U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. (2017). Coalition Surge Test: An Exercise for Assessing and Improving Health Care Coalition Readiness.
This resource is the Handbook for Peer Assessors and Trusted Insider for the Coalition Surge Test. Healthcare coalitions can use this no-notice exercise to identify gaps in surge planning related to evacuating patients. The exercise tests a coalition’s ability to locate appropriate destinations for patients in a simulated evacuation of patient care facilities.