Public Health Emergency Preparedness
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Locate Alternate Care Sites During an Emergency
Bioterrorism and Other Public Health Emergencies:
Tools and Models for Planning and Preparedness
Locate Alternate Care Sites During an Emergency: The Rocky Mountain Regional Care Model for Bioterrorist Events (RMBT) Final Report to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is based on extensive regional collaboration and research over a 12-month period (October 2002-October 2003). The process used to develop and begin validation of these regional surge capacity ideas involved a series of regional Working Group and Steering Committee sessions, supplemented by a review of other surge capacity models and literature on bioterrorism and disaster preparedness.
This product was developed by a multi-agency working group, including representatives from the staffs of major academic medical centers, government, military, public health, and emergency management institutions and agencies at the Federal, State, and local level.
Defining a Region for Medical Response to Bioterrorism
3. Profile of Regional Medical Resources
Medical Care Facilities
Medical Staffing Resources
HRSA Hospital Preparedness Survey Summary
4. Additional Resources to Meet Surge Needs
Selecting an Alternative Care Site
Supplying and Staffing an Alternative Care Site
5. Measures of Preparedness
7. Other Surge Capacity Issues
Risk and Crisis Communication
Preparedness Considerations: Special Populations that are Vulnerable
The Relationship Between Bioterrorism and an All Hazards Approach
8. Example of a Regional Exercise
Main Issues and Potential Issues
Alternative Care Site Selection Matrix Tool
Medical Supply Caches: Levels I, II, & III
Oxygen Supply Options
Appendix A. RMBT Working Group Members
Appendix B. U.S. Metropolitan Medical Response Systems (MMRS) Locations
Appendix C. U.S. National Disaster Medical System (NDMS) Locations
Appendix D. Region VIII Medical Staffing Resources
Appendix E. Regions VIII HRSA Surveys
Appendix F. Expected Staffing Needs, Region VIII
Appendix G: Bibliography
AHRQ Publication No. 04-0075
Current as of August 2004