Readiness consultations are conducted by teams of 4-6 NETEC faculty over a 1-2 day period. NETEC faculty members are selected, and teams are tailored, based on the specific needs of the hospital(s) and public health departments. Faculty time, travel and incidentals are funded through NETEC; there is no associated cost for the requesting facilities.
Readiness consultations include facility tours, presentations and discussions, and functional demonstrations such as drills and exercises. Readiness consultation agendas must include sufficient time for the team to observe elements of all domains and should allow hospital(s) to focus most heavily on challenging issues and to demonstrate key strengths and innovations. Hospitals and state public health representatives should identify key areas of expertise needed from NETEC faculty conducting readiness consultation visits.
- Physical Infrastructure
- Infection Prevention and Control
- Training and Exercises
- Emergency Management
- Intake and Internal Transport
- Treatment and Care
- Personnel Management
- Waste Management
- Decedent Management
NETEC encourages potentially interested hospitals and state health departments to submit requests and coordinate to confirm dates as soon as possible to assist in accommodating requests. Requests for a readiness consultation by NETEC should be coordinated with the regional ASPR field project officers and state or jurisdictional public health authorities. All requests are prioritized and scheduled based on the order they are received.
Requests for a free readiness consultation by NETEC should be coordinated with the regional ASPR field project officers and state or jurisdictional public health authorities. Requests can be made through our Request a Readiness Consultation form.