Hospital Preparedness for a COVID-19 Surge: Assessment Tool

​Institute for Healthcare Improvement
Boston, Massachusetts, USA

The ability for hospitals to safely provide care to all patients during the COVID-19 pandemic is critical for the health and well-being of both patients and hospital staff. The purpose of this assessment tool is for hospitals to identify current organizational capabilities and gaps to improve their preparedness and response for another surge of COVID-19 patients.

The key components of the assessment include:

  • Structure for Planning, Decision Making, and Communication
  • Monitoring and Improvement
  • Infection Control Preparedness
  • Space and Supplies
  • Staffing
  • Staff Mental Health and Well-Being

​Video: Using the Assessment Tool

IHI’s Mara Laderman explains the benefits of using the IHI Hospital Preparedness for a COVID-19 Surge Assessment Tool to evaluate an organization’s readiness for another wave of the coronavirus.

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