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Hospital Preparedness Exercises Resources

Public Health Emergency Preparedness

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

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These resources can help hospital preparedness exercise coordinators plan for, design and develop, conduct, evaluate, and improve hospital preparedness exercises.

The Hospital Preparedness Exercises Atlas of Resources and Tools describes nearly 200 resources and tools that are available to help exercise coordinators meet Federal funding requirements and accreditation standards throughout the exercise cycle. Each entry provides descriptive and citation information for the resource or tool.

The Hospital Preparedness Exercises Guidebook complements the Atlas, serving as a reference for planning, conducting, and evaluating exercises and for how to comply with accreditation standards and Federal guidelines.

The accompanying Hospital Preparedness Exercises Pocket Guide serves as a quick reference, summarizing the Guidebook.

Current as of December 2010


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