LOGISTICS PLAN by feltonhuggins

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									                                                LOGISTICS
GOAL: OBTAIN A STOCKPILE OF SPECIFIC INFLUENZA RELATED GOODS.   MINIMIZE DEPENDENCE ON VENDOR MANAGED
INVENTORY FOR PANDEMIC INFLUENZA RELATED GOODS.
LOGISTICS SUB-COMMITTEE MEMBERS:



                   GOALS                                         ASSESSMENT

1. Strategic planning group for Logistics is
identified.
2. Equipment needed during a pandemic
event is identified (including the potential
shortages).
3. Select items to stockpile based upon
foreseeable demand and limited supply.
4. Selected items are purchased for
institutional stockpiling.
5. A procedure to rotate perishable
stockpiled goods is developed.
6. Assess the cost/benefit of using cloth
gowns and masks during a pandemic.
  6a. Assess the institution’s laundering
capacity.
  6b. Identify specific maximum capacities
for sheets, towels, and gowns.
  6c. Estimate total demand for specific
textile products during a pandemic.
  6d. Inventory existing textiles at hospital
and surge facilities.




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7. A primary plan and contingency plan to
address supply or delivery shortages is
developed.
8. Local municipal or state plans to obtain
limited resources are discussed with local
and regional planning and response groups.
9. Identify equipment needed to supply
internal surge capacity sites.
10. Identify equipment needed to supply
external surge capacity sites.
11. Identify inventory of oxygen in
hospital/local area, number of available
oxygen cylinders, and oxygen generating
capacity (if any).
12. Identify equipment needed to supply
several satellite emergency department
triage points.




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                                               LEGAL IMPLICATIONS
1. A legal framework is developed for
implementation of “altered standards of
care”. Altered standards of care may be
necessary of there are shortages equipment
and supplies (i.e. use of perishable
stockpiled goods that have expired; re-use
of disposable equipment or supplies such
as masks, gowns, and gloves; re-use of
cloth sheets, gowns and masks if exceed
laundering capacity; use of experimental or
expired drugs; allocation of scare
equipment and supplies such as ventilators,
oxygen, etc..; equipping emergency triage
centers and internal/external surge capacity
sites).
2. Legal issues of liability/immunity for
“altered stands of care” are addressed.
3. Legal and ethical issues relevant to
allocation of scarce resources are analyzed.




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