Patient Safety Tool: Hospital Decontamination Self-Assessment

The Harvard School of Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Exercise Program offers a free Hospital Decontamination Self-Assessment Tool to help hospitals evaluate their decontamination plans and capabilities.

The tool provides guidance for a hospital's emergency management cycle for a hazardous materials incident requiring the decontamination of patients contaminated by and/or exposed to chemical, biological, radiological and/or nuclear agents.

The self-assessment asks questions about hospitals' decontamination planning and preparedness, response and recovery capabilities in a checklist format, and provides additional resources throughout the document and in the appendix.

The self-assessment was published in 2013 through a contract with the Emergency Preparedness Bureau at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

Download the Hospital Decontamination Self-Assessment for use in your own facility.

Note: View our database providing more than 400 reports that link to free downloadable and adaptable tools for use in surgery centers, hospitals and other organizations.

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