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BP5 Workgroup Products

BP3 Workgroup Products

  • Hospital Surge - The Workgroup developed the Hospital Surge Plan Checklist and Resources to assist hospitals in developing and / or up-dating their plans for response to a significant surge event, as well as to provide tools, examples and guides to assist with plan development and implementation.

The Standard Content Elements (SCEs) should be used when evaluating existing surge plans or developing new plans and / or annexes. The SCEs have been organized into four sections Command and Management; Creating Surge Capacity; Personnel, and Supplies, Pharmaceuticals and Equipment


  • Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment - The Workgroup developed a comprehensive Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA) for identifying and assessing risks and associated impacts. Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (HVAs) and other risk methodologies by reviewing the factors considered in the process, incorporating the whole healthcare community throughout the entire process and by accounting for important community specific factors. Using the THIRA results, a healthcare community can develop a strategy to allocate resources effectively to achieve a specific target capability and reduce risk. This strategy looks to connect community resources within a specific risk and target capability. The THIRA provides the means to educate and update the healthcare community on the risk associated with a community.