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Surge Capacity

Surge capacity is the health care system's ability to expand quickly beyond normal services to meet an increased demand for medical care in the event of bioterrorism or other large-scale public health emergencies.
OSDH is currently drafting guidelines for adapted standards of care.  If you have an you have any comments please contact the Statewide Medical Systems Coordinator at (405) 271-0900 or to email your comments click here.

Altered Standards of Care

DRAFT Hospitals Crisis Standards of Care

For more information, visit the links below:

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ): Development Models for Emergency Preparedness: Personal Protective Equipment, Decontamination, Isolation/Quarantine, and Laboratory Capacity [www.ahrq.gov/research/devmodels/]

AHRQ: Optimizing Surge Capacity [www.ahrq.gov/news/ulp/btbriefs/btbrief3.htm]

AHRQ: Surge Capacity [www.ahrq.gov/news/ulp/btbrief8.htm]

CDC's In a Moment's Notice: Surge Capacity in Terrorist Bombings [www.bt.cdc.gov/masscasualties/surgecapacity.asp]

CDC's Surge Capacity Templates [www.cdc.gov/search.do?queryText=surge+capacity&action=search]

SARS Preparedness Planning for Infection Control [www2a.cdc.gov/phtn/webcast/sars-return/Linda-Chiarello.ppt]

OSDH Guidelines for Creating Isolation Capacity [PDF, 1MB]

Altered Standards of Care in Mass Casualty Events [www.ahrq.gov/research/altstand/]


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