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Hospital Preparedness Exercises Atlas

Public Health Emergency Preparedness

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Section III: Resources and Tools Indexes

In addition to the detailed alphabetical listings of titles in Section II, above, the hospital preparedness exercise resources and tools included in this Atlas are indexed below by author/funding source and by category.

Index by author or resource/tool sponsor. This index may be used to find tools by author. The resource/tool funder, which is defined as the agency or organization that funded the development of the resource and/or tool, is also included when relevant.

Index by category. This index may be used to find tools respective to a certain category that wrote the resource and tool, such as for compliance purposes.

Compliance

  • Accreditation organizations
  • Federal programs/agencies
  • Other organizations:

Planning, conducting, evaluating exercises

  • Exercise role
  • Exercise type
  • Format
  • Scenario
  • Other

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Index by Author or Resource/Tool Sponsor

A

Agency for Healthcare Quality Research(AHRQ)3
    Altered Standards of Care in Mass Casualty Events
    Decontamination of Children: Preparedness and Response for Hospital Emergency Departments
    Emergency Preparedness Atlas: U.S. Nursing Home and Hospital Facilities
    Emergency Preparedness Resource Inventory (EPRI)
    Emergency Severity Index, Version 4: Implementation Handbook and DVDs
    Evaluation of Hospital Disaster Drills: A Module-Based Approach
    HAvBED System (National Hospital Available Beds for Emergencies and Disasters)
    Pediatric Terrorism and Disaster Preparedness: A Resource for Pediatricians
    Standardized Hospital Bed Definitions
American Hospital Association (AHA)
    Chemical and Bioterrorism Checklist
American Osteopathic Association (AOA)

    Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP)
American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE)
    Hazard Vulnerability Analysis (HVA) — ASHE
Association for Professions in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC)
    Bioterrorism Readiness Plan: A Template for Healthcare Facilities
    Mass Casualty Disaster Plan Checklist: A Template for Healthcare Facilities

C

California Emergency Medical Services
    2006 Statewide Medical & Health Disaster Exercise Guidebook
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
    In a Moment’s Notice: Surge Capacity in Terrorist Bombing
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
    Draft Emergency Preparedness Guide for State Survey Agencies,  Health Care Providers, and Partners
    Healthcare Facility Checklist for Effective Emergency Planning
Columbia University
    Public Health Emergency Exercise Toolkit

G

Greater New York Hospital Association (GNYHA)
    Emergency Operation Performance Evaluation
    Recovery Checklist for Hospitals after a Disaster

 J

The Johns Hopkins Office of Critical Event Preparedness and Response(CEPAR)
    Electronic Mass Casualty Assessment and Planning Scenarios (EMCAPS)
The Joint Commission
    Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for Hospitals: The Official Handbook
    Healthcare Organization: Survey Activity Guide
    Standing Together: An Emergency Planning Guide for America’s Communities

K

Kaiser Permanente
    Hazard Vulnerability Analysis (HVA) — Kaiser Permanente
    HICS (Hospital Incident Command System)

L

Los Angeles County
    Mass Fatality Incident Management: Guidance for Hospitals & Other Healthcare Entities

M

Michigan State Police
    Disaster Exercise Manual: Guidelines for Exercising Emergency Operations Plans for Local Government
Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
    Missouri Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) Exercise Handbook

N

New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC DOHMH)
    Bioevent Tabletop Exercise Toolkit for Hospitals and Primary Care Centers
    CBRNE Training Academy: Course Materials
    Citywide Pandemic Flu Tabletop Exercise 2005
    Donning & Removing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
    Emergency Department Screening and Isolation Drills Guidance Documents
    Hospital Point-of-Distribution Plans
    New York Presbyterian Hospital CBRNE Tabletop Exercise
    Pediatric Disaster Toolkit: Hospital Guidelines for Pediatrics During Disasters
    Psychosocial Consequences to Disasters 2005
    Risk and High Stress Communications Overview 2005
    Slippery Slope 2005 Multi-Hospital Field Bioagent Field Exercise
    Surge Capacity Toolkit for Hospitals

 O

Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)         
    OSHA Best Practice for Hospital-Based First Receivers of Victims From Mass Casualty Incidents Involving the Release of Hazardous Substances

S

Santa Clara County Public Health Department
    Hospital Surge Capacity Toolkit
    Mass Casualty Care during an Influenza Pandemic: Guide and Toolkit for Establishing Influenza Care Centers

U

U.S. Department of Homeland Security
    Acronym List (HSEEP)
    Activity Log
    Actor Brief
    Actor Information Sheet
    Actor Waiver Form
    After Action Conference: Agenda
    After Action Conference: DHS Format
    After Action Conference: Presentation
    After Action Report/Improvement Plan (AAR/IP) Template (Discussion-Based)
    After Action Report/Improvement Plan (AAR/IP) Template (Operations-Based)
    After Action Report Transmittal Letter — Draft (State)
    After Action Report Transmittal Letter — Final (State)
    After Action Report Transmittal Letter — Final (FEMA)
    Agent Hazard Summary Template
    Agriculture SitMan
    Assembly Area Deployment Timetable
    Biological Scenario Variable Matrix
    Chemical Scenario Based Matrix
    Chemical SitMan
    Communications Plan
    Contaminated Labels
    Controller & Evaluator Assignments
    Controller & Evaluator Brief
    Controller & Evaluator Debrief
    Controller & Evaluator Handbook
    Controller Staff Instructions
    Crosswalk of the 2007 & 2008/2009 NIMS Healthcare Activities/Objectives
    Deceased Labels
    Discussion-Based Exercise: Badges
    Discussion-Based Exercise: Final Planning Conference (Agenda)
    Discussion-Based Exercise: Final Planning Conference (Briefing)
    Discussion-Based Exercise: Final Planning Conference (Minutes)
    Discussion-Based Exercise: Initial Planning Conference (Agenda)
    Discussion-Based Exercise: Initial Planning Conference (Briefing)
    Discussion-Based Exercise: Initial Planning Conference (Minutes)
    Discussion-Based Exercise: Master Task List
`   Discussion-Based Exercise: Participant Feedback Form
    Discussion-Based Exercise: Planning Team Members
    Discussion-Based Exercise: Sample Exercise Objectives (SEO)
    Discussion-Based Exercise: Sample Exercise Participant List (EPL)
    Discussion-Based Exercise: Signs
    Do Not Decontaminate Labels
    Evaluation Plan
    Evaluator Checklist
    Exercise Critique Form
    Exercise Debrief Minutes
    Exercise Evaluation Guides (EEGs)
    Exercise Invitation
    Exercise Overview Form
    Exercise Plan
    Exercise Planning Team Organizational Chart
    Exercise Weapons and Safety Policy
    Explosive SitMan
    Full-Scale Exercise Players Brief
    Generic Document Cover
    Glossary (HSEEP)
    Hazard Vulnerability Analysis and Risk Assessment
    Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP): Manual
    Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP): Mobile Course
    Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP): Multimedia Library
    Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP): Terminology, Methodology, and Compliance Guidelines
    Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP): Toolkit (Access)
    Hospital Brief
    Hospital Debrief
    Hospital/Victim Breakdown List
    Hot Wash Minutes
    ID Badges: Controller Badges
    ID Badges: Evaluator Badges
    ID Badges: Media Badges
    ID Badges: Observer Badges
    ID Badges: Player Badges
    ID Badges: Support Staff Badges (Escorted)
    ID Badges: Support Staff Badges (Full Access)
    ID Badges: VIP Badges
    Improvement Planning Conference Briefing
    Jurisdiction Fact Sheet Template
    Lessons Learned Information Sharing (LLIS) (Access)
    Manual de la Situacion (SitMan), Spanish Translation, Chlorine Exercise
    Maps Appendix Template
    Master Scenario Events List (MSEL) Package
    Master Sign-In Sheet
    Moulage Kit
    Multiyear Training & Exercise Plan
    Name Tents
    NEXS (National Exercise Schedule) (Access)
    NEXS (National Exercise Schedule) User Guide
    NIMS Implementation Activities for Hospitals and Healthcare Systems Implementation FAQs
    Observer/VIP Brief
    Operations-Based Exercise: Controller Communication Plan
    Operations-Based Exercise: Final Planning Conference (Agenda)
    Operations-Based Exercise: Final Planning Conference (Briefing)
    Operations-Based Exercise: Final Planning Conference (Minutes)
    Operations-Based Exercise: Hats and Badges Cards
    Operations-Based Exercise: Master Task List
    Operations-Based Exercise: Mid-Term Planning Conference (Agenda)
    Operations-Based Exercise: Mid-Term Planning Conference (Briefing)
    Operations-Based Exercise: Mid-Term Planning Conference (Minutes)
    Operations-Based Exercise: Participant Feedback Form
    Operations-Based Exercise: Planning Team Members
    Operations-Based Exercise: Planning Timeline
    Operations-Based Exercise: Player Information Handout
    Operations-Based Exercise: Public Announcement
    Operations-Based Exercise: Public Information Media Release
    Operations-Based Exercise: Sample Participating Agency List
    Operations-Based Exercise: Schedule
    Operations-Based Exercise: Signs
    Participating and Simulated Agencies Template
    Recovery SitMan
    Safety Policy (HSEEP)
    Sample Improvement Plan Matrix
    Sample Tabletop Exercise Room Layout
    Sample Tabletop Exercise Room Layout (Biological)
    Sample Tabletop Exercise Room Layout (Chemical/ Radiation/Explosive)
    Seminar Room Layout
    Situation Manual (SitMan) Template
    Symptomology Tags: Deceased Tags (Lewisite)
    Symptomology Tags: Deceased Tags (Sarin)
    Symptomology Tags: Do Not Decon (Chemical)
    Symptomology Tags: Mild Moderate Symptoms (Lewisite)
    Symptomology Tags: Mild Moderate Symptoms (VX)
    Symptomology Tags: Moderate Symptoms (Lewisite)
    Symptomology Tags: Moderate Symptoms (Sarin)
    Symptomology Tags: Severe Symptoms (Lewisite)
    Symptomology Tags: Severe Symptoms (Sarin)
    Symptomology Tags: Severe Symptoms (VX)
    Symptomology Tags: Severe Trauma Symptoms (Lewisite)
    Symptomology Tags: Severe Trauma Symptoms (VX)
    Symptomology Tags: Worried Well (Lewisite)
    Symptomology Tags: Worried Well (Sarin)
    Symptomology Tags: Worried Well (VX)
    Table Tents
    Target Capabilities List (TCL): A Companion to the National Preparedness Guidelines
    TICP Controller and Evaluator Handbook
    TICP Exercise Evaluation Guide 1.1
    TICP Exercise Evaluation Guide 1.2
    TICP Exercise Evaluation Guide 1.3
    TICP Exercise Evaluation Guide 1.4
    TICP Exercise Evaluation Guide 2
    TICP Exercise Plan
    Tool for Evaluating Core Elements of Hospital Disaster Drills
    Training and Exercise Plan Workshop (Agenda)
    Training and Exercise Plan Workshop (Briefing)
    Training and Exercise Plan Workshop (Invitation)
    Training and Exercise Plan Workshop (Recommended Participants)
    Universal Task List: A Companion to the National Preparedness Guidelines

W

Wisconsin Hospital Emergency Preparedness Plan (WHEPP)
    Joint Commission/CMS Exercise Toolkit
    Wisconsin Hospital Emergency Preparedness Plan
World Health Organization (WHO)
    Guidance Materials: Hospital and Health Facility Emergency Exercises


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Index by Category

Index: A-B | C-F | G-L | M-P | R-Z

A

Accreditation Organizations
    Go to American Osteopathic Association (AOA)
    Go to Det Norske Veritas, Inc (DNV)
    Go to Joint Commission
Actor (Exercise Role)
    Actor Brief
    Actor Information Sheet
    Actor Waiver Form
    Contaminated Labels
    Deceased Labels
    Do Not Decontaminate Labels
    Moulage Kit
    Operations-Based Exercise: Player Information Handout
Actual Incident (Other)
    Emergency Operation Performance Evaluation
    Recovery Checklist for Hospitals after a Disaster
After Action Conference (AAC) (Conference)
    After Action Conference: Agenda
    After Action Conference: DHS Format
    After Action Conference: Presentation
After Action Report (AAR) (Format)
    After Action Report/Improvement Plan (AAR/IP) Template (Discussion-Based)
    After Action Report/Improvement Plan (AAR/IP) Template (Operations-Based)
    After Action Report Transmittal Letter — Draft (State)
    After Action Report Transmittal Letter — Final (State)
    After Action Report Transmittal Letter — Final (FEMA)
Agenda (Format)
    After Action Conference: Agenda
    Discussion-Based Exercise: Final Planning Conference (Agenda)
    Discussion-Based Exercise: Initial Planning Conference (Agenda)
    Evaluation of Hospital Disaster Drills: A Module-Based Approach
    New York Presbyterian Hospital CBRNE Tabletop Exercise
    Operations-Based Exercise: Final Planning Conference (Agenda)
    Operations-Based Exercise: Mid-Term Planning Conference (Agenda)
    Training and Exercise Plan Workshop (Agenda)
Agricultural (Scenario)
    Agriculture SitMan
All — Discussion & Operations-Based (Exercise Type)
    Acronym List (HSEEP)
    Activity Log
    After Action Conference: Agenda
    After Action Conference: DHS Format
    After Action Conference: Presentation
    After Action Report Transmittal Letter — Draft (State)
    After Action Report Transmittal Letter — Final (State)
    After Action Report Transmittal Letter — Final (FEMA)
    Agent Hazard Summary Template
    Biological Scenario Variable Matrix
    Bioterrorism Readiness Plan: A Template for Healthcare Facilities
    CBRNE Training Academy: Course Materials
    Chemical and Bioterrorism Checklist
    Chemical Scenario Based Matrix
    Crosswalk of the 2007 & 2008/2009 NIMS Healthcare Activities/Objectives
    Decontamination of Children: Preparedness and Response for Hospital Emergency Departments
    Donning & Removing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
    Electronic Mass Casualty Assessment and Planning Scenarios (EMCAPS)
    Emergency Department Screening and Isolation Drills Guidance Documents
    Emergency Preparedness Resource Inventory (EPRI)
    Emergency Severity Index, Version 4: Implementation Handbook and DVDs
    Evaluation of Hospital Disaster Drills: A Module-Based Approach
    Exercise Evaluation Guides (EEGs)
    Exercise Invitation
    Exercise Overview Form
    Exercise Plan
    Exercise Planning Team Organizational Chart
    Generic Document Cover
    Glossary
    Guidance for Planning, Conducting and Evaluating Transportation Emergency Preparedness Tabletops, Drills and Exercises
    Guidance Materials: Hospital and Health Facility Emergency  Exercises
    HAvBED System (National Hospital Available Beds for Emergencies and Disasters)
    Hazard Vulnerability Analysis (HVA) — ASHE
    Hazard Vulnerability Analysis (HVA) — Kaiser Permanente
    Hazard Vulnerability Analysis and Risk Assessment
    Healthcare Facility Checklist for Effective Emergency Planning
    Healthcare Organizations: Survey Activity Guide
    Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP): Manual
    Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP): Mobile Course
    Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP): Multimedia Library
    Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP): Terminology, Methodology, and Compliance Guidelines
    Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP): Toolkit (Access)
    Hospital Point of Distribution Plans
    Improvement Planning Conference Briefing
    In a Moment’s Notice: Surge Capacity in Terrorist Bombings
    Joint Commission/CMS Exercise Toolkit
    Jurisdiction Fact Sheet Template
    Lessons Learned Information Sharing (LLIS) (Access)
    Mass Casualty Disaster Plan Checklist: A Template for Healthcare Facilities
    Mass Casualty Care during an Influenza Pandemic: Guide and Toolkit for Establishing Influenza Care Centers
    Mass Fatality Incident Management: Guidance for Hospitals & Other Healthcare Entities
    Master Sign-In Sheet
    Missouri Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) Exercise Handbook
    Multiyear Training & Exercise Plan
    Name Tents
    New York Presbyterian Hospital CBRNE Tabletop Exercise
    NEXS (National Exercise Schedule) (Access)
    NEXS (National Exercise Schedule) (User Guide)
    NIMS Implementation Activities for Hospitals and Healthcare
    Systems: Implementation FAQs
    OSHA Best Practice for Hospital-Based First Receivers of Victims From Mass Casualty Incidents Involving the Release of Hazardous Substances
    Pediatric Disaster Toolkit: Hospital Guidelines for Pediatrics During Disasters
    Pediatric Terrorism and Disaster Preparedness: A Resource for Pediatricians
    Psychosocial Consequences to Disasters 2005
    Public Health Emergency Exercise Toolkit
    Recovery Checklist for Hospitals after a Disaster
    Risk and High Stress Communications Overview 2005
    Sample Improvement Plan Matrix
    Standardized Hospital Bed Definitions
    Surge Capacity Toolkit for Hospitals
    Training and Exercise Plan Workshop (Agenda)
    Training and Exercise Plan Workshop (Briefing)
    Training and Exercise Plan Workshop (Invitation)
    Training and Exercise Plan Workshop (Recommended Participants)
    Universal Task List (UTL): A Companion to the National Preparedness Guidelines
    Wisconsin Hospital Emergency Preparedness Plan
American Burn Association
American College of Surgeons (ACS)
American Osteopathic Association (AOA) (Accreditation)
    Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP)
AOA (Accreditation)
    Go to American Osteopathic Association (AOA)
Assessment (Format)
    CBRNE Training Academy: Course Materials
    Chemical and Bioterrorism Checklist
    Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for Hospitals: The Official Handbook
    Electronic Mass Casualty Assessment and Planning Scenarios (EMCAPS)
    Emergency Preparedness Resource Inventory (EPRI)
    Emergency Severity Index, Version 4: Implementation Handbook and DVDs
    HAvBED System (National Hospital Available Beds for Emergencies and Disasters)
    Hazard Vulnerability Analysis (HVA) — ASHE
    Hazard Vulnerability Analysis (HVA) — Kaiser Permanente
    Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP)
    Mass Casualty Disaster Plan Checklist: A Template for Healthcare Facilities
    New York Presbyterian Hospital CBRNE Tabletop Exercise

B

Badges (Format)
    Discussion-Based Exercise: Badges
    ID Badges: Controller Badges
    ID Badges: Evaluator Badges
    ID Badges: Media Badges
    ID Badges: Observer Badges
    ID Badges: Player Badges
    ID Badges: Support Staff Badges (Escorted)
    ID Badges: Support Staff Badges (Full Access)
    ID Badges: VIP Badges
    Name Tents
Biological & Bioterrorism (Scenario)
    Bioevent Tabletop Exercise Toolkit for Hospitals and Primary Care Centers
    Biological Scenario Variable Matrix
    Bioterrorism Readiness Plan: A Template for Healthcare Facilities
    CBRNE Training Academy: Course Materials
    Chemical and Bioterrorism Checklist
    Donning & Removing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
    Electronic Mass Casualty Assessment and Planning Scenarios (EMCAPS)
    Emergency Preparedness Resource Inventory (EPRI)
    Glossary (HSEEP)
    Missouri Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) Exercise Handbook
    Moulage Kit
    New York Presbyterian Hospital CBRNE Tabletop Exercise
    Sample Tabletop Exercise Room Layout (Chemical/ Radiation/Explosive)
    Slippery Slope 2005 Multi-Hospital Field Bioagent Field Exercise
Briefings (Format)
        Go to also Debriefing (Format)
    Actor Brief
    Controller & Evaluator Brief
    Discussion-Based Exercise: Final Planning Conference (Briefing)
    Discussion-Based Exercise: Initial Planning Conference (Briefing)
    Full-Scale Exercise Players Brief
    Hospital Brief
    Improvement Planning Conference Briefing
    Operations-Based Exercise: Final Planning Conference (Briefing)
    Operations-Based Exercise: Mid-Term Planning Conference (Briefing)
    Training and Exercise Plan Workshop (Briefing)

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