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ARE YOU READY?. MIAMI-DADE HOSPITALS April 1, 2011 Part 1 – Region 7 Collaborative Response Exercise. Cities Readiness Initiative. Federal program to support planning for large scale dispensing of medical countermeasures “Open” PODs primary method for public to receive medicine

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Are you ready

ARE YOU READY?

MIAMI-DADE HOSPITALS

April 1, 2011

Part 1 – Region 7 Collaborative Response Exercise


Cities readiness initiative
Cities Readiness Initiative

  • Federal program to support planning for large scale dispensing of medical countermeasures

  • “Open” PODs primary method for public to receive medicine

  • “Closed” PODs will serve only specific populations

  • Hospitals will serve as Closed PODs to ensure business continuity


Exercise overview
Exercise Overview

  • 48 hour response in 4 months

  • Modules:

    • Are you Ready?

    • What Just Happened?

    • What Do We Do?

    • Trucks are Rolling

    • Can You Help Me?

    • Pills in People

    • Are We Done Yet?


Exercise purpose
Exercise Purpose

  • Are hospitals prepared to receive, manage, and dispense medical countermeasures?

  • Identify Strengths/Barriers in communication, securing of facilities, and continuity of operations.


Exercise structure
Exercise Structure

  • Designed to accommodate ASPR & non-ASPR facilities

  • Interaction with MDCHD will last approximately 4 hours

  • Allow for both tabletop and full-scale play at hospital level.

  • Hotwash will be via electronic survey

  • AAC on April 15, 2011


Elements to consider
Elements to Consider

  • Contacts up to date?

  • ICP communications equipment operational? Accessible?

  • Surge is a potential in such a large scale event…

  • Vital contractors should be remembered

  • Single point delivery in the county is a reality



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