The Pediatric Surge Annex developed during the Fall of 2020 serves 2 purposes:

  • To provide healthcare with the information and tools they need to develop internal pediatric disaster response plans and;
  • To provide a concept of operations for a coordinated pediatric regional response in the NWHRN service area.

This document is an appendix to the NWHRN Healthcare System Emergency Response Plan. Additional plans and annexes are referred to within this plan and can be found within the appropriate appendices.

A key component of this plan is Appendix B:  “Planning and Caring for Pediatric and Neonatal Patients in Disasters:  Inpatient and Outpatient Guidelines” (also known as the “Pediatric Toolkit”).  If you are looking to develop your internal pediatric surge or disaster plans please start there.  Included are numerous resources, guidelines, checklist and trainings.

For further information, questions, and/or suggestions for improvement please feel free to contact:  info@nwhrn.org.

Last updated: November 19, 2020


Pediatric Surge Annex – Full Text


Pediatric Surge Annex Appendices

Appendix A: NWHRN Healthcare System Emergency Response Plan

Appendix B: Planning and Caring for Pediatric and Neonatal Patients in Disasters: Inpatient and Outpatient Guidelines

Appendix C: NWHRN Situational Awareness Annex

Appendix D: Regional Pediatric Clinical Contact Information (Please contact your Healthcare System Emergency Manager for Access)

Appendix E: Regional Neonatal and Pediatric Evacuation Locations

Appendix F: Regional Pediatric Surge Capacity Information (Please contact your Healthcare System Emergency Manager for Access)

Appendix G: NWHRN Patient Tracking Appendix

Appendix H: Scarce Resource Management & Crisis Standards of Care: Overview & Materials

Appendix I: NWHRN Patient Movement Annex

Appendix J: After-Action Report Templates