Medical Surge Capacity and Capability: A Management System for Integrating Medical and Health Resources During Large-Scale Emergencies; Second Edition [open pdf - 4MB]
"The Medical Surge Capacity and Capability (MSCC) handbook was published in August 2004 to describe a systematic approach for managing the medical and public health response to an emergency or disaster. Shortly after its publication, the Department of Homeland Security released the National Response Plan (NRP). In accordance with Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD)-5, the NRP established the structure and process for a coordinated multidisciplinary and all-hazards approach to domestic incident management based on a National Incident Management System (NIMS). [...]. The impetus for updating the MSCC handbook was to describe recent changes to the Federal emergency response structure, particularly the Federal public health and medical response. The revision also expands on several concepts described in the first edition of the MSCC handbook to facilitate their implementation. While the tiered approach described in this handbook is consistent with NIMS and the NRP, this revision addresses terminology and concept descriptions to assure consistency with Federal guidance."
United States Department of Health and Human Services: http://www.hhs.gov/