Lessons Learned from Katrina and Other Recent Disaster Events: Strategies To Keep Your Hospital Running When Another Disaster Occurs is an offering of Mississippi Hospital Association's E-Learning initiative. This initiative was begun to offer our member hospitals and their employees needed educational offerings without leaving their hospitals. This program will be a replay; however, some of the presenters will be available to answer questions. The program will take place on June 20 from 8:30 a.m. until 11 a.m.
The target audience for this webinar is CEOs, COOs, CFOs, CNOs, HR managers, JCAHO coordinators, materials management, engineering directors, nursing leadership, hospital leadership, safety officers and staff, performance improvement staff, risk managers, telecommunications department, emergency department and nursing home administrators.
The faculty includes:
Judith T. Edwards, RN, MS, CEN, CHS-V, Director, Emergency Preparedness for the Hospital Corporation of American (HCA) - Ms. Edwards is also the Commander for the GA-3 Disaster Medical Assistance Team.
Coletta Barrett, Vice President, Mission, Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana - Ms. Barrett is also an emergency preparedness consultant for the Louisiana Hospital Association.
Anne Carol (AC) Castello, MA, Director of Community Health Initiatives, Florida Hospital Association
Joyce Pearson, Program Manager of Emergency/Terrorism Preparedness, Mississippi Hospital Association
Any type of disaster can occur at any time and any place. In the devastating aftermath of Katrina, we have learned that many of our emergency plans are flawed. Hospitals must be prepared. This offering addresses the major needs and issues that emerged from Katrina and strategies to help your organization be prepared for the next disaster.
- Overview of Hospital Experiences (Judy Edwards, HCA, 60 minutes)
- Major Issues and Needs that Emerged (Judy Edwards)
- Coordination with community and government agencies
- Uniform triage
- Hospital evacuations
- Human resources (volunteers, staffing)
- Personal protective equipment
- Surge hospitals
- Better emergency plan (to include all types of disaster events)
* Four aspects of emergency management (mitigation, planning, response, and recovery)
* Hazard Vulnerability Analysis (HVA)
* Multidisciplinary approach (appropriate disciplines within hospital, community, and
* Realistic drills
* JCAHO (overview of standards and July 2006 revisions)
- Hospital Association’s Role with Disasters (Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi) – (20 minutes for each hospital association) Each state’s:
- Implementation of preparedness plan
- Preparedness plan revisions and solutions
At the completion of this program, the participant will be able to discuss the experiences of recent disasters that occurred in Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, and Louisiana; identify the major needs and issues that emerged from Katrina and other recent disasters; list the components of developing a comprehensive and effective emergency plan and describe the role of the ESF-8 and services available to local hospitals.
There is a site fee of $155 for this course. Advance registration by June 6th is required to ensure delivery of instructional materials. Please contact Diane Clift at (800) 289-8884 or (601) 368-3217 or Margaret Cooper at (800) 289-8884 or (601) 368-3385 for more information or to register.