Public Health Emergencies, Staffing, and Preparedness Planning
Learn how nurses can learn from past experiences to plan for public health emergencies, manage crisis staffing and utilize surge planning during difficult times.
This PDF provides guidance based upon success stories and lessons learned captured through interviews with nurses representing multiple health systems throughout the US. Included within the document are links resources to download and apply on your care unit.
Learn more and link to additional resources on the implementation of Crisis Standards of Care, core principles, preparedness and surge planning, healthcare team roles and responsibilities, public communication and messaging.
Use this Covid-19 County Level Hospital Workforce Estimator to see where in the country hospital staffing is strained, and where contingency workforce strategies and crisis staffing may need to be implemented.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange (TRACIE)
Review the key lessons learned from the implementation of Crisis Standards of Care and key lessons learned for preparedness and future planning.
Review these resources to learn more about core clinical strategies and decision making during times of resource shortages related to COVID-19.
Review and apply this Tiered Action Plan during times of surge to protect the safety and well-being for health system staff and patients
A Systems Framework for Catastrophic Disaster Response: Volume 1: Introduction and CSC Framework (2012) provides a framework for a systems approach to disaster response.
Duty to Plan: Health Care, Crisis Standards of Care, and Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 – learn more about planning and preparedness strategies for public health emergencies.
Rapid Expert Consultation on Staffing Considerations for Crisis Standards of Care for the COVID-19 Pandemic (July 28, 2020)