RESOURCES FOR DISASTER PLANNING
Alternate Care Site Planning and Temporary Medical Treatment Station Planning
An epidemic caused by influenza or other infectious disease outbreak, a WMD or naturally occurring catastrophe could result in ‘mega casualties’. The customary health care infrastructure may become insufficient or completely incapacitated. Vital resources of health care personnel, materials, and equipment will likely be in short supply. One method to manage a massive influx of patients or to decompress saturated hospitals is the utilization of temporary medical treatment stations (TMTS). This site provides a provisional guide is meant to be a resource for healthcare providers and emergency managers to use as a resource to set-up and operate a Temporary Medical Treatment Station (TMTS) in response to a catastrophic emergency. The guide is specifically designed to be useful during TMTS training or an actual event.
Hospital Incident Command System (HICS
The Hospital Incident Command System (HICS) revision project, led by the California Emergency Medical Services Authority and funded by HRSA Hospital Bioterrorism Preparedness and Planning grants. HICS is a methodology for using ICS in a hospital/healthcare environment. HICS is an incident management system based on the Incident Command System (ICS), that assists hospitals in improving their emergency management planning, response, and recovery capabilities for unplanned and planned events.
Emergency Medical Services for Children
Illinois Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) is a collaborative program between the Illinois Department of Public Health and Loyola University Chicago, aimed at improving pediatric emergency care and disaster preparedness within our state.
Illinois Department of Public Health: Emergency Preparedness and Response
The IDPH Office of Preparedness and Response provides emergency response planning, training, exercise, emergency response and evaluation services to all IDPH programs, local public health departments, and the healthcare system.
Illinois Emergency Management Agency
The primary responsibility of the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) is to better prepare the State of Illinois for natural, manmade or technological disasters, hazards, or acts of terrorism.
Public Health Emergency
Public Health and Medical Emergency Support for a prepared nation
Brought to you by HHS ASPR, the Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange (TRACIE) was created to meet the information and technical assistance needs of regional ASPR staff, healthcare coalitions, healthcare entities, healthcare providers, emergency managers, public health practitioners, and others working in disaster medicine, healthcare system preparedness, and public health emergency preparedness.
Association for Professionals in Infection Control (APIC)
Bioterrorism Resources Page with information about various bioterrorism agents, and bioterrorism response plan information.
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