Exercise After Action Reports are an important performance improvement tool for planning and response.
Existing reports include:
Winter Blast After Action and Improvement Plan, 2011
Both hospitals and non-hospital healthcare providers tested components of their inclement weather plans and their ability to communicate with Health and Medical Area Command (HMAC).
Download Winter Blast After Action and Improvement Plan, 2011
Hospital Evacuation Drill 2010
Hospitals tested the Regional Medical Evacuation and Patient Tracking Mutual Aid Plan in a full-scale exercise. Communications, patient tracking and coordination with local response partners were also tested.
Download Hospital Evacuation Drill
Soundshake the Aftershock 2010
This functional exercise was a follow up to Soundshake 2008. It tested impacts to the region 24 to 48 hours after the initial quake including communications, local coordination and resource prioritization.
Download Soundshake the Aftershock 2010
Evacuation Tabletop October 2008
This exercise tested portions of the Regional Medical Evacuation and Patient Tracking Mutual Aid Plan. It was conducted in Zone 5 (City of Seattle), Zone 3 (South County) and Zone 1 (East County) in March 2009 and March 2010.
Download Evacuation Tabeltop October 2008
The scenario for this exercise was created jointly by the Washington State Department of Health and Public Health Seattle and King County and tested the ability of our region to respond to an influenza pandemic that begins in the Pacific Northwest.
Download Pandemonium 2008
Soundshake was a functional, Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) exercise designed to address the potential impacts of a catastrophic earthquake in the Puget Sound area.
Cascade Foothills 2007
The hospitals in King County tested communications, coordination with local partners, and evaluated their evacuation plans during this exercise.
On May 23, 2006 several Federal drills occurred simultaneously in WA State, testing patient receipt through the National Disaster Medical System (NDMS) at the local level and receipt and treatment of radiologically contaminated patients. Valuable lessons were learned regarding patient influx and communication systems from this large exercise.
Regional Improvement Plan
The regional improvement plan outlines and tracks all the corrective action items collected from exercises or real events that have occur in King County.
Download Regional Improvement Plan