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Hospital Preparedness Exercises Guidebook

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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Appendix: Additional Resources And Tools

Useful Web Sites

Below is a list of useful Web sites related to hospital emergency preparedness exercises:

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
http://www.ahrq.gov/prep/

Center for HICS Education & Training
http://www.hicscenter.org/pages/index.php Exit Disclaimer

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
http://www.cdc.gov

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
http://www.cms.hhs.gov/SurveyCertEmergPrep/

Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR)
http://www.hhs.gov/aspr/

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
http://www.fema.gov

Hospital Incident Command System (HICS)
http://www.hicscenter.org/ Exit Disclaimer

Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP)
https://hseep.dhs.gov/pages/1001_HSEEP7.aspx

National Association of County and City Health Officials
http://www.naccho.org Exit Disclaimer

National Incident Management System (NIMS)
http://www.fema.gov/emergency/nims/

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Other Useful Resources and Tools

Guidance Materials: Hospital and Health Facility Emergency Exercises (World Health Organization) (Draft)
http://www.wpro.who.int/NR/rdonlyres/C575E87F-F0C3-4462-ACB7-FF7B6D5A48B4/0/Guidancematerials_HospitalsandHealthfacilityemergencyexercises.pdf Exit Disclaimer [PDF Help]

Public Health Emergency Exercise Toolkit (Columbia University School of Nursing)
http://www.nursing.columbia.edu/pdf/PublicHealthBooklet_060803.pdf Exit Disclaimer [PDF Help]

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Commonly Used Acronyms and Abbreviations

AAC—After Action Conference
AAR/IP—After Action Report/Improvement Plan
ACS—Alternate Care Site
AHRQ—Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
AOA—American Osteopathic Association
ASPR—Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
C/E—Controllers and Evaluators
C&O—Concept and Objectives Meeting
CMS—Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
CoP—Condition of Participation
DNV—Det Norske Veritas
EEG —Exercise Evaluation Guide
EM —Emergency Management
EOP —Emergency Operations Plan
EP —Elements of Performance (Joint Commission)
ESAR-VHP—Emergency System for Advance Registration of Volunteer Health Professionals
ExPlan—Exercise Plan
FEMA—Federal Emergency Management Agency
FPC—Final Planning Conference
HAvBED—Hospital Available Beds for Emergencies and Disasters
HFAP—Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program
HHS —U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
HICS—Hospital Incident Command System
HSEEP—Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program
HVA—Hazard Vulnerability Analysis
ICS—Incident Command System
IPC —Initial Planning Conference
MOU—Memoranda of Understanding
MPC—Midterm Planning Conference
MSEL—Master Scenario Events List
NFPA —National Fire Protection Association
NHPP—National Hospital Preparedness Program
NIAHO—National Integrated Accreditation for Healthcare Organizations
NIMS —National Incident Management System
OSHA—Occupational Safety and Health Administration
POC—Point of Contact
PPE—Personal Protective Equipment
SitMan—Situation Manual
TCL—Target Capabilities List
TTX —Tabletop Exercise
UTL —Universal Task List

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Sources

American Osteopathic Association, Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program. (2009). Accreditation Requirements for Healthcare Facilities. Chicago, Illinois.

Det Norske Veritas, Inc. (2009) National Integrated Accreditation for Healthcare Organizations (NIAHO) Accreditation Requirements: Interpretive Guidelines & Surveyor Guidance, Revision 7.

The Joint Commission. (2009) Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for Hospitals. Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois.

Kaiser Permanente Healthcare Continuity Management and Washington Hospital Center ER One for the California Emergency Medical Services. (2006) Hospital Incident Command Systems Guidebook.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. (2009) "FY09 Hospital Preparedness Program, Funding Opportunity Announcement." CFDA 93.889.

U.S. Department of Homeland Security. (2008). "FY2008 and FY2009 NIMS Implementation Objectives for Healthcare Organizations." http://www.gha911.org/resources_links/aspr/NIMSObjectives0809.pdf Exit Disclaimer [PDF Help]

U.S. Department of Homeland Security. (2007) "Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP), Volume 1: HSEEP Overview and Exercise Program Management," available at: https://hseep.dhs.gov/pages/1001_HSEEP7.aspx

U.S. Department of Homeland Security. (2007) "Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP), Volume 2: Exercise Planning and Conduct," available at: https://hseep.dhs.gov/pages/1001_HSEEP7.aspx

U.S. Department of Homeland Security. (2007) "Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP), Volume 3: Exercise Planning and Conduct," available at: https://hseep.dhs.gov/pages/1001_HSEEP7.aspx

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Current as of October 2010

 

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