Guide to Medical Special Needs Shelters
Medical Reserve Corps. (2014). Guide to Medical Special Needs Shelters.
This guide offers an orientation to the role of MRC units in supporting shelter staff and caregivers of special needs patients. The general operations of an SNS are described, including how facilities may vary in building structure, staffing, equipment, supplies and medications. Best practices and recommended actions are provided for the phases of pre-mobilization to demobilization. Though oriented to medical shelters, MRC personnel may be a key resource for Alternate Care Sites.