Considerations for the Use of Temporary Surge Sites for Managing Seasonal Patient Surge

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. 02/12/2018 This 18-page document from TRACIE (Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange) describes the major considerations healthcare facility emergency planners must consider when determining patient surge management solutions for longer-duration events, such as weeks to months of managing seasonal illness surge. During the severe 2017-2018 influenza season, coupled with increases in other upper respiratory infections, many hospitals have surpassed routine surge management measures and have initiated temporary surge solutions. (PDF)
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