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Medical Surge Management Series


This is an online collection of PDF documents created by the Pennsylvania Department of Health in October 2010. 

The Pennsylvania Modular Emergency Medical System (PA-MEMS) is the suggested approach for structuring medical surge efforts in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. PA-MEMS outlines processes and procedures that serve as basic guidance for an all-hazards approach in responding to mass effect incidents.  This series is an excellent resource that covers a large scope of topics in nine separate volumes.  The series collectively outlines the strategic and doctrinal framework for the Commonwealth in response to mass effect incidents.

·    Volume I: A Systems Approach
·    Volume II: Management System
·    Volume III: Alternate Care Sites
·    Volume IV: Modified Delivery of Healthcare with Scarce Resources
·    Volume V: Transportation System
·    Volume VI: Resource Management
·    Volume VII: Mass Fatality Management System
·    Volume VIII: Community Outreach and Public Education
·    Volume IX: Managing Behavioral Health Needs

Primary Toolkit:

PPHR Toolkit

Keyword Area:

Project Public Health Ready, Surge Capacity


Institutional Author:

Pennsylvania Department of Health





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