The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is the lead agency for all public health and medical response operations in Illinois. IDPH is responsible for coordinating regional, state, and federal health and medical disaster response resources and assets to local operations. As a result, an IDPH state response plan has been developed named the IDPH Emergency Support Function (ESF) 8 Plan. To address the needs of specialty populations, annexes have been developed to the IDPH ESF-8 Plan. Two such annexes are the Pediatric and Neonatal Surge Annex and the Burn Surge Annex. Hospitals and Regional Healthcare Coalitions have access to these documents through the IDPH Comprehensive Emergency Management Program (CEMP) and EMResource. To access the public version of these documents, visit the IDPH Public Health & Health Care System Preparedness website.
The Pediatric and Neonatal Surge Annex contains patient care guidelines assist practitioners when providing medical care to children during a disaster. The Pediatric and Neonatal Care Guidelines includes:
The Burn Surge Annex contains patient care guidelines that can assist practitioners when providing medical care to burn patients during a burn mass casualty incident (MCI). The care guidelines within the Burn Surge Annex include: