Hospital Resources and Assets

ORTP Guidance

Table of likely hospital resources and assets (facility equipment, pharmaceuticals, infrastructure) to consider for outbreak preparedness and response, and resources for training and education of healthcare personnel.

Resources and Assets Examples
  • Floor plans
  • Generators
  • HVAC systems
  • Power
  • Sanitation
  • Ventilation
  • Water
  • Beds
  • Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) equipment
  • Hemodialysis equipment
  • Ventilators
Medical supplies
  • PPE
    • Type
    • Quantity on site
    • Quantity stockpiled
  • Reusable medical equipment (RME)
  • Alcohol based hand rub (ABHR) stations
  • Antimicrobials
  • Vaccines
Private or academic research centers
  • Rapid diagnostics
  • Treatment
  • Technology that may not be ordinarily available
Training, education, and toolkits
  • Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA)/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Outbreak Response Training Program (ORTP)
    • Digital toolkits on preparedness, mitigation, response, recovery, implementation
    • In-person conference recordings
    • Communication strategies webinar recordings
    • Online simulation modules
  • Council for Outbreak Response: Healthcare-Associated Infections and Antimicrobial-Resistant Pathogens (CORHA)
  • Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR)
    • Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) Performance Measures and Implementation Guide (9)
    • Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange (TRACIE) (38)
    • Public Health and Information Sharing Toolkit (55)
  • National Ebola Training and Network Center (NETEC)
  • CDC
    • Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Centers (PERLC)
    • Crisis and Emergency Risk Communication (CERC) training (31)
    • Pathogen-specific toolkits (23)
    • Outbreak Investigation Toolkit (69)
    • Prevention Tool Kits and Transfer Forms (80)
  • San Francisco Bay Area Advanced Practice Center Infectious Disease Emergency Response (APC IDER) (49)