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Flash Poll
This question was inspired by conversations with Stephen Tidd of Nantucket Cottage Hospital.

Assume you are newly designated to manage a hospital's emergency preparedness program. What is the one high priority process you would make sure was in place and working?
                                                             
                                                            

We’ll share the top answers in our next newsletter.
Featured Programs

Module III: Hospital-Based Decontamination – Operations

May 25 & 26, 2016 
Boston, MA


This interactive, hands-on, two-day course is intended to teach operational members of hospital-based patient decontamination programs the various skills and knowledge required to safely and effectively manage a real-world decontamination operation involving contaminated patients. With its focus on healthcare personnel, the course will conclude by presenting material on the topics of victim management and personal protective equipment. 

Prerequisites: Module I: All-Hazards Disaster Response and Protection for Healthcare Personnel-  Awareness, in the classroom or via webinar and Module II: All-Hazards Disaster Response and Protection for Healthcare Personnel - Operations
 

 

Emerging Infectious Diseases and Personal Protective Equipment for Community Health Centers Webinar

March 23, 2016 
Online


This one-hour webinar will present considerations specific to biologic personal protective equipment (PPE), particularly in the treatment of patients with suspected emerging infectious diseases (EIDs). This could include Ebola, MERS, SARS, and Meningococcal illnesses. Topics will include: Selection of PPE, Safe Donning and Doffing Techniques, Limitations of Bio-PPE, and Safe Practices in Patient Management. The webinar will be live and there will be the opportunity to question the presenters. 
 

This Month in Public Health and Healthcare Preparedness

Disaster Health Education Symposium: Innovations for Tomorrow

The National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health (NCDMPH) is pleased to announce that its Disaster Health Education Symposium: Innovations for Tomorrow will be held on September 8, 2016. The symposium will bring together health professionals from across the country who wish to enhance their knowledge of promising approaches, science and practice for education and training in disaster medicine and public health. News on registration and poster submission will be available for this free workshop here!

Be sure to follow the conversation on Twitter at #DHES2016.
 
Public Health Preparedness: 2016 National Snapshot 
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response (OPHPR) leads the agency’s preparedness and response activities by providing strategic direction, support, and coordination for activities. This report highlights how OPHPR strengthens the nation’s health security to save lives and protect against public health threats. Massachusetts is featured on page 76-77.
 

FEMA Releases National Planning System

The U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has released the National Planning System description, a document that contains an overview of the National Planning System and includes the Planning Architecture, which describes the strategic, operational, and tactical levels of planning and planning integration; and the Planning Process, which describes the steps necessary to develop a comprehensive plan, from forming a team to implementing the plan. Download the document here
 
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Course Calendar
Boston MRC Orientation

May 4, 2016 &
June 16, 2016

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Marathon Use of the Emergency Tracking System (ETS) Webinar

March 29, 2016

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Module I: All-Hazards Disaster Response and Protection for Healthcare Personnel - Awareness 

April 25, 2016
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Module I: All-Hazards Disaster Response and Protection for Healthcare Personnel - Awareness Webinar Series

April 5 & 7, 2016
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Module II: All-Hazards Disaster Response and Protection for Healthcare Personnel - Operations

April 25, 2016
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Module III: Hospital Based Decontamination - Operations

May 25 - 26, 2016
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Use of the City of Boston WebEOC for ESF #8


March 31, 2016

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Continue Your Learning Online
Visit our course catalog to access online trainings, our Archived Webinars page to access a list of our webinar recordings and our knowledge base to browse additional resources.
Partners
The DelValle Institute has great partners in emergency preparedness trainings for public health and healthcare providers in Massachusetts, including: 
DelValle Institute for Emergency Preparedness
Office of Public Health Preparedness
Boston Public Health Commission
Boston Emergency Medical Services Headquarters
785 Albany Street, Boston, MA 02118
Phone: 617-343-1370
Fax: 617-343-1121
Email: delvalle@bphc.org
Website: https://delvalle.bphc.org

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The DelValle Institute for Emergency Preparedness is the Education & Training branch of the Office of Public Health Preparedness. In conjunction with Boston EMS, a bureau of the Boston Public Health Commission, the DelValle Institute provides high-quality all-hazards training and exercises to develop and enhance capabilities-based preparedness. DelValle Institute is funded through federal grants from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For more information regarding DelValle Institute funding, visit the Learning Center at https://delvalle.bphc.org.

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