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Public Health Emergency Preparedness

This resource was part of AHRQ's Public Health Emergency Preparedness program, which was discontinued on June 30, 2011, in a realignment of Federal efforts.

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Section I: Resources and Tools Table

The Resources and Tools Table lists the tools and resources alphabetically. X's indicate if a product qualifies in the categories at the top of the table.

Part Two: Document Format

  Document Format
Name Agenda Assessment CD-ROM Checklist Courses Example Fact Sheet Form Glossary Guide book Org. Chart Presentation Survey Table Template Toolkit Web-Based Other
2006 Statewide Medical & Health Disaster Exercise Guidebook & Toolkit       X           X     X     X    
Accreditation Program: Hospital Emergency Management   X                       X        
Acronym List (HSEEP)             X   X           X      
Activity Log               X           X        
Actor Briefing                       X     X      
Actor Information Sheet                             X      
Actor Waiver Form               X             X      
After Action Conference Agenda X                           X      
After Action Conference DHS Format                       X     X      
After Action Conference: Presentation                       X     X      
After Action Report/ Improvement Planning (AAR/IP) Exercise (Discussion-Based)                             X      
After Action Report/ Improvement Planning (AAR/IP) Exercise (Operations-Based)                                    
After Action Report/ Improvement Planning (AAR/IP) Template (Discussion-Based)                             X      
After Action Report/ Improvement Planning (AAR/IP) Template (Operations-Based)                             X      
After Action Report Transmittal Letter (State) DRAFT                             X      
After Action Report Transmittal Letter (State) FINAL                             X      
After Action Report Transmittal Letter (FEMA) DRAFT                             X      
After Action Report Transmittal Letter (FEMA) FINAL                             X      
Agent Hazard Summary Template                             X      
Agriculture SitMan                             X      
Altered Standards of Care in Mass Casualty Events                                   X
Assembly Area Deployment Timetable               X           X        
Bioevent Tabletop Exercise Toolkit for Hospitals and Primary Care Centers       X       X             X X    
Biological Incident Module                                    
Biological Scenario Variable Matrix               X           X        
Bioterrorism Readiness Plan: A Template for Healthcare Facilities                             X      
CBRNE Training Acad. Course Mats. X X     X X   X   X   X       X    
Chemical and Bioterrorism Checklist   X   X                            
Chemical Scenario Based Matrix               X           X        
Chemical SitMan                             X      
Citywide Pandemic Flu Tabletop Exercise 2005           X           X            
Communications Plan                             X      
Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for Hospitals: The Official Handbook                   X                
Controller and Evaluator Assignments               X           X X      
Controller & Evaluator Brief                       X   X X      
Controller & Evaluator Debrief                       X   X X      
Controller and Evaluator Handbook                             X      
Control Staff Instructions                             X      
Crosswalk of the 2007 & 2008/2009 NIMS Healthcare Activities/Objectives             X             X        
Decontamination of Children: Preparedness & Response for Hospital Emergency Depts.                                   X
Decontamination Zone Module                                    
Disaster Exercise Manual: Guide for Exercising Emergency Operations Plans       X           X         X      
Discussion-Based Exercise: Badges                             X      
Discussion-Based Exercise: Final Planning Conference (Agenda) X                           X      
Discussion-Based Exercise: Final Planning Conference (Briefing)                       X     X      
Discussion-Based Exercise: Final Planning Conference (Minutes)                             X      
Discussion-Based Exercise: Initial Planning Conference (Agenda) X                           X      
Discussion-Based Exercise: Initial Planning Conference (Briefing)                       X     X      
Discussion-Based Exercise: Initial Planning Conference (Minutes)                             X      
Discussion-Based Exercise: Master Task List               X           X X      
Discussion-Based Exercise: Participant Feedback Form               X             X      
Discussion-Based Exercise: Planning Team Members                             X      
Discussion-Based Exercise: Project Management Timeline                                    
Discussion-Based Exercise: Sample Exercise Objectives (SEO)           X                        
Discussion-Based Exercise: Sample Exercise Participant List (EPL)           X               X        
Discussion-Based Exercise: Signs                             X      
Donning & Removing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): Guidelines & Practicum             X         X            
Effective Emergency Management Drills and Exercises                   X                
Electronic Mass Casualty Assessment and Planning Scenarios                                 X  
Emergency Department Screening and Isolation Drills Guidance Documents   X   X   X X X   X       X   X    
Emergency Operation Performance Evaluation               X             X      
Emergency Preparedness Atlas: U.S. Nursing Home and Hospital Facilities                             X      
Emergency Preparedness Resource Inventory (EPRI)                                 X  
Emergency Severity Index, Version 4: Implementation Handbook and DVDs                   X               X
Evaluation of Hospital Disaster Drills: A Module-Based Approach X X   X   X   X   X     X X X X    
Evaluation Plan                             X      
Evaluator Checklist               X             X      
Exercise Briefings: Actor Brief                       X     X      
Exercise Briefings: Controller and Evaluator Brief                       X     X      
Exercise Briefings: Controller and Evaluator Debrief                       X     X      
Exercise Briefings: Full-Scale Exercise Players Brief                       X     X      
Exercise Briefings: Hospital Brief                       X     X      
Exercise Briefings: Hospital Debrief                       X     X      
Exercise Briefings: Observer VIP Brief                       X     X      
Exercise Critique Form               X             X      
Exercise Debrief Minutes               X             X      
Exercise Evaluation Guides (EEGs)           X                        
Exercise Invitation                             X      
Exercise Overview Form               X             X      
Exercise Plan                             X      
Exercise Planning Team Organizational Chart           X         X X            
Exercise Planning Team Checklist       X                   X        
Exercise Weapons and Safety Policy                                   X
Explosive SitMan                             X      
Full-Scale Exercise Players Brief                       X     X      
Generic Document Cover                                    
Glossary                 X           X      
Guidance for Planning, Conducting and Evaluating Transportation Emergency Preparedness Tabletops, Drills and Exercises               X   X                
Guidance Materials: Hospital and Health Facility Emergency Exercises       X       X   X                
HAvBED System (National Hospital Available Beds for Emergencies and Disasters)                                 X X
Hazard Vulnerability Analysis (HVA) - ASHE   X                       X        
Hazard Vulnerability Analysis (HVA) - Kaiser Permanente   X                       X        
Hazard Vulnerability Analysis and Risk Assessment   X                       X        
Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP)   X                       X        
Healthcare Facility Checklist for Effective Emergency Planning       X                            
Healthcare Organization: Survey Activity Guide       X           X                
HICS (Hospital Incident Command System)                   X                
Hospital Point-Of-Distribution Plans       X   X X                      
Hospital Surge Capacity Toolkit                   X                
Hospital/Victim Break-down List                           X X      
Hot Wash Minutes                             X      
HSEEP Manual                   X                
HSEEP Multimedia Library                                 X  
HSEEP Mobile Course         X                          
HSEEP: Terminology, Methodology, and Compliance Guidelines       X     X                      
HSEEP Toolkit (Access)                               X X  
ID Badges: Controller Badges                             X      
ID Badges: Evaluator Badges                             X      
ID Badges: Media Badges                             X      
ID Badges: Observer Badges                             X      
ID Badges: Player Badges                             X      
ID Badges: Support Staff Badges (Full Access)                             X      
ID Badges: Support Staff Badges (Escorted)                             X      
ID Badges: VIP Badges                             X      
Improvement Planning Conference Briefing                       X     X      
In a Moment's Notice: Surge Capacity in Terrorist Bombings                             X      
Joint Commission/CMS Exercise Toolkit       X       X               X    
Jurisdiction Factsheet Template             X               X      
Labels: Contaminated Labels                             X      
Labels: Deceased Labels                             X      
Labels: Do Not Decontaminate Labels                             X      
Lessons Learned Information Sharing (LLIS) (Access)                                 X  
Manual de la Situacion (SitMan) Spanish Translation, Chlorine Exercise                             X      
Maps Appendix Template                             X      
Mass Casualty Care During an Influenza Pandemic: Guide and Toolkit for Establishing Influenza Care Centers                   X           X    
Mass Casualty Disaster Plan Checklist: A Template for Healthcare Facilities   X   X                            
Mass Fatality Incident Management: Guidance for Hospitals & Other Healthcare Entities                             X      
Master Scenario Events List (MSEL) Package                             X      
Master Sign-In Sheet               X             X      
Medical Surge Capacity and Capability: A Management System for Integrating Medical and Health Resources During Large-Scale Emergencies                   X                
Missouri Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) Exercise Handbook                   X                
Moulage Kit                             X      
Multiyear Training and Exercise Plan                             X      
Name Tents                             X      
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Codes and Standards                   X                
New York Presbyterian Hospital CBRNE Tabletop Exercise X X       X   X   X   X       X    
NEXS (National Exercise Schedule) (access)                                 X  
NEXS User Guide                   X                
NIMS Implementation Activities for Hospitals & Healthcare Systems: FAQs             X                      
Observer/VIP Brief                       X     X      
Operations-Based Exercise: Controller Communication Plan               X             X      
Operations-Based Exercise: Final Planning Conference (Agenda) X                           X      
Operations-Based Exercise: Final Planning Conference (Briefing)                       X     X      
Operations-Based Exercise: Final Planning Conference (Minutes) X             X             X      
Operations-Based Exercise: Hats and Badges Card                             X      
Operations-Based Exercise: Master Task List                           X X      
Operations-Based Exercise: Midterm Planning Conf (Agenda) X                           X      
Operations-Based Exercise: Mid-Term Planning Conference (Briefing)                       X     X      
Operations-Based Exercise: Mid-Term Planning Conference (Minutes)                             X      
Operations-Based Exercise: Participant Feedback Form X                           X      
Operations-Based Exercise: Planning Team Members                             X      
Operations-Based Exercise: Planning Timeline                             X      
Operations-Based Exercise: Player Info Handout             X               X      
Operations-Based Exercise: Public Announcement           X                 X      
Operations-Based Exercise: Public Information Media Release                             X      
Operations-Based Exercise: Sample Participating Agency List                             X      
Operations-Based Exercise: Schedule               X             X      
Operations-Based Exercise: Signs                             X      
OSHA Best Practices for Hospital-Based First Receivers of Victims                   X         X      
Participating and Simulated Agencies Template                             X      
Pediatric Disaster Toolkit: Hospital Guidelines for Pediatrics During Disasters                   X                
Pediatric Terrorism & Disaster Preparedness: A Resource for Pediatricians                   X                
Psychosocial Consequences to Disasters 2005                       X            
Public Health Emergency Exercise Toolkit       X       X   X           X    
Public Information Media Release                             X      
Radiological Incident Module                                    
Recovery Checklist for Hospitals After a Disaster       X                     X      
Recovery SitMan                             X      
Risk and High Stress Communications Overview 2005                       X            
Safety Policy (HSEEP)                             X      
Sample Improvement Plan Matrix                             X      
Sample Tabletop Exercise Room Layout           X                        
Sample Tabletop Exercise Room Layout (Biological)                             X      
Sample Tabletop Exercise Room Layout (Chemical/Radiation/Explosive)                             X      
Seminar Room Layout           X                        
Situation Manual (SitMan) Template                             X      
Slippery Slope 2005 Multi-hospital Field Bioagent Field Exercise           X                 X      
Standardized Hospital Bed Definitions             X                      
Support Base Form               X X           X X    
Surge Capacity Toolkit for Hospitals                       X     X      
Symptomology Tags: Contaminated Labels (Chemical)           X   X             X      
Symptomology Tags: Deceased Labels (Chemical)           X   X             X      
Symptomology Tags: Deceased Tags (Lewisite)           X   X             X      
Symptomology Tags: Deceased Tags (Sarin)           X   X             X      
Symptomology Tags: Do Not Decon (Chemical)           X   X             X      
Symptomology Tags: Mild Moderate Symptoms (Lewisite)           X   X             X      
Symptomology Tags: Mild Moderate Symptoms (Sarin)           X   X             X      
Symptomology Tags: Mild Moderate Symptoms (VX)           X   X             X      
Symptomology Tags: Moderate Symptoms (Lewisite)           X   X             X      
Symptomology Tags: Moderate Symptoms (Sarin)           X   X             X      
Symptomology Tags: Severe Symptoms (Lewisite)           X   X             X      
Symptomology Tags: Severe Symptoms (Sarin)           X   X             X      
Symptomology Tags: Severe Symptoms (VX)           X   X             X      
Symptomology Tags: Severe Trauma Symptoms (Lewisite)           X   X             X      
Symptomology Tags: Severe Trauma Symptoms (Sarin)                                    
Symptomology Tags: Severe Trauma Symptoms (VX)           X   X             X      
Symptomology Tags: Worried Well (Lewisite)           X   X             X      
Symptomology Tags: Worried Well Tags (Sarin)           X   X             X      
Symptomology Tags: Worried Well Tags (VX)           X   X             X      
Table Tents                             X      
Target Capabilities List (TCL): A Companion to the National Preparedness Guidelines               X                    
TICP Controller and Evaluator Handbook                     X     X X X    
TICP Exercise Evaluation Guide 1.1   X           X             X      
TICP Exercise Evaluation Guide 1.2   X           X             X      
TICP Exercise Evaluation Guide 1.3   X           X             X      
TIPC Exercise Evaluation Guide 1.4   X           X             X      
TICP Exercise Evaluation Guide 2   X           X                    
TICP Exercise Plan                     X     X X      
Tool for Evaluating Core Elements of Hospital Disaster Drills   X   X     X X         X X X X    
Training and Exercise Plan Workshop (Agenda) X                           X      
Training and Exercise Plan Workshop (Briefing) X                     X     X      
Training and Exercise Plan Workshop (Invitation)                             X      
Training and Exercise Plan Workshop (Recommended Participants)                             X      
Triage Zone Module                                    
Universal Task List                             X      
Wisconsin Hospital Emergency Prep. Plan       X       X               X    

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