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Disaster Planning for Medical Facilities
 
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What are the steps for building a solid disaster plan for a medical facility and who is involved?
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Disaster Preparedness & Emergency Response
 
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Disaster Preparedness & Emergency Response by Peter Slavin, MD from Massachusetts General Hospital at the 2013 Siemens Health Executives Forum. Dr. Slavin talks about the response to the Boston Marathon Bombing. http://usa.healthcare.siemens.com/news-and-events/mso-emergency-pediatric-care
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New Disaster Preparedness Rule
 
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The Centers for Medicare and Medicare Services (CMS) posted its final rule in September entitled “Emergency Preparedness Requirements for Medicare and Medicaid Participating Providers and Suppliers”. The rule is set to go into effect on November 16, 2016, with health care providers and suppliers affected by this rule required to comply and implement all regulations one year after the effective date, on November 16, 2017, according to the CMS. This rule will affect 72,315 American health care providers and suppliers – from hospitals and nursing homes and other long-term care facilities to home healthcare and hospice to dialysis facilities and care homes for those with intellectual disabilities. The goal of the rule, according to the CMS, is to prevent severe breakdown in patient care that has followed past disasters, including Hurricane Katrina and Super Storm Sandy, and most recently the flooding in Louisiana. The rule is also designed to strengthen the ability to provide services during other types of emergencies, such as pandemics and terrorist attacks. The rule is unusual in that it has provisions for 17 different provider types, among them those that patients rely on to live at home, like outpatient surgery sites, physical therapy offices and home health care agencies. The rule “will make it more likely that facilities will be able to stay open and able to care for patients, and if they need to close or stop work temporarily, get back up and able to care for patients quickly,” said Dr. Nicole Lurie, the assistant secretary for preparedness and response at the Department of Health and Human Services. ”The need for patient care doesn’t stop because streets are flooded or trees are down. In fact disasters often increase the need for health care services.” Although the majority of organizations have had to adhere to at least some emergency preparedness requirements for accreditation, others were not subject to any, including hundreds of residential psychiatric facilities, nearly 200 community mental health centers, dozens of organ procurement organizations and nearly 4,000 outpatient hospices, which treat patients with limited life expectancies. “It’s going to have a big impact on these facilities,” said Emily Lord, the executive director of Healthcare Ready, a nonprofit focused on preparedness that provided feedback to the government on the implications of the rule,” in an article in the New York Times. Some feel the requirements under the new rule will be difficult for smaller facilities. Barbara B. Citarella, president of health care consulting group RBC Limited, was cited in the Times article as saying: ‘My concern is that compliance for some providers, especially home care and hospice, will be financially impossible.” The new as it relates to Medicare and Medicaid participating providers and suppliers specifically requires the following: 1. Emergency plan: Based on a risk assessment, develop an emergency plan using an all-hazards approach focusing on capacities and capabilities critical to preparedness for a full spectrum of emergencies or disasters specific to the location of a provider or supplier. 2. Policies and procedures: Develop and implement policies and procedures based on the plan and risk assessment. 3. Communication plan: Develop and maintain a communication plan that complies with both federal and state law. Patient care must be well coordinated within the facility, across health care providers, and with state and local public health departments and emergency systems. 4. Training and testing program: Develop and maintain training and testing programs, including initial and annual training, and conduct drills and exercises or participate in an actual incident that tests the plan. These standards, according to the CMS, are adjusted to reflect the characteristics of each type of provider and supplier. For example: outpatient providers and suppliers such as ambulatory surgical centers and end-stage renal disease facilities will not be required to have policies and procedures for provision of subsistence needs. Hospitals, critical access hospitals, and long-term care facilities will be required to install and maintain emergency and standby power systems based on their emergency plan. Caitlin Morgan specializes in insuring long-term care facilities, including nursing homes and assisted living facilities and home health care agencies. We can help you put together a robust insurance solution for these providers as well as assist in developing business continuity programs that include disaster planning. This is particularly critical in light of the new CMS rule that will affect Medicare and Medicaid participating providers. For more information about our products and services, please contact us at 877.226.1027. http://www.caitlin-morgan.com/new-disaster-preparedness-rule-affects-nursing-homes-home-healthcare/
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Hospital emergency plans
 
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Around 100 staff from Royal Berkshire Hospital put their emergency planning into place in preparation for a major incident. www.getreading.co.uk
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Disaster Nursing and Emergency Preparedness Webinar Recording
 
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At a time when major disasters are occurring globally with increasing frequency and intensity, it is essential that our nation’s nurses and nursing students possess the knowledge, skills and abilities to respond to a disaster in a timely and appropriate manner. In this webinar, the following questions are answered: - As disasters become more frequent, how has the nurse's role changed? - How can you create a plan to ensure nurses are prepared? - Are there any new technologies and resources available? For more information about Disaster Nursing, please email: disasternursing@unboundmedicine.com Presented by: Dr. Tener Goodwin Veenema, PhD, MPH, MS, RN, FAAN Dr. Veenema is an Associate Professor and Pediatric Emergency Nurse Practitioner at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing. She has authored three books on disaster response, serves as a senior consultant to the United States Government, and is a senior scientist on the American Red Cross National Scientific Advisory Council.
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Medical Emergency Response Team GCC
 
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Medical Emergency Response Plan ( MERP) GCC
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Evacuation of Health Care Facilities Video
 
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Major fires in health care facilities are rare, but can be deadly. Most patients cannot leave the fire area without assistance. This hard-hitting video follows the recommendations in NFPA 99 and NFPA 101® to train your staff how to react to fire emergencies. For more information or to buy the DVD or VHS directly from NFPA®: http://www.nfpa.org/catalog/product.asp?pid=VC67VH&order_src=C117 To buy NFPA 99: http://www.nfpa.org/catalog/product.asp?pid=9905&order_src=C117 To buy NFPA 101: http://www.nfpa.org/catalog/product.asp?pid=1109&order_src=C117
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Emergency Preparedness & Life Safety Code Update
 
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The webinar, presented by Charlie Schlegel, Director of the Division of Safety Inspection for the PA Department of Health will give the audience an overview of many of the recent changes to the Life Safety Code requirements used for state licensure and federal certification that were new to the survey process starting November 1, 2016. The information is pertinent to compliance for existing health care facilities, as well as new construction and renovation projects. In addition, the webinar will focus on review of the new CMS emergency preparedness requirements specific to long term care facilities. Learning Objectives: 1. Understand the adoption of the 2012 Life Safety Code (LSC) and how it applies to your long term care facility; 2. Review of major LSC changes that apply to existing health care facilities and new construction and renovations; 3. Overview of the new CMS emergency preparedness requirements for long term care facilities.
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2010 NICU Disaster Preparedness Drill at LLUMC and CH
 
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On November 18, 2010 Loma Linda University Medical Center and Children's Hospital participated in the 2010 California Statewide Medical & Health Functional Exercise in conjunction with San Bernardino County Department of Public Health Preparedness and Response Program & Inland Counties Emergency Medical Agency. The scenario involved the threat of an improvised explosive devise, though there is no threat of chemical, biological or nuclear agents. Hospitals were included as potential targets.
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WHO: Make hospitals safe in emergencies
 
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When disasters and wars strike, hospitals need to be safe havens for patients, staff and communities. But, if hospitals are not built safely or cannot work properly, they can make a tragic situation even worse. Find out why the World Health Organization is dedicating World Health Day 2009 to making hospitals safe in emergencies. This WHO film investigates how emergencies impact on life saving health services when people need them the most. Proper design and construction, emergency planning,as well as training of health workers are among the priorities for all countries to make hospitals safe in emergencies and save lives. For more information: http://www.who.int/world-health-day/2009/en/
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Emergency War Surgery - (NATO)
 
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Watch the video and find out how it ranks 5 Stars: Highly engaging and memorable. Well-written and solidly researched. Cites secondary sources. Highly recommended 4 Stars: Moderately enjoyable - a nice read. Although lightly researched, still provides convincing arguments. Recommended. 3 Stars: Predictable. Although enjoyable, adds little to the available content already in publication. Arguments are, for the most part, solid, yet may be lacking in some areas. 2 Stars: Under Par. Lacks substantial research. Deficient in clarity, organization, and style. Not recommended. 1 Star: Generally avoid, if possible. Lacks any sort of substantive research. Arguments unorganized, if defensible at all. To view the free PDF copy of the 2004 edition of Emergency War Surgery, click below http://www.mrbill.net/survival/Emergency-War-Surgery.pdf
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Medical Emergency Response Facility (MERF)
 
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Charlie's Horse provides a rapidly deployable Medical Emergency Response Facility (MERF). The unique design allows mobility and modularity to quickly deploy, set up and administer live saving surgical interventions as well as continued patient care until evacuation can be coordinated. The design of the MERF provides the flexibility to maintain a high level of care with a minimal footprint, thereby reducing the logistics involved with the current configuration of current forward surgical systems. More information at www.charlieshorse.com
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ER Disaster Drill
 
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Disaster preparedness drill -- In case of hurricane, flood, hazardous materials accident, or other incidents, West Florida Healthcare in is trained and practiced in handling the high volume and special needs these situations can create. - West Florida Hospital, Pensacola, Florida
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The Disasters and Emergencies Preparedness Programme (DEPP)
 
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The Disasters and Emergencies Preparedness Programme (DEPP) works to develop effective response where it is needed most, and aims at a major improvement in the way countries cope with populations caught up in a disaster or conflict. DEPP collaborative approaches improve the quality and speed of humanitarian response at a national and local level by building the capacity of national actors who are predominantly the first responders to a disaster.
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Hospital First Receiver: Decontanimation Area Setup 2003
 
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Healthcare workers and hospital employees risk occupational exposures to chemical, biological, or radiological materials when a hospital receives contaminated patients, particularly during mass casualty incidents. These hospital employees, who may be termed first receivers, work at a site remote from the location where the hazardous substance release occurred. This means that their exposures are limited to the substances transported to the hospital on victims' skin, hair, clothing, or personal effects. The location and limited source of contaminant distinguishes first receivers from other first responders (e.g., firefighters, law enforcement, and ambulance service personnel), who typically respond to the incident site. Hospital first receivers in the US are covered under OSHA's Standard on Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER). However, OSHA recognizes that first receivers have somewhat different training and personal protective equipment (PPE) needs than first responders working in the hazardous substance release zone. In December 2004, OSHA released its OSHA BEST PRACTICES for HOSPITAL-BASED FIRST RECEIVERS OF VICTIMS from Mass Casualty Incidents Involving the Release of Hazardous Substances (http://www.osha.gov/dts/osta/bestpractices/html/hospital_firstreceivers.html ). In this best practices document, OSHA provides practical information to address employee protection and training as part of emergency planning for mass casualty incidents involving hazardous substances. OSHA considers sound planning the first line of defense in all types of emergencies (including emergencies involving chemical, biological, or radiological substances). For more information on First Receivers, go to the OSHA website for Emergency Preparedness and Response http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/emergencypreparedness/responder.html#receiver . This is clipped from the 2003 DVD, Dont Be a Victim: Medical Management of Patients Contaminated with Chemical Agents, from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
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Chattanooga hospitals talk emergency preparedness
 
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In the aftermath of the Las Vegas tragedy, Channel 3 visited our local emergency rooms to learn how they prepare for these worst-case scenarios.
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Hospital Emergency Department Crisis.
 
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(Clip from Ten Eyewitness News)
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Disaster Preparedness at University of Colorado Hospital
 
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http://www.teletracking.com/success/testimonials.html Paige Patterson, RN Hospital Manager University of Colorado Hospital ====== Go Live The very first day, this program was worth every penny of it. All of a sudden we saw all of these brown rooms and we said, "Those are all dirty beds and how come those aren't being cleaned?" We knew that we were waiting on beds being cleaned, but the visual of Teletracking showing us all of those dirty beds at the same timeŠ We immediately regrouped with EVS to come up with a better plan to clean in the afternoon. That was our huge eye-opener. We knew that we had bad cleaning issues, but we didn't realize that we had dirty beds at one time that were unclean. Our capacity issues have been, to us, it seems extreme. I can't imagine trying to keep track of 60 people who are looking for a bed at 8 o'clock in the morning without having the automated Teletracking system and being able to know where they are exactly in the hospital. Aurora Shootings It was very chaotic at the site and there were a lot of police officers at the site in their cars waiting for ambulances to come. The police officers loaded up their cars and they brought 22 patients to our hospital via police car. And they all showed up in the ambulance bay and the staff went running out with gurneys to put their patients on there. It was very chaotic in the beginning because there were so many people in the E.D. at that time. I was called at 2 o'clock and came in at 2:30 and by that time they had a plan in place of what was needing to happen and how many critical patients needed to go to the O.R. and how many I.C.U. beds we needed to create. Teletracking helped us, enabled us, to move it on screen so that we could keep track of who the patients were and put it in a spreadsheet and send it off to the City. And that's what we used for weeks on end to keep track of these patients while they were here. The fact Teletracking allowed us to identify who the patients were was huge. Because I had the whole patient profile in there it allowed me to know what was going on with that patient and when that patient's diagnosis changed, when the care of that patient changed, we were able to track that, too. Teletracking & Epic Care delivery using both Epic and Teletracking has been improved because we're able to track those patients in the hospital easier. The preplanning that Teletracking allows us to have is critical. The staff have gotten very comfortable using both Epic and Teletracking to keep us informed of what's going on in their unit. We had some serious issues in the beginning because we didn't really know how to use both systems. And we put out the "I Need Help" Flyer and Teletracking came to our rescue big-time. We could not have done it without the Teletracking Support. Teletracking Support has been available 24/7 for us. Everyone we talk to at Teletracking when we need help has been absolutely positive and very supportive. And when they tell me that it's because I didn't click this, I clicked that, and I feel like, "Oh, I shouldn't have bothered with a call," they say, "No, that's why we're here." Reports I like the custom reporting. We've captured a lot of data related to discharge time of day, the census time of day. We were collecting data because we wanted to find out how come on certain days our O.R.s were busier than another day. So we collected the average admissions from the O.R. versus the Access and then versus Emergency Department day by day and almost hour by hour, so we could track what we were doing. Where our patients were all coming from at any time of day, and it helped the O.R. then go back and rework their schedule so not in all one day would we get 18 orthopedic admissions, they would spread them out. The OR has, they looked at our numbers and saw that we were very lean on a Wednesday and very heavy on a Thursday and very light on a Friday so then they branched it out and they said to orthopedics in particular, "you can have days Monday, Tuesday and Friday" and  so their people are coming and going as they recover from their surgeries in a timely manner.
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Active Shooter Drill - Memorial Regional Hospital
 
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HOLLYWOOD, FL - Memorial Regional Hospital’s Trauma Center set the stage for a drill involving an active shooter scenario on Thursday September 1. The hospital simulated an incoming call via med-com from Broward County 911 dispatch describing a post active shooter event in which 25 victims shot with a large caliber rifle were in need of immediate stabilization and transport to the nearest Level-I Trauma Center – Memorial Regional Hospital Trauma Center. Within minutes first responders from Hollywood, Hallandale, Broward Sherriff’s Office, Miramar and Davie brought the injured victims to the emergency room where trauma physicians, surgeons, nurses focused on the aftermath and treatment of patients. As part of the drill, family reunification procedures at the hospital also took place. The drill served as a learning environment allowing emergency agencies the ability to activate emergency response plans, policies and procedures and work collaboratively. Memorial Healthcare System is one of the largest public healthcare systems in the country. It is a national leader in quality care and patient satisfaction and is ranked on Modern Healthcare magazine’s list of Best Places to Work in Healthcare. Its facilities include Memorial Regional Hospital, Memorial Regional Hospital South, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, Memorial Hospital West, Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke and Memorial Manor nursing home. For more information, visit mhs.net.
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Preparing For Disasters With Family - The importance of off grid medicine
 
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Kelley and I had an opportunity today to take a tour of a new hospital that was just built in our small town. We were excited to take the kids when there was no emergency so that it was not a scary or startling event. That way if it were ever needed they would have less apprehension about it. We though that it was a great way to prepare them for a crisis or disaster. We got to met with the hospital staff, including nurses and surgeons, and got to talk with the local fire and rescue and police officers. We walked through the surgical area, decontamination and sterilization rooms and it was exciting for the kids and us as well to see the kids of "behind the scenes" of the hospital. Please join us on the tour and let us know of your thoughts. If you have an opportunity to go see your local EMS, your local hospitals or talk with police and other personnel, please do so. You'll make connections that you and your family may need when a disaster strikes or during a true SHTF situation. Don't forget to like, share, and comment, we love to hear from each and every one of you! Check out our other channel Full Spectrum Survival. We put out a weekday news broadcast and other survival and preparedness information. https://www.youtube.com/user/FullSpectrumSurvival To see our Patreon and become a member - Click here: https://www.patreon.com/fullspectrums... Remember, everyone at the $10 level gets a physical survival card set mailed out to them each and every month. Plan on shopping on Amazon? Please use our affiliate link. http://amzn.to/2kpFbxH
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Planning for medical disasters to ensure victims get help they need
 
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CINCINNATI (WKRC) - Those planning for medical disasters similar to what happened in the Cameo Nightclub shooting said that planning paid off. Patients were transported to several area hospitals and according to emergency medicine specialists they got the care they needed as quickly as possible. But activating that plan was no small effort. The effort started years ago in the community. It was a coordinated emergency planning system that had several levels depending on the type of disaster or emergency. The emergency room at Bethesda North Hospital was one of several in the community where the staff was notified when that there was an event that lead to multiple injuries. Two patients from the Cameo shooting were treated there , several others at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center where one emergency medicine specialist said he hadn't slept much in the last 24 hours, partly due to the busy weekend. Dr. Dustin Calhoun said, "We did have a busy weekend, really not that much busier than usual. The unusual thing about this is that the large number of patients came from one site." At that one site , the Cameo Nightclub, part of a city-wide emergency plan was activated for patient transport and emergency care. Nine of those who were the most seriously injured UC Medical Center and some were still there Monday, March 27. UCMC has a level one trauma center meaning they were always ready for serious casualties. Other patients were sent to the Christ Hospital, Mercy Health, and Bethesda North. Randy Johann works at Bethesda North where he is EMS coordinator and charged with, "Integrating the EMS and hospital system and trying to make sure that everything goes smoothly; especially in disaster situations." A "disaster net" or radio system told those at the hospitals what was happening as much as possible. Monday afternoon, March 27, five patients were still at UC from the shooting; two were in critical condition, three were stable. The others from area hospitals were all treated and released.
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UH Case Medical Center Disaster Drill
 
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In July, UH Case Medical Center participated in a regional disaster exercise to help prepare our staff for potential large-scale disasters and other crises.
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CIVIL DEFENSE  AFTER THE ATOMIC BOMB --  IMPROVISED EMERGENCY HOSPITAL 28694
 
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This 1957 black and white film explains setting up improvised emergency hospitals during a crisis. “Lease of Life – The Civil Defense Improvised Emergency Hospital” is by Major Films for the New York State Civil Defense Commission, Office of Medical Defense, Office of Public Health Education, Herman E. Hilleboe, M.D. Commissioner. The film begins with a rotating radar antenna scanning the sky for enemy aircraft with nuclear weapons. A man watches the scan on a screen. Men and women wearing Civil Defense armbands wear headsets (:20-1:00). Stretchers are unloaded at a hospital (1:38-1:52); but in the event of an attack, additional temporary hospitals are needed. The four essentials are diagrammed: a building, supplies and equipment, people, and a plan, shown as the “Manual on Establishing the Improvised Emergency Hospital” (2:53-3:33). Children dressed in 1950s clothing walk out of school past school buses (3:34-3:45). A room full of supplies and equipment is one of 200 stockpiled by New York (3:46-4:08). People are needed: Shown is a doctor performing surgery in a warehouse, a man wearing a Civil Defense Medical armband takes a man’s temperature, and two women work on a medical machine (4:09-4:42). The divisions and section of an improvised emergency hospital are diagrammed. (4:43-5:10). The Surgical Division should be set up first. The triage section, located in a hallway, shows people on litter cots. The doctor assesses who should be treated first (5:11-6:00). Critical patients are taken to the shock room to be prepped for surgery and post-op. Shown are oxygen therapy equipment, a gastric suction pump, a tracheotomy set up, and a hand-operated suction apparatus. Drugs are also available (6:01-7:10). The operating room is immediately set up with tables and lights, and the implements sterilized. Various sets of medical instruments and medical equipment are shown (7:11-8:40). Electrical equipment includes operating lights, suction and pressure apparatus, and the electro-surgical units. A portable electric distribution system provides power from the generator (8:41-9:09). A diagram is shown of the operating room layout and the stockroom (9:10-10:02). Portable gasoline stoves provide heated water (10:03-10:18). The Ward-Treatment Division is diagrammed. Litter cots can be stacked three high if needed (10:19-11:20). The complete diagram is shown (11:21-11:40). Minor treatment surgical instruments are shown (11:41-12:12). The Technical Services Division is diagrammed (12:54-13:08). Instruments are sterilized by hand, using portable autoclaves operated by gasoline stoves, and boiling water sterilizers (13:09-14:15). Two types of x-ray services will be available: a portable fluoroscope and a z-ray, a mobile zero radiography unit, shown pulled by a Buick Roadmaster Sedan and in use (14:16-15:39). Laboratory jars and blood collection tubes are shown (15:40-15:55). The Administrative Services Division is diagrammed (15:56-17:09). A pharmacy maintains the drugs inventory (17:10-17:35). Buildings designated to become temporary hospitals are assessed in advance. Sample floor plans are created, diagrammed, and posted. The example is a school being used (18:08-20:52). All boxes are labeled for ease of unloading and placing in the designated rooms. Instructions are packed with the equipment (20:52-23:15). Civilians receive civil defense emergency hospital training (24:13-24:50). We encourage viewers to add comments and, especially, to provide additional information about our videos by adding a comment! See something interesting? Tell people what it is and what they can see by writing something for example: "01:00:12:00 -- President Roosevelt is seen meeting with Winston Churchill at the Quebec Conference." This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage collections in the USA. Entirely film backed, this material is available for licensing in 24p HD, 2k and 4k. For more information visit http://www.PeriscopeFilm.com
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APF's Emergency & Disaster Preparedness Course in Israel - Unravel Travel TV
 
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Today the world faces serious new challenges in the fight against terrorism. As the State of Israel has matured in this arena, its national mobilization plans, experience and skills have become the gold standard, with potential applicability to scenarios in North America. In conjunction with the Ministry of Health and the Medical Corps of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), APF has created a unique Emergency and Disaster Preparedness Course in Israel for physicians, nurses, and other health care professionals. This Course offers Category 1 Continuing Medical Education (CME and CEU) credits to participants. For more information about the Course, contact the APF Office. Phone +1 617-232-5382 Email info@apfmed.org Website http://www.apfmed.org American Physicians and Friends for Medicine in Israel (APF), is committed to advancing the state of medical education, research, and care in Israel American Physicians And Friends For Medicine In Israel (APF), a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization of physicians and healthcare professionals, is committed to advancing the state of medical education, research and care in Israel by assisting in the training of young Israeli physicians and healthcare professionals, and in fostering ties between the North American health care community and Israel's health care community. Since the year 2000, the APF, previously recognized by longtime supporters as the American Physicians Fellowship for Medicine in Israel, has operated business under the name American Physicians and Friends for Medicine in Israel. This change was initiated to more accurately reflect the expansion of APF programs and encompass the growing demographic of supporters. Most notably, the new designation has strengthened the reach of APF's mission and core values. American Physicians Fellowship for Medicine in Israel 2001 Beacon Street, Suite 210 Boston, MA 02135 Tel: +1 617-232-5382 Fax: + 617-739-2616 Email info@apfmed.org Website http://www.apfmed.org
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Local healthcare teams discuss emergency response preparedness
 
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CINCINNATI (WKRC) - Patients who survived the nightclub shooting in Orlando thanked emergency responders Tuesday. The massacre brings up the question of how prepared we would be here in the Tri-State for a similar disaster. Emergency medicine specialists at Bethesda North Hospital are part of the Tri-State team trained to respond should we have a disaster like Orlando. They say we are ready. On the worst of days, they are prepared to do what they do best. As the victims of the Orlando shootings quietly spoke out at this hospital news conference Tuesday, Randy Johann was quietly meeting with dozens members of his emergency management team here in the Tri-State. "We were talking this morning about the Orlando event and if it happened in Cincinnati, and how would it be different here?" Johann said. It would be different, he says, because since the lives lost in the Beverly Hills Supper Club fire, many members of this team have been holding disaster drills everywhere from airports to ballparks so they would know how to respond to a mass casualty, starting on scene. "The EMS commanders on the scene evaluate the number of victims on the scene and triage them according to their severity," Johann said. "What makes us unique, however, is that patients here would not all come to just this TriHealth emergency room, but they would be transported all around the region." While most Orlando victims were transported to one hospital, they would go to several hospitals here. "The worst patients are going to go to a level one trauma center, which are University Hospital and Children's Hospital. The level three hospitals are Bethesda North and UC West Chester," he said. That would allow for quick care and quick evaluation when they arrive at those hospitals. Some of the hospitals now also have mini emergency rooms inside the ambulances. Those too could make a difference in getting patients quick care and saving lives.
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Emergency Preparedness Lecture Part 1
 
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THE CIVIL DEFENSE EMERGENCY HOSPITAL DURING NUCLEAR WAR 28112
 
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Created in the 1950s, this animated film describes the Civil Defense Emergency Hospitals, later renamed Civil Defense Packaged Disaster Hospitals. These were 200 bed mobile hospitals based on the military's Mobile Army Surgeons Hospitals or MASH units. The CD hospitals were equipped with supplies for 30 days of operations. In June 1956, the Federal Civil Defense Authority announced a new program for distribution of civil defense emergency hospitals. The objective was to store these 200-bed hospitals at strategic points throughout the country in or near facilities which could be converted to hospital use in an emergency. The plan was designed for the safe permanent storage of a hospital in unopened orginal containers at or near the place of eventual usage where it could be unpacked and put into operation with a minimum of delay in event of an emergency. Storage sites were to be not closer than 15 miles to a Critical Target Area nor farther than 50 miles from the area to be supported. At least 15,000 square feet of acceptable space would have to be available for hospital operations. Actual storage space required for the packaged hospital was slightly over 1,800 cubic feet. The plan was to be implemented through formal agreements with the States. Each State could obtain one or several of these hospitals for storage within its borders by signing an agreement with FCDA under which the State accepted responsibility for adequate custodial, maintenance, and protective care according to established criteria. All aquisition and delivery costs were borne by the Federal Government. Subsequent costs for storage, care, and protection were borne by the State. Packaged Disaster Hospitals supported Civil Defense and provided medical facilities capable of surviving the destruction of hospitals during a nuclear exchange. In 1953 the Federal Civil Defense Agency began development of a field hospital that could be deployed nationwide. Modeled on the Army's Mobile Surgical Hospital, a 200-bed prototype known as the Civil Defense Emergency Hospital was constructed. Because the Army hospitals were equipped with equipment not necessary for civilian purposes, the Civil Defense Emergency Hospital design was refined further into a facility with durable equipment as a Packaged Disaster Hospital. Originally designed to operate for a few days, the package was expanded to operate independently for 30 days to compensate for limited mobility of the survivors and reduced transportation capabilities. From 1953 to 1957, the Federal Civil Defense Agency acquired 1800 hospitals. Although transferred to the U.S. Public Health Service in 1961, there was no loss in the program's tempo, as 750 additional facilities were purchased and deployed. Each Packaged Disaster Hospital set weighed approximately 45,000 pounds and required 7,500 cubic feet of storage space. Assembly required 120 person-hours. The hospital included 12 functioning units: pharmacy, hospital supplies/equipment, surgical supplies/equipment, IV solutions/supplies, dental supplies, X-ray, hospital records/office supplies, water supplies, electrical supplies/equipment, maintenance/housekeeping supplies. Supplies ranged from antibiotics, gurneys, and centrifuges to blankets, sheets, and surgical gloves. Narcotics and surgical scrubs were omitted from the package. The Packaged Disaster Hospital also had an ax, hammers, screwdrivers, picks, and shovels. An extensive set of reference materials published by the U.S. Public Health Service was also available, ranging from manuals describing the facility set-up to assembling and installing specialized equipment. The equipment was supported by a comprehensive training program with texts, lesson plans, lecture formats, and a 27.5 minute film. The last Packaged Disaster Hospital set was assembled in 1962. At the program's zenith, over 2500 hospitals were deployed throughout the United States. The facilities were well dispersed; even rural states such as Alabama had 53 facilities and Arkansas had 18. The concept was also adopted in Canada, where at least 24 similarly equipped packages were assembled. We encourage viewers to add comments and, especially, to provide additional information about our videos by adding a comment! See something interesting? Tell people what it is and what they can see by writing something for example like: "01:00:12:00 -- President Roosevelt is seen meeting with Winston Churchill at the Quebec Conference." This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage collections in the USA. Entirely film backed, this material is available for licensing in 24p HD and 2k. For more information visit http://www.PeriscopeFilm.com
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7 Emergency Management things to know
 
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My list of seven important emergency management things you should know. This list is targeted towards health care - emergency medical services, nurses, and hospital staff.
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Pediatric Trauma 2014 Video 2 - Mass Casualty Incidents - Disaster Management: Hospital Preparation
 
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Mass Casualty Incidents - Hospital Preparation for Disaster Management: "What preparation is necessary to respond?" by Lenworth Jacobs, MD. Specialty: General Surgery, Location: Connecticut
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First Aid Fail - The Office US
 
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Michael Scott is performing first aid techniques when the office suddenly breaks in to 'Staying Alive' by The Bee Gees. Watch The Office US on Google Play: https://goo.gl/zV92hg & iTunes https://goo.gl/qbYX3Y Subscribe // http://bit.ly/subOfficeUS Watch The Office Season 5 Episode 14 & 15 - 'Stress Relief' on Google Play now: https://goo.gl/jqvk1j Welcome to the official YouTube channel for The Office US. Home to all of the official clips from the series, the funniest moments, pranks and fails. Think we should feature your favourite episode? Let us know in the comments! FB : https://www.facebook.com/theofficenbc Twitter : https://twitter.com/theofficenbc Website : http://www.nbc.com/the-office -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Why not watch "All Life is Sex // The Office US" ➨ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCZ4xk8Xojc -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
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Answering the Call to Action: Response to the Haiti Earthquake of January 12, 2010
 
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Henri R. Ford, MD, MHA Vice President and Surgeon-in-Chief Children's Hospital Los Angeles Professor and Vice Dream Medical Education Keck School of Medicine University of Southern California
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Jake -- Hospital for companion animals -- Emergency and critical care
 
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Jake, a black Labrador retriever, couldn't stop gagging. His owner, Sarah, brought him to the VMC Emergency and Critical Care Service, where he undewent emergency surgery that saved his life.
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Largest Hospital in Northern Israel Prepares for War
 
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The Scenario: Faced with the threat of missile attacks, Rambam Health Care Campus, Northern Israel’s largest hospital will have to move underground. Wounded are brought by ambulance directly into the underground hospital. ​Wounded are brought by ambulance directly into the underground hospital. Photo Credit: Pioter Fliter ​ Today, June 14, 2018, an emergency drill was conducted at Rambam Health Care Campus with the scenario of a missile attack on the Haifa area, forcing the only referral hospital in the north to transfer operations to the Sammy Ofer Fortified Underground Emergency Hospital. This unique facility, the largest of its kind in the world, normally operates as the hospital's parking lot, but in wartime transforms into a 2,000-bed medical facility within 72 hours. In a wartime scenario, this facility becomes the regional hospital for all wounded in the north. As part of the drill, the hospital practiced several scenarios, some based on lessons from the Second Lebanon War, when Rambam operated under continuous fire. That experience led to construction of the underground facility, ensuring the ability to care for patients in a safe and secure environment. During this morning’s first scenario, following receipt of an early warning, the Haifa region was placed on high alert and a decision made to evacuate the hospital departments to the underground facility. For this drill, logistical preparations included activating air purifiers and compressors, power generators, and air conditioning systems embedded in the walls of the underground hospital/parking lot, and the deployment of toilets, temporary showers, and wet up the rest of the infrastructure to become patient-ready. Medical teams then practiced transferring patients (in their hospital beds) and accompanying medical equipment to designated stations underground, including the transfer of advanced life-saving equipment such as dialysis units, and surgical equipment. This cannot be simply a temporary shelter: in the event of an emergency situation, the underground hospital is expected to absorb hundreds of oncology patients, pregnant women, dialysis patients and more—all of whom require ongoing medical care while the region is under fire. The second scenario during the drill involved a situation in which missiles hit the hospital with no warning, damaging hospital departments. This exercise involved evacuating the wounded to Rambam’s Department of Emergency Medicine, which is also fortified, and will continue to function during wartime. After initial triage, the wounded were then transferred to the underground hospital for ongoing care. The third and final drill addressed absorption of patients arriving from outside of Rambam. In this scenario, patients were being transferred by ambulance to the underground hospital. Ambulances drove in via the parking lot entrance and discharged the wounded there, to minimize exposure to the outside danger. The patients were received by medical teams who then transferred them, as appropriate to the protected emergency department (via an underground elevator), or elsewhere to the respective underground hospitalization area. The drill also served as a first time test of the functionality of Rambam’s new underground Command Center from which all emergency activities were managed. The Command Center was inaugurated one month ago thanks to a generous one million dollar donation from the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews headed by Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein. The center enables essential hospital management and expert personnel who are responsible for directing the flow of patients based on injury severity, logistical needs, function of vital systems, and more. All critical information is gathered from the hospital's monitoring systems and analyzed by a proprietary emergency software system developed at Rambam. The emergency administration team can observe above ground activity with the help of hundreds of cameras installed throughout the hospital campus. Observers of the drill included Maagan David Adom officials, the Home Front Command, and the Emergency Division at the Ministry of Health, in addition to 22 international participants of Rambam’s 19th Developing and Organizing a Trauma System and Mass Casualty Management Course, which ended today. The aim of the course was to provide participants with the knowledge and training to implement a trauma management and emergency system in their home nations. videography : Offer Golan
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Disaster Substance Abuse Services: Planning and Preparedness
 
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This podcast helps disaster substance abuse coordinators and others who work with people who have substance abuse issues understand the importance of disaster planning and preparedness. Visit SAMHSA DTAC to learn more about resources dedicated to disaster behavioral health: http://beta.samhsa.gov/dtac
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Sham Peer Review: Disaster Preparedness And Defense
 
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Lawrence R. Huntoon, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.A.N. Chairman, AAPS Committee to Combat Sham Peer Review from AAPS Thrive -- Not Just Survive Workshop XIII Dallas, Texas January 21, 2011
classification of emergency cases in a disaster
 
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Hospital response to Disaster - part 1
WA Emergency Risk Management Guide Video
 
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Contingency plans for Saint Judes
 
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The Ministry of Health has announced contingency plans in light of the closure of the Saint Judes Hospital. They pertain to emergency and out-patient care that would have been carried out at the Vieux-Fort Hospital. The Head of the Bureau of Health Education has called on Saint Lucians to access their community health centres and to take emergency cases to the Victoria Hospital. The Saint Judes Hospital is expected to remain closed for at least another couple of weeks.
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Orthopedic Emergencies Ad -- Doctors Hospital
 
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When a medical emergency happens, you want to be taken to Doctors Hospital. Visit our website to learn why: http://doctors-hospital.net/our-services/emergency-care.dot
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Planning for Medical Emergency
 
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Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Global Health: Disaster Response and Relief
 
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Two decades of experience and leadership in providing post-catastrophe medical care is one of Mass General's major advantages in responding rapidly to health and humanitarian emergencies around the world. For more information on the MGH Center for Global Health Visit: http://www.massgeneral.org/globalhealth/ To support the Center's mission, please visit: http://www.causes.com/causes/186768
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Trinidad and Tobago Diamond Standard: Tobago Emergency Management Agency.
 
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Eleven (11) services which achieved the highest standards of excellence in service delivery were recognized and honored at the inaugural Trinidad and Tobago Diamond Standard (TTDS) Awards Ceremony hosted by the Ministry of Public Administration (MPA) on Wednesday 21 January 2015 at Queen’s Hall. The services are: • The Case Management System, Family Court, Judiciary of Trinidad and Tobago • IT Literacy and Community ‘Walk-In’ Programme, Tobago Information Technology Ltd • Naparima College, Ministry of Education • The Outpatient Clinic, Scarborough General Hospital, Tobago Regional Health Authority (TRHA) • Reference and Outreach Department, National Archives of Trinidad and Tobago • Sangre Grande Accident and Emergency, Sangre Grande Hospital, Eastern Regional Health Authority (SWRHA) • Tobago Emergency Management Agency. • Trade Licence Unit, Ministry of Trade, Industry, Investment and Communications • TTBizlink, Ministry of Trade, Industry, Investment and Communications. • Water Taxi, National Infrastructure Development Company Ltd • Women’s Health Clinic, St. James Medical Complex, North West Regional Health Authority (NWRHA). The Diamond Standard is the National Standard for Excellence in Citizen Service in the Public Service of Trinidad and Tobago. Congratulating them on their achievement, Prime Minister, The Honourable Kamla Persad-Bissessar, emphasized that “the Public Sector is the implementation arm of the Government and if it does not serve, we cannot serve. You are the ones who hold the influence to make it easier for support to reach people, for businesses to achieve efficiency, for young professionals to grow and indeed, for our desire for growth and development to be achieved. Your successes to date prove that change is not only possible, but that it is a process in motion.” Thirty- four (34) services were involved from the start of the programme in June 2013 however only twenty of these services registered to be assessed for the Diamond Standard Certification. Minister of Public Administration, the Honourable Carolyn Seepersad-Bachan honoured the accomplishments of all the services who participated in the programme saying, “There was great buy-in from all levels of staff striving for the Diamond Standard in their operations, as well as from the members of the public accessing those services. This ceremony is a tangible way of recognizing the important contributions”
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What Is An Emergency and Disaster Response Technician?
 
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An Emergency and Disaster Response Technician works on the ground in disaster and accident zones, terror attacks and disasters (natural or otherwise). Their main job is to clean up toxic and hazardous materials. Maintain effective liaison with dispatchers to obtain emergency response dispatching information. Respond to both emergency and non-emergency calls, by exercising calm, efficiency and promptness. Administer life support to patients at the scene according to protocol, and on the way to the hospital
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Disaster Cycle
 
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I talk about what the disaster cycle consists of
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Pediatric Trauma 2014 Video 4 - MCI - Disaster Management: Actual Hospital Response
 
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Mass Casualty Incidents - Disaster Management, Actual Hospital Response: "What really happens?" Dr. Margaret Knudson discusses what really happened in her hospital after the San Francisco Aviation Disaster. Specialty: General Surgery, Location: California
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ACAFE- "A Computerised Advancement for Emergency" Hospital Management
 
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ACAFE- demonstrates the use of an dynamic decision support platform which provides documentation and disease management based on established evidence, guidelines and practice. Data sets provided based on Australia NSW Health Asthma Management Guidelines. Developed by http://www.ostechnology.com.au
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West Valley Hospital staff take part in disaster drill
 
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Workers at West Valley Hospital in Dallas teamed up to quickly respond to a simulated large-scale emergency during a recent disaster drill. "The only way for us to know how well our plans are put together and our ability to respond to an actual incident is to practice and be involved in drills," said Pam Cortez, RN, director of clinical operations at West Valley Hospital. On May 1, 2012, the team not only put together a triage tent outside — but also a set up a command center inside the hospital to lead the response and communication. A bus soon arrived with mock patients from the Oregon Army National Guard, simulating a wave of incoming injured patients from a mock tornado disaster near Salem. The drill also tested Salem Health's overall response with coordinating care between its hospitals in Salem and Dallas. Seriously hurt patients were sent to Salem Hospital, while those with lesser injuries were routed to West Valley Hospital. West Valley Hospital is Polk County's only hospital, and its emergency department treats around 13,000 patients every year. The hospital has two operating rooms. "We were able to cancel any further cases today and be ready and be on stand-by for surgery, if needed," said Cortez. Staff treated some of the mock patients in the triage tent — while others were sent inside the hospital for further treatment, like a soldier who claimed he got hit by a falling utility wire. "I was just a casualty and I had a head injury," said Holly Reynolds, who played the role of an injured patient "It all went pretty well. The doctors did a great job to make sure we were all okay." "What this drill did is give us an influx of patients with higher needs — needs for imaging, needs for laboratory testing, needs for acute treatment and getting them moved out of the system to be able to allow more patients to come in," said Cortez. "The team was able to come together to be ready to receive the patients, and everyone was willing to take whatever role was assigned to them from the incident command," said Cortez. "I'm very, very proud of the response of the facility," said Cortez. "Our community needs to be able to count on us to be here and be prepared, and this drill has really helped us."
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Tennessee Hospitals Hold Large-Scale Disaster Drill
 
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More than 50 hospitals across east Tennessee took part in a major disaster drill Wednesday designed to have hospital workers ready in the event of a real emergency with mass casualties. The disaster scenario was an explosion at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville with about 1,000 volunteers as casualty victims. We've had the exposure, unfortunately, with the two tornadoes. We kind of got thrust into that situation before and had drills on that but not to that magnitude, said Winston Shields, the emergency management director with Memorial Health Care System in Chattanooga. Hamilton County volunteers wore makeup to look as real as possible. Local hospitals worked together using a new electronic system to track and treat mock blast injuries, like burns and projectiles. It really made a few of them step back for a minute and take a deep breath and realize what they were doing and the profession they were in, said said Shields. Other counties discovered some bumps along the way. In McMinn County, we're lacking in morgue beds, and we don't know what would happen in a true disaster or chemical disaster, how would we handle the bodies in McMinn County, said Neal Johns, the Emergency Room department director at Athens Regional Medical Center. Emergency response officials said there should be more disaster exercises, so everyone will know h
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Medical Emergency Training
 
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When disaster strikes, medical personnel must be poised for action. Check out emergency medical response drills being conducted at the Noble Training Facility at the FEMA center for Domestic Preparedness. Download the Security Management app for Apple and Android tablets on iTunes or Google Play and check out the April issue for the video.
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