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March 2015 Newsletter
Spotlighted Course
Emergency Planning for the Whole Community
April 14, 2015
Holyoke, MA

Emergency Planning for the Whole CommunityWhether planning for a single organization, jurisdiction, or complex system, the Whole Community approach provides a strategy for integrating the needs and contributions of diverse groups into the planning process. This course explores the link between social factors and poor health outcomes after a disaster, summarizes national guidance and legal requirements, reviews access and functional needs categories, and provides insight into incorporating all of these considerations into emergency planning. By planning for inclusion using the Whole Community approach, participants will be able to apply strategies to stop planning for easy and begin planning for the real, diverse make-up of communities. Participants will walk away with a toolkit of best practices, lessons learned, and online resources. Click here to register!
Featured Programs
Community Healthcare Planning and Response to Disasters (MGT-409)
May 6 & 7, 2015
South Weymouth, MA

 

Community Healthcare Planning and Response to Disasters (MGT-409)This course, taught by the National Center for Biomedical Research and Training (NCBRT), provides comprehensive planning tools to mitigate impacts on communities during large-scale incidents and examines the need for collaboration among responders in a community-wide disaster response. It is taught through a combination of facilitated discussion, hands-on training and traditional instruction. Recognizing that response to disasters differs by locale, the course can be tailored to local participant needs. Several activities rely on the varied expertise and experiences of the audience to provide information about their planning considerations and response roles.

Module III: Hospital-Based Decontamination—Operations
May 19 & May 20, 2015
Boston, MA

 

Module III: Hospital-Based Patient Decontamination - OperationsThis hands-on course has been developed specifically for operational members and managers of hospital-based patient decontamination programs. It consists of eight hours of classroom instruction, followed by an eight-hour practical session, which offers participants a unique opportunity to practice basic and advanced patient decontamination scenarios with live actors under real-world conditions.

What people saying about this course

"In-depth hands-on training...extremely effective in showing proper actions to take in a decon event."

Upcoming Courses
Boston MRC Orientation Module I: All-Hazards Disaster Response and Protection for Healthcare Personnel - Awareness Webinar Series All-Hazards Disaster Response and Protection for Healthcare Personnel Awareness Modules I & II
Boston MRC Orientation
Various Dates

Module I: All-Hazards Disaster Response & Protection for Healthcare Personnel—Awareness Webinar Series
March 17 & 19, 2015

All-Hazards Disaster Response & Protection for Healthcare PersonnelAwareness Modules I & II
March 23, 2015
April 13, 2015
April 22, 2015

Boston MRC Introduction to Biological Hazards Response Emergency Planning for the Whole Community Boston MRC Shelter Operations
Boston MRC Introduction to Biological Hazards Response
March 25, 2015

Emergency Planning for the Whole Community
April 14, 2015

Boston MRC Shelter Operations
May 12, 2015

Community Healthcare Planning and Response to Disasters (MGT-409) Module III: Hospital-Based Patient Decontamination - Operations  
Module III: Hospital-Based Patient DecontaminationOperations
May 19 & 20, 2015
 

 

Online Learning
Visit our Learning Center for more information on online learning opportunities:
Online Courses
Knowledge Base Topics
Other News and Updates
Hospital Incident Command (HICS) for Small Hospitals

The Association of Healthcare Emergency Preparedness Professionals (AHEPP) has posted new job action sheets (JAS) for small hospitals, developed by hospital personnel from six Nebraska Critical Access hospitals. They have been revised and updated to be consistent with HICS 2014. The intent of the new job action sheets is to combine some of the positions to better fit the needs of small hospitals that would have few staff available in a disaster. Larger hospitals have also found the combined JAS to be helpful, as they offer a simple starting place and provide Section Chiefs a quick summary of the tasks assigned to reporting positions. To learn more, click here.
 


Ebola Preparedness: Emergency Department Training Modules

Centers for Disease Control and PreventionThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released several new training modules to help Emergency Department (ED) staff prepare to evaluate whether or not a patient might have Ebola virus disease (EVD). ED staff members should use this information to follow the three steps within the “Identify, Isolate, and Inform” strategy. Training modules include Screening Patients for Ebola Risk, Isolation of a Patient with Ebola, and Evaluating and Briefly Managing Patients. To learn more, click here.
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
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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