Initial Response

  • What is the scope of the incident and the response?
  • How will it affect service delivery?
  • Where are the impacted communities?
  • What population is impacted?
  • What is the anticipated medical surge?
  • Determine communication means
  • Evaluate healthcare organization, staff and supplies
  • Healthcare facility status
  • Consider healthcare facility incident command status
  • Determine health department status
  • Identify who need to know
  • Identify resources to be deployed
  • Consider healthcare facility decompression initiatives

Public Information

Bureau of Emergency and Trauma Services

https://idph.iowa.gov/BETS

 

ASPR TRACIE U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Healthcare Emergency Preparedness Information Gateway

https://asprtracie.hhs.gov/

Iowa Health Alert Network

https://iowahealthalert.org/

EMResource Login

https://emresource.juvare.com

Hospital Alliance for Preparedness in Iowa

https://www.facebook.com/iowahospitalpreparedness

Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management

https://www.homelandsecurity.iowa.gov

CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule

https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Provider-Enrollment-and-Certification/SurveyCertEmergPrep/Emergency-Prep-Rule.html

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