Now available: Regional Surge and Regional Surge Squared Functional Exercises After-Action Report
In August 2017, the Network conducted facility-specific, full-scale exercises in conjunction with the Puget Sound Federal Coordinating Center (PSFCC) as a part of a National Disaster Medical System (NDMS) Patient Reception Area (PRA) exercise at McChord Field.
The purpose of the NDMS PRA exercise was to test the receipt and distribution of hospitalized patients being transferred from a disaster-struck zone. The Regional Surge Squared portion tested the ability of non-hospitals (long-term care, surgery centers, outpatient clinics, etc.) to assess and report their actual, current capability and capacity to provide healthcare services and resources needed to increase capacity in anticipation of a surge of patients.
The After-Action Report from the Network-conducted exercise is available via this link.