; Bill Killips, MBA, CHSP, EMT-P, Lutheran Medical Center; Frank Mineo, New York Hospital—Queens; Dave Roshetar, Staten Island University Hospital; Theodore Tully, AEMT-P; Al Villacara, DMD, New York Presbyterian Hospital—Cornell campus
Document Review Task Force (Washington)
Dan Banks, Washington State Department of Health; Danica Mann, King County Healthcare Organization; Eileen Newton, Franciscan Health System; Karla Strand, United General Hospital
The content of this document is intended to provide a resource for hospitals in planning, conducting, and evaluating exercises and should not be construed as representing standards of care or recommendations on how to respond to specific types of incidents. No statement in this document should be construed as an official position of AHRQ or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
This document is in the public domain and may be used and reprinted without permission except those copyrighted materials noted for which further reproduction is prohibited without specific permission of copyright holders.
AHRQ Publication No. 10-0001-1
Current as of December 2010