California Department of Public Health Standards and Guidelines for Healthcare Surge During Emergencies Volume I: Hospitals
Primarily developed for use by hospitals, but also
beneficial for use by other providers and health plans, this
manual contains information on general emergency response
planning and related integration activities for hospitals.
This manual also includes guidance for hospitals related to
increasing capacity and expanding existing workforce during
a surge, augmenting both clinical and nonclinical staff to
address specific healthcare demands, addressing challenges
related to patient privacy and other relevant operational
and staffing issues during surge conditions.
This manual addresses the assets under a hospital’s control that
can be used to expand capacity and respond to a healthcare