The Pediatric Surge Annex, developed during the Fall of 2020, serves two main 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.
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Last updated: November 19, 2020
Pediatric Surge Annex – Full Text
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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