Expert Guidance Document: Preparedness and Response to Infectious Disease Outbreaks – November 2017

Concise, evidence-based and expert-led guidance and implementation strategies for incident management of facility and emerging pathogen outbreaks. Guidance will be derived from CDC and public health prevention guidelines and tool kits, implementation tools, expert consensus, and best practice recommendations that address preparedness and response to infectious diseases outbreaks.

Additional Resource List

ORTP Literature Review Table

Tool Kits – Fall 2017

These decision-support tools, developed as hard-copy “pocket cards,” mobile applications including forms and checklists, provide at-a-glance summaries of recommendations derived from the collection and analysis of information and data for the expert guidance document, and other educational activities.

Tool kit topics planned include:

  • Infection prevention measures during an outbreak
  • Preparedness
  • Response actions
  • Incident management principles
  • Recovery & Evaluations