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Trainings, Toolkits & Exercises

The New York City Health Department and healthcare planning partners benefit from training and exercise design principles such as HSEEP as these provide a continuous evaluation process for planning and continued or enhanced training.

2012 Guidance for Hospital Area Radiation Detection System
Hospital Area Radiation Detection Training
Hospital Drills
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s Tool for Evaluating Core Elements of Hospital Disaster Drills
Columbia University School of Nursing Public Health Emergency Exercise Toolkit
Explosive Events
CBRNE Tabletop Exercise: Explosive Event (New York Presbyterian Hospital)
Pediatric Preparedness
Children in Disasters: Hospital Guidelines for Pediatric Preparedness

Personal Protective Equipment
These field-tested materials have been prepared for use in either a just-in-time respiratory protection training or a donning and removing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) drill.
Donning and Removing Personal Protective Equipment 
Donning and Removing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): Guidelines for Practicum

Pandemic Flu
- Pandemic Influenza Surge Plan to Manage In-Hospital Deaths Training Course: Hospital staff recommended to receive this training include:hospital administrators, pathologists, emergency planners, facility managers, operations staff, morgue personnel, security directors, and medical directors or designee – all personnel who would be responsible for planning and responding to a surge of in-hospital fatalities due to a pandemic event.
If you have any questions about these materials, or the development of your hospital’s Pandemic Influenza Fatality Management Plan, please contact

Primary Care
Exercise Plans for Specific Scenarios:
· Bomb Threat Found Device ExPlan
· Child Abduction ExPlan
· Hurricane Howie ExPlan
· Power Outage ExPlans

Various Resources for Exercise Planning & Evacuation :
· AAR IP Template
· Annual Exercise Planning Worksheet
· Business Continuity Planning Template
· Emergency Management Plan
· Exercise Evaluation Guide
· Exercise Planning Meeting
· POD Guidance Document
· Quickguide

Surge Tools
Patient Surge in Disasters: A Hospital Toolkit for Expanding Resources in Emergencies:
· Introduction - References
· Rapid Patient Discharge
· Bed Surge Capacity Expansion Tool
· Emergency Department Capacity Expansion Tool
· Intensive Care Unit Capacity Expansion Tool

Last Updated: July 15, 2013