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Mass Influx of Infectious Patients Preparedness and Response


Plan to Manage the Influx of Potentially Infectious Patients

PURPOSE
Medical Center Hospital (hereinafter referred to an “organization”) is committed to providing a healthy and safe environment for patients, visitors and staff.  This plan describes a comprehensive, organization-wide approach to the initial and ongoing management of an influx of potentially infectious patients.

SCOPE AND APPLICATION
This is an organization-wide plan that incorporates all services and sites of care.

INTEGRATION WITH THE EMERGENCY OPERATIONS PLAN
To the extent appropriate, the management of an influx of potentially infectious patients will be conducted in accordance with the organization's Emergency Operations Plan and its attendant Hospital Incident Command System (HICS).  Where differences exist due to the nature of an infectious process, the information contained below should be relied upon to provide guidance to organization leaders.

Specific Response Guidelines
Procedure
Vital Respiratory Illness
Negative and Positive Pressure Isolation Rooms
Algorithm Chart