Standards and Guidelines for Healthcare Surge During Emergencies Volume II Government-Authorized Alternate Care Sites
California Department of Public Health. (2007). Standards and Guidelines for Healthcare Surge During Emergencies: Volume II: Government-Authorized Alternate Care Sites.
This document includes a comprehensive definition of the term “alternate care site” (ACS) and the guidance it contains can help staff develop ACS planning teams, plan for specific threats (a supply list and pandemic-specific considerations for medication storage are used as an example; job action sheets are included, too), and adequately care for patients on site.