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  1. 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

  2. OBJECTIVES • Understand your campus needs, risks, resources; • Planning for different types of events; • Customer service; • Collaboration.

  3. Campus Risk Assessment • Conduct a campus risk assessment http://www.psu.edu/dept/ems/documents/risk.htm

  4. 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?

  5. 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?

  6. 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?

  7. 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?

  8. Resources • Policies, regulations • Available personnel • Qualifications of personnel – BLS, ALS • Facilities • Communications • Equipment • Transport • Mutual aid

  9. 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

  10. Personnel

  11. Visibility

  12. Qualifications

  13. Facilities

  14. Community Resources

  15. Lots of Resources!

  16. MCI Preparations

  17. Communications

  18. More communications

  19. Command

  20. Event dispatch

  21. Stadium dispatch

  22. Equipment

  23. Bike equipment

  24. Personal Equipment Personal Safety!

  25. More equipment

  26. Transportation

  27. Ambulance

  28. Cart

  29. Gator

  30. Helocopter

  31. Mutual Aid • Transport services • Police/Security • Events Staff • Athletic Trainers • Others?

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

  33. Events – Risks, resources?

  34. Athletic - participants

  35. Athletic – spectator

  36. Athletic – special situations

  37. Athletic Venues

  38. Tailgates

  39. Practice

  40. Concerts

  41. Festivals

  42. Outdoor

  43. Banquets

  44. Indoor

  45. Special Situations

  46. Special Situations

  47. Special Situations

  48. Collaboration

  49. Collaboration • Intercollegiate Athletics • Police/Security • Event Planners/Staff • Concert Promoters • Ushers • Medical Facilities • Other support services

  50. Customer Service Who are your customers?