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This 66-page comprehensive Surge Capacity for Health and Medical Services Document was created in 2005 as evidence for Goal 1, Measure 1 of Project Public Health Ready (PPHR) by the Southeastern District Health Department and was identified by NACCHO as a best practice.
The plan includes:
This resource was created based on the 2004 Criteria. Below are the items identified as missing based on the 2006 Criteria:
Review of Annex
By Rodney Horejs
This Annex is an excellent planning tool and guide for surge capacity planning at the local level. The organization and information will enable responders to gain important information. This annex is a part of a LHD total response plan and in some cases is insufficient to inform a response plan in areas that have there seperate annexs i.e., volunteer credentialing/management, and credientaling. In short the evelution of the program in methods and technology have passed beyond this annex.
Surge Capacity for H & M Services
By Paula Anderson
Despite its lack of volunteer credentialing information, this contains a great deal of information and templates that other local health departments could use. Very impressive for a tool that was submitted so long ago. It should be retained as a resource for others.
Surge Capacity for Health and Medical Services
A good tool for inventorying regional health and medical assets.
By Amanda Bogard
Good basic plan for surge capacity. Very focused on hospital surge.