Crisis Standards of Care Learning Opportunity: Tabletop Exercise

To: Health Facility Administrators

From: Greg Schlosser, Branch Chief, Education and Technical Assistance Branch

Beginning later this month through April 2019, CDPHE’s Office of Emergency Preparedness and Response will be holding virtual and in-person tabletop exercises to test the Department’s Crisis Standards of Care Plan (CSC), updated in 2018.View the invitation at

Jan. 24, 2019, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM 

Feb. 7, 2019, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM 

Feb. 26, 2019, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM 

Feb. 27, 2019, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM 

March 6, 2019, TBD 
North Central Region 

March 13, 2019, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM 

April 4, 2019, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM 

April 8, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM 

April 25, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM 

The Crisis Standards of Care guidance is designed to assist healthcare providers with decision-making to maximize patient survival in declared disaster situations when the volume of patients and their resource needs far surpass available capabilities and capacity of healthcare facilities to provide normal standards of care. View the May 2018 Crisis Standards of Care document at

Please note: This tabletop exercise does not count as one of your facility exercises to meet CMS’ emergency preparedness requirements. While the table top will help facilities understand how to integrate into a community response in an emergency, the CMS table top exercises are intended to review and exercise individual facility plans.

For more information, contact Will Moorhead, All Clear Emergency Management Group or Curt Drennen, CDPHE Office of Emergency Preparedness and Response,

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