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Emergency Preparedness Program. Nursing Services Orientation April 2010. Key Components of Emergency Preparedness Program. Four Foundations of Emergency Management Program. Mitigation Preparation Response Recovery. Key Program Components. All Hazards Approach – Incident Command System

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Emergency Preparedness Program

Nursing Services Orientation

April 2010

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Four Foundations of Emergency Management Program

  • Mitigation

  • Preparation

  • Response

  • Recovery

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Key Program Components

  • All Hazards Approach – Incident Command System

  • Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan

  • Staff Roles and Responsibilities

  • Self Sustainability

  • Drills and Exercises

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What is anAll Hazards Approach?

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All Hazards Approach

  • University Hospital’s plan addressing a wide variety of disasters through the implementation of a unified approach and Incident Command

  • Top five potential events identified by University Hospital which could activate the Disaster Plan:

    • Influx of patients into the hospital

    • Pandemic/Epidemic

    • Utility Failure

    • Snow

    • Flood

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What is the Incident Command Systemand how does it work?

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Hospital Incident CommandSystem (HICS)

  • System for managing emergent and non-emergent situations

  • Provides hospitals with required tools to address the event

  • HICS initiated by an internal/external event

    • Flexible in scale

    • Only those positions needed are activated

  • Administrative position assumes role as Incident Commander

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Hospital Incident CommandSystem (HICS)

  • Overhead page alert:

    • “Attention all Hospital Personnel: Incident Command has been activated. Please return to your assigned work area.”

    • GroupWise email is sent

  • ICS provides staff direction and makes decisions to ensure safety.

  • At conclusion of event, overhead page alert:

    • “Attention all Hospital Personnel: Incident Command has been concluded. Resume normal activities.”

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Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP)

  • Campus disaster plan can be found on the Intranet.

  • Each department/unit has a department specific disaster binder (orange).

  • Key tabs in department plan binder are department-specific responsibilities which outline special response plans and evacuation routes.

  • Environment of Care Safety Quick Reference Guide details specific responses for staff to emergencies.

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What is my roleif Incident Commandis activated?

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Staff Roles & Responsibilities

  • Know Staging and Evacuation Plans for patients.

    • Evacuation Maps posted in all clinical areas

    • Horizontal and vertical routes

  • Be familiar with Evacuation Equipment.

    • Location

    • Use

  • Be familiar with Emergency Codes & Designations.

  • Check with Supervisor for updates if role is not pre-assigned.

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Evacuation Equipment Examples

  • Stair Chair

  • Paraslyde

  • East Tower – located in equipment rooms

  • North Tower – located in laundry chute rooms

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Staff Roles & Responsibilities

  • Sign up for NY ALERT.

    • DIS J-14 describes process

  • Plan for disasters at home.

    • “Caring is Preparing”

  • Be aware 12 hour shifts may be activated.

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Self Sustainability Plan

  • University Hospital has planned for self sustainability for at least 96 hours in the following areas:

    • Communications

    • Resources & Assets

    • Security & Safety

    • Staff Management

    • Utilities

    • Management of Patients

  • DIS M-17 describes processes.

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  • Redundant communication systems

  • Emergency Responders

    • Satellite phones

    • 2-way radios

    • Cell phones

    • Ham radios

  • Nursing Staff

    • Regular phones

    • Vocera

    • Red phones – located at the Nursing (Communication) station on patient unit

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  • Drills

  • Exercises

  • Tracers

  • Live Events

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Thank You!