|Concurrent Contingency Planning Session Abstracts
One Federal Coordinating Center’s Plan for Airhead Management
This case study examines the development of an effective model for the management of incoming casualties at a Casualty Reception Point (or airhead) for a disaster that activates the National Disaster Medical System. Lessons learned in two full-scale field exercises of the system are highlighted with an emphasis on the components that could be used in any airhead operation.
HRSA’s National Bioterrorism Hospital Preparedness Program
Learn how the National Bioterrorism Hospital Preparedness Program readies hospitals and supporting health care systems to deliver coordinated and effective care to victims of terrorism and other public health emergencies. Funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration, part of the Federal Department of Health and Human Services, this program focuses on preparing the Nation’s hospitals to be better prepared to deal with non-terrorist epidemics of rare diseases and exposures to chemical toxins and radological materials.
The Strategic National Stockpile Program
Learn about the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) Program including components of the program, response capabilities, and planning and educational initiatives. The role of the SNS program is to maintain a national repository of pharmaceuticals and medical supplies that can be delivered to a community in the event of a biological, chemical, technical or natural disaster. Efforts to improve emergency response preparedness for states would not be possible without the development of critical partnerships.
Contingency Planning: Civilian and Military Coordination
COL Moloff will discuss basic and advanced concepts of mass casualty event response including the integration of federal, state and local resources. The concepts of deliberate and contingency planning with a focus on synchronization and communications of military and civilian assets will be covered. The Federal Response Plan and Federal Response Plan Cycle will be presented including health and medical services (Emergency Support Function 8).
Terror-Related Bomb Injuries & Mass Trauma Events
The majority of current bomb-injury knowledge is based on the military experience that may not be applicable to civilians. Civilians have varied demographics, access to care, rehabilitation and compensation. Much can be learned from international allies whose civilians have been targeted for decades. The majority of civilian casualties bypass field triage, decontamination, rescue, and go to the closest hospital, undermining an even dispersion of casualties among regional resources and contaminating area hospitals before they can be secured.
Antiterrorism Planning for Healthcare Institutions
Following September 11, 2001, the country became very cognizant of the threat of terrorism in this country. Hospitals and healthcare providers, however, have historically been designed and organized to be open and welcoming to all. This culture of openness is counter to the need to protect healthcare providers and facilities. Hospitals must now learn how to protect themselves while not impeding access to care. The purpose of this session is to teach participants how to maintain the mission of delivering healthcare while maximizing the safety of the facility and its occupants.
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