Table 2

Tabletop Exercise Design Variability

Design Element

Variability


Exercise length

• 2–8 hours

Number of participants

• 10–40 participants

Types of participants

• Public health (local and state)

• Law enforcement and fire

• Emergency preparedness (local and state)

• Elected officials and policymakers

• Health care providers and administrators

• Emergency medical services (EMS)

Agent/disease exercised

• Plague

• Anthrax

• Smallpox

• Botulism

• Hypothetical or Novel

• Pandemic influenza • Avian Influenza

Facilitator involvement

• Limited

• Moderate

• Active


Dausey et al. BMC Public Health 2007 7:92   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-7-92

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