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Preliminary Agenda

More information will be made available in the final agenda once sessions are finalized.

 

November 5, 2018 (Pre-conference Sessions - requires separate registration)

Time

Session & Presenter

Learning Objectives

8:00 – 9:00

Pre-Conference Registration & Networking

9:00 – 3:00 

 (Lunch on your own 12:00-1:00 pm)

Full Scale Exercise (FSX) DIY: Creating a FSX that works for YOU

Keith Hansen, MBA Executive Director, AHEPP

Kristine Sanger, BS, MT (ASCP) – Associate Executive Director, AHEPP

  • Understand the purpose of various exercise types
  • Review the 5 components of the Exercise Cycle and types of exercises
  • Define the purpose and describe the components of a comprehensive exercise plan
  • Define what a scope, purpose, objectives and narrative are in a full scale exercise
  • Define and create a master scenario events list for a healthcare full scale exercise
  • Review the necessary components to an after action report and improvement plan and how to use them

9:00 – 3:00

(Lunch on your own 12:00-1:00 pm)

How to Obtain and Maintain True Leadership Support for Your EM Program

Phillip Chaffee, MSEM, CEM, MEP, ABCP – Director of Emergency Management, University of Utah Health Care

  • Define the “value add” of emergency management
  • Empower Emergency Managers with a specific strategic goal focusing on five critical elements to make them successful and have a happy, productive and rewarding EM Career
  • Help Emergency Managers build a truly robust, productive and thriving program

9:00 -3:00

(Lunch on your own 12:00-1:00 pm)

Emergency Preparedness 101 for Healthcare Facilities

David Wallace, DVM – Director Preparedness Training, University of South Alabama

Elizabeth Williams, MHA – Clinical Director, University of South Alabama

  • Plan, develop, and implement a healthcare emergency preparedness program
  • Comply with the standards and regulations that a healthcare emergency preparedness program must meet
  • Identify the activities necessary to enhance collaboration, coordination, and relationships with response partners

5:00 – 7:00

Conference Registration & Networking


 

November 6, 2018

Time

Session & Presenter

Learning Objectives

7:00 – 8:00

Registration, Breakfast & Networking

8:00 – 8:30

Welcome and Announcements

Keith Hansen, MBA Executive Director, AHEPP

8:30 – 9:30

Keynote Address

TBA

 

9:30 – 10:30

Collaborate with Colleagues

TBA

 

10:30-11:00

Break & Networking with Vendors

11:00 – 11:50

Hospital Disaster Teams: Front Line Response

Charles Lane CEDP, CHECEmergency Program Manager, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare

  • Create and build the right team for your facility
  • Train the team
  • Establish goals and measure the program

11:00 – 11:50

Case Study: Nursing Home Fire & The Healthcare Response

Mark Ross, CHEP Vice President, Emergency Preparedness, The Hospital & Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania

  • Understand the facility and regional demographics, partners and healthcare coalition history prior to the event
  • Understand the chronological response from fire, ems, and healthcare
  • Identify facility needs and necessary community and coalition involvement

11:00 – 11:50

Reunification: The Perfect EM Buzzword

Rebekah Hoffner, MS – Emergency Management Coordinator, Intermountain Primary Children’s Hospital

  • Understand the hospital reunification process at Primary Children's
  • Define reunification, why it’s a buzzword we don't fully understand, and why it's a critical EM component
  • Learn about the reunification process in practice and discuss the outcomes (e.g., planning template)

11:50-1:30

Lunch & Networking with Vendors

1:30 – 2:30

No Guesses: Understanding What Actual Surge Capacity Looks Like

Erika Henry, MSPCI – Healthcare Preparedness Lead, WA Department of Health

Scott Aronson – Principal, Russell Phillips & Associates

  • Understand Washington State's approach to creating statewide healthcare system resiliency
  • Outline the medical surge visits that maximize a hospital's ability to accommodate patients
  • Envision how this work can inform the state's work towards healthcare system resiliency

1:30 – 2:30

Building Responder Peer-to-Peer Resiliency

Denice Bulling, PhD, LIPC, CTM Sr. Research Director, University of Nebraska Public Policy Center

  • Discuss ways to foster resilience in responder peers prior to a critical event or disaster
  • Practice critical skills to increase personal resiliency
  • Develop a plan to share skills with other responders

1:30 – 2:30

TBA

 

2:30 – 3:00

Break & Networking with Vendors

3:00 – 4:00

Making a Business Case for Preparedness

Jordan Bradway, DHA, CEM – Sr. Program Manager, Emergency Management & Preparedness, Greenville Health System

Angela Devlin, MBCPManaging Partner, Wakefield Brunswick, Inc.

Sharon Medcalf, PhDAssistant Professor, University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Public Health

Mitch SaruwatariDirector, Emergency Management, Kaiser Permanente

 

 

4:00 – 6:00

Collaborate with Colleagues

Networking Event

TBA

  • Reconnect with old friends and make new like-minded contacts
  • Collaborate and exchange ideas with like-minded professionals

 

 

November 7, 2018

Time

Session & Presenter

Learning Objectives

7:00 – 8:00

Breakfast & Networking

8:00 – 8:30

Welcome and Announcements

Keith Hansen, MBA Executive Director, AHEPP

8:15 – 9:15

The CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule: Where are We Now?

Caecilia Blondiaux – Health Insurance Specialist, Quality, Safety & Oversight Group (QSOG), Center for Clinical Standards and Quality, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

 

 

9:15 – 10:15

Disaster Ethics: Facing the Difficult Questions

Paul Biddinger, MDDirector, MGH Center for Disaster Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Center for Disaster Medicine

Alison Parmar, JDSenior Administrative Manager, Emergency Preparedness, Massachusetts General Hospital - Center for Disaster Medicine

  • Explore common ethical dilemmas in disaster response and the importance of shared decision making in both planning and response
  • Leverage a real-world case study in group discussion, identifying ethical issues and developing solutions based on best practices
  • Share best practices incorporating ethicists into a Hospital Incident Command System for purposes of disaster planning, response, and recovery

10:15 – 10:45

Break & Networking with Vendors

10:45 – 11:45

Care Team Training in a High Risk Environment

Monica Staples, MSN, RN, ACNS-BCClinical Nurse Specialist, Massachusetts General Hospital, Center for Disaster Medicine

Jacqueline Nally, BSN, MA, RN, CEMSenior Program Manager, Massachusetts General Hospital, Center for Disaster Medicine

  • Learn to develop a multidisciplinary Biothreats Response Team in a hospital environment
  • Develop an understanding of the tools available to assist them in various components of team design, training structure and response management

10:45 – 11:45

Lessons Learned from a Trauma Hospital's Response to a School Shooting

Darrell Ruby, CEM, NEMAARegional Emergency Manager, Providence Health Care/Providence St. Joseph Health

 

  • Share lessons learned from a large hospital response to a small town high school shooting
  • Share and discuss the importance of family reunification planning

10:45 – 11:45

AHEPP Research Committee

TBA

 

 

11:45 – 12:45

Lunch & Networking with Vendors

12:45 – 1:45

 

Healthcare Emergency Preparedness Resources at Your Fingertips – Useful Guidance and Lessons Learned from Recent Incidents

Shayne Brannman, MS, MA – ASPR TRACIE Program Director, HHS ASPR

  • Describe ASPR TRACIE’s capabilities and apply that knowledge to regional/local healthcare preparedness initiatives
  • Describe how ASPR TRACIE can identify and remedy knowledge gaps, and quickly respond to technical assistance request
  • Discuss how ASPR TRACIE worked with SMEs to quickly develop resources to help with planning, response, and recovery efforts in response to a real-life incident

12:45 – 1:45

 

Emergency Preparedness, Not Just a Go-Kit

Susan Schmitz, MAIDP Senior Project Director, Veterans Emergency Management Evaluation Center, & Donna Hovey, RN, Emergency Nurses Association

  • Describe the physical and emotional demands of disaster response
  • Describe the rationale and benefits of physical and emotional preparation during and after response
  • Demonstrate skills to enhance physical and emotional resilience before, during and after disasters events

12:45 – 1:45

 

Evacuation Exercises for Long Term Care Facilities: Your SIX Priorities

Barbara Dodge, BA – Education, Director of Hospital Preparedness Programs, Center for Preparedness Education, College of Public Health, University of Nebraska Medical Center

  • Demonstrate the technique of reverse triage and discuss its challenges
  • Given a mock patient census, evaluate at least 8 patients and recommend appropriate transportation in the event of an evacuation

1:45 – 2:00

Break & Room Transition

2:00 – 3:15

LATE BREAKING TOPIC

TBD

 

3:15 – 4:15

Route 91 Reflections

Karen Donnahie, RN, MHA – Emergency Preparedness Coordinator, Desert Springs Hospital

Christopher Lake, PhD – Executive Director, Community Resilience, Nevada Hospital Association

  • Understand the fluid dynamics of a complex overwhelming mass casualty event
  • Identify new planning considerations unique to complex incidents
  • Define the difference between a complex attack and a complex event and the planning implications for each

 

 

 

 

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