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Is Your Hospital Prepared?

California hospitals are a critical element within the disaster medical response system and work collaboratively with local government, other health care providers and other agencies to plan, prepare for and respond to the needs of victims of natural or man-made disasters, bioterrorism, and other public health emergencies. Hospital emergency preparedness is a priority for government at all levels, as well as a key focus of regulatory and accrediting agencies.

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Coronavirus Response
California Hospital Association (CHA)

Information to help health care providers prepare and care for patients potentially exposed to and diagnosed with novel coronavirus. Get the latest updates, guidance, travel alerts, and other information related to the virus.

September 1:

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Ventilator Sharing Protocols
Shared by Mount Sinai Health System

Note: Mount Sinai Health System Emergency Ventilator Sharing Protocol is a working protocol and is subject to revision.

Version Date: April 11, 2020

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Emergency Legal Preparedness: COVID-19
The Network for Public Health Law

This Primer provides key information on the public health emergency response to the COVID-19. The primer will provide information & objective guidance (not legal advice) on emerging issues of law and policy and serve as a quick briefing on core legal preparedness and response issues

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Strategic National Stockpile Ventilator Training Program
Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

Pandemic events present multiple challenges to the health care environment and the ability of the respiratory therapist to provide mechanical ventilation to all persons in need.

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) is a repository of ventilators that would be used to supplement the supply currently in use by the nation’s acute care facilities. These ventilators can be requested and allocated to areas of need in the event of a pandemic.

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COVID Drive-Thru Testing: Considerations and Lessons Learned
ASPR TRACIE

ASPR TRACIE compiled and synthesized information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), local and state health departments, and other open sources.

This response highlights resources for healthcare system emergency preparedness planners to use while preparing for and responding to infectious disease outbreaks with drive-through clinic models.

Considerations and lessons learned from these materials are also gathered and provided as points for consideration. ASPR TRACIE reached out to members of its Subject Matter Expert Cadre for information and will update this document with additional operational resources and guidance documents as they become available.

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Listen, Protect and Connect Psychological First Aid System
FEMA

The Listen, Protect and Connect psychological first aid system designed for families, neighbors, co-workers and first responders. One version is an “all ages” family-to-family, neighbor-to-neighbor version and two are specifically for supporting children. One for parents and one just for teachers and schools to use.

This approach suggests ways we all can support each other’s resilience and coping before, during and after emergencies. The approach builds on strengths and practices that families and community already use and offer additional ideas and tools to call upon in times of disaster.

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