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Highly Infectious Disease Annex Workshop

April 6, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

The 2019-2023 HPP Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) requires CVHC to develop a complementary coalition-level infectious disease surge annex to our base medical surge/trauma mass casualty response plan. This annex aims to improve capacity and capabilities to manage a small number of patients with high-consequence pathogens or a large number of patients during a major epidemic or pandemic. It is intended to be a high-level, incident-specific response plan, identifying the experts and specialized resources that exist within CVHC or external to CVHC that are available. Each facility is encouraged to develop more detailed policies/procedures that support their individual operations, but that level of detail is not necessary in this annex.

The workshop will cover the following core elements:

  • Indicators/triggers and alerting/notifications of a specialty event
  • Initial coordination mechanism and information gathering to determine impact and specialty needs
  • Documentation of available local, state, and interstate resources that can support the specialty response and key resource gaps that may require external support (including inpatient and outpatient resources1)
  • Access to subject matter experts (SMEs) – local, regional, and national
  • Prioritization method for specialty patient transfers (e.g., which patients are most suited for transfer to a specialty facility)
  • Relevant baseline or just-in-time training to support specialty care
  • Evaluation and exercise plan for the specialty function.

Please click here to see a layout of the general headers and description of the plan.

Register using this link and you will be emailed out the login information the morning of the workshop. 


April 6, 2021
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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