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Topic Collection: Evaluation Program (e.g., corrective action process, after action reports, performance measures)

A robust evaluation can help healthcare facility disaster exercise planners and participants incorporate lessons learned into future iterations of plans. The resources in this Topic Collection can help researchers, planners, and other interested individuals plan exercises with evaluation in mind and evaluate exercises based on best practices and Federal guidelines.

This ASPR TRACIE Topic Collection is in the process of being developed and comprehensively reviewed. If you have resources to recommend for inclusion in this Topic Collection, specifically illustrative examples, plans, tools or templates, please email your recommendations to askasprtracie@hhs.gov.

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Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (archived). (n.d.). Tool for Evaluating Core Elements of Hospital Disaster Drills: Modules and Addenda. (Accessed 11/9/2015.)

This template can be downloaded by emergency planners and used to evaluate hospital emergency exercises.
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Cheung, M., Vu, A., Varlese, D., et al. (2010). Hospital Preparedness Exercises: Guidebook.

This guidebook shares requirements necessary for Federal funding and hospital accreditation. Emergency medical professionals can use the information in planning, carrying out, and evaluating exercises.
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Federal Emergency Management Agency. (n.d.). HSEEP Policy and Guidance. (Accessed 9/15/2016.)

This website contains links to templates emergency planners can tailor for exercise program management, design and development, conduct, evaluation, and improvement planning. A link to exercise evaluation guides is also provided.
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Federal Emergency Management Agency. (2013). Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP).

Emergency planners can use the principles in this program when developing, managing, and evaluating exercise programs.
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Jenckes, M., Catlett, C., Hsu, E., et al. (2007). Development of Evaluation Modules for Use in Hospital Disaster Drills. (Abstract only.) American Journal of Disaster Medicine. 2(2): 87-95.

The authors share a hospital drill evaluation tool developed by clinical specialists, experienced disaster drill coordinators and evaluators, and experts in questionnaire design.
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