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Rocky Mountain Regional Care Model for Bioterrorist Event

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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Alternative Care Site Selection Matrix Tool


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Feature Y / N / Unk
Ability to lock down facility Unknown
Adequate building security personnel No
Adequate Lighting Yes
Air Conditioning Yes
Area for clean and dirty supplies Yes, small
Area for equipment storage Yes
Biohazard/Other waste disposal area No
Communications (Local and Long Distance) 3 telephones
Door Sizes adequate for gurney/beds Yes, large doors
Electrical Power Yes
Family Areas Yes
Floor/Walls Yes
Food Supply/Food Prep areas Yes
Heating Yes
Labs/Specimen Handling areas No
Laundry Yes
Loading Dock No
Mortuary holding area No
Oxygen Delivery Capability No
Parking for staff/visitors Yes, 2 medium lots
Patient Decontamination area No
Pharmacy area No
Proximity to main hospital 1/4 mile
Roof Yes
Space for Auxiliary Services (Rx, counselors, chapel) Yes
Staff Areas Yes
Toilet/Bathing Facilities Yes, 2 medium restroom facilities, separate men and women's
Two way radio capability to main facility Unknown
Water Yes
Wired for IT and Internet No

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