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Rocky Mountain Regional Care Model for Bioterrorist Event

Public Health Emergency Preparedness

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Alternative Medical Care Selection Matrix


Rating System

Value   Definition
5
  Equal to or same as hospital.
4
  Similar to that of a hospital, but has SOME limitations (i.e., quantity/condition).
3
  Similar to that of a hospital, but has some MAJOR limitations (i.e., quantity/condition).
2
  Not similar to that of a hospital, would take modifications to provide.
1
  Not similar to that of a hospital, would take MAJOR modifications to provide.
0
  Does not exist in this facility or is not applicable to this event.

 

Tool Part 1 of 2—Factors and Potential Sites

Factors Relating to Infrastructure Aircraft Hangers Churches Community/
Recreation Centers
Convalescent Care Facilities Convention Facilities Fairgrounds Government Buildings Hotels/
Motels
Door sizes adequate for gurneys
Floors
Loading dock
Parking for staff and visitors
Roof
Toilet facilities/showers (#)
Ventilation
Walls

Factors Relating to
Total Space and Layout
Aircraft Hangers Churches Community/
Recreation Centers
Convalescent Care Facilities Convention Facilities Fairgrounds Government Buildings Hotels/
Motels
Auxiliary spaces
(prescription, counselors, chapel)
Equipment/supply storage area
Family area
Food supply and prep area
Lab specimen handling area
Mortuary holding area
Patient decontamination areas
Pharmacy area
Staff areas

Factors Relating to Utilities Aircraft Hangers Churches Community/
Recreation Centers
Convalescent Care Facilities Convention Facilities Fairgrounds Government Buildings Hotels/
Motels
Air conditioning
Electrical power (backup?)
Heating
Lighting
Refrigeration
Water (hot?)

Factors Relating to Communication Aircraft Hangers Churches Community/
Recreation Centers
Convalescent Care Facilities Convention Facilities Fairgrounds Government Buildings Hotels/
Motels
Communication (# phones, local/long distance, intercom)
Two-way radio capability to main facility
Wired for IT and Internet access

Factors Relating to Other Services Aircraft Hangers Churches Community/
Recreation Centers
Convalescent Care Facilities Convention Facilities Fairgrounds Government Buildings Hotels/
Motels
Ability to lock down facility
Accessibility/
proximity to public
transportation
Biohazard & other waste disposal
Laundry
Ownership/other uses during disaster
Oxygen delivery capability
Proximity to main hospital


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