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Guidance for Establishing Crisis Standards of Care for Use in Disaster Situations A Letter Report Committee on Guidance for Establishing Standards of Care for Use in Disaster Situations Board on Health Sciences Policy Bruce M. Altevogt, Clare Stroud, Sarah L. Hanson, Dan Hanfling, and Lawrence O. Gostin, Editors
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COMMITTEE ON GUIDANCE FOR ESTABLISHING STANDARDS OF CARE FOR USE IN DISASTER SITUATIONS LAWRENCE O. GOSTIN (Chair), Georgetown University Law Center DAN HANFLING (Vice Chair), Inova Health System DAMON T. ARNOLD, Department of Public Health, Illinois STEPHEN V. CANTRILL, Denver Health Medical Center BROOKE COURTNEY, Center for Biosecurity of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center ASHA DEVEREAUX, Sharp Coronado Hospital, CA EDWARD J. GABRIEL, The Walt Disney Company JOHN L. HICK, Hennepin County Medical Center JAMES G. HODGE, JR., Sandra Day OâConnor College of Law at Arizona State University DONNA E. LEVIN, Massachusetts Department of Public Health MARIANNE MATZO, University of Oklahoma College of Nursing CHERYL A. PETERSON, American Nurses Association TIA POWELL, Montefiore-Einstein Center for Bioethics, Bronx MERRITT SCHREIBER, UCLA Center for Public Health and Disasters UMAIR A. SHAH, Harris County Public Health and Environmental Service, Houston, TX Study Staff BRUCE M. ALTEVOGT, Study Director CATHARYN T. LIVERMAN, Scholar ANDREW M. POPE, Director, Board on Health Sciences Policy SARAH L. HANSON, Associate Program Officer CLARE STROUD, Associate Program Officer JON SANDERS, Program Associate v
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Contents BACKGROUND 10 2009 nH1N1 Influenza Pandemic and Other Public Health Emergencies and Disasters, 12 Scarce Resources, Demand for Healthcare Services, and Standards of Care, 13 State and Local Policies and Protocols, 15 METHODS 16 CRISIS STANDARDS OF CARE: THE VISION 17 Five Key Elements Of Crisis Standards Of Care Protocols, 19 DEVELOPING CRISIS STANDARDS OF CARE PROTOCOLS: A STATE PUBLIC HEALTH AUTHORITY PROCESS 23 ETHICAL FRAMEWORK 27 Ethical Norms, 28 Ethical Process, 31 Applying the Ethics Framework: Ventilator Allocation, 33 ix
x CONTENTS COMMUNITY AND PROVIDER ENGAGEMENT, EDUCATION, AND COMMUNICATION 36 Preincident Community Engagement, 38 Community Engagement to Improve Resiliency, 41 Improving Trust with Vulnerable Populations, 42 LEGAL ISSUES IN EMERGENCIES 44 Distinguishing Medical and Legal Standards of Care and Scope of Practice, 44 The Changing Legal Environment During Declared Emergencies, 46 OPERATIONAL IMPLEMENTATION OF CRISIS STANDARDS OF CARE 51 Clinical Care in Disasters, 51 Disaster Mental Health Crisis Standards of Care, 56 Palliative Care Planning for Crisis Standards of Care, 57 Crisis Standards of Care Indicators, 60 Crisis Standards of Care Implementation Criteria, 65 Crisis Standards of Care Triage, 65 Pre-Requisite Commend, Control, and Coordination Elements, 68 Crisis Standards of Care Operations, 75 Decision Tools and Resource Use Guidance, 81 CONCLUSION 90 APPENDIXES A References 93 B Glossary 111 C Crisis Standards of Care Implementation Guidance Scenarios 119 D Workshop Agenda 133 E Committee Biographical Information 141