New WebEOC instructional: Video
The Hospital Incident Command System (HICS V) has finally been updated for 2014. It has some excellent new information in both content and format. As with the last version I will be making a web based "cheat" sheet so that you can have a condensed web based version in one place. In addition I am completing the same thing for the Nursing Homes Incident Command System (NHICS). I should have both of these out this summer.
In the mean time, here is the links to the new HICS for 2014:
Working with the California Association of Health Facilities Disaster Preparedness Program, we just completed work on this new interactive program. This is a new (June 2014) Nursing Home Incident Command System NHICS interactive Organizational Chart. It is in "draft" mode, please let me know if there are any bad links or spelling typos.
Direct online link>>>>>
Instructions for download and install on your computer(s): Here is the Zipped file Download to your hard drive, unzip to the location you prefer. To run, simple click on the file named: NHICS_ORG_CHART.htm (it will then open in your browser). You can also make a "shorcut" to this file on your desktop of your computer or put whole folder on a USB thunb drive. Please note that you can modify each job action sheet to suit your facilities needs, just make sure not to change that name of the document when done (it links on the exact name). Please open the contact spreadsheet and cut and paste your facilities contacts and also open up your facilities emergency operation plan document and copy and paste your facilities plan into this embedded document being sure not to rename the origional. If you have any questions please contact me.
Yarmouth MCI drill using SMRRC inflatable "dummies" June 11th
ICS 100-200 Trainings
See our next regional coalition meeting for this trianing
Cumberland County Medical Reserve Corp works at Shelter Exercise
The Cumberland County Medical Reserve Corp. volunteered at one of the first regional shelter exercises in Southern Maine. The MRC was a Functional Needs Assesement Team (FAST) and worked to determine the medical needs of the people entering the shelter. Though it was a rainy day, we had dozens of folks cycle through the system at Scarborough High School on May 17th.
Flu update for the US: Week 20
Federal CDC Public Health Preparedness Report:
Southern Maine Regional Healthcare Coalition meetings:Save the date for September 24th, 9AM-noon in Portland. More info soon....
New SMRRC Training Site:
We are building a new SMRRC web training site using a new "Moodle" based software. We will be putting many classes on this online platform. These will include classes for EMS, Medical Reserve Corp and Medical staff. Please stay tuned for details on how to register and a list of courses. Here is the link so far:
Centers for Domestic Preparedness Courses and information for 2013
These multi day courses are free, including travel and food and are all courses relating to Healthcare. The facility is in Anniston Alabama
- Hospital Emergency Response Team (HERT) Training
- HERT Train the Trainer Courses
- HERT Training with Hazmat and exercises
- Healthcare Leadership Courses
New 2012 Emergency Response Guide in (PDF format). Link. This will soon be out in print format. It will also be available with WISER and other iphone apps. Right now it is a searchable Adobe pdf format and can be loaded onto smart phones, iPhones, iPads and laptops and Macbooks.