Daniel Kollek, MD, CCFP(EM) Director, Centre for Excellence in Emergency Preparedness Chair – CAEP Disaster Committee Associate Professor, Division of Emergency Medicine, McMaster University. Definitions, Classification and Response Structure. Introduction to Disasters. Disaster.
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Daniel Kollek, MD, CCFP(EM)
Director, Centre for Excellence in Emergency Preparedness
Chair – CAEP Disaster Committee
Associate Professor, Division of Emergency Medicine,
Definitions, Classification and Response Structure
Introduction to Disasters
How have health care systems dealt with disaster in the past?
What kind of disasters might we face and how do we assess our risk?
Anthrax envelope - 2001
A formal risk assessment tool is available at www.ceep.ca
A disaster can have multiple settings
A disaster often has multiple patients
Tokyo Sarin attack 1995:
A disaster always has multiple players
A disaster can have variable timelines
and despite the range of possible events,
disaster response has more commonality
than event specific characteristics.
Whatever the case,
A system to deliver this to you in a useful fashion
Incident Management System is
a method of coordinatingparts of one agency or many agencies in a
unified command structureto
use all available resources
in the effective and efficient response to an emergency.
The Eight Components
of Incident Command Systems
Proposed Hospital IMS Structure For Ontario Hospitals
The Colour Code Triage (Yellow, Red, Green, Black) is universally accepted and consistent with Triage Codes used by EMS in the field when addressing large scale emergencies
Primary Response Command
(Initial Command Centre)
We need to formally review our disaster risks in order to prepare a plan