Disasters: How to Really Be Prepared- Sara Gray

Disasters: How to Really Be Prepared

Summary by: Sara Gray

This talk will highlight essential components of hospital-based disaster planning. We will discuss tips for planning training exercises, getting funding, and effective debriefing.  Preparedness really matters, find out why!

Objectives:1.

Discuss essential components of a disaster plana.All hazardsb.IMS structures. Should your plan be long or short?

2.Talk about training exercisesa.Low fidelity versus high fidelity exercises.Getting funding

3.Review why debriefing mattersReferences and Links1.Canada’s national preparedness site, pitched mostly to individuals http://www.getprepared.gc.ca/index-eng.aspx

2.Ontario’s Emergency Management Office site includes some training tools and resources for organizationshttp://www.emergencymanagementontario.ca/english/home.html

3. The CDC Emergency Preparedness Site  http://emergency.cdc.gov/hazards-all.asp

4. FEMA’s site has some good resources for organizations. 

Also has an interesting text message program about hurricanes and other natural disasters, where people can sign up for text updates about local dis

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