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Emerging Infectious Disease Tabletop Exercise Series HMCC Regions 1,2, 3 and 4AB

Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Emerging Infectious Disease Tabletop Exercise Series...

Registration Information

Type End Quantity
Communnity Health Center/Ambulatory Care RSVP Ended Free  
HMCC Representative RSVP
Please use this ticket type if you are from the regional health and medical coordinating coalition (HMCC) and other healthcare disciplines.
Ended Free  

Event Details

Objective: 

The Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers has engaged the Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Disaster Medicine (MGH-CDM) to lead a statewide series of tabletop exercises for community health and ambulatory care centers. These exercises are designed to assess and support community health/ambulatory care center preparedness for response to and recovery from an emerging infectious disease outbreak. The overall focus of the exercise will be to examine and enhance the ability of outpatient care centers to rapidly identify, appropriately isolate, and effectively communicate the presence of infectious disease patients in the ambulatory care setting.

Representatives from the regional health and medical coordinating coalitions (HMCCs) are invited to join the exercise to represent their coalition and their healthcare discipline (public health, hospital, emergency medical services, and long term care). 

Exercise Objectives:

        1.     Evaluate the procedures utilized by Community Health/Ambulatory Care Centers  to effectively screen for and appropriately identify patients with emerging infectious diseases.

        2.     Assess the procedures by which Community Health/Ambulatory Care Centers isolate patients with emerging infectious diseases, including physical isolation of the patient as well as management of the environment and containment of infectious material.

        3.     Analyze the communication and coordination processes in place between healthcare centers, local and state public health authorities, EMS, hospitals, and others involved with the care of emerging infectious disease patients.

        4.     Determine impacts of an EID event on individual health centers and the healthcare system, identifying priorities for continued planning and additional training needs.

 

Who Should Attend:Community health/ambulatory care center emergency management staff should forward this invitation to representatives from within their organization who would be involved in the coordination of care of emerging infectious disease patients. Based on exercise objectives, participation from the following staffing levels is highly encouraged. Each facility should plan to register a maximum of 4 individuals.

Key Representatives: 
     – Director/Administrative Leader
     – Emergency Preparedness Manager
     – Primary Care Representative (MD and/or RN)
     – Infection Control/Infectious Disease Representative
Additional Representatives: 

     – Front line staff representative (clinical/administrative)
     – Specialty Population Representative (e.g. Pediatrics, Obstetrics, Oral Health, etc.)
     – Pharmacy Representative
     – Security Representative
     – Environmental Services/Facilities Management Representative

  

Please register by October 19th.

Please contact Nehemie Dubovic, Project Coordinator, at ndubovic@massleague.org with any questions regarding exercise registration.  For any other questions pertaining to the exercise, please contact Robert Krupa, Project Manager at the MGH Center for Disaster Medicine at rkrupa@partners.org.

Have questions about Emerging Infectious Disease Tabletop Exercise Series HMCC Regions 1,2, 3 and 4AB? Contact Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers

When & Where


Hilton Garden Inn

35 Major Taylor Blvd
Worcester, MA 01608

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM


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