This presentation will be based on content from the “Disaster Preparedness for Health Care Facilities” book : the most comprehensive, in-depth content created by medical and legal professionals who are experts on the chapter(s) they have contributed. Academic review of the contents was done by international leaders in the disaster preparedness field (from the United States, UK and Israel.)
The bombs at the Boston Marathon were a tragic event: three people died within the first moments of the blast and more than 170 people were injured. Most of the wounded alive when rescuers reached them survived. How did this happen? Something more significant occurred than professionals adhering to smart policies and procedures. Everything happened too fast for any ritualized plan to accommodate.
In this session, Barry Wante, will walk you to his real life experience as the Director of Emergency Management of a hospital which received thirty-one victims, twenty-eight of them with significant injuries.
Enjoy refreshing coffee, tea, morning snacks and chat with Emergency Planning and Preparedness exhibitors and solution providers.
In October 2012, Hurricane Sandy pounded the east coast of United States and thousands sought temporary shelter as homes and businesses were destroyed. Nearly 160 people lost their lives. President Obama signed emergency declarations for many states including New York.
Few facilities are as critical as hospitals in an emergency, but as hurricane Sandy made perfectly clear, hospitals and other health care facilities are just as vulnerable to the ravages of a storm as any other building.
This session will allow delegates to hear directly from one of the hospitals affected by Hurricane Sandy: how they prepared, what happened during the storm, the aftermath and lessons learned.
Rambam Health Care Campus is a 1,000-bed academic hospital serving the over 2 million residents of Northern Israel.
In March, 2015 a major drill was held at Rambam Health Care Campus for testing the operations and preparedness of the Sammy Ofer Fortified Underground Emergency Hospital scheduled to open in April of 2015. The 2,000-bed Sammy Ofer Fortified Underground Emergency Hospital is the largest of its kind in the world, designed to protect the patients of Northern Israel in times of war.
Dr. Abboud will share with us the lessons learned from the 2015 drill exercises and other insights into emergency planning and preparedness at the Rambam Health Care Campus.
Code Black informs hospital staff of appropriate actions to be taken during a bomb threat emergency, in order to minimize damage and disruption to the facility and personnel. Hospital staff works collaboratively with police services in the management of a Code Black and in this session, Toronto Police Services Emergency Task force will share their perspective and insides on how this happens:
Manager of Security Services
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)
Canadian Author: Crack in the Armor
Law Enforcement Specialist
Toronto Police Services Emergency Task Force
This interactive session will provide participants with the opportunity to network with peers and share emergency events that their hospital have experienced. In a round- table discussion, participants will share the lessons learned from these incidents and the actions planned or implemented to improve preparedness or mitigate future incidents.
The session aims to:
Mingle and relax.
Continuation of previous session on knowledge sharing.
More people now use social media tools to report emergencies or call for help, and they expect health care organizations to be actively engaged in using the technology.
Social media tools allow emergency managers to disseminate information to wider audiences, interact with the public, and monitor social media networks to get a better sense of what’s happening on the ground during a crisis. In this session Patrice Cloutier will share his knowledge and experience when it comes to using social media end emergency planning and preparedness:
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CONNEXALL is a reliable Code Management system.
Whether you need to notify 1 or 1000 respondents at the same time, by floor, with multiple languages, it’s easy:
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• Automatically ensure that the right responders are notified
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All of this is possible with CONNEXALL: A single software platform, connecting the right people, at the right time.
The mandate of The Centre for Excellence in Emergency Preparedness (CEEP) is to support and inform existing structures and processes in achieving a standard of excellence in health emergency preparedness.
Hospital Emergency Preparedness Alliance (HEPA) is an informal internet network of hospital staff working in emergency management who share ideas, experiences and documents. If you are a hospital staff and would like to join HEPA, email: email@example.com
Longwoods™ publishes healthcare research, reports, reviews, commentaries and news from and for academics, scientists, clinicians, policymakers, administrators and pundits.
The Canadian College of Health Leaders (CCHL) is a national, member-driven, non-profit association dedicated to ensuring that the country’s health system benefits from capable, competent and effective leadership.