Disaster Medical Services
Business Continuity Planning (BCP)
Hospitals may utilize any of the provided BCP formats, or your facilities’ individual format.
The 2016 HPP Deliverables include completion of a BCP for three (3) mission-critical services or departments. Please contact Joe Palacio at (562) 347-1642 or JPalacio@dhs.lacounty.gov if you have any questions or require additional information.
Wakefield Brunswick Templates
Fusion Performance LLC 2016 Templates
CDPH Executive Toolkit Video Password: executive
Disaster Response Staff
Ambulance Response to a Radiological Event
Disaster Mental Health
Los Angeles County Specific Guidelines Protocols or Policies
Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERs-CoV)
General Information by Disease
Ebola Virus Disease Information (EVD)
Emerging Infectious Diseases CDC
Guideline for Isolation Precautions:
If you would like information about any of the following programs please click on the program and an email will be generated to the program manager.
Programs and Projects:
Manuals and Plans
Burn Resource Manual (2010)
Communication Plan (2013)
Prepared by: The National Association for Home Care & Hospice
Evacuation/Shelter in Place for HealthCare Facilities (2012)
Part I: Guidance PDF File
Part II: Plan Template PDF File
Part III: Tabletop Exercises PDF File
Family Assistance Plan (2010)
Pediatric Surge Plan (2016)
Attachment 1-PsySTART Disaster Mental Health Triage System “Exercise Only” form
Recommended Actions to Prepare EMS Providers for Pandemic Influenza by Pandemic Phase
Recommended Actions to Prepare Hospitals for Pandemic Influenza by Pandemic Phase
Active Shooter: What can you do? (IS-907)
Emergency Survival Program (multiple languages)
National Association of Homecare and Hospice (Disaster Plans and Educational Presentations)
Published Articles (Local):
Statewide Medical and Health Exercise 2017
November 16, 2017, 0800-1200
The 2017 Statewide Medical and Health Exercise (SWMHE) scenario is a complex coordinated, multi-site terrorist event that includes explosions, shootings and multiple vehicle crashes. The purpose of this exercise is to provide all health care participants an opportunity to evaluate their current medical response plans. This year’s event emphasizes implementing health care partners’ surge plans, policies, procedures and response capabilities associated with trauma and burn injuries.
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Participant Seminar - September 12, 2017
The 2017 Statewide Medical and Health Exercise (SWMHE) Participant Seminar is available to all health care partners to assist in preparing for the exercise.
As participants in the SWMHE, health care partners will have access to a variety of materials to assist in developing and implementing an effective and sustainable community response.
There will be two sessions. The morning session where exercise information, operational considerations, policy overviews, and insights on modifying the exercise to meet your specific healthcare sectors’ exercise objectives will be discussed. The afternoon session is for those who are new to the field of emergency management or those who would like a refresher with two presentations titled “LA County’s Emergency Response System” and “Exercise Planning 101”.
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Exercise Evaluation Conference - December 12, 2017
The 2017 Statewide Medical and Health Exercise (SWMHE) Exercise Evaluation Conference provides an opportunity for all health care partners to assess their abilities to respond to a medical surge event. The goal of this conference is to enhance resiliency and build capacity within our healthcare system. We will discuss the following accomplishments and lessons learned:
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Listed below are all the documents that are associated with the 2017 Statewide Medical and Health Exercise: