To provide an opportunity to evaluate current response concepts, plans and capabilities in response to an outbreak of a novel viral disease.
Improve preparedness for a response to a patient infected with novel coronavirus (COVID-19) presenting at a healthcare facility.
Evaluate the hospital’s capability to safely identify and effectively isolate a symptomatic patient at the facility.
Assess the notification and communications processes internally with rostered staff and externally between local, regional, state public health, emergency medical services, other healthcare delivery partners, and media.
Assess just-in-time training for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) donning/doffing and availability.
Discuss the capabilities and capacities to sustain a prolonged medical surge novel virus outbreak event for both adult and pediatric patients.
Assess planning for special considerations (surge capacity, diagnostic radiological imaging, laboratory services, waste management and decedent management).