Hospital Surge Preparedness and Response Index

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Hospital Surge Preparedness and Response Index

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The Hospital Surge Preparedness and Response Index is an all-hazards template developed by a group of emergency management and disaster medicine experts from the United States. The objective of the Hospital Surge Preparedness and Response Index is to improve planning by linking action items to institutional triggers across the surge capacity continuum.

Date Last Updated (Year-Month-Day)

2021-07-27

Citation

Thomasian, N. M., S. Madad, J. L. Hick, M. L. Ranney, and P. D. Biddinger. 2021. "Hospital Surge Preparedness and Response Index." Disaster medicine and public health preparedness 15 (3):398-401.

Abstract

Abstract

The Hospital Surge Preparedness and Response Index is an all-hazards template developed by a group of emergency management and disaster medicine experts from the United States. The objective of the Hospital Surge Preparedness and Response Index is to improve planning by linking action items to institutional triggers across the surge capacity continuum. This responder tool is a non-exhaustive, high-level template: administrators should tailor these elements to their individual institutional protocols and constraints for optimal efficiency. The Hospital Surge Preparedness and Response Index can be used to provide administrators with a snapshot of their facility's current service capacity in order to promote efficiency and situational awareness both internally and among regional partners.

Keywords: The 4 “S” domains; domains of hospital service capacity; space; staffing; supplies; systems.

Accessibility

Available online through Cambridge Core.

Copyright © © The Author(s), 2021. Published by Cambridge University Press on behalf of Society for Disaster Medicine and Public Health, Inc.