Surge Toolkit and Facility Checklist

Public Health Emergency Preparedness

Reopening a closed ("shuttered") hospital to expand surge capacity in an emergency requires significant planning. This Toolkit is a step-by-step guide to assist staff responsible for management, legal, facility, staffing, security, materials management, and transportation planning.

Contents

Surge Toolkit

How To Use This Toolkit
Management
    1. Team Development and Partnering
    2. Designation of Authority
    3. Facility Assessment and Selection
    4. Periodic Readiness Review
    5. Ramp-up
    6. Ongoing Operations
    7. Closure
    8. Review/Replanning
Legal
Facilities
    1. Preplanning
    2. Ramp-up
    3. Opening Day
    4. Ongoing Operations
    5. Closure
Staffing
    1. Preplanning
    2. Ramp-up
    3. Opening Day
    4. Ongoing Operations
    5. Closure
    6. Review/Replanning
Security
    1. Preplanning
    2. Ramp-up
    3. Opening Day
    4. Ongoing Operations
    5. Closure
Equipment and Supplies
    1. Preplanning
    2. Ramp-up
    3. Ongoing Operations
    4. Closure
    5. Review/Replanning
Patient Transport
    1. Preplanning
    2. Ramp-up
    3. Opening Day and Ongoing Operations
    4. Closure

Facility Checklist

How To Use This Checklist
Administration (ADMIN)
    Surge Capacity Potential
    Exterior
    General Interior
    Patient Care
    Advanced Patient Care
    Ancillary Services
Facilities (FAC)
    Surge Capacity Potential
    Exterior
    General Interior
    Basement
    Patient Care
    Advanced Patient Care
    Ancillary Services
    Housekeeping and Food Service
Medical Personnel (MED)
    Surge Capacity Potential
    Exterior
    General Interior
    Patient Care
    Advanced Patient Care
    Ancillary Services
Security (SEC)
    Surge Capacity Potential
    Exterior
    General Interior
Supplies (SUPPL)
    Surge Capacity Potential
    Exterior
    General Interior
    Basement
    Patient Care
    Advanced Patient Care
    Ancillary Services
Gas and Ventilation (GASV)
    Surge Capacity Potential
    Basement
    Patient Care
    Advanced Patient Care

Page last reviewed July 2018
Internet Citation: Surge Toolkit and Facility Checklist. Content last reviewed July 2018. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/shuttered/toolkitchecklist/index.html
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