Weill Cornell Bioterrorism and Epidemic Outbreak Response Model (BERM)© Copyright 2005, Weill Medical College of Cornell UniversityFunded by U.S. DHHS (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), CDC, and NIH)
Overall Campaign Inputs: Size of Target Population Duration of Campaign in Days Hours of Operation per Day Number of Staffing Shifts per Day Available Other Staff Available Health Professionals Percent Staff Downtime Percent family/peds/elderly/disabled Service time increase factor* * The amount that processing time is slowed for family/peds/elderly/disabled POD Throughput or Number of PODs Avg. Service Time in Minutes at Each POD: Greeting/Entry Triage Medical Evaluation Drug Dispensing Percent of Patients Routed from Station to Station: From Greeting/Entry to Medical Eval From Triage to Medical Eval From Medical Eval to Health Center Maximum Avg. Queue Length or Wait Time at each POD station Number of Active Core Staff per POD: Greeters Triage Staff Medical Evaluators Drug Dispensing Staff Number of Active Support Staff per POD*: POD Managers Security Staff Med Resupply Staff Data Entry and IT Staff Other Support Staff** * All are non-health professionals % % % % % % Percent of Core Staff that are Health Prof.: Greeters Triage Staff Medical Evaluators Drug Dispensing Staff Per-POD Inputs: Click on the button below to estimate the number of core staff required for the campaign entered. You may alter these estimates before running the simulation if you wish. % % % % ** Includes translation, crisis counseling, EMS, ** food service, custodial, etc.                                                         Contact us                                                        
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