Skip Navigation U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Agency for Healthcare Research Quality
Archive print banner

Emergency Preparedness Resource Inventory (EPRI)

This information is for reference purposes only. It was current when produced and may now be outdated. Archive material is no longer maintained, and some links may not work. Persons with disabilities having difficulty accessing this information should contact us at: Let us know the nature of the problem, the Web address of what you want, and your contact information.

Please go to for current information.

5.Entering Inventory Data

The inventory data are entered (either by each location's data entry staff or, in instances when an organization doesn't have Internet access, by the system administrator's organization) by first displaying the Location Page and then clicking the 'Inventory' button for the desired location. This action displays a page that summarizes the data entry status for the location (Figure 18, 23 KB).

Figure 18 lists all the resource types assigned to the location and the percentage of emergency and non-emergency questions that have been answered (i.e., that have a non-blank value). As noted earlier in the manual, we found this distinction useful for limiting the amount of data that we asked organizations to provide: we told organizations only to answer non-emergency questions and that they would be asked to answer emergency questions only in the event of an actual emergency.

Clicking on any of the links for resource types displays Pages containing the data entry fields (Figure 19, 25 KB).

The system administrator can re-set all the emergency data to 'blank' (e.g., once the emergency has passed and the data are no longer needed) by clicking 'Configure System Parameters' on the Home Page.

Return to Contents
Proceed to Next Section

The information on this page is archived and provided for reference purposes only.


AHRQ Advancing Excellence in Health Care