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
When: Thursday, Feb 11, 2021, 9:30AM - 11:30AM

Hospital Alliance for Preparedness in Iowa…this grass-roots, statewide, voluntary effort has demonstrated its value time after time, during multiple Joint Commission hospital surveys, CMS site reviews and during real events that have required a collaborative hospital approach. It has filled a critical void over the past 5-6 years as healthcare preparedness in Iowa has experienced growing pains as it has strived to align with the preparedness vision established by DHHS/ASPR.

The bottom line is that we freely help each other in our quest to achieve an optimum state of readiness for our institutions and our state, without regard to healthcare system affiliation, facility size or location.