"Hospital Preparedness Exercises Atlas of Resources and Tools was created to give hospital emergency planners a structured compendium of available resources and tools that can help them plan for, design and develop, conduct, evaluate, and improve hospital preparedness exercises. These resources and tools can be used throughout the exercise cycle to help hospital preparedness planners meet federal funding requirements and accreditation standards, as well as strengthen an organization's preparedness systems. For the purposes of this guidebook, resources are classified as documents that can serve as references for hospital preparedness exercises, and tools are classified as instruments that can be used to help perform particular tasks (e.g., a form, template, or survey). Some items may serve as both a resource and a tool. For example, one item includes information on procedures for infection control during a bioterrorism attack, and also includes a template for developing a bioterrorism plan."
AHRQ Publication No. 10-0001-1
United States. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: http://www.ahrq.gov/