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EVENT PLANNING FOR CAMPUS EMS. National Collegiate EMS Foundation Conference February 21-23, 2003. Mark Milliron, M.S. M.P.A. Penn State University mem9@psu.edu. http://www.psu.edu/dept/ems/documents/events.ppt. OBJECTIVES. Understand your campus needs, risks, resources;

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EVENT PLANNING FOR CAMPUS EMS

National Collegiate EMS Foundation

Conference

February 21-23, 2003

Mark Milliron, M.S. M.P.A.

Penn State University

mem9@psu.edu

http://www.psu.edu/dept/ems/documents/events.ppt


OBJECTIVES

  • Understand your campus needs, risks, resources;

  • Planning for different types of events;

  • Customer service;

  • Collaboration.


Campus Risk Assessment

  • Conduct a campus risk assessment

http://www.psu.edu/dept/ems/documents/risk.htm


Risk Questions

  • What is the nature of the event?

  • How many spectators and participants will attend?

  • What historical information do you have regarding this event or events of this type?

  • What type of spectators are likely to attend this event and do they have any unusual characteristics that may increase the risk of illness or injury?

  • What are the characteristics of the participants of this event?


Risk Questions

  • Are there any extremes of temperature or humidity that could affect people attending the event?

  • What time of day or night is the event, and how will this affect risk and available resources?

  • What is the duration of the event?

  • What is the location of the event and what impact will it have?


Risk Questions

  • What facilities are available at or near the site of the event to be used as a place to treat potential patients?

  • If on-site facilities are needed, do these facilities have adequate temperature control, lighting, and other utilities?

  • What type of communication will be needed by the staff working the event to communicate between themselves, to other health and safety personnel, and to the event participants if required?


Risk Questions

  • Do any of the characteristics of the event indicate that the normal EMS system will not be able to respond to the potential volume of patients, or will be restricted in their access to a patient at the event?

  • What staff and equipment are available or needed at the event?

  • What is the turnaround time for emergency units transporting patients from the event to the hospital, and back to the event site?


Resources

  • Policies, regulations

  • Available personnel

  • Qualifications of personnel – BLS, ALS

  • Facilities

  • Communications

  • Equipment

  • Transport

  • Mutual aid


Policies & Regulations

School:

http://guru2.psu.edu/policies/ADG04.html

Regional/State: CT, IO, NY, OR, PA, WI

Jaslow, D, et. al. Characteristics of state legislation governing medical care at mass

gatherings. Prehospital Emergency Care. 1999;4:316-320.

Legal Issues

http://www.psu.edu/dept/ems/documents/caselaw.htm


Personnel


Visibility


Qualifications


Facilities


Community Resources


Lots of Resources!


MCI Preparations


Communications


More communications


Command


Event dispatch


Stadium dispatch


Equipment


Bike equipment


Personal Equipment

Personal Safety!


More equipment


Transportation


Ambulance


Cart


Gator


Helocopter


Mutual Aid

  • Transport services

  • Police/Security

  • Events Staff

  • Athletic Trainers

  • Others?


Documentation

http://www.psu.edu/dept/ems/photoalbum/forms/psuform1.jpg


Events – Risks, resources?


Athletic - participants


Athletic – spectator


Athletic – special situations


Athletic Venues


Tailgates


Practice


Concerts


Festivals


Outdoor


Banquets


Indoor


Special Situations


Special Situations


Special Situations


Collaboration


Collaboration

  • Intercollegiate Athletics

  • Police/Security

  • Event Planners/Staff

  • Concert Promoters

  • Ushers

  • Medical Facilities

  • Other support services


Customer Service

Who are your

customers?


Summary

  • Special events EMS is different from regular EMS operations.

  • Special events EMS is the same as regular EMS operations.


http://www.psu.edu/dept/ems/documents/events.ppt


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