Hospital Disaster Preparedness Training Mid Level Training Based on the Recommended Hospital Staff Core Competencies for Disaster Preparedness 2006 Hospitals Face Many Types of Disasters, Natural & Man-made Review: Awareness Level RAIN R ecognize the presence of a hazard
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Hospital Disaster Preparedness Training
Mid Level Training Based on the Recommended Hospital Staff Core Competencies for Disaster Preparedness 2006
JCAHO standard requires an ICS that coordinates with the community
IS THROUGH THE EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER (EOC)
Requesting assistance and additional resources
Requests for assistance from local, state, and federal partners are coordinated through the respective EOCs. Assistance may come from other hospitals, law enforcement, EMS, health department, or emergency management.
Incident Commander and EOC Staff Job Descriptions
Provides information to the news media.
Functions as contact with other agencies.
Organizes and enforces scene/facility protection and traffic security.
Organizes and directs those operations associated with the maintenance of the physical environment, and adequate levels of food, shelter, and supplies to support the medical objectives.
Positions reporting to Logistics Chief
Organizes and directs all aspects of planning section by compiling information from all section chiefs and effects long range planning through distribution of facility Action Plan.
Positions reporting to Planning Chief
Monitors the utilization of financial assets necessary to carry out the hospital’s medical mission by overseeing the acquisition of supplies & services, and supervising the documentation of relevant expenditures.
Positions that report to Finance Chief
Organizes and directs the operations section by carrying out directives of the Incident Commander.
Positions that report to Operations Chief
Each of the Chiefs, assigned by the IC, will determine which positions need to be opened.
Depending upon the type of disaster/emergency, not all positions may be necessary.
One person may be able to handle more than one position.
1. “All-hazards” approach means you have a different command structure for each type of problem (e.g. mass casualty, hurricane, utility failure, infant kidnapping).
TRUE or FALSE
2. Who is in charge? Name the four section chiefs.
Logistics, Finance, ______, Operations
Casualties may be transported
by EMS or personal vehicle to
What is your role?
This is an everyday issue for hospitals on a small scale. We need to plan to support large numbers of persons who are hard to reach or have disabilities.
The size of thepsychological “footprint”maygreatly exceed the size of themedical “footprint”
& Chain of Custody
Evidence may be clothing, lab specimens, or embedded objects
WHAT IS PPE?
Energetics / Explosives
A Weapon of Mass Destruction is a device or material specifically designed to produce casualties or terror. CBRNE incidents may result from industrial accidents, acts of war, or acts of terrorism.
Routes of exposure
Effect depends on dose
Individual susceptibility varies
Pupils in dim light
Pupils in normal light
Undetectable by human senses +
Prolonged incubation period +
Limited surveillance capability =
Biological agents may be:
They are naturally occurring and / or can be bioengineered as Weapons of Mass Destruction.
Small pox rash is:
Face and limbs
Chickenpox rash is:
Face and trunk
stage of development