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Past Event Materials
Emergency Shelters: Medical Triage Considerations for End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Patients who are Dialysis Dependent: April 30, 2015
Patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) are a particularly at-risk popu¬lation as nearly 450,000 require life- maintaining regular dialysis treatment and have historically experienced in¬creased morbidity, hospitalizations, and emergency department visits related to disaster-induced treatment disrup¬tions. This webinar training, sponsored by ASPR and CMS’ Kidney Community Emergency Response (KCER) Coalition will provide a basic understanding of this patient population, outline the gen¬eral risks for the ESRD community during an emergency, support basic emergency planning for the community (communi¬ty, facilities, individuals), and provide an overview of how to manage dialysis pa¬tients in a shelter. View Webinar
Healthcare System Recovery – Financial Sustainability After a Disaster: August 21, 2014
In the wake of recent financially crippling catastrophic disasters like Superstorm Sandy and Hurricane Irene, pre-incident financial sustainability planning to help reduce the overall financial impact to hospitals and other healthcare organizations post-disaster are at the forefront of healthcare disaster recovery concerns. This discussion focused on essential elements necessary to ensure your healthcare system is prepared to mitigate the financial burden associated with post-recovery operations. Topics discussed include Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services waivers, Federal Emergency Management Agency reimbursement criteria, recouping disaster expenses, and Small Business Administration loan eligibility.
Pediatric Preparedness for Healthcare Coalitions (Part II): June 19, 2014
Disaster preparedness requires that healthcare systems have the capabilities to care for infants and children. Building on the first NHPP Pediatric Preparedness Call
held last year, presenters described resources, partnerships and strategies that HPP Directors and Healthcare Coalitions have implemented to strengthen pediatric components within their jurisdiction’s healthcare preparedness capabilities. Topics discussed include federal policy and efforts to address the needs of children in disasters; Superstorm Sandy lessons learned; putting the pieces together on pediatric response planning; Los Angeles County pediatric surge plan; and pediatric lessons learned (Alaska Shield/Hale Borealis 2014 National Capstone Exercise).Meeting Transcript
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Integrating Behavioral Health to Strengthen Healthcare Preparedness Capabilities and Coalitions: March 20, 2014 Incorporating behavioral health into healthcare preparedness capabilities is essential to planning for a successful response to, and recovery from, disaster. Such planning will bring new partners, resources, challenges and opportunities so that Healthcare Coalitions can ensure continuity of care for current patients and extend services to those adversely impacted by the event. Learn how HPP awardees incorporate behavioral health into the healthcare capabilities for responding to the medical and psychological impacts of a disaster. Speakers discussed available resources, strategies and lessons learned from real world events to strengthen Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) collaborations with the behavioral health system. Topics discussed include disaster behavioral health: community health resilience, Concept of Operations (CONOPS), behavioral health Capacity Assessment Tool (CAT), planning templates, surveys, and training resources.
Rural Coalition Development and Immediate Bed Availability (IBA): January 16, 2014
Building and operating healthcare coalitions in rural settings presents unique challenges. Whether operating in a completely rural environment or in an area with both urban area rural components, there are aspects of the rural environment that must be considered in implementing a successful healthcare coalition. Topics discussed include: rural healthcare coalitions in action, mass fatality support and coordination best practices, Community Assessment Tool (CAT) implementation, and rural healthcare coalition development strategies.
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Healthcare Reform and Preparedness: November 21, 2013
Our healthcare delivery system is rapidly evolving and it is vital healthcare executives and providers understand how these changes link with local, State and national preparedness efforts. Topics discussed include: healthcare coalitions, immediate bed availability, aligning with Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), CMS regulations and waivers in disasters, health information technology and health information exchange during disasters, health insurance marketplace update and implications for preparedness, and Oregon’s preparedness efforts linked to daily delivery of care models.
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Responder Safety & Health (HPP Capability 14): September 9, 2013
The Hospital Preparedness Program hosted a call on Capability 14: Responder Safety & Health to provide a detailed description of the capability and its corresponding performance measures. Awardees from Chicago, Connecticut, Louisiana, Missouri and Kentucky addressed topics including pharmaceutical cache management, inventory, and tracking; personal protective equipment management and inventory tracking; coordination with joint personal protective equipment and pharmaceutical assets; preparedness for decontamination during chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive (CBRNE) response; and state pharmaceutical cache management strategies.
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Information Sharing (HPP Capability 6): August 12, 2013
The HPP team reviewed key components of the Information Sharing Capability, providing clarification on areas where questions have been posed and describing the corresponding performance measures. Awardees from Oklahoma, New Mexico, Kentucky, District of Columbia, Maryland, and Michigan described tactics they have used to implement this Capability.
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Emergency Operations (HPP Capability 3): July 1, 2013