ASPR TRACIE. (2019). Considerations for the Use of Temporary Care Surge Sites for Managing Seasonal Patient Surge. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response.
This document describes the major considerations healthcare facility emergency planners must account for when determining patient surge management solutions for longer-duration events, such as weeks to months of managing seasonal illness surge. The term "surge site" is used to describe a non-patient care area either inside the walls of the facility or a site immediately adjacent such as a tent, trailer, or other mobile and temporary facility.