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Evaluation and Performance Measures: 
2.0 Readiness and Preparedness Measures

Regional Ebola and Other Special Pathogen Treatment Center COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Activities Administrative Supplement Performance Measures

Operational Intent: These performance measures examine the activities that have been implemented to achieve the following outcome:

  • Continue to address preparedness and readiness gaps for RESPTCs and other health care facilities
Required Program Performance Measure
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PM 4: Percent of RESPTCs implementing activities to address readiness and preparedness gaps in RESPTCs and other health care facilities (disaggregated by activity)
Which of the following readiness and preparedness activities did your RESPTC implement using RESPTC COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Activities Administrative Supplement funds? (Select all that apply)
  • Implement operational guidance and share promising practices for health care worker safety, including developing training opportunities for staff members outside of the immediate COVID-19 team to improve infection control measures, including PPE donning and doffing techniques
  • Increase the capacity for your RESPTC to conduct clinical trials for medical countermeasures and research the spread and transmission of COVID-19
  • Improve recruitment and retention of special pathogen trained staff with specialties that may be needed in COVID-19 response, including pediatrics, geriatrics, pulmonologists, and intensivists
  • Improve the transport of laboratory specimens to testing laboratories
  • Further develop plans for the segregation, storage, and processing of biohazardous waste
  • Expand travel history and symptom screening processes to points of entry other than/in addition to emergency department triage and registration areas
  • With attention to supply chain shortages, maintain appropriate stores and types of PPE, in accordance with CDC guidelines
  • Provide clinical recommendations, protocols, and standards of care for treating patients, including experimental protocols and crisis standards of care
  • Plan for coordinating in a medical surge event, including how to screen patients for symptoms, rapidly isolate patients, provide PPE, and provide interfacility transport, if necessary
  • Transition ambulatory surgerycenters to inpatient care for higher acuity patients
  • Identify alternate care sites (on facility grounds or within close proximity) and additional sites (offsite) for sub-acute carepatients to increase capacity
  • Develop specific plans for at-risk populations[6], focusing onat-risk populations withincreased morbidity andmortality from COVID-19
  • Other activities to address COVID-19 readiness and preparedness gaps (pleasebriefly describe – 500-character response length)

Number of RESPTCs implementing activities to address readiness and preparedness gaps / Total number of RESPTCs

PM 5: Percent of RESPTCs implementing specific plans for at-risk populations (disaggregated by population group)

Did your RESPTC implement specific plans for at-risk populations, such as individuals experiencing homelessness, older adults, individuals with chronic conditions, undocumented individuals, children, pregnant women, racial and ethnic minorities, and individuals with disabilities, focusing on populations with increased morbidity and mortality from COVID-19 using RESPTC COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Activities Administrative Supplement funds?
  • Yes
  • No
If responding ‘Yes’ to the above question, please indicate the at-risk populations for which your RESPTC implemented specific COVID-19 plans. (Select all that apply)
  • Individuals experiencinghomelessness
  • Older adults
  • Individuals with chronic conditions
  • Undocumented individuals
  • Children
  • Pregnant women
  • Racial and ethnic minorities
  • Individuals with disabilities
  • Other (free response – 500-character response length)
Number of RESPTCs responding ‘Yes’ to this measure / Number of RESPTCs selecting ‘Develop specific plans for at-risk populations’ in PM 4

6. The 2013 Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Reauthorization Act defines at-risk individuals as children, older adults, pregnant women, and individuals who may need additional response assistance. Examples of these populations may include but are not limited to individuals with disabilities, individuals who live in institutional settings, individuals from diverse cultures, individuals who have limited English proficiency or are non-English speaking, individuals who are transportation disadvantaged, individuals experiencing homelessness, individuals who have chronic medical disorders, and individuals who have pharmacological dependency. More information can be found on the At-Risk website.

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