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Featured Programs

Community Preparedness Basics: Get Ready. Be Safe. Stay Healthy. Train-the-Trainer Workshop

June 14, 2016: Online
& June 15, 2016: Boston, MA


From hurricanes and blizzards, to house fires and flooding, emergencies don’t wait for a community to prepare before they strike. Participants of this train-the-trainer course will learn to plan and facilitate workshops and provide guidance, tools, and resources to community members. While this training is to be delivered in English, trainer materials will be available to participants in a selection of 10 languages.

Mitigating Violence in Healthcare Facilities

June 7, 2016
Online


Violence is an all too common reality in the healthcare setting. This one-hour webinar delivered by specialists in healthcare facility security and crisis prevention will address techniques that may be used to recognize and short-circuit a violent situation before it happens. Participants will learn methods to identify possibly combative patients and guests in the healthcare setting, techniques to use that may prevent a violent situation from escalating, and procedures to use on a combative person. The webinar will conclude with a review of potential effects of violence on staff.

This Month in Public Health and Healthcare Preparedness

Update to Counterfeit N95 Respirators

Last month the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has become aware of a counterfeit N95 Respirator on the market. Since then, NIOSH has issued notifications that the manufacturer Zubi-Ola is selling N95 respirators and marketing them as NIOSH-approved even though Zubi-Ola is not a NIOSH approval holder or a private label holder. In addition, Wein Products, Steelpro Safety and Handan Hengyong are misleading users to believe their respirators are NIOSH-approved on their websites. When purchasing respirators be sure to check the respirator approval markings or Certified Equipment List. NIOSH will continue to post counterfeit respirators or those misrepresenting the NIOSH approval on the market here as they become aware. Additional information is available on the NIOSH Trusted Source Page.
 
Preparedness through Daily Practice: The Myths of Respiratory Protection in Healthcare
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) reported that evidence from surveillance studies show gaps in hospitals’ respiratory protection programmatic operations and healthcare workers’ (HCWs) compliance with respiratory protection recommended practices, which may result in exposure to infectious respiratory illnesses.  In the document, NIOSH addresses common myths related to respiratory protection and provides information to help prepare for the next public health emergency and best protect HCW’s in daily practice.  Download the document here.
 
National Health Security Preparedness Index
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) has released its 2016 National Health Security Preparedness Index showing that although gaps remain in some key areas, the United States has made progress in preparing for disasters and other large-scale emergencies that pose risks to health and well-being. Click here to learn about the National Index, how they measure, and what the NHSPI leaders are saying about the index. You can view the index for Massachusetts here.

 
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Course Calendar
Boston MRC Orientation


June 16, 2016
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Community Preparedness Basics: Get Ready. Be Safe. Stay Healthy. Train-the-Trainer Workshop

June 14-15, 2016
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Hospital Incident Command System (HICS): Response to Emergencies in Healthcare Facilities

June 6, 2016
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Mitigating Violence in Healthcare Facilities 


June 7, 2016
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Module I: All-Hazards Disaster Response and Protection for Healthcare Personnel  - Awareness

May 18, 2016
June 17, 2016
June 30, 2016

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Module I & II: Healthcare Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Operations – Train-the-Trainer

June 22-23, 2016

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Module II: All-Hazards Disaster Response and Protection for Healthcare Personnel  - Operations

May 18, 2016
June 17, 2016
June 30, 2016


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Module III: All-Hazards Disaster Response and Protection for Healthcare Personnel  - Operations

May 25-26, 2016
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Overdose Education and Narcan Training

June 30, 2016
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Trauma Response and Recovery Training -Psychological First Aid 


May 18, 2016

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Continue Your Learning Online
Webinar recording: What Your PIO Wants You To Know      
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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