Mystery Patient Drill
About Mystery Patient Drill
PCEPN is committed to enhancing the emergency management programs of NYC’s Primary Care Centers (PCCs). By offering PCCs the opportunity to participate in the Mystery Patient Drill Project, PCEPN is able to provide direct support for the development and/or enhancement of screening and isolation protocols, as well as tools, templates, and guidance for PCCs to conduct mystery patient drills internally. In Budget Period 5 (2016-2017), PCEPN will launch Phase III of the project, with plans to conduct an additional fifteen (15) Mystery Patient Drills citywide. Drills will be conducted with FQHCs only.
The 2016 PCEPN Mystery Patient Drill Project consists of a series of informational webinars leading up to an unannounced drill conducted by PCEPN in partnership with the PCC’s assigned drill team at select PCC sites. Mystery Patient actors will present at the primary care site with Influenza-Like Illness (ILI), reporting fever and respiratory symptoms or fever and rash. Drill evaluation will consider the PCCs’ specific policies and procedures around screening and isolation.
Slides from Mystery Patient Drill - Introduction Webinar on January 26, 2016
Screening and Isolation Protocol Checklist
Mystery Patient Drill - NYC DOHMH Guidance for Development of Screening and Isolation protocols Webinar on February 23, 2016
Mystery Patient Drill Toolkit