Initial Response

  • What is the scope of the incident and the response?
  • How will it affect service delivery?
  • Where are the impacted communities?
  • What population is impacted?
  • What is the anticipated medical surge?
  • Determine communication means
  • Evaluate healthcare organization, staff and supplies
  • Healthcare facility status
  • Consider healthcare facility incident command status
  • Determine health department status
  • Identify who need to know
  • Identify resources to be deployed
  • Consider healthcare facility decompression initiatives


Stewide Pediatric Surge Annex TTX

Submitted by Coordinator on March 5, 2020 - 12:22pm

We are planning to have 10 participants from Service Area 5A Healthcare Coalition to participate at the Statewide Pediatric Table Top Exercise in Des Moines.

Audience: EMS, Hospitals, Local Public Health, Service Area Leaders, and EMAs from each HCC/service area and Iowa Department of Public Health, Iowa HSEMD.

Interested Coalition Member participants to email the coordinator if interested.