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Evaluation of Hospital Disaster Drills: A Module-Based Approach

Public Health Emergency Preparedness

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Table 2: Zone Codes and Paper Color Coding

Form Names Module and Addendum Codes Paper Color
Pre-drill Module PD White
Incident Command Center Zone Module IC Orange
Decontamination Zone Module DE Blue
Triage Zone Module TG Yellow
Treatment Zone Module TX Green
Group Debriefing Module GD Light brown
Biological Incident Addendum BA Violet
General Observation and Documentation Addendum None Light orange
Radiation Incident Addendum RA Pink
Victim Tracking Addendum None Canary yellow

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