ProjectsCaduceus Shield Exercise

Emergency Management Performance Grant

ONX System exercises are designed to meet recipient requirements of Emergency Management Performance Grants (EMPG).

Access a copy of EMPG Grant Programs Directorate Information Bulletin # 366 dated July 7, 2011.

Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program

ONX System exercises utilize the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) for exercise design, conduct and evaluation.

HSEEP compliant Exercise Evaluation Guides (EEG) are utilized to assess the various disaster planning, preparedness, response and recovery core capabilities.

Post-Exercise Reports

After Action Report

Immediately following the conclusion of an exercise participants submit their Hotwash and evaluators submit their Exercise Evaluation Guide (EEG) observations and recommendations directly into the ONX System. Once this evaluation information has been submitted an After Action Report (AAR) is exported from the ONX System.

This report contains observations and recommendations submitted by individual exercise participants via their Hotwash and the evaluator’s Exercise Evaluation Guide (EEG).

The purpose of this report is to analyze exercise results, identify strengths to be maintained and built upon, identify potential areas for further improvement and support development of corrective actions.

Inject Response Report

This report contains the inject responses from exercise participants.

These responses are unedited and are directly exported from the information participants typed into the ONX System during the exercise.

The purpose of this report is to provide exercise participants with documentation of the decisions made during the exercise.

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ASPR Fund Utilization

Caduceus Shield exercises for Public Health and Healthcare Coalitions are designed to meet all expectations associated with the utilization of The Department of Health and Human Services Assistant Secretary of Preparedness and Response (ASPR) funding requirements.

CMS – Emergency Preparedness Rule

Caduceus Shield exercises for Medicare and Medicaid providers are designed to meet the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Emergency Preparedness Rule.

On September 8, 2016 the Federal Register posted the final rule Emergency Preparedness Requirements for Medicare and Medicaid Participating Providers and Suppliers. The regulation goes into effect on November 16, 2016. Health care providers and suppliers affected by this rule must comply and implement all regulations one year after the effective date, on November 16, 2017.

HHS / HRSA – Requirements

Caduceus Shield exercises are designed to meet the requirements of the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) – Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Policy Information Notices (PIN) # 2007-15, 2007-16 and 2014-05.

HHS / HRSA Requirements
Policy Information Notice # 2007-15
Policy Information Notice # 2007-16
Policy Information Notice # 2014-05

Hospital Accreditation

Caduceus Shield exercises for Hospitals are aligned with the various emergency management standards for the following Hospital accreditation organizations.

Hospital Accreditation Organizations
Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care
Accreditation Canada
The Joint Commission

Medical Reserve Corps – Core Competencies

Caduceus Shield exercises for Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) are designed to meet MRC Volunteer – Core Competencies.

Organized into four Learning Paths, the Core Competencies for MRC volunteers represent a baseline level of knowledge and skills that all MRC volunteers should have, regardless of their role within the MRC.

Project Public Health Ready

Caduceus Shield exercises for Public Health are designed to meet the Project Public Health Ready (PPHR) goals and objectives.

PPHR is a criteria-based Public Health preparedness program that assesses local health department capacity and capability to plan for, respond to and recover from public health emergencies. PPHR aims to protect the public’s health and increase the public health infrastructure by equipping local health departments with sustainable tools to plan, train and exercise using a continuous improvement model.

Public Health Preparedness Capabilities

Public Health Preparedness Capabilities provides a guide that state and local health departments can use to better organize their work, plan their priorities, and decide which capabilities they have the resources to build or sustain. The capabilities also help ensure that Federal preparedness funds are directed to priority areas within individual health departments.

Public Health Preparedness Capabilities
# 1: Community Preparedness
# 2: Community Recovery
# 3: Emergency Operations Coordination
# 4: Emergency Public Information and Warning
# 5: Fatality Management
# 6: Information Sharing
# 7: Mass Care
# 8: Medical Countermeasure Dispensing
# 9: Medical Material Management and Distribution
# 10: Medical Surge
# 11: Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions
# 12: Public Health Laboratory Testing
# 13: Public Health Surveillance and Epidemiological Investigation
# 14: Responder Safety and Health
# 15: Volunteer Management

Testimonials – Community / Rural / Tribal Healthcare Centers

Testimonials – Community / Rural / Tribal Health Care Centers
American Academy of Pediatrics
Big Bend Hospice Inc
Integrity Home Health Care Inc

Testimonials – Hospitals

Testimonials – Individual Hospitals
Cheshire Medical Center / Dartmouth Hitchcock Keene – Keene – New Hampshire
Cheyenne Regional Medical Center – Cheyenne – Wyoming
Florida Department of Health – Tallahassee – Florida
Hamilton Health Sciences / Chedoke Hospital – Hamilton – Ontario – Canada
Mercy Regional Medical Center – Durango – Colorado
Poudre Valley Health System – Loveland – Colorado
Sacred Heart Health System – Pensacola – Florida
University of Colorado Health / North – Loveland – Colorado
Washington State’s Region 2 Healthcare Coalition – Bremerton – Washington
Wyoming Department of Health – Cheyenne – Wyoming
Testimonials – Individual Hospital Exercises
Accommodating Accommodations – A Staff Sheltering Tabletop Exercise
County Fair Chaos – A Hospital Surge Tabletop Exercise
Medical Mayhem – An Active Shooter Consequence Management Tabletop Exercise
Sickbay Security – An Active Shooter Response Tabletop Exercise

Testimonials – Medical Reserve Corps

Testimonials – Medical Reserve Corps
Dallas County MRC – Dallas – Texas
Dutchess County MRC – Fishkill – New York
Ledge Light Health District – New London – Connecticut
North Idaho MRC – Hayden – Idaho
Northern Alabama MRC – Huntsville – Alabama
Sumter County MRC – Bushnell – Florida
Volusia County MRC – Daytona Beach – Florida
Western Piedmont MRC – Anderson – South Carolina

Testimonials – Public Health Agencies

Testimonials – Public Health Agencies
Florida Department of Health – Tallahassee – Florida
Montgomery County Health Department – Norristown – Pennsylvania
Napa County Public Health Department – Napa – California
North Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control – Raleigh – North Carolina
Salem County Health and Human Services Department – Salem – New Jersey
Panhandle Health District – Hayden – Idaho
Wyoming Department of Health – Cheyenne – Wyoming
Testimonials – Individual Public Health Exercises
Gastro Gambit – An Environmental Health Functional Exercise Exercise
Operation POD Squad – A Point of Dispensing Functional Exercise

Testimonials – Residential Care / Skilled Nursing Facilities

Testimonials – Residential Care / Skilled Nursing Facilities
Big Bend Hospice Inc
Integrity Home Health Care Inc

Campus Shield ExerciseCampus Shield Exercises

Clery Act – Emergency Notification

Emergency Notification Exercises for Colleges and Universities are designed to meet the Emergency Notification and Timely Warnings requirement of the Clery Act.

The Jeanne Clery Act, a consumer protection law passed in 1990, requires all colleges and universities who receive federal funding to share information about crime on campus and their efforts to improve campus safety as well as inform the public of crime in or around campus.

Testimonials – Colleges / Universities

Testimonials – Colleges / Universities
Central Georgia Technical College – Macon – Georgia
University of Texas at Arlington – Arlington – Texas
Testimonials – Individual College / University Exercises
Alerting Anxiety – A Campus Notification Exercise
University Upheaval – A Consequence Management Exercise

Testimonials – K – 12 Schools

Testimonials – K – 12 Schools
Leon County School District – Tallahassee – Florida
Testimonials – Individual K – 12 School Exercises
Crisis Crucible – An Active Shooter Response Exercise

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FEMA – Private Sector Preparedness (PS-Prep)

Institutional Shield Exercises for businesses and workplaces are designed to meet the FEMA’s Private Sector Preparedness (PS-Prep) guidelines.

This voluntary program provides a mechanism by which businesses, not-for-profit organizations and other entities may be certified using standards adopted by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that promote private sector preparedness, including disaster and emergency management and business continuity programs.

Testimonials – Workplaces

Testimonials – Workplaces
City of Chester Fire Department – Chester – Pennsylvania
Florida Department of Professional Regulations – Tallahassee – Florida
Washington Department of Social and Human Services – Olympia – Washington
Testimonials – Workplace Exercises
Ardent Sentry – An Active Shooter Consequence Management Exercise
Ardent Sentry – An Active Shooter Response Exercise