Standards and Guidelines for Healthcare Surge During Emergencies: Volume I
California Department of Public Health

Developed for hospitals, this tool contains information on general emergency response planning and related integration activities.

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 guide also addresses the assets under a hospital’s control that can be used to expand capacity and respond to a healthcare surge.