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Hospitals and Severe Weather: What you can do to be ready for spring
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Spring is coming: Is your hospital ready? As we all look forward to some warmer weather, the prospect of severe weather will be on the mind of many. This session aims to give participants some new ideas and tips on how to prepare for another season of storms.

4/15/2015
When: 4/15/2015
12:00PM- 1:00PM CT
Where: Webinar
Presenter: Christine Reeves
Contact: Kristine Sanger
402-552-3099


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Spring is coming: Is your hospital ready? As we all look forward to some warmer weather, the prospect of severe weather will be on the mind of many. This session aims to give participants some new ideas and tips on how to prepare for another season of storms.  

 

Objectives:

By the end of this webinar participants will be able to:

  • Analyze their own severe weather response plan in their facility.
  • List important planning documents that needed to ensure a safe and timely response to damaging severe weather event.
  • Recite at least 10 tips to help patients and staff be as safe as possible during a severe weather event.

 

Presented by:

Christine Reeves, Executive Director, Heart of Texas Regional Advisory Council

 

Ms. Reeves has been in emergency preparedness and response for 25 years. During this time, she has been in fire, EMS, and emergency management. She began the preparedness portion of her career as the Director of Disaster & Military Services with the Heart of Texas Area Chapter of the American Red Cross. In 2004, Ms. Reeves was hired by the Heart of Texas Council of Governments to oversee the Homeland Security Grant Programs. She held a brief position at a local hospital developing its emergency operations plan. And in 2007, Ms. Reeves became the Executive Director and first paid staff of the Heart of Texas Regional Advisory Council (HOTRAC). She is currently responsible for the Hospital Preparedness Program for three (3) healthcare coalitions serving more than 20 counties in Texas. HOTRAC is also the lead agency in the Emergency Medical Task Force (EMTF) – 7 serving the central area of Texas.

 

Continuing Education:

This activity has been approved for _1_ contact hours for through Iowa

 Western Community College, Iowa Board of Nursing Provider #6

 

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