Surge Capacity Concepts for Health Care Facilities The CO-S-TR Model for Initial Incident Assessment
Hick, J., Koenig, K., Barbisch, D., and Bey, T. (2008). Surge Capacity Concepts for Health Care Facilities: The CO-S-TR Model for Initial Incident Assessment. (Abstract only.) Disaster Medical Public Health Preparedness, 2(Supple 1): S51-S57.
The authors present the "CO-S-TR model" which can help hospital incident command personnel prioritize and address key components of surge capacity. "CO" stands for command, control, communications, and coordination; "S" refers to staff, stuff, space, and special (event-specific) considerations; and "TR" comprises tracking, triage, treatment, and transportation.