Best Practices for Healthcare Facility and Regional Stockpile Maintenance and Sustainment A Literature Review
Rebmann, T., McPhee, K., Osborne, L., et al. (2017). Best Practices for Healthcare Facility and Regional Stockpile Maintenance and Sustainment: A Literature Review. Health Security. August 2. E-pub ahead of print.
The authors conducted a literature review and outline best practices and recommendations regarding maintaining and sustaining a local or regional stockpile. Recommendations include timing and procedures for assessing, inventorying, storing, managing, tracking, and deploying materials stockpiled on site, in a trailer, or in a warehouse. The authors also provide an overview of alternative approaches for maintaining a local or regional cache. Healthcare facilities, coalitions, and related entities can use the findings to develop their own stockpile management protocols and policies.