High Consequence Infectious Disease (HCID) Toolbox for Frontline Health Care Facilities
Purpose of toolbox
Executive Summary (PDF)
- Provides ready-to-use tools for frontline facilities to prepare to respond to patients who may have a high consequence infectious disease (HCID).
- Helps facilities meet CMS emergency preparedness regulatory requirements for training and testing programs.
- Helps facilities develop a multi-year plan for HCID education and exercises.
Incorporates standard infection prevention concepts into training and exercises.
How to use the toolbox
- Use sample multi-year planning, training and exercise plan templates to lay out preparedness activities over multiple years.
- Incorporate readymade slides and personal protective equipment (PPE) videos into facility infection prevention and emergency preparedness training.
- Use or modify sample exercises (seminar, workshop, table top, mini-exercise, game) and templates for the exercises (Planning Tool, After Action Report).
- Use components to make a binder for staff to use at point of care.
- Components Necessary for a "Ready" Frontline Facility (PDF)
- Sample Needs Assessment Questionnaire (Word)
Needs assessment for infectious agent emergency planning
- Multi-year planning, training, and exercise plan template (Word)
- Sample slide sets (added 7/30/18):
- High Consequence Infectious Disease (HCID) Screening Guidance (PDF)
- Video Vignettes for Donning and Doffing
- Exercise Templates for Frontline Facilities
Includes mini-drills, table top, and game templates for a variety of scenarios.
- HCID Resources (PDF)
- Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology - Minnesota (APIC - MN)
- Health Care Coalitions of Minnesota
- To request an ICAR Centers for Enhanced Response (CER) site visit
- For help with setting up a frontline HCID readiness program
- To comment or make a suggestion on the Toolbox