A 3-year Health Care Coalition Experience in Advancing Hospital Evacuation Preparedness.

Authors
Lowe, John J. ; Hansen, Keith F. ; Sanger, Kristine K. ; Obaid, Jannah M.

This report outlines a 3-year health care coalition effort to advance and test community capacity for a large-scale hospital evacuation. The multi-year effort utilized a variety workshops, seminars, webinars, tabletops, functional exercises, and culminated with a full-scale testing hospital evacuation. While most hospital evacuation exercises focus on internal movement of patients, this process tested command-level decision making and it tested external partners such as transportation agencies, law enforcement, receiving hospitals, and local management. This process delivered key coalition-building activities and offered a variety of and exercise opportunities to assist a number of organizations, all at different stages of hospital evacuation planning. The 2012 Hospital Program outlined the incorporation of health care coalition activities to transform individual organization preparedness to community-level readiness. This report outlines a health care coalition effort to deliver and exercises to advance community capacity for a large-scale hospital evacuation. Lowe JJ , Hansen KF , Sanger KK , Obaid JM . A 3-year health care coalition experience in advancing hospital evacuation preparedness. Prehosp Med. 2016;31(6):658-662.

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webinar software, After Action Report (AAR), debriefing

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- workshops, tabletops, functional exercises, and full-scale

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planning, communications, community participation, medical surge, mass care, and medical supply management

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an planning team was established to develop the and plan as well as set overarching and program objectivesThe multi-year effort utilized a variety workshops, seminars, webinars, tabletops, functional exercises, and culminated with a full-scale exercise testing hospital evacuation

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For each of the three years, activities were planned to lead up to community exercises that increased in operational complexity in each successive year.

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- key leadership gaps have been identified in hospital decision-making capacity with respect to hospital evacuation

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Decision-making guides, analysis tools, and systematic approaches have been developed and testedtransformation of individual organization to community-level readinessThis process delivered key coalition-building activities and offered a variety of and opportunities to assist a number of organizations, all at different stages of hospital evacuation planning

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- develop and evaluate a Health Care Coalition Hospital Evacuation and Plan

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