Surge capacity is the health care system's ability to expand quickly beyond normal services to meet an increased demand for medical care in the event of bioterrorism or other large-scale public health emergencies.
OSDH is currently drafting guidelines for adapted standards of care. If you have any comments please contact the Statewide Medical Response Systems Coordinator at (405) 271-0900 or to email your comments click here.
Altered Standards of Care
For more information, visit the links below:
Topic Collection: Hospital Surge Capicity and Immediate Bed Availability (click here)
AHRQ: Surge Capacity Toolkit (click here)
CDC's In a Moment's Notice: Surge Capacity in Terrorist Bombings (pdf)
CDC's Surge Capacity Templates (click here)
SARS Preparedness Planning (click here)
OSDH Guidelines for Creating Isolation Capacity [PDF, 1MB]
Altered Standards of Care in Mass Casualty Events (click here)