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Surge Tool Kit and Facility Checklist

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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Facility Checklist

Administration/General Interior (continued)

Date: ____________  Location: _______________________  Team member: __________________________

Communications and IT (The ability to communicate across the facility and external communication tools and technologies)


General Communications



Y N Facility-wide paging/alarm system?
Y N Internal telephone/intercom system?
Y N External telephone system?
Y N Phone switch?
Y N Other external communications methods?
Y N Potential for above systems if none exist?


IT/Computer Systems



Existing equipment/systems:

Data connections and wiring:

Wireless data connections:

Potential for electronic communication with other facilities:


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