Description: APD Disaster Healthcare Worker/Responder Preparedness & Resilience Program assists healthcare and other community partners in organizational planning for response and continuity planning.
Outcome: Developing and maximizing disaster healthcare worker/responder resilience capabilities mitigates the negative health (including mental health) outcomes (i.e. depression, post-traumatic stress, anxiety and substance abuse) that creates barriers in the ability and willingness for healthcare workers/responders to perform during and after mass casualty incidents and large-scale disasters. These barriers can also have a direct effect on rebuilding organizational systems (including healthcare) to their pre-incident levels of function.
There are six opportunities to attend this valuable training:
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at Marina Inn, 68 Monarch Bay Dr., San Leandro, CA
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at Marina Inn, 68 Monarch Bay Dr., San Leandro, CA
Tuesday, April 16, 2012, 2013 at *Boys Scouts of America, 1001 Davis St., San Leandro, CA
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at *Boys Scouts of America, 1001 Davis St., San Leandro, CA
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 *Fremont Fire Department, 3300 Capitol Ave., Bldg. A, Fremont, CA
Wednesday, June 5, 2013 *Fremont Fire Department, 3300 Capitol Ave., Bldg. A, Fremont, CA
*Please note different location for April 16 & 17 and June 4 & 5. Location details on this page will be updated after the March trainings.
07:30 am Registration opens, Continental breakfast
08:00 am Anticipate, Plan & Deter Training
· role and scenario specific stress inoculation
· education on the nature and identification of healthcare worker/responder risk and stress
· creation of “personal resilience plan” that is built on individual strengths and coping preferences
· promotion of self monitoring for acute and cumulative risk factor exposures
· team member-to-team member “social support enhancement”
· “Listen, Protect & Connect” (LPC) model of psychological first aid (PFA) for healthcare worker/responder and healthcare worker/responder families
· Linkage to secondary mental health supports for those defined increase risk
11:30 am Putting it together (Tabletop Exercise)
12:30 pm Wrap up
Merritt Schreiber, PhD. is Associate Clinical Professor and Director, Psychological Programs in the Center for Disaster Medicine, University of California, Irvine School of Medicine. Dr. Schreiber is involved in the development of best practice models bridging disaster medical, mental and public health in mass casualty events.
4 hours of CEU provided by Alameda County EMS Agency
California EMS CE Provider # 01 – 0001
4 hours of BRN provided by Alameda County EMS Agency
Provider # CEP 14893
Alameda County Emergency Medical Services Agency